Archive for May, 2021

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They showed it’s never too late to earn a degree

May 27, 2021 / by / 0 Comment

Shawn Boskie and Tyson Hintz both waited a long time, for various reasons, to earn their bachelor’s degrees from GCU, but they didn’t stop there. Both are members of the Colangelo College of Business advisory board, and Hintz actively recruits GCU students for his company, Knight-Swift Transportation. “That’s college today,” said Dr. Randy Gibb, the CCOB dean. “You can go back and finish it anytime.” Reprinted from the April issue of GCU Magazine.

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It’s all about the family for SIS scholarship winners

May 27, 2021 / by / 0 Comment

The most touching moments were during the final interviews, moments before another crop of 31 high school seniors were surprised with Students Inspiring Students Scholarships to GCU on Tuesday and Wednesday night. Brothers and sisters of the recipients spoke up to make a case for their sibling. “Compared to me, she is better,” said Henry Nguyen, an older brother to Kim Nguyen. “I says she deserves this scholarship.”

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GCU student researcher accepted to top grad school

May 26, 2021 / by / 0 Comment

When Madison Strong heard that Dr. Jeff La Belle was joining the College of Science, Engineering and Technology, she knew what a dedicated researcher he was and wanted to be part of his research team. So she introduced herself and was the first GCU student to join La Belle Lab. She has since been listed as the first author of a research paper and was accepted recently to the biomedical engineering Ph.D. program at Northwestern University.

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Fitness Facts: The heat is on … hydrate!

May 26, 2021 / by / 0 Comment

In this week’s Fitness Facts column on physical health, Dr. Maggie Sabay has some good reminders about the importance of hydration during the summer months. She breaks down exactly what dehydration and thirst are and how water moves within your body.

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How GCU helps grads make a case for law school

May 25, 2021 / by / 0 Comment

The list of GCU graduates entering law schools with hefty scholarships keeps growing. Recent grads Jacob Frankson, Rebekah Zufelt and Christina Boyle share how the legal studies courses, law clubs and mentors and teachers at GCU helped them secure spots against stiff competition. “The proof of the validity of the pre-law program is in the continued successes of the students,” said Kevin Walling, Chair of Justice Studies, Government and History.

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Students can’t wait to welcome back Welcome Week

May 24, 2021 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s Welcome Week will be back to near normal. The unbridled enthusiasm of the University’s welcome to incoming students at the start of the fall semester again will include spirited teams of cheering and dancing students, but after a pandemic altered the experience last year, many more events and activities will make the entire week of Aug. 30 better than ever. “After a really difficult year, we want Welcome Week to exceed people’s hopes,” said Charity Norman, Director of Welcome Programs.

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Recent Honors College graduate is a go-go-go-getter

May 21, 2021 / by / 0 Comment

Dante DeSimone was never a stranger to taking on a challenge, and that’s what made him perfect for his new role as a project manager for Intel. After graduating in April with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, DeSimone has transitioned from an intern at the company to a full-time employee who strives to make a difference in the field. But he also has strived to take part in a lot of different activities and learn many new skills.

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Why summer school became a hot choice this year

May 20, 2021 / by / 0 Comment

Summer isn’t as quiet as you’d think around the University this year. More students than ever — 1,137 — are housed on campus this year. For the first time, they can live in University apartments, and many are eager to make up for lost time after a year of pandemic disruptions. “For me, having the option of being on campus and getting a job and doing it for a lower expense – I would take that to be with my friends a bit longer,” said Caleb Canfield, a resident assistant.

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Fitness Facts: Corneal abrasion

May 19, 2021 / by / 0 Comment

In this week’s Fitness Facts on physical health, Connie Colbert takes a look at corneal abrasions — what can cause them, what the symptoms are and how they can be treated. Talk to a health care provider if you have eye pain, your eye is excessively red or your vision changes.

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GCU students earn 100% NCLEX first-time pass rate

May 18, 2021 / by / 0 Comment

When the state closed its test-taking sites for the National Council Licensure Examination during the COVID-19 lockdowns, GCU’s nursing students were worried. They were worried, too, that once those sites opened back up that they might not be as prepared as they could have been to take the test, which they must pass to begin working in the field. Still, GCU’s nursing students in the first quarter of 2021 scored a 100% first-time pass rate on the exam, thanks to the College of Nursing and Health Care Professions faculty who found answers when COVID presented roadblock after roadblock. Said Dean Dr. Lisa Smith, “We’re going to do everything we can to support our students until they cap.”

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