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My LopeLife: She followed family, found community

November 13, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

Kara Becton practically grew up at GCU, so it was no surprise when she chose to attend the University. But what has surprised her during her campus experience has been her biggest takeaway — the community. Now she realizes that this community is a permanent part of her life.

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How one student champions Green Week message

November 13, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s first student director of sustainability has a lot of good ideas for students to help make the campus better during Green Week. Just don’t expect Austin Rockwell to get on his high horse. He prefers to say, “It is very much our responsibility to steward what God has given us …”

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My LopeLife: How GCU’s warm welcome changed her

November 13, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

The culture of GCU often has a profound effect on students. Here’s one of them: Madeline Thielke says she was “comfortable just remaining comfortable” when she arrived for her first Welcome Week. Three years later, she is a new person. She shares her journey in My LopeLife.

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My LopeLife: She learned the language of God’s love

November 12, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

It took an impromptu visit to The Gathering on a Tuesday night for Izabela Fogarasi to realize that amid all the heartache she felt in coming to the United States from Serbia, God was right by her side the whole time. She was so inspired, she submitted a “My LopeLife” that was featured in the November issue of GCU Magazine.

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Faculty Focus: Dr. Jonathan Sharpe

November 11, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

Dr. Jonathan Sharpe, Assistant Professor and Christian Worldview Course Lead for the College of Theology, likes to tell stories and use film clips in his classes. That’s no accident. In fact, he says, he carefully chooses them for specific moments in the course.

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GCU initiative aims to make campus discourse civil

November 11, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

With another presidential election figuring to foment even more division in the United States, campus officials have taken steps to try to prevent that from affecting the campus culture. GCU’s initiative is designed to make civil discourse just that — civil. “It is important to treat others with dignity and compassion, even if we disagree with them, in order to carry on a civilized discussion,” GCU President Brian Mueller said.

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Bethlehem’s amazing journey from Ethiopia to GCU

November 07, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

To say that Bethlehem Schwab already has lived an amazing life is an understatement. She was born in Ethiopia and orphaned at a young age, then adopted by a Colorado couple who wanted to double the size of their family. Now she’s in the hospitality program at GCU, and her Canyon 49 Grill manager, Brett Cortright, calls her a “rock star.”

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Chapel talk wraps up Gospel in a single verse

November 05, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

How deeply God loves us can be summed up in one Bible verse from the second book of Corinthians. Chad Moore of Sun Valley Community Church used that verse Monday to talk at Chapel about how Jesus is different from the prophets in other religions — and that’s why Christianity is different.

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CHSS display honors those who came before us

November 01, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

A colorful display on the third floor of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences building isn’t just about flowers and candy. The Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, display has deeper meaning to those who visit it today.

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Opportunities abound at Cactus League job fair

October 24, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

The MLB Cactus League/CCOB Sports Business Fair on Wednesday was a chance for students to start a career in baseball. That’s exactly what happened last year for one student who this time was at the fair as a recruiter for the Milwaukee Brewers. But the fair facilitates other opportunities as well.

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