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Students Prepare for Summer Missions

March 11, 2010 / by / 1 Comment

As summer approaches and students prepare to return home, get jobs or do whatever it is that college students do in the summer, several GCU students will put their personal ambitions on hold and commit themselves to a mission. The following students have signed up for mission opportunities in Kenya, the Dominican Republic and Germany.  Beth Nowatzki Junior – Nursing Ever since I served in Kenya in June 2008, God has placed a huge desire in my heart to help His children in need, especially in a medical sense. Adequate medical care and disease education are far too limited to people in Third World countries. I am a nursing student, so I feel it’s important to reach out to these people, provide the best care possible and equip them with the tools and resources to stay healthy. And while providing this much-needed care, people can be introduced to the ultimate healer, Jesus Christ. I am thrilled to be used by God and to be able to share His love with those in the Dominican Republic this summer. Our team will care for their physical and spiritual wounds.      Karissa Kelsey Junior – Athletic Training My inspiration for this trip began while […]

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U.S. Senators McCain, Brown Visit GCU

March 08, 2010 / by / 0 Comment

The Phoenix campus of Grand Canyon University took center stage on Friday, March 5, for a town hall with U.S. Senators John McCain of Arizona and Scott Brown of Massachusetts. McCain, the Republican Party’s presidential nominee in 2008, is seeking re-election in 2010 to a fifth term in the Senate. His representatives approached the university about serving as the site for the event, which attracted a crowd of 1,500 to Antelope Gymnasium for remarks by the two lawmakers on issues such as jobs, health care, federal spending and national defense. Brown, the newly elected senator to the seat of the late Edward M. Kennedy, sought and received McCain’s support in his recent campaign. His upset victory in January made him the first Republican since 1972 to be elected to the Senate from Massachusetts. “It was the election heard around the world,” McCain said of Brown’s triumph. Media outlets such as NBC News, the Boston Globe and the Associated Press dispatched reporters, production people and satellite trucks to cover the event at GCU, along with all four of the major television stations from metropolitan Phoenix. Kelly O’Donnell of “The NBC Nightly News With Brian Williams” reported live from the campus promenade […]

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Pastor Mik Milem Appointed as Dean of Students

February 18, 2010 / by / 0 Comment

GCU congratulates Mik Milem on his promotion to Dean of Students.  Mik has been with Grand Canyon University for four years and has served as GCU’s University Pastor. In his new role, Mik will oversee the offices of student and spiritual life, bringing his enthusiasm and love for students and GCU to the office.

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Students, Alumni Celebrate Homecoming at Duos Through the Decades Dance

February 03, 2010 / by / 0 Comment

Almost 300 students and alumni celebrated Homecoming 2010 at the “Duos through the Decades” dance, Friday, January 29, in the Student Union. The costume ball theme inspired many couples to dress up as their favorite duo from decades past, including Marilyn Monroe and Joe Dimaggio, Fred and Wilma, and the whole Scooby Doo gang to name a few. The evening began at 7 p.m. with food catered by Sonic Drive-In, and music provided by AZCelebrity.  DJ. Sam Fisher from the Fred Astaire Dance Academy was on hand to teach a few dances as well. As students and alumni danced the night away, they also had the chance to sneak into the Photo Fun Booth for a quick photo session.

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Homecoming Crowd Elevates GCU Athletics for Outstanding Victories

February 03, 2010 / by / 0 Comment

GCU Men’s Basketball Knocks Off Conference Leader Dixie State The GCU men’s basketball team won its fourth straight game Saturday night, beating first-place Dixie State University 82-80 in a Pacific West Conference game at Antelope Gymnasium. A Homecoming crowd of nearly 1,000 was on hand to witness GCU’s biggest win of the season. Dixie State was undefeated (6-0) in PacWest play and 12-3 overall entering the game. The Red Storm had won seven in a row for the first time since they made the move to Division II. The Antelopes thrust themselves into the PacWest race. They are 4-3 in conference play. GCU’s next game is against Dixie State on Saturday, February 6, in St. George, Utah. The PacWest champion receives an automatic bid to the NCAA Men’s Division II Championship tournament. Women’s Basketball moves up in PacWest standings with win over Dixie In a battle for second place in the Pacific West Conference, Grand Canyon defeated visiting Dixie State 78-67 at Antelope Gym Saturday. The ‘Lopes (12-6, 6-1) shot 51.9 percent for the game and outrebounded the Red Storm 42-31 to help negate 27 turnovers and an 18-attempt discrepancy at the free-throw line. “It was good to bounce back […]

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University Pep Rally and Parade Kick-Off Homecoming 2010

February 02, 2010 / by / 0 Comment

GCU officially launched Homecoming 2010 with the University Pep Rally and Parade, Friday, January 29. Alumni, students and staff met on the Antelope Lawn for a few words from GCU CEO Brian Mueller. The parade featured floats constructed by several GCU departments, including each college on campus. Parade participants included the ROTC Color Guard, Bagpipe Group, Cheer and Dance Teams and GCU Basketball Teams. There were also several floats with theme’s representative of each group’s mission. Student Life featured a float with the theme “Duos through the Decades.” It represented the decades of GCU, as well as advertised that evenings Homecoming dance. College of Nursing displayed a theme of “GCU Nursing: Caring for the World.” GCU nurses have come from and traveled all over the world. The faculty and students who participated represented scrubs and outfits from various countries. The College of Health Sciences theme focused on “Mind, Body and Spirit through the Ages.” The float captured the college’s holistic approach to serving the needs of mankind. The “‘Lopes for Literacy” College of Education float helped promote the college’s focus to promote education and literacy in the community. The Ken Blanchard College of Business teamed with the GCU Business Club […]

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Set Goals to Set a Purpose for 2010

December 22, 2009 / by / 0 Comment

It is that time of year again when we begin thinking about New Year’s resolutions. What is it you want to accomplish in 2010? Setting goals creates a sense of purpose. Top-level athletes, successful business people and achievers in all fields use goal-setting techniques. Clearly defined goals provide long-term vision and short-term motivation. Goal setting can help you:   Decide what is important to achieve in your life Separate what is important from what is irrelevant or a distraction Motivate yourself Build self-confidence, based on successful achievement of goals     Add power to your goals by following the SMART mnemonic. Goals should be: S Specific M Measureable A Attainable R Relevant T Time-bound When you achieve one of your goals, take time to enjoy the satisfaction that comes with the achievement. Appreciate your successes, and evaluate the progress made towards your other goals. Your goals will change over time. Adjust them regularly to reflect growth in your knowledge and experience, and if certain goals no longer hold any attraction, let them go. For more information, or to talk about your goals, visit Career Services. We are located in the Student Union or contact 877-610-5506 or [email protected] Happy New Year! […]

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Art Students Host Photo Gallery to Support GCU Missions

December 08, 2009 / by / 0 Comment

“Introduction to Digital Photography” students are continuing to host a photo gallery through December 18 in the Student Union, displaying some of their Fall Semester projects. Select photos will be offered for sale, with proceeds to benefit GCU missions in 2010. “It’s really a win-win situation,” comments partipant Mychal Hammonds, a Junior. “We’re able to market ourselves as student photographers while benefiting local and international mission’s teams and charities.” Visit the gallery in the Student Union and donate today! To purchase a photograph or donate to GCU missions, visit Terri Faust in the Spiritual Life Office. For more information about photography opportunities at GCU, contact Cheryl Christensen at [email protected]

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GCU Hosts First ROTC Day

November 24, 2009 / by / 0 Comment

The landing of a Black Hawk MEDEVAC on the lawn in front of the CONHS building set the pace for GCU’s semiannual ROTC Day on November 20. Our cadets hosted junior cadets from local high schools. More than 35 students from several local high schools visited campus to learn about the college’s ROTC program, available scholarships and career opportunities in military service. According to GCU Recruiting Operations Officer CPT Todd Balash, ROTC Day is an event that highlights the college’s program and provides an opportunity for potential cadets to connect with GCU cadets. “This is a chance for high school students to get to know the life of a cadet, from an actual cadet,” says Balash. “There is a misconception that ROTC consumes a student’s life. Our cadets can share their experiences so others can get a better idea of what will be expected of them.” ROTC Day connects with GCU’s military nursing program. The Black Hawk and HMMWV on display are vehicles they will likely ride in or operate. The “sim man” is a medical dummy that allowed visitors to practice common medical procedures they would encounter, such as inserting IVs, treating wounds and assessing injuries. The helicopter provided […]

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The Season of Advent Celebration

November 24, 2009 / by / 0 Comment

Advent comes from the Latin word ‘adventus’ meaning ‘coming.’ Advent begins the church year, starting four Sundays before Christmas.

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