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Student perks up Delta Mu Delta ‘virtual coffee’

October 29, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s Eta Chi chapter of Delta Mu Delta held a “virtual coffee” Wednesday morning that included among its guests two members of the international business honors society’s national leadership team. The featured speaker was Colangelo College of Business adjunct Dr. Dionne Arceneaux, whose talk was titled “Living, Leading and Learning.”

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Students talk the (culture) talk, walk the (art) walk

October 28, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

Ajienne Lambey felt helpless over the summer watching all the social unrest on TV. So she expressed her emotions through her artwork and looked inward at what it meant to her to be Black in America. Darian Cruz expresses her culture through her cut paper creations, which include images of skulls, sacred hearts and calla lilies. They are all common images in the Mexican culture. They were just two of the artists featured Tuesday evening in the Un1ty One Week Art Walk, organized by the Multicultural, Diversity and Inclusion Office.

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Slideshow: Fall Student Spotlight Dance Concert

October 28, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Garrett Ohrenberg GCU News Bureau The Fall Student Spotlight Dance Concert was moved to an outdoor stage in the Quad because of the pandemic, with the audience socially distanced. It featured five in-person dances and seven on the video board.  

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Faculty Focus: Dr. Theodus Luckett III

October 28, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

Dr. Theodus Luckett III, Senior Doctoral Adjunct in the College of Doctoral Studies, is devoted to improving music education — he is the Director of Fine Arts for his school district. He also is partnering on a study of diversity issues with the goal of providing “researchers, practitioners and leaders with meaningful knowledge to not only encourage diversity, but to also be intentional in the implementation of diversity initiatives in the workplace.”

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Dance moves outside with live performances, films

October 26, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

The Fall Student Spotlight Dance Concert will go on as scheduled but, like most events during the pandemic, will have a different look: It will be in the Quad and will feature five live performances and seven films. “It’s given students the opportunity to explore this craft in a different way,” said Bekki Price, Program Development Specialist for the College of Fine Arts and Production. “I’m very impressed with the number of dance film submissions we have. They had only three weeks.”

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Faculty Focus: Chesa Mendez

October 26, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

Chesa Mendez of the College of Education is passionate about diversity awareness in the classroom because, she says, the world has changed but the educational system has been the same for hundreds of years. She also is so devoted to health and wholeness, she created a company that focuses on seven lifestyle areas for what she calls “a holistic approach.”

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GCU changed alum’s perception of what’s possible

October 23, 2020 / by / 1 Comment

Before coming to GCU, Ashley Teshima never imagined that she’d be able to work as an artist, largely because of her struggle with differentiating colors. But now the 2016 College of Fine Arts and Production graduate paints murals in her home state of Hawaii thanks to the help of instructors such as Digital Design Program Lead Sheila Schumacher, who helped Teshima see her potential.

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Former White House doctor visits Honors students

October 22, 2020 / by / 1 Comment

Honors College students got a Zoom visit Tuesday from Dr. Connie Mariano, a White House physician for three presidents. In a talk titled “Turning Standing Out to Outstanding,” Mariano shared her experiences and told students what aspiring medical professionals should focus on.

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GCU club is more than future lawyers reading briefs

October 22, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

What happens when a bunch of lawyers form a club? Sorry, there’s no punchline. The Pre-Law Society Club was launched last winter to help pre-law students connect and study for the difficult transition to law school. In its first meeting this semester, there were surprises on what they need to know, and it wasn’t a good lawyer joke.

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Faculty Focus: Dr. Jacob Hicks

October 21, 2020 / by / 1 Comment

Dr. Jacob Hicks, an instructor in the College of Theology, has a passion that’s particularly apropos with the presidential election 13 days away: He’s passionate about the relationship between religion and politics in the United States. He also explains why he enjoys teaching Christian Worldview 101 for online students and shares the secret to the food that is his guilty pleasure. Hint: It’s not pizza or steak.

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