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Provost speaker: Hit ‘enter’ on a cybersecurity career

November 14, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

National Cybersecurity Career Awareness Week is designed to introduce students to careers in the field. One event GCU students could attend this week was a Provost Speaker Series talk on Wednesday by GCE’s Chief Information Security Officer Mike Manrod. He spoke about what students could really expect from a career in cybersecurity. “He is what students want to be. They want to be Mike,” said Technology Project Manager Katherine Urrutia. “We thought it would be great for him to come in and talk to our students.”

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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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Faculty Focus: Dr. Carolina Conte

November 12, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

Dr. Carolina Conte, an online film instructor in the College of Fine Arts and Production, believes that learning is a “never ending and communal experience.” She has done a long list of papers and talks, and even her list of citizenships is long — three countries.

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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 conference explores parents’ shame

November 11, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

Parents can shame a child to make them stop bad behavior. It might work in the short term but can have long-term negative consequences. As behavioral health professionals, the challenge is telling clients how to stop shaming, and that’s what Ryan Sheade and Erica Tatum-Sheade explored with clinicians at GCU’s Third Annual Behavioral Health Conference Friday.

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Lebanese doctoral learner finds growth in program

November 08, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

Katia Cheetany, didn’t let the language barrier stop her when she immigrated to the U.S. from Lebanon 26 years ago. Now she refuses to allow the obstacles that have come up throughout her doctoral journey keep her from furthering her education and achieving her goal. “From every professor I learn something. At the end of every class I walked out with something,” She said. “To me I feel like every single class gave me an opportunity to grow academically and personally.”

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Students: Head to GCU’s HSET Day, stat!

November 08, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

“Glorious Frequencies: Music, Physics and Engineering” “Lazy or Lupus? Is My Tiredness Pathological?” and “The Robots are Coming!” were just some of the topics high school juniors and seniors, as well as community college students, explored at the annual Health Sciences, Engineering and Technology Day on Thursday. More than 1,100 high school and community college students RSVP’d to attend HSET Day, when students not only toured DNA, engineering, cadaver and nursing labs but sat in on talks by professionals in the field and visited with GCU STEM students. The event was presented by the Marketing Department’s ground event planning team.

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Student attends largest gathering of women technologists

November 07, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

GCU News Bureau GCU computer science student Jamie Graham recently attended the Grace Hopper Celebration conference in Orlando, Fla. The event is the world’s largest gathering of women technologists and is produced by AnitaB.org and presented in partnership with the Association in Computing Machinery. Graham said she was “excited for this educational opportunity” and hoped to build strong connections with other software engineers. She was able to attend the conference after winning an all-expenses-paid scholarship from Checkr, a background check company using artificial intelligence and machine learning. Her essay and application propelled her past more than 300 other applicants for the scholarship.

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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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