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GCU embraced Mucyo — now he’s ready for next step

April 24, 2020 / by / 2 Comments

Brian Mucyo wasn’t sure how it would work out when he arrived at GCU. He’s blind. He needed his guide dog, Mannix, to get around campus. But from the moment he arrived, he felt at home. And now that he’s graduating, he has some strong feelings about what it has meant to him.

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Virtual career fairs come in handy for students

April 21, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

Strategic Employer Initiatives and Internships (SEI) has begun putting on virtual career fairs, and the early returns are promising. Students say it really isn’t that much different than an in-person career fair. In fact, if you prepare properly, it might even be better because there’s less pressure.

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Hall of Fame was teachable moment for Killingsworth

April 16, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

Theresa Killingsworth, Principal of Westwood Elementary School and a 2008 GCU graduate, never expected to be inducted into the GCU Hall of Fame. But Dr. Kimberly LaPrade, Dean of the College of Education, said the honor is richly deserved. Killingsworth’s guiding hand has been key to Westwood becoming a GCU Academic Excellence site.

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Faculty Focus: Dr. Enrique Lopezlira

March 30, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

Dr. Enrique Lopezlira, Assistant Professor of Economics and Finance in the Colangelo College of Business, teaches a subject that always has great relevance in our everyday life and is even more front-and-center during the COVID-19 pandemic. He is fascinated about how, in his words, “the economic way of thinking continues to improve our understanding of human behavior.”

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Grads from last decade still feel GCU’s influence

March 27, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

Six GCU graduates from the last decade have one thing in common: They see the value of their time at the University. Several still are getting value in other ways. Maya Hinojos struck a deal with GCU to sell more than 6,300 beds from her family’s mattress company, and three are employed by the University. Reprinted from the February issue of GCU Magazine.

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Students happy to be back together … virtually

March 24, 2020 / by / 1 Comment

Spring break wasn’t much of a break for the GCU faculty, which had to transition ground classes to an online environment after the COVID-19 outbreak forced University officials to close much of the campus. But the hard work paid off. Instructors reported a seamless transition on the first day of classes Monday.

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A first: Freshmen deliver Canyon Challenge title

March 09, 2020 / by / 1 Comment

In what might be an appetizer for the continuing growth of entrepreneurship on campus, the founders of LopesEat won the Canyon Challenge on Friday afternoon. It’s not just that Kevin Vega and Suman Dangol have shown a lot of talent and innovation with their idea. The biggest headline of all is that they’re both freshmen and met just six months ago.

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Honors College, Brewers knock STEM out of the park

March 05, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

What do you get when you combine the Milwaukee Brewers and GCU’s Honors College? The Brewers STEM Crew after school club. The program for middle school students, who were led by students from the Honors College, highlighted the STEM involved in baseball through an active, engaging approach.

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Hall of Famers strive to impact future generations

March 04, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

The Homecoming festivities wouldn’t be complete without the induction of some very special Lopes into the GCU Hall of Fame, scheduled for 3 p.m. Friday in the GCU Arena Hall. Making a difference in the lives of future generations was a common theme for this year’s group of inductees, professionals who have spent their careers doing just that.

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Women sports execs share powerful leadership tips

March 02, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

The Sports Business program brought together its first “Women Leaders in Sports” panel on Friday, giving students an opportunity to hear from four women who have accomplished a lot and want to share what they’ve learned. Among the panelists was Jamie Boggs, GCU’s Interim Vice President of Athletics, who said, “The industry has changed so much.”

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