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Lopes Justice Society-Law Enforcement Club triumph in competition

November 11, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

GCU won high scores in the recent Region 1 American Criminal Justice Association Competition in Sacramento: Top Academic – Bridgette Smith 1st Place, Criminal Law, Lower Division – Bridgette Smith 1st Place, Police Management, Lower Division – Bridgette Smith 2nd Place, Corrections, Lower Division – Bridgette Smith 2nd Place, LAE Knowledge, Lower Division – Bridgette Smith 2nd Place, Juvenile Justice, Professional Division – Cornel Stemley 3rd Place, Police Management, Professional Division – Cornel Stemley 3rd Place, Corrections, Professional Division – Cornel Stemley Physical Agility: 1st Place, Upper Division – Chris Rogers 3rd Place, Upper Division – James Luong Firearms, Individual: 1st Place, Lower Division – Sarah Rapp 2nd Place, Upper Division – Blake McCormick 3rd Place, Upper Division – James Luong 3rd Place, Lower Division – Bridgette Smith Firearms, Team: 1st Place, Upper Division – James Luong, Chris Rogers, Blake McCormick 1st Place, Lower Division – Arturo Echeverria, Tyler Carlson, Sarah Rapp

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GCU topples ASU, UC Berkeley in speech and debate tournament

November 09, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s speech and debate team this weekend came in first place among four-year universities in individual events (speech) at the Robert Barbera Collegiate Forensics Invitational #1 at California State University, Northridge. The team beat Arizona State University and the University of California-Berkeley, two of the top-ranked schools in the nation, said team director Barry Regan, a College of Humanities and Social Sciences communications instructor. Click here to read more in GCU Today.

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No loss for words at ‘Lunch and Learn’ on communication

October 19, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

The second “Lunch and Learn” in the College of Theology’s Integration of Faith, Learning and Work was called “Communication and the Christian Faith,” and the talk Friday morning by Josh Danaher of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences sparked a lot of discussion. Danaher said that communicating effectively can be difficult at times for everyone, even those who do it for a living, and he suggested ways to be a better listener and, thus, get your message across.

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Fall commencement 2015: Hard work pays off

October 17, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Neither rain nor lightning nor dust storm nor traffic could detract from Grand Canyon University’s online commencement ceremonies Friday and Saturday. Once the attendees were safely inside GCU Arena, which took some doing when the dust started blowing Friday, there were congratulations for a job well done and triumphantly raised fists to signify an impressive achievement.

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GCU strengthens ties to breast cancer fight

October 05, 2015 / by / 1 Comment

Among the thousands of people who plan to participate a walk to benefit breast cancer patients, families and research later this month are GCU employees Woody and Allison Mason, who have been on a long cancer journey of their own. Woody’s identical twin, Dilon, is a three-time cancer survivor who got a new lease on life, thanks to his brother’s donation of stem cells, and Allison has been there every step of the way. GCU Today has a story about them that includes GCU’s heart for the walk and how you can sign up.

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Speech and debate team begins season this weekend

October 01, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Foster children on prescription drugs and why men choose to play women characters are just two of the social issues that GCU Speech and Debate Team members will present during the Aztec Invitational tournament this weekend in San Diego. The team, now it in its third year, has some returning champions.

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New CHSS psychology, counseling programs reflect workforce demand

September 25, 2015 / by / 1 Comment

Aging baby boomers, increasing dependence on technology and rising substance abuse among trauma victims are among societal changes prompting a growth market for professional therapists. GCU’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences is offering eight new programs to students who interested in careers in counseling and psychology.

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GCU volunteers helping sex-trade victims reach their dreams

September 17, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Every Tuesday for eight weeks, GCU faculty members and students voluntarily teach a different skill-building session to one group of shelter residents, women who survived the sex-traffic trade. The goal is to provide life tools for the victims while providing work experience for counseling students, said Kathy Britton, GCU Counseling Program Manager. “We call the group, the ‘Mariposa Group,’ the Spanish word for butterflies,” said Britton, referring to the women attending the classes. “They are trying to metamorphosize into a new life.”

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Internships don’t just skim the surface anymore

August 28, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

The number of GCU students doing internships just keeps growing — up to more than 300 for the 2014-15 school year. The types of opportunities they’re getting also are expanding, and several found themselves getting to do far more than they expected.

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‘Backpack to briefcase’ strategies help students stay on track for success

August 27, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

The tools to succeed as a student at GCU have never before been so intentional and integrated throughout the colleges and curriculum. From the time they step onto campus until their commencement, students are continuously exposed to purposeful planning, advising and other guidance to make the most of their programs of study, academics, career aspirations and spirituality. And soon, a new First Year Center of academic excellence will open in Juniper Hall, which is home to 250 of GCU’s 750 Honors College students. Click here to read more in GCU Today.

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