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Hispanic lawyers warn against ‘impostor syndrome’

February 19, 2020 / by / 1 Comment

Law school was compared to the movie “Hunger Games.” All the best and brightest fighting it out on curved grading. But add to that the challenges of being a minority, and GCU students found out the challenges they can expect during the Los Abogados Hispanic Bar Association’s panel discussion “Unique Challenges and Opportunities for Hispanic Practitioners of Law” on Tuesday.

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Faculty Focus: Rebecca Richey

February 19, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

Rebecca Richey, Assistant Professor in the Online Full-Time Faculty for the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, loves to help people solve the problems. She is a licensed mental health counselor and is certified as a life purpose coach. But what’s also interesting about her is what her father did for a living and how it rubbed off on her.

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Latest issue of GCU Magazine is a keeper

February 14, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

The February 2020 issue of GCU Magazine will be a keepsake for students, faculty, staff and alumni. The special dedication to GCU’s stunning transformation in the last 10 years includes stories, photos and videos covering every aspect of this remarkable story — academics, spiritual life, campus life, community outreach, athletics, online education and alumni — plus President Brian Mueller’s personal thoughts about what it has meant to him. Here’s the digital version.

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Faculty Focus: Kimbel Westerson

February 03, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

Teaching good writing goes way beyond English for College of Humanities and Social Sciences instructor Kimbel Westerson. As she puts it, “I strive to find non-typical ways to engage my students. I joke that I teach everything but English because I bring in diverse topics and ideas for my students to examine.”

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Faculty Focus: Marcie Burger

January 22, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

Marcie Burger’s love of technology has made her a natural fit for the Online Full Time Faculty in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. She strives to make the online classroom as much like a traditional classroom as possible, and she also has a passion for helping those in need become more balanced, self-confident and independent.

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Graduate shows that GCU grace works in tough D.C.

January 21, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

GCU graduate Kara Morrow surprised a visitor from home at the Washington, D.C. office where she works for Arizona Senator Martha McSally. It was none other than GCU President Brian Mueller. She told Mueller she’s glad she chose GCU even though she had scholarship offers from several elite colleges. It’s also another example of how Government Program faculty members open doors for students.

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Students become eyes, ears for vulnerable adults

January 16, 2020 / by / 1 Comment

College of Humanities and Social Sciences students volunteer to check in on vulnerable adults that the court has deemed incapacitated and make sure their guardians are properly caring for them. For some who become court visitors through the University’s partnership with the Guardian Review Program of Maricopa County, the experience has been especially eye-opening and meaningful.

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Archery phenom shoots for Athlete of Year title

January 08, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

Teen archery phenomenon and GCU nursing and psychology student Alexis Ruiz has had a phenomenal rookie year on the international circuit. She was the only archer, male or female, to medal in all four stages of the Archery World Cup and now has been nominated for World Archery’s Athlete of the Year.

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Students lead GCU’s grant writing upsurge

January 06, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

Great writing can change the world. Students Kyla Hansen and Jen Gutierrez didn’t know how much until they plunged into GCU’s new opportunities in grant writing. They were new to it but helped the Glendale Union High School District land a grant that could change the lives of underprivileged students.

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The most heartwarming GCU stories of 2019

December 30, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

Every year, we get a few heartwarming stories that make you shake your head when you realize what people do to make the world a better place for their families and their communities. GCU Today picked 10 from the last year that stood out in our minds. Here’s an opportunity to catch up on the ones you missed … or maybe enjoy them again.

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