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Conference shows intersection of faith and science

February 17, 2021 / by / 0 Comment

Sir Colin Humphreys is renowned for his pioneering work in LED technology. Dr. Andrew Briggs is known for developing materials for quantum computing. But the scientists are also men of faith and spoke about astronomical events at the death and birth of Jesus and how God uses calamity to bring about His purpose. They were two of about 50 speakers at the Conference on Faith and Science, which GCU has helped organize and support since its inception. “I believe we must encourage Christian students in the sciences,” said Dr. Mike Mobley, Executive Director of GCU’s Office of Research and Innovation. ” … Science may answer the ‘how’ questions for us, but faith answers the ‘why questions.’”

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Awards reflect faculty’s fervor for students’ future

February 17, 2021 / by / 0 Comment

Strategic Employer Initiatives and Internships (SEI) handed out Career Advisor of the Year awards to 12 faculty members who regularly turn their classrooms into career factories. SEI’s devotion to linking students to employers also is reflected in its ever expanding list of offerings, such as the recent Career Awareness Week. “We all know we have great students. We all know they’re going places. We’re just trying to connect the dots and support their journey in getting there,” said Haley Fagerlie, SEI’s Executive Director.

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Faculty Focus: Dr. Jeff Jibben

February 10, 2021 / by / 1 Comment

Dr. Jeff Jibben, a member of the Online Full-Time Faculty in the College of Theology, has done academic presentations about how the quoted Greek in Matthew’s Gospels indicates when they were written. He aims to make complex material easier to understand and is joyful when he hears that students took what he taught them and passed it on to others.

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Faculty Focus: Dr. Mark Olmos

January 03, 2021 / by / 1 Comment

Dr. Mark Olmos, a member of the College of Theology faculty, loves to share with students the stories from his spiritual journey and never ceases to be amazed by their reactions. He also has a passion for board games, particularly because it’s a great way to meet people. Find out why he cringes every time he meets someone from a certain downstate university.

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Slideshow: Winter Commencement, morning ceremony

December 21, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Elizabeth Tinajero GCU News Bureau Graduates of the Colleges of Education, Fine Arts and Production, Humanities and Social Sciences, and Theology were honored Saturday morning at GCU Arena.   

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Students don’t miss a beat as Showcase goes virtual

December 15, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

Chalk up another GCU event that worked out just fine even though the pandemic forced it to be virtual. The Songwriters Showcase, normally staged before a packed crowd on Canyon 49 Grill’s outdoor patio, was livestreamed Monday night and featured some of the songs that no doubt will find their way onto the next Canyon Worship album.

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As 2020 album soars, The Grand Collective takes off

December 08, 2020 / by / 1 Comment

While Canyon Worship 2020 continues to draw the attention of Christian music listeners, Worship Arts students at GCU are tuned into a new project: The Grand Collective is designed to bring together as many students as possible to remake old hymns with new tracks. It is being led and produced entirely by students.

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Faculty Focus: Michele Pasley

December 01, 2020 / by / 1 Comment

Michele Pasley relishes her role as a member of the Online Full Time Faculty in the College of Theology. Teaching Christian worldview to adult students means she gets to reconnect some of them to God if they have bought into inaccurate theology. But there’s another aspect of online students that’s fascinating as well — they have interesting jobs. Check out the exchange she had with a student who works in law enforcement.

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Faculty Focus: Dr. Sammy Alfaro

November 16, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

Dr. Sammy Alfaro is a Professor of Theology, but he also is a church pastor and soccer player and has become an avid runner. He is passionate about the fact that the Gospel is being preached and practiced all over the world. His wish for his students: “I pray our students will become church leaders who embrace diversity and unify the church to take it to the next level,” he wrote.

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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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