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Spotlight on Catherine Brubaker, Class of 2007

April 22, 2015 / by / 1 Comment

By Paige Gruner Office of Alumni Relations GCU Today Magazine Catherine Brubaker is a two-time traumatic brain-injury survivor who has taken life by the handlebars. In 2010, Brubaker was assaulted, leaving her with a brain injury that also affected her heart, necessitating a pacemaker. Upon being discharged from the hospital, she was involved in a head-on collision and sustained a second injury to her brain. Three years after her accident, Brubaker was determined to take her life back. She purchased a recumbent tricycle and met Dan Zimmerman, a stroke survivor who was riding the same model. They realized they were riding for the same purpose — freedom. Zimmerman gave Brubaker his card, and on the back was a U.S. map with a red line from Anacortes, Wash., to Key West, Fla. Zimmerman was doing a cross-country bike ride to raise hope and awareness about cycling’s ability to help brain-injury survivors recover and regain their strength. Brubaker, of Tempe, Ariz., later called Zimmerman. She said, “I’m in. I want to do this ride.” She had six weeks to train and raise $10,000, which she accomplished with Zimmerman’s help and that of the community. Along with four other cyclists, Brubaker completed the […]

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CONHCP’s ‘most dedicated person’ retiring

April 22, 2015 / by / 8 Comments

Folks in the College of Nursing and Health Care Professions have grown accustomed to Dr. Cheryl Roat’s smiling face, open door, sage advice and institutional knowledge. But after 27 years of helping bring GCU’s nursing college to prominence and nurturing its faculty, staff and students, Roat is retiring this week. GCU Today has a story about the many contributions of this regular fixture in the CONHCP and how she will be missed.

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How a marketing class impacted local companies

April 20, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Students in a GCU marketing class did projects that had long-lasting effects, both on the participants and local companies. One of the students even turned it into an internship.

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Justice students prepare for life behind the badge

April 20, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

To prepare for their careers with law enforcement agencies and other justice organizations, Grand Canyon University justice-studies faculty urge students to hit the streets. Through dozens of ride-alongs and tours with police departments, sheriff’s offices, federal agencies and prisons this year, students have been able to get see the often-startling realities of what their future careers entail. GCU Today has a story about how professor Cornel Stemley and the Lopes Justice Society club have created those opportunities.

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Career Services Student Worker of the Month: Bailey Lindsey

April 15, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

By Marette Hahn GCU Career Services The customary back-and-forth of “thank you, you’re awesome!” and “no, thank YOU – YOU’RE awesome!” is emblematic of the hard-working and polite nature of junior Bailey Lindsey, April’s Student Worker of the Month at Grand Canyon University. Nominated by her hiring manager, Ricky Bezanson, for her willingness to take on extra projects with a smile and for being a shining example of GCU’s mission, Lindsey has excelled in her student worker position as an accounting specialist. Lindsey’s role in accounting has allowed her to be successful in the classroom and her “three-ish” jobs that take up her free time. In addition to working four days a week at GCU, she also coaches fifth- and sixth-grade girls’ basketball and is doing freelance design work for her summer internship at AudioFlood, based in Pleasant Grove, Utah. Lindsey, whose major is digital design with an emphasis in web design, came to GCU as a pole vaulter on the Lopes track team. After two years as a student athlete, she now is focusing more on academics and her jobs. After graduating, Lindsey hopes to do freelance design work and perhaps own a business. As someone who loves to […]

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GCU dance students step up variety in spring show

April 15, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

As the title suggests, there will be something for everyone at the GCU Ethington Dance Ensemble’s spring concert, “Ballet to Broadway: And Everything in Between,” this weekend. A variety of works, choreographed and performed by faculty and students, will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday in Ethington Theatre. GCU Today has a story with ticket info.

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Worship Songwriters Showcase

April 14, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau Students from the Center for Worship Arts at Grand Canyon University gathered Monday night in Thunderground for the second Worship Songwriters Showcase, which featured eight new songs. The performers and their song titles: Katie Schmitz: “My Dear One” Angel Morris: “Over and Over” Seth Gosch: “Lord Have Your Way” Chloe Langford: “I’m Set Free” Haley Hodge and Hannah Mount: “Eden” Sarynne Earls: “Waves” Karina Torres with Sarynne Earls: “Coming Closer” Ben Sweet: “Desolation”    

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Harmony is the key to 1st Worship Arts EP

April 13, 2015 / by / 1 Comment

The College of Theology’s Center for Worship Arts program is releasing its first EP on Tuesday, and the story behind one of the songs, “Follow You,” is one of great collaboration and divine intervention. The fact that Desiree Aguilar and Jessi Sams both wound up at GCU is amazing; the way they landed in the Worship Arts program and became friends is almost beyond comprehension.

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Graduates regaled at GCU Senior Dinner

April 10, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

The first Senior Night at GCU was a big moment Thursday for nine students and eight faculty/staff members, who were among a crowd of 450 in the Arena. The student award recipients were selected by University leadership in the areas of academics, athletics and student affairs and for their service, faith and spirit. The faculty and staff received awards for positively impacting students.

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Research colloquia designed to refine range of academic ideas

April 07, 2015 / by / 1 Comment

Several Grand Canyon University faculty members will be making presentations related to their academic research from 3-5 p.m. today and Thursday at Howerton Hall as part of the annual spring research colloquia.

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