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Colangelo takes his new GCU role to heart

September 26, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

The press conference Thursday to announce the naming of the College of Business after Phoenix icon Jerry Colangelo was a celebration of what he has meant to the Valley and, more recently, GCU. But it also a signpost for what he soon will mean to the University in other ways as he brings his passion to his new role.

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Colangelo College of Business unveiled

September 25, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Jerry Colangelo, long a positive influence at GCU in general and the College of Business in particular, now has an even bigger role. The University announced this morning that the COB is being renamed the Colangelo College of Business. GCU Today has the story on the announcement and a video the way students revere the Valley’s biggest business and community icon.

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Government degree launches in January

September 24, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Students interested in working for state or local governments, or working in the legal arena, have two options through Grand Canyon University’s new bachelor’s degree program in government.

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Guest artist to link issues, movement in dance residency

September 22, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

If you’ve thought about tapping your inner dancer, but never dared to, now’s your chance. The Dance Department in GCU’s College of Fine Arts and Production next week is hosting a Tucson artist who will work with both the University’s dance students to help choreograph a piece for their winter dance concert and with staff and other students who just want to learn more about the art form. Free master classes and an informal performance are planned. GCU Today has the story and details here.

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University updates emergency management plans

September 19, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Grand Canyon University is in the process of updating how its Public Safety force responds to emergencies and how the campus community is alerted to potential threats.

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GCU inks med school partnership with Midwestern

September 18, 2014 / by / 1 Comment

Through a series of articulation agreements, Grand Canyon University has developed a system to place as many as 66 graduates each year into Midwestern University medical school and other health care programs.

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Doctoral learner is candidate for busiest schedule

September 17, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Tracie Happel is working on her doctorate, which for most people would be like a full-time job, but wait until you hear what else she has on her plate. Talk about a four-course meal.

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Group pushes on with missions to Muslims

September 16, 2014 / by / 1 Comment

Trying to bring Christianity to Muslim countries can be risky business, but the speaker at the first College of Theology Ministry Forum said it’s a mission that can be accomplished. Bob Blincoe, U.S. director of Frontiers USA, believes it’s one of the most important challenges facing Christians.

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‘Lunch and Learn’ gives faculty food for thought

September 15, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

By Rick Vacek GCU News Bureau It was the first meeting of the “Lunch and Learn” Series, sponsored by the College of Theology at Grand Canyon University, but it still brought back memories for the guest speaker, Cindy Seminoff. The first time she taught on that same stage, in Howerton Hall, she was pregnant with her daughter, Cassandra. Cassandra will turn 13 on Tuesday. Her mother has been at GCU for 18 years. So when the associate professor in the College of Science, Engineering and Technology addressed a large group of faculty members Friday on “Knowing God and Self,” part of the University’s Integrating Faith, Learning and Work (IFLW) program, she came at it with considerable knowledge of GCU’s recent history. Judging from the lively question-and-answer session, her knowledge of integrating her faith into her teaching methods was considerably appreciated, too. A year ago, Seminoff said she introduced a “Scripture of the Week” and other forms of prayer into her exercise science and nutrition classes. The response, she said, was “overwhelmingly positive.” Of the 48 students who responded to an end-of-year survey, 45 said they liked her use of Bible verses in communications to them and her practice of leading them in prayer […]

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Counseling program evolving with dedicated students, new club

September 12, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

By Michael Ferraresi GCU News Bureau After the 2002 accident in which he lost the use of his legs, Jared Monroe felt he had hit rock bottom. The frame of a new house on which Monroe had been working at a Gilbert construction site had fallen, crushing his shoulder, breaking his back and leaving him in the hospital for a month. He was learning to use his wheelchair. But just in his mid-20s, Monroe no longer was able to work as a framer, his life seemed too much of a struggle, and he thought his future was limited because he wasn’t in college. As a result, he turned to drugs and alcohol. But eventually, through substance-abuse recovery and counseling that helped him deal with his repressed emotions of the traumatic event, Monroe decided to dedicate the rest of his life to helping people who are experiencing similar substance-abuse challenges. Today, Monroe is working on a bachelor’s degree in counseling with an emphasis in addiction, chemical dependency and substance abuse from Grand Canyon University. The 38-year-old senior also is president of GCU’s new Canyon Counselors club. “I love all my teachers,” he said. “They’re very professional, they have a lot of knowledge in their fields, they have good teaching skills and they’re available. They try to help us get […]

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