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Tide of teenagers visit campus for HSET Day

November 06, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Story by Laurie Merrill Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau Aruba Siddikqi and Jazlyn Leon are only in 10th grade, but they already know they want careers in the health sciences. That’s why they traveled four hours Friday morning from Douglas, Ariz.,  to Phoenix for Grand Canyon University’s Health Sciences, Engineering and Technology Day 2015. “We came to get more information about the medical fields,” said Leon, who attends Douglas High with Siddikqi. “I’m interested in studying to be a pharmacist, or some kind of forensic career.” Siddikqi is also considering a career as pharmacist, in addition to wanting to be a physician. They were among nearly 2,500 high school and junior high school students who descended on campus to learn more about careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) and nursing. They toured science labs, listened to lectures from impressive speakers, participated in hands-on experiments and visited booths ranging from the GCU Sports Medicine Club and Honors College–Honors STEMists to Dignity Health and the AZ SciTech Festival. “The students come out with a much stronger idea of what they wanted to go into,” said Teri Varley, who teaches at Ray High School in Kearny. “It opens up broader ideas to them.” […]

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Antelope Intros: Molly Schulze and Jermaine Fairfax

November 06, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

This week’s Antelope Intros feature a spirited new employee who’s passionate about a wide range of things, especially her husband, and a guy who sings the praises of his wife — and just likes to sing, period.

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Ministry Forum breaks bread on Last Supper questions

November 03, 2015 / by / 1 Comment

The College of Theology’s Ministry Forum tackled the three different views of communion (Memorial, Lutheran, Reformed) in a session Monday that sparked a lot of discussion. In the end, the three speakers — Dr. Joshua Greever, James Waddell and Dr. Shawn Bawulski — agreed that while there are definite differences among the three viewpoints, there also are a lot of similarities.

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GCU honors principals who spread the love of STEM

October 30, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

GCU is honoring principals who spread the love of STEM to students at their schools. These are educators who have create aerospace, robotics and earth science clubs, science fairs, renewable energy workshops, rocket science experiments, or on the high school level have added physics, engineering and advanced math to their curriculum.

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Antelope Intros: Topher Warrington and Jailen Mason

October 23, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

This week’s Antelope Intros feature a guy who kept an admirable promise he made to his grandfather when he was 8 years old and a woman who has an unusual passion for a particular genre of movies and books. They share one passion in common: They really care about people.

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Entrepreneurs show students how to answer the ‘role’ call

October 22, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Top entrepreneurs from around the Valley frequently speak to Colangelo College of Business students and offer tips about how to best do business. But Wednesday’s presentation in the CCOB Dean’s Speaker Series changed the script a little — it demonstrated what a bad company culture looks like and how it can be fixed.

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Career Services Student Worker of the Month: Brooke Beckwith

October 21, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

By Marette Hahn GCU Career Services If you’ve ever wanted an example of someone who goes above and beyond, Brooke Beckwith exemplifies the go-getter attitude. Beckwith is a sophomore honors student from California who is majoring in business management and has a Spanish minor. A student worker in the College of Science, Engineering and Technology, she’s known for working hard and going the extra mile. It all starts with getting up early, at 6 a.m., to start each day off right with classes that start at 7 a.m. Beckwith continues like the Energizer Bunny each day, staying motivated because she loves her job and the responsibilities that come with it. She plays an integral part in GCU’s Health Sciences, Engineering and Technology Day, known as “HSET Day.” The faculty and staff love her and rely on Beckwith greatly, especially to be the eyes and ears of the new engineering building. Her responsibilities as an administrative assistant include answering phones, directing guests, scheduling and special projects. Beckwith also gets the opportunity to apply what she’s learning in her Spanish classes in her job, and she makes trips to Guatemala each summer. When she’s not studying, working or traveling the world she enjoys Java Jam, concerts and Ethington Theatre productions on campus. Hiring manager […]

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Colangelo Scholars come to aid of resuscitation study

October 21, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

When a local nonprofit needed help putting together facts and figures about the importance of immediate resuscitation when someone goes into cardiac arrest at assisted-living facilities and the like, it came to the right place: GCU’s Colangelo College of Business. Four Colangelo Scholars helped Dr. Elissa Torres come up with valuable information that produced $200,000 in grants with more on the way.

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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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