Rating: - 0

Jamaican graduate hopes degree will impact others

October 18, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

For Jamaica native and now North Carolina resident Garfield Hyman, getting his bachelor’s degree in Applied Management always has been about making his journey worthwhile. He said his GCU instructors helped him on his online journey: “I found support, making the experience a really good one.”

READ MORE
Rating: - 0

One Foundation session explores human value and dignity

October 15, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

The second One Foundation Lunch and Learn of the fall semester finished the discussion on human value and dignity and featured some excellent examples by faculty from the College of Nursing and Health Care Professions. Faculty are urged to make sure the next session, scheduled for Friday, Nov. 8, is on their calendar.

READ MORE
Rating: - 0

Family Weekend had them singing, dancing for joy

October 14, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

A record-setting crowd of 7,050 at Family Weekend was treated to music, food, games, worship, beautiful Phoenix weather and even a flash mob. But, really, the treat was seeing their loved ones again. Never could you see more love than when daughter lured mother on the karaoke stage. “I told her she didn’t have a choice,” Ambrosia Morris said. The weekend was full of surprises, including what these families sang together.

READ MORE
Rating: - 0

Video: Pitch Imperfect strikes in Lip Sync Battle

October 11, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

GCU News Bureau There’s no question that Lip Sync Battle is one of the most popular events of the year. Students streamed in the GCU Arena doors an hour early Thursday evening to cram into most all of the 7,000 seats, before gyrating to loud music. By the opening video showing President Brian Mueller, wearing long hair and playing the guitar to Kiss classic “Detroit Rock City,” they were ready to have some fun. Eight teams competed in the Canyon Activities Board’s student-run extravaganza, led off by the team of Pitch Imperfect and its gymnastic flips and music that took the crowd through their coming of age. They ended up the winners. The 13 members had never performed in a contest before. They got a standing ovation.

READ MORE
Rating: - 0

Cybersecurity panel sounds the online battle cry

October 11, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

The ongoing cybersecurity battle is such a fascinating topic, a panel of experts — including Dr. Heather Monthie, Associate Dean of the College of Science, Engineering and Technology — talked about it for an hour and a half Thursday morning in the Library and could have gone on much longer. As one student noted, everything they said aligned with what GCU teaches.

READ MORE
Rating: - 0

Miss Arizona hosts women-in-leadership panel

October 10, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

Women can be leaders too, if they set their mind to it. That is why Miss Arizona and Honors College Alumna Jacqueline Thomas’ LLC and blog Lady Leaders partnered with GCU’s Honors college to host the Empowering Female Leaders Panel. Thomas brought several strong GCU women in leadership positions, such as the College of Nursing and Health Care professions Dean Dr. Lisa Smith, Executive Vice President of GCU Sarah Boeder and Vice President of Faculty Operations Kelly Palese, to help empower young women on campus to unlock their leadership potential. “Lady Leaders is committed to providing tangible resources, tools and mentors for women,” Thomas said. “Now that I have been blessed with this network and resources, I want to be able to give it back. That’s the soul purpose for these lady leader panels.”

READ MORE
Rating: - 0

Biggest hiring event of year attracts 633 students

October 10, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

Strategic Employer Initiatives and Internships goes to great lengths to make sure GCU students have an almost endless number of opportunities to turn their degrees into good-paying jobs, and those efforts were on display in a big way Wednesday afternoon at Meet the Agencies in the Colangelo College of Business Building courtyard. The event drew 57 companies and 633 students — easily the most students at one job fair this year.

READ MORE
Rating: - 0

Allocate to Elevate sets $3.2 million pledge goal

October 08, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

Dr. Ryan Melillo, who teaches anatomy and physiology at GCU, wanted to make sure his son, Evan, was in an environment where the Christian worldview was prominent in his education. So his family chose to move Evan to a private Christian school — a choice being supported by GCU and GCE employee-giving program Allocate to Elevate. Allocate to Elevate just launched its eighth year this month with a new name — it was previously called Donate to Elevate — and a new pledge goal of $3.2 million.

READ MORE
Rating: - 0

God has the right answers, Griffin tells Chapel

October 08, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

Sometimes, it seems as if we’re constantly being tested in life, and that goes double for students right now as midterms loom. How they do on their exams is up to them, but Dr. Tim Griffin, GCU’s Pastor and Dean of Students, had a simple message for them at Chapel on Monday: When it comes to life experiences, we need to turn to God for the answers.

READ MORE
Rating: - 0

Panel of women business leaders sets the pace

October 03, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

“How do you negotiate salary?” asked one student at Wednesday’s Women in Leadership Panel in the Colangelo College of Business Building. Nicole Johnson, Corporate Risk and Broking Market Leader of Willis Towers Watson, told her, “Know your self-worth,” but also be firm and aggressive, prove why you’re deserving of that salary and “be unapologetic, because that’s your value.” Johnson was one of six women business leaders who spoke to the crowd in the standing-room-only lecture hall about everything from how they balance work and life to how they reached their leadership positions and what hurdles they’ve had to overcome. The event was organized by CCOB Associate Dean Dr. Allison Mason, who said it’s important that young women learn early on how important it is to have female leaders in an organization

READ MORE