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It was a perfect chance to study Friedman’s ideals

September 25, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

The highlight of GCU senior Connor Keene’s summer? That’s an easy one: He went to Vermont for a six-day seminar focusing on the free-market beliefs of the late Milton Friedman. The trip was arranged by two of his Colangelo College of Business mentors, Robert Vera and Tim Kelley, and Keene made the most of it.

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Professor shares research on clean energy sources

September 24, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

College of Science, Engineering and Technology Professor Dr. Galyna Kufryk spoke on Wednesday at the virtual Algae Biomass Summit about her cyanobacteria research.

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GCU student fights wildfires with his own inner fire

September 24, 2020 / by / 1 Comment

Christian Simmons starts in-person classes Monday with a lot of intense stories he can tell about his summer. He fought wildfires during one of the most intense fire seasons ever. The Government major and Students Inspiring Students scholarship recipient shares how one day in the Tonto National Forest the flames were too close for comfort.

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Chapel message: Nothing to fear, even this year

September 22, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

We’ve heard a lot about fear over the years. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was famous for saying, “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” But in his online Chapel talk, Terry Mackey of Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church reminded us that we have nothing to fear as long as we trust in God and know His Word.

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From foster care to GCU grad: Carter defied the odds

September 21, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

Jacqueline Carter was placed in foster care at age 17, one week before she was scheduled to start at GCU. But a Good Samaritan arranged to have her live on campus, and now Carter has her bachelor’s degree and is set to start working on her master’s. Friday afternoon, Carter’s achievement was celebrated at the Arizona Department of Child Safety, where a small gathering included her favorite GCU professor.

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GCU INsider: Students will have it made in the shade

September 18, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

The annual GCU INsider — 10 questions, 10 answers and 10 “INsider tips” — focused this year on all the changes to campus life for the fall semester. A lot will be different, but one thing doesn’t change in Arizona: The fall weather will be ideal for being outside.

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Faculty to discuss issues from Christian perspective

September 18, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

The monthly One Foundation faculty gatherings won’t be Lunch and Learns this year because of the pandemic, but the program still will be conducted online. Faculty are urged to join in on discussions about the hot-button issues of our day, coming at them from a Christian perspective.

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Amazon panel delivers in its career talk at GCU

September 18, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

A panel of “Amazonians” on Wednesday gave GCU students a peek into life at Amazon, the “earth’s most customer-centric company,” as part of the Provost Speakers Series in the College of Science, Engineering and Technology. CSET is among several colleges at GCU that partner with Strategic Employer Initiatives and Internships to offer the Provost Speaker Series. The group of mostly software development and front-end engineers also shared their path to Amazon along with insights into the company’s unique culture and how students might also work there.

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Changes won’t take welcome out of Welcome Week

September 17, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

Many incoming students transitioned from high school without a prom or graduation and spent the summer in their parents’ basement because of the pandemic. But GCU’s Welcome Programs is making up for it. A spirited yet safe Welcome Week starts Monday with Move-In and runs through Sunday, Sept. 27. “More than ever, this is the class that needs to be told that we are glad you are here, and it’s going to be a good semester for you,” said Charity Norman, Director of Welcome Programs.

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New crosses rise up in busy campus location

September 17, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

Three crosses rose on the GCU campus recently just before students return after a summer of national challenges. The crosses symbolize hope in difficult times and a faith that is front and center at GCU. The beautiful location just outside GCU Arena and flanking the Academic Administration Building will become a contemplative location, marking an idea launched by students last year and constructed by students over the summer.

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