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Slate of 2020 speakers introduced at TEDx preview

January 22, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

The leaders of TEDxGrandCanyonUniversity and its talented emcee, Caleb Duarte, introduced this year’s lineup for the Feb. 21 TEDx event at Ethington Theatre on Tuesday night. But its president could give a talk of his own. Justin McLean said his experience in the student-run organization led to a job even before his April graduation.

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Speak Up, Stand Up brings awareness for fourth year

January 22, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

Students continue to face suicide and bullying every day around the country. Through the Speak Up, Stand Up, Save a Life Conference on Tuesday at GCU Arena, Dr. Lily Matos DeBlieux and Gina Godbehere hope to create awareness of these social issues and how to prevent them.

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Graduate shows that GCU grace works in tough D.C.

January 21, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

GCU graduate Kara Morrow surprised a visitor from home at the Washington, D.C. office where she works for Arizona Senator Martha McSally. It was none other than GCU President Brian Mueller. She told Mueller she’s glad she chose GCU even though she had scholarship offers from several elite colleges. It’s also another example of how Government Program faculty members open doors for students.

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GCU graduate took unusual route to CEO role

January 16, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

How does a guy go from working retail to a CEO of one of Arizona’s largest behavioral health organizations. GCU graduate Steven Sheets, President and CEO of Southwest Behavioral and Health Services, said GCU set him up for success with “unique and individual learning.”

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Students become eyes, ears for vulnerable adults

January 16, 2020 / by / 1 Comment

College of Humanities and Social Sciences students volunteer to check in on vulnerable adults that the court has deemed incapacitated and make sure their guardians are properly caring for them. For some who become court visitors through the University’s partnership with the Guardian Review Program of Maricopa County, the experience has been especially eye-opening and meaningful.

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‘Top of Class’ continues success with relevant topics

January 15, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

The hits keep on coming for a winning combination of GCU faculty members from the College of Education. Emily Pottinger and Dr. Meredith Critchfield’s “Top of the Class” podcast has been given top ratings by all of its iTune reviewers so far. And the first audio drop of the year on civil discussion in the classroom is one hint why.

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Simmons: Desperate times call for … how about God?

January 14, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

In his role as lead pastor of Redemption Gateway, Luke Simmons gets a lot of prayer requests, of course, most of them involving sickness or death. The reason is simple: Those are things that make us feel desperate and hopeless. His Chapel talk Monday was designed to calm our fears.

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New ways to make healthy choices at Canyon 49 Grill

January 10, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

Whether you packed on too many pounds for the holidays or just want to get healthier, Canyon 49 Grill has got you covered. On Monday, the restaurant will introduce some new menu items that should fit right in with those goals for the new year, including the addition to the menu of Chuck’s Corner, named after Corporate Wellness Administrator Chuck Howard. Howard and Canyon 49 Sous Chef Mike Willison teach the Healthy Cooking class once a month for employees, students and GCU Hotel guests, and some class favorites are on the menu.

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Her race to doctorate aided by brutal marathon feat

January 10, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

Running is an outlet for doctoral learner Debra Bartkowski, but last year she stepped up to the next level — the 250-mile level. Surviving the “3 Days at the Fair” ultra-marathon has sparked her drive to complete her degree. “My takeaway from all this is that you can do anything that you set your mind to,” she said.

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Run to Fight Night marks new direction for race

January 09, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

Run to Fight Children’s Cancer looks a little different this year — the Children’s Cancer Network signature event is moving from the GCU campus to Salt River Fields in Scottsdale. But what remains the same is the University’s continued partnership with CCN, which continues to evolve as that relationship further aligns with GCU’s mission. Another aspect that remains the same is Run to Fight Night at the men’s basketball game Saturday night at GCU Arena, when 200-300 cancer-fighting superhero families will be celebrated.

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