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GCU, Habitat earn award for Canyon Corridor project

November 18, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

The teamwork of GCU and Habitat for Humanity Central Arizona on the Canyon Corridor Project earned a spot as a Merit Finalist in the Mutual of America Community Award competition.

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Empathy is key to communication, panel says

November 17, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

A panel of people whose life experiences make them first-hand experts on the subject discussed “The Role of Communication in Underprivileged Communities” on Wednesday night. One of them did “empathy exercises,” such as asking strangers for lunch money, to see what it’s like to walk in someone else’s shoes.

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Female theologians discuss women’s place in ministry

November 15, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

A high-powered panel of women theologians at GCU tackled the question, “Does God Call Women into the Ministry?” The answer may seem obvious, but it was’t and was the subject triggered interesting debate.

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‘Our Town’ packs powerful message about life

November 15, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Story and photos by Laurie Merrill GCU News Bureau For stage manager Jennifer Estrada, the message of Ethington Theatre’s “Our Town” is both poignant and personal. “The show talks a lot about living life to the fullest and how every minute could be your last,” Estrada said. “I’m a senior graduating in December, so it’s even more sentimental for me.” Our Town, which follows the loves and lives of Emily and George of Grover’s Corners, N.H., from 1899 to 1913, is an intimate experience that packs a powerful reminder: Pay attention to the wonderful things in life — before it is too late. “As a parent, it’s hard to get through without weeping,” said director Michael Kary, College of Fine Arts and Production instructor. “Coming from this side, all that time is gone, but now I have kids and I want to hug them and open their eyes and let them know that I love them because I never know when my final comment will come.” The 1938 play by American playwright Thornton Wilder is the second Pulitzer Prize winner in a row that COFAP has produced, following the musical political satire, “Of Thee I Sing.” Our Town is unusual in […]

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Storage Together team heads to Barcelona competition

November 14, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Storage Together founders Luke Amargo, Josh McGuire, Jedidiah Woods and Braeden Scheer are heading to Barcelona for an international entrepreneurial competition and a chance to win a $5,000 grand prize. They won the Smart City Hack competition Oct. 24.

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Mini-conference fosters DC Cohort networking

November 14, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

The fourth DC Cohort mini-conference last week was another chance for doctoral learners to gain assistance and support for their dissertation process from peers, faculty members and program chairs. The group was created by the student and alumni members of the learning community.

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Student Worker of the Month: Joey Marranca

November 11, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

By Marette Hahn Career IMPACT Center Joey Marranca is a perfect illustration of finding and living one’s purpose from the beginning, and he’s also the Career IMPACT Center’s Student Worker of the Month for October. An avid student of anatomy since he was 4 (yes, 4), Joey is a senior studying Biology with an Emphasis in Pre-Physician Assistant and is a default call representative in the Office of Financial Aid (OFA). No matter what he does, Joey’s enthusiasm is contagious, and he exemplifies Grand Canyon University’s mission, vision and values. Yes, Joey really has been studying anatomy textbooks since he was a toddler; he was influenced greatly by the example of his father, a P.A. at the Mayo Clinic here in Arizona. While he says his father’s career did not impact his decision to become a P.A., it did positively reinforce what he already loved. He even had a chance to scrub in and open a chest cavity! Joey’s goal is to become a cardiothoracic surgeon, and he is well on his way with summers of being an intern and an assistant at the Mayo Clinic, as a member of GCU’s AzHOSA, and doing well in his major. Not surprisingly, his homework […]

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Money Week’s financial advice: Priceless

November 08, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Money Week 2016 offers invaluable tips on topics ranging from student debt to Home Buying 101 and presents it in a simple format anyone can grasp. What’s the best way to use your credit card? Pay it off every month. When do you buy a major item? After you have saved up for it. This and much more is available through Wednesday at GCU.

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Animator discusses new Disney film, ‘Moana’

November 04, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Darrin Butters, a Walt Disney Animation Studios animator, was at Ethington Theatre to discuss the story behind “Moana,” the new 3D animated film about the fierce daughter of an island chief who embarks on a fantastic voyage. The movie is scheduled for release Nov. 23.

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AzHOSA chapter supports Light the Night Walk

November 01, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

The Greater Phoenix Light the Night Walk is Saturday, and GCU’s chapter of AzHOSA is a big supporter of the event, which raises money for research into blood cancer cures. Jennifer Gonzalez Pena, the public services coordinator for the chapter, hope to double the number of volunteers from GCU.

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