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Farley’s book helps kids learn how to handle bullies

September 26, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

When her daughter was bullied several years ago, GCU counselor Kristan Farley was looking for a way to help. Some advice from Farley’s sister inspired her to write and self-publish “What’s True about You?”, a book designed to help children shun negative messages. A Christian publishing house was so impressed, it’s republishing it next spring.

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Doctoral learner earns Outstanding Dissertation Award

September 22, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Dr. Chris Anderson completed his dissertation in February, and it was so good, it received an award from the International Association for Invitational Education. Anderson focused his GCU research on the connection between emotional intelligence of school leaders and a school climate intentionally based on trust, respect, optimism and care.

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‘Lunch and Learn’ breaks bread on materialism

September 19, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

The first “Lunch and Learn” of the Integration of Faith, Learning and Work speaker series featured a discussion about what it means to not live by bread alone. Dr. Moronke Oke of the Colangelo College of Business stressed the importance of putting purpose, principles and people at the top of our pyramid, and Joshua Danaher of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences talked about being authentic in our daily thoughts and actions.

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Local outreach program inspires students to serve

September 13, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

More than 1,200 students every month find purpose in local volunteer work, participating in GCU’s popular Local Outreach Ministries. From helping the homeless to mentoring middle schoolers, participants find peace and joy from giving to others.

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GCU honors military, terror victims with tributes

September 13, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

The flags that were on the Quad in the shape of “2,996” weren’t the only way GCU commemorated the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Prayer cards also were collected at the Student Union for terror victims and service members.

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List of Welcome Week events might continue to expand

September 09, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

By all accounts, the 2016 Welcome Week was a huge success, said Charity Norman, GCU’s new student and family programs manager. The long list of new activities and socials proved popular and not too overwhelming, so much so that Norman said her team is looking at possibly adding even more events next year.

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GCU doctoral grad leads the followership discussion

September 09, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

We all know the importance of good leadership, but what about followership? Dr. Rob Koonce, a GCU doctoral graduate, has written a book on the subject, and he’ll share his views Monday evening during the residency at the Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort in Phoenix.

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Students get 3-D view of what’s ahead in printing

September 08, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

The future of printing can be seen through 3-D glasses, and Titan CEO Joe Manzo was on campus Wednesday to explain it to members of the IDEA Club. The presentation was part of the Canyon Angels entrepreneurial program.

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Business students sample a smorgasbord of ideas

September 08, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

There were so many options for students to explore at the annual Colangelo College of Business Kickoff on Wednesday in GCU Arena, it took many of them an hour to sift through them all. Particularly noteworthy were all the new entrepreneurial opportunities and the change in how Canyon Challenge entries will be submitted.

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Military scholarships serve these students well

September 06, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Two online students with far-reaching goals to help others have begun working toward their GCU degrees thanks to the “We Care for America” full-tuition scholarships they received recently. Kristen Stark, a neonatal nurse, would like to take her skills to countries that lack proper health care, and Michele Vogel, the 175th Wing Command Chief in the Maryland Air National Guard, would like to help military families.

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