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Bernier’s ‘God glasses’ give students global vision

March 02, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

A College of Education professor borrows God’s glasses to take her students beyond the surface of knowledge in the classroom. Lisa Bernier is all about connecting faith through everyday life and encouraging students to go on mission trips.

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Piano recital is another first for recording studio

March 01, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

When talented music major Omar Williams Jr., a junior in the College of Fine Arts and Production, played a classic song by Johann Sebastian Bach on the piano last week, it was music to the ears of his instructor, Dr. Jelena Vladikovic, and College of Worship Arts recording studio manager, Eric Johnson. It is the first time a COFAP student recorded an audition tape in the five-month old venue.

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Chapel message: It’s God’s mission, so accept it

March 01, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

A member of The Traveling Team turned his Chapel talk Monday morning into a missionary appeal. The Traveling Team is all about sending out more people on mission trips, and it sets an example by touring the country speaking at universities. Callison urged listeners to put helping those in need at the top of their must-do list.

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ASGCU aims to increase unity through better diversity awareness

February 29, 2016 / by / 2 Comments

By Jeannette Cruz GCU News Bureau Seven years ago, Arantxa Moreno came to America from Venezuela and had to dive into the new culture while still trying to hold on to parts of her upbringing that she held dear. “It was a little difficult at first because everything is different,” she said. “Sure, I made friends who were also from other Latin American countries and understood my Spanish, but even then, language was so insignificant because there were so many other factors that made us different.” That is how Moreno learned that two people can come from the same place and yet share two totally different experiences. And with so many international, cultural and social clubs on campus, it’s no surprise that Moreno sought a need to shed light on the many ways diversity exists at Grand Canyon University — which she presumes will grow with the increasing student population. Moreno now is diversity awareness director of Associated Students of GCU, which is turning the spotlight on two students every month, starting this week, to encourage other students to learn more about the unique people and exciting programs at the University. Students will be featured on ASGCU’s social media accounts and Channel 22. […]

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New medical technology ‘all starts with an idea’ at Solutions Challenge

February 24, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

GCU engineering, medical, computer science and business students on Tuesday were enticed to join forces and compete in BioAccel’s Solutions Challenge 2016. Student-faculty teams from the various disciplines form teams to identify a medical problem, solve it by developing technology, and commercialize the product.

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Career Services Student Workers of the Month: Autumn Gilchriest and Stephen Crane

February 24, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

By Marette Hahn GCU Career Services When you sit down with Autumn Gilchriest and Stephen Crane, this month’s Student Workers of the Month, you immediately feel at ease. They exude hard work, customer service, strategic thinking and a true enjoyment of working with others. Gilchriest and Crane both started their student worker experience at the ITS Staff Help Desk. However, with their exemplary work ethics and service-oriented dispositions, it’s not a surprise that they were promoted to even bigger responsibilities. Gilchriest, a senior Forensic Sciences major, now works as a Network Operations Center (NOC) Technician, where she gets to try her hand with servers on a much larger scale.  Crane, a junior Entrepreneurial Studies major, is now with End Point, which requires a higher level of technology software understanding and supports full-time staffers. Gilchriest initially applied for the NOC full-time position just to practice interviewing, and they were so impressed with her and her potential, they brought her on as a student worker so she could start learning earlier. When she’s not busy taking care of our servers, she is out enjoying her classwork, which includes learning about instrumental analysis, toxicology, blood spatter and DNA testing. As if that wasn’t enough, […]

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Prominent Oxford professor, author to visit campus Monday

February 19, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Chapel will be extra important Monday because the speaker will be Dr. John Lennox, an Oxford professor who is one of the leaders of the discussion about Christianity’s place in science. In addition to his presentation at Chapel, Lennox also will speak at 2 p.m. in the Arena in a session that will be open to the public.

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Techies with tender hearts give computers, skills to community

February 17, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s Innovative Computing Club is about a year old, but this month club members are completing a compassion mission they began almost as soon as the club was formed. They acquired and assembled 100 fully equipped desktops — complete with monitors, keyboards and mice — to four Arizona organizations that help disadvantaged community members.

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Engineers honor Mueller for STEM leadership

February 16, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

GCU President Mueller, who has made it a priority to expand STEM programs and enrollment at GCU to help build a highly trained workforce, was honored at the IEEE’s annual banquet Saturday at the Hilton Phoenix Airport.

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Students get new perspectives on dance in spring work

February 16, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

By Janie Magruder GCU News Bureau Dance faculty and students in the College of Fine Arts and Production are studying this week with guest artist Dr. Padmaja Suresh, a renowned Bharatanatyam dancer and teacher from Bangalore, India. Suresh is an intellectual performer whose productions have won her critical acclaim around the world. She has lectured and danced at various international conferences, including at UNESCO, and her school, Aatmayala, shares dance with underprivileged children in her community and rural areas around it. Participants in the classes will be adding what they learned from Kwame Shaka Opare, a classically trained West African dancer based in Baltimore who was a guest artist on campus in January, when he composed a dance with two sections of his original work for the spring performances. Opare, who started touring in the late ’90s with the Broadway show STOMP, is renowned for his ability to engage students and audiences and convey the meaning and purpose of his work. At his lecture last month, Opare connected deeply with students as he shared about his experiences teaching youth in Baltimore. He described the stages of transformation that they experienced, which became the basis of his master’s thesis and concert. Suresh and […]

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