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New counseling focus is on motivating, not persuading

August 11, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Helping others is what GCU is all about, and Denise Krupp, College of Humanities and Social Sciences lead counseling instructor, did just that this summer. She used her skills in motivational interviewing to train two other employee groups over the summer, an enrollment counselor team and student conduct coordinators. One group works with prospective GCU students and the other current students, but both benefit from learning to motivate, not persuade, people to make a change.

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Doctoral residencies take up residency on campus

August 10, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

The opening of the GCU Hotel and the ever increasing classroom space at the University enabled the College of Doctoral Studies to bring its residencies to the main campus. Dr. Michael Berger, the CDS dean, said the move has helped to “energize and focus the learners.”

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Employees, students lend a hand in sand at GCU Golf Course

August 09, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Here’s yet another example of how there’s more than a grain of truth to the spirit at GCU: When every sand trap at GCU Golf Course was damaged in last week’s storm, Jesse Mueller, the director of golf, needed some assistance. He turned to Greg Harman and Jeff Glosser in Academic Alliances, and they rounded up some employees and students to pitch in on a granular level.

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Employee meeting highlights achievements, goals

August 05, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s annual all-employee meeting Friday was a chance to catch up on all the things the University has accomplished in recent years and look ahead to more of the same. “I don’t think anybody believed we could accomplish what we’ve accomplished in the last seven years. It’s going to keep getting better. We’re only limited by what we can imagine,” President Brian Mueller said.

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Fall lineups for Chapel, The Gathering announced

August 04, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

The fall schedules for Chapel and The Gathering are set, and both will once again raise spirits and provoke deep spiritual thought. “It’s how I hit the reset,” said Josh James, a Christian Studies major.

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University cleans up quickly from ‘100-year storm’

August 03, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Grand Canyon University officials were ready for the massive storm Tuesday that soaked the campus with nearly three inches of rain and created lakes and rivers, caused minor flooding, shut down the Internet and phone system, and wreaked havoc on the roads. Thanks to dozens of facilities and public safety crew members and the University’s sophisticated drainage system, the campus was all but back to normal Wednesday morning.

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Cancer survivor ready to pay it forward at GCU

August 01, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Tania Herrera’s journey with cancer taught her at a very young age that life can change in an instant. Because of her experience, the soon-to-be freshman at GCU was inspired to pursue a career in nursing. She was among 50 cancer survivors and families to receive a scholarship from the Children’s Cancer Network, a partner with Phoenix Children’s Hospital and a beneficiary of the GCU Foundation Run to Fight Children’s Cancer.

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Clothing drive is like Christmas in July for kids

July 22, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Thousands of school-age children visited GCU this week during the Back to School Clothing Drive, an annual event that gives each child every possible supply imaginable and a few extras, such as bracelets, beanies and bookmarks. Hundreds of volunteers helped children select their sizes and loaded their bags and arms with goodies.

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Chief Science Officers ride wave of STEM enthusiasm

July 18, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

About 200 Chief Science Officers from junior schools and high schools from across Arizona are attending a summer institute through Wednesday hosted by GCU. Lawmakers, representatives from several states and White House officials are also on hand to catch the excitement about the spread of science, technology, engineering and math education. Arizona’s CSO program, launched in 2015, is so successful that White House officials hope to see it expanded across the country.

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Career Services on task with conference, initiative

June 24, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

There are big things happening in GCU’s Career Services department. Not only did it host, for the first time, the Arizona Statewide Career Services Conference on Thursday, it also is being assimilated into every college at the University. “We really want to make sure that the students are prepared not just academically, but also spiritually, socially and professionally,” adviser Marette Hahn said.

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