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Colangelo Scholars come to aid of resuscitation study

October 21, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

When a local nonprofit needed help putting together facts and figures about the importance of immediate resuscitation when someone goes into cardiac arrest at assisted-living facilities and the like, it came to the right place: GCU’s Colangelo College of Business. Four Colangelo Scholars helped Dr. Elissa Torres come up with valuable information that produced $200,000 in grants with more on the way.

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Glittering mortarboards reflect accomplishments

October 20, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Some GCU graduates who received their diplomas in Phoenix this weekend used plenty of color, zest and sparkle to turn their mortarboards into expressions of art. The adorned caps shone like beacons amid the mostly black mortarboards graduates sported atop their heads.

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No loss for words at ‘Lunch and Learn’ on communication

October 19, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

The second “Lunch and Learn” in the College of Theology’s Integration of Faith, Learning and Work was called “Communication and the Christian Faith,” and the talk Friday morning by Josh Danaher of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences sparked a lot of discussion. Danaher said that communicating effectively can be difficult at times for everyone, even those who do it for a living, and he suggested ways to be a better listener and, thus, get your message across.

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Fall commencement 2015: Hard work pays off

October 17, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Neither rain nor lightning nor dust storm nor traffic could detract from Grand Canyon University’s online commencement ceremonies Friday and Saturday. Once the attendees were safely inside GCU Arena, which took some doing when the dust started blowing Friday, there were congratulations for a job well done and triumphantly raised fists to signify an impressive achievement.

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New faculty expand strong credentials, caring attitude in GCU nursing program

October 16, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

A Floridian who wanted to be a nurse for as long as she can remember and who has now worked in the field for 30 years this fall joined GCU’s College of Nursing and Health Care Professions as assistant dean. Dr. Lisa Smith is among several new faculty faces who are bringing a wealth of knowledge and variety of experience to the college.

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Student input helps Canyon Angels take wing

October 15, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

The new Canyon Angels met for the first time Wednesday night, and the investors in attendance got to witness the twist that will make GCU’s group different from others: Student teams shared their due diligence findings on the three startups who did presentations. “This is a cut above,” said one of the investors, GCU adjunct professor David Blackledge.

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Online student juggles jobs, coursework with dispatch

October 14, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Sandra Seelhammer of Faribault, Minn., is showing how a degree in Christian studies can be utilized in the working world, and she certainly has a world of work: She’s a mom, an emergency dispatcher and a coordinator for multi-agency response strategies to domestic violence crimes. Yet she still is on course to graduate with honors.

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Havocs ready to shout their support for community

October 13, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Those zany, exuberant Havocs will take some of their frenzied energy and focus it on five community organizations handling problems ranging from homelessness and hunger to chronic illness and animal welfare. “It’s a win, win, win,” said Christina Wagner, GCU Arena marketing manager.

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Mittelberg’s talk puts the blitz on atheism

October 13, 2015 / by / 5 Comments

Mark Mittelberg is a top Christian author and apologist, and he has 20 reasons why it’s illogical to deny the existence of God. The design of the universe, and everything in it, down to the cells in our bodies, is so complex, Mittelberg said, there has to be an “Intelligent Designer” behind it. He laid out those reasons at Chapel Monday morning and, later that evening, at a meeting of the Defenders Club at GCU.

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Steinberg is on the money with talk to GCU sports business students

October 12, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Story by Rick Vacek Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau The first thing that strikes you about Leigh Steinberg is his genuine curiosity about every facet of the sports world. The second thing is that he’s genuine, period. So when Colangelo School of Sports Business students at Grand Canyon University got to hear the legendary “Jerry Maguire” sports agent Friday as he shared stories, rattled off numbers and waxed philosophic about his 40-plus years in the business, it was a firsthand glimpse into what they need to start acquiring. Show me the money? Show me the knowledge. “The thing we say to students a lot is, no matter what you do, know what’s going on,” said Dr. Brian Smith, director of the School of Sports Business. “He really, really knows what’s going on, and he has an eye toward the future that’s really remarkable.” Smith saw that right away Friday when he picked up Steinberg to bring him to campus. The agent was on fire about a story about college football coaches’ salaries that had appeared in USA Today. Upon his arrival, it didn’t take long before that enthusiasm had the overflow audience, which included University administrators, in rapt […]

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