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Students’ mock debate was uniquely presidential

October 29, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

Edgar Moreno played Donald Trump. Devon Wemple played Joe Biden. But the GCU Speech and Debate team members weren’t 100% accurate in their imitations during a mock presidential debate on Wednesday. They were civil, even presidential, in laying out the positions of the candidates prior to Tuesday’s election.

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Students talk the (culture) talk, walk the (art) walk

October 28, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

Ajienne Lambey felt helpless over the summer watching all the social unrest on TV. So she expressed her emotions through her artwork and looked inward at what it meant to her to be Black in America. Darian Cruz expresses her culture through her cut paper creations, which include images of skulls, sacred hearts and calla lilies. They are all common images in the Mexican culture. They were just two of the artists featured Tuesday evening in the Un1ty One Week Art Walk, organized by the Multicultural, Diversity and Inclusion Office.

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Un1ty One Week to creatively celebrate diversity

October 23, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

The Multicultural, Diversity and Inclusion Office has another big event coming up. Un1ty One Week — that’s unity with a “1” instead of an “i” — starts Monday and will include student discussions about diversity via Zoom, an art walk, a presidential-style debate, a cooking and culture show and a parade of the nations.

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Undergraduate research highlighted at symposium

December 09, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

Five student groups presented their research at the Undergraduate Learning Community and Research Symposium Friday. “It’s very clear to me that what used to be done at the graduate level is now being done at the undergraduate level and with significant excellence,” said GCU President Brian Mueller. Those interesting findings cover everything from heart rates to something called Ugly Gerry.

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No debate: These students can tell you about civility

November 14, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s Speech and Debate teams are all about expressing views. There’s no shortage of that in the year leading to the presidential election — and during the week impeachment hearings are televised. The difference is the five members of Speech and Debate shared how to express those views with respect and grace, part of the GCU’s yearlong initiative on civil discourse.

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Speech and Debate team places second

February 11, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

Among 30 speech and debate teams, GCU finished runner-up to Concordia University of Irvine, Calif., on Sunday at the Sunset Cliffs Classic Tournament at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego. Jess Kennedy, Tommee Gleason and Xanthia Clow led the speech team. Kennedy won two events in the novice division and was named the second-ranked speaker of the tournament. Gleason clamed a pair of third-place finishes and reached the finals in two other events and Clow placed third in two events. Two debate pairs (Matthew Calderwood-Grace Laidlaw and Ben Kuykendall-Joseph-Madere) advanced to the top eight.

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