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Former ASGCU president, sister both battling cancer

November 12, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Cancer has challenged the family of former ASGCU President Slate Herman in ways that defy belief. Not only did he lose his father and an older sister to the disease; he was diagnosed with leukemia in September — and then his sister Isabelle was, too. The news was shocking to the many people on campus who fondly recall his time at GCU.

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Colangelo makes the call: Teacher/alum gets wish

November 09, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

It was a serendipitous moment when Jerry Colangelo dialed Nathan Johnson’s number, granting his wish for $5,000 in physical education equipment for his students at Westwood Elementary. Colangelo is connected to GCU as a benefactor whose name graces the Colangelo College of Business, and Johnson is a GCU alumnus. The Lopes were also involved in the Fiesta Bowl Charities Wishes for Teachers initiative as sponsors and as wish granters, and Dr. Kimberly LaPrade, the Dean of the College of Education, selected the names of three lucky teachers from the large red plastic apple.

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God sees beyond face value, Watson tells Chapel

November 06, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Speakers have brought props to Chapel before, but Robert Watson took it to the next level Monday — he brought a grill. One lucky student got a free grilled cheese sandwich out of it, and his audience got a strong message about how much God values us.

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Veteran professor loves working in ACE centers

November 05, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Students tutored by the Academic and Career Excellence centers don’t have to worry about missing out on instruction from adjunct professor Martin (Dion) Benes. Morning, night and day — Monday through Sunday — Benes dedicates his time to tutoring while he’s outside the classroom. He’s been around students for 40 years and loves being a Lope. One administrator called Benes a staple of the University’s tutoring efforts. “I plan on staying until they kick me out of here,” Benes said. “I think the people around her are outstanding.”

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Día de los Muertos joyfully celebrated

November 02, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

For Latino Student Union president Leonardo Quintero, the Día de los Muertos celebrations on campus are all about presenting Latino culture to GCU students and staff and implementing it into the culture of the Lopes.

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GCU three-peats in Stock Market Challenge

November 02, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

This is getting to be a habit: For the third straight year, a Grand Canyon team won the University division of the Stock Market Challenge, an annual fundraiser in which teams build a fictitious portfolio by reacting to market news and fluctuations. But this time the GCU teams finished 1-2 in the event.

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Students’ tech skills on digital display at showcase

November 01, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

The Technology Capstone Showcase was an opportunity to see what computer science and computer programming students have been learning — and it clearly is a lot. They showed industry professionals, faculty and other students projects that encompass data analytics, data analysis, artificial intelligence and an interesting game called “3D Beat-‘Em Up!”

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Leap to Teach Expo meets a need, conveniently

October 31, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

The Leap to Teach & Lead Career Expo and Networking Event, a collaborative effort by Grand Canyon University’s College of Education, Career IMPACT Center and Strategic Educational Alliances was mutually beneficial. “Lopes Leap to Teach is a win-win for both our students and the school districts,” said Dean of the COE, Dr. Kimberly LaPrade as she walked among dozens of employers and potential employees along the Promenade.

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CCOB job fair on the money in Money Week

October 30, 2018 / by / 1 Comment

Job fairs at GCU have shifted toward smaller, more intimate settings with industry-specific focuses, and that worked well for the Colangelo College of Business on Monday afternoon. It staged a job fair for finance, banking and insurance professionals in the courtyard of its new building.

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Chapel: Moore has a lot to talk about — so does God

October 30, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Sean Moore’s Chapel talk Monday was all about relationships — starting with our dialogue (not our monologue) with God. “I found that once I got my relationship with God right, my relationship with God gave me wisdom on what I was supposed to do in my other relationships with other people,” the pastor of Faith Christian Center said.

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