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Comic belief: McFarlane shows he’s on the ball

October 20, 2016 / by / 2 Comments

Maybe you’ve never heard of Todd McFarlane, but many millennials sure have. He’s famous for his comic-book creations, and the Colangelo College of Business students were awestruck Wednesday as he talked to them about how to get good at something and then parlay it into a success. But the admiration wasn’t a one-way street. “I’m amazed by how brilliant you are,” he said of the younger generation.

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Kimmel’s Chapel talk leaves no stones unturned

October 18, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Dr. Tim Kimmel, who founded and operates the Family Matters ministry, had an interesting take on David vs. Goliath at Chapel on Monday morning. Kimmel noted that David put five stones in his pouch and listed five pieces of ammunition we need to fight Satan and deal with daily life. Some of Kimmel’s stones aren’t necessarily things you’d think of first.

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Who’s that cool cat in the hat? It’s Dr. Griffin

October 17, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Dr. Tim Griffin, GCU’s pastor and dean of students, officially received his doctoral degree Friday afternoon. It wasn’t an ostentatious presentation — he merely was first in line when diplomas were handed out, then went back to his seat — and that was how he wanted it. But his doctoral tam did get a little attention.

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The long journey from ‘Lost Boy’ to master’s grad

October 17, 2016 / by / 2 Comments

One of the graduates at commencement Friday morning considered the process of getting a master’s degree a walk in the park compared to what he had to do at a very young age. Bol Bior Kur was one of the “Lost Boys of Sudan” but found his way to America and is making the most of the opportunity.

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Politics is laughing matter in ‘Of Thee I Sing’

October 14, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

“Of Thee I Sing,” the musical political satire that opens tonight at Ethington Theatre, gives the audience a delightful reason to laugh out loud at a fictional presidential campaign. The delight comes in all forms, from the visual spectacle of 1930s-era costumes, a stage filled with stars and stripes, humor ranging from subtle to slapstick, singing that is at once beautiful and hummable and cast full of actors who clearly enjoy the art of comedy.

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Integrity Summit helps students, pure and simple

October 14, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

For the first time Thursday, Colangelo College of Business students got to attend the Integrity Summit, which features a series of prominent business leaders talking about the importance of doing business and living life the right way. Not only did they find it extremely educational; they also got to speak with those leaders, who could help them in their careers.

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Colangelo’s Olympic insights are as good as gold

October 14, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Jerry Colangelo’s humility, life lessons and humor made for another riveting hour of questions, answers and new stories to share with Colangelo College of Business evening cohort students – bachelor’s and master’s – Thursday night as part of the CCOB Dean’s Speaker Series’ regular rotation of special guests. For example, when he was asked whether he saw mosquitos in Rio de Janeiro, where the Zika virus was a concern, he replied, “Sure, but being Italian, they stayed away from me.”

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Career practicum is handy for students, employers

October 12, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

The first annual Counseling and Psychology Career Practicum was a win-win for behavioral health organizations that seek to hire interns and for GCU students who need practicum placements. The event was a bigger success than expected and one of a series of college-specific hiring events the Career Impact Center is hosting this year.

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Midnight Madness is treasure chest of fun memories

October 10, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

The scene at Midnight Madness on Friday night was exactly what it was supposed to be — crazy. As in crazy fun. Students waited hours to get in, and once inside the Arena they made it shake with their noise and energy. To top it off, Pastor Tim Griffin donned a biker outfit and coaches Dan Majerle and Trent May both had their bodies painted.

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GCU researching the impact of shoes on muscles

October 07, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

One of GCU’s newly launched research projects explores the impact of shoes on muscles activation. CSET Assistant Professor Donna Gerakos said GCU’s leap into research is adds to its well-established reputation as a leader in exercise science education. Equally important, it offers undergraduate students an opportunity to participate into cutting-edge research and prepares them for the research requirements of graduate school.

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