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Havocs bringing their creative spirit to Indianapolis

March 19, 2021 / by / 0 Comment

Rare tickets to the Lopes NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament were up for grabs to students, and some pulled out all the stops to land one for GCU’s first-ever appearance in The Big Dance on Saturday. Kennedi Greenfield and Faith Clear stayed up late into the night to put together a video plea. “It was a Hail Mary,” Greenfield said. But March Madness dreams do come true.

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Slideshow: Culture Fest 2021

March 05, 2021 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Garrett Ohrenberg GCU News Bureau Grand Canyon University students didn’t have to travel far — just to Juniper Field — to see the world on Thursday for Culture Fest. An estimated 800 to 1,000 attended the travel-themed event, called “All Around the World,” which featured students dressed as “flight attendants” leading fellow students on a tour of 22 booths representing various nations and cultures. Culture Fest is the biggest event of the year for the Multicultural, Diversity and Inclusion Office. 

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Student’s Green Week message: ‘We can care’

March 01, 2021 / by / 0 Comment

As Director of Sustainability for Associated Students of GCU, Rachel Christy hopes that events for Green Week at GCU, including the seminar “God is Green” and a sustainability market, help fellow students to not just talk but act for the good of the planet. Her message to students is simple: “God cares about the environment and so should we.”

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Tax time go time for Allocate to Elevate participants

February 17, 2021 / by / 0 Comment

Joyce and Don Metz might not have completed the recent landscaping project at their home on 39th Avenue if not for the help of community partners GCU and Habitat for Humanity. GCU and GCE provided not only the volunteers to do the work but much of the funding, too, through employee giving program Allocate to Elevate. Employees who haven’t signed up to participate in the initiative, which supports not just Habitat but School Choice Arizona and public school extra-curricular activities, still have time to help reach this year’s $3.2 million pledge goal. And for those who have pledged, tax time means it’s also time to take the next steps in the process.

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GCU nursing students excel at exam, despite COVID

January 13, 2021 / by / 1 Comment

GCU’s nursing students continued their successful run on a daunting national licensure examination despite the barriers that COVID presented. The University’s prelicensure nursing students ended the year strong, achieving an impressive 96.17% pass rate on the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX), the test all nursing students must pass before being able to practice as a registered nurse. Much of that academic success can be attributed to the nursing faculty and the changes they made to wrap their arms around their students.

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New year, new workout

December 30, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

Kayla Hartson says a good way to start off the year is with a strength-based workout, so grab a set of dumbbells and focus on a healthy you this year.

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Fitness Facts: Resolutions you can keep

December 30, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

Make this your first goal for the new year: Don’t make New Year’s resolutions that are too out of reach. Strive for something achievable, says Connie Colbert, like drinking more water and cooking more meals at home.

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#Askingforafriend: Finding meaning in 2020’s struggles

December 30, 2020 / by / 1 Comment

The clock striking midnight on New Year’s Eve is not going to have a magical effect of transforming everything “back to normal.” But we can pause, reflect and regroup as we continue coping to the best of our abilities

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Fitness Facts: Why gut health is important

December 23, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

With pecan pies, fudge and cookies aplenty, it’s the time of year to indulge. But much of the party food we eat around the holidays can have a serious impact on our gut health and leave us more susceptible to illness. Connie Colbert gives a few tips on how to improve your gut health.

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