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GCU presentations at Statewide Career Services Conference

June 25, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

GCU News Bureau Members of Grand Canyon University’s Academic and Career Excellence and Strategic Employee Initiatives teams gave four virtual presentations this week at the Arizona Statewide Career Services Conference, sponsored by the University of Arizona.  In addition to “New Direction: Transitioning to an innovative, virtual support model during the COVID-19 pandemic,” here are three other presentations with photos:  ● “From Student Worker to Working from Home: Student Employment Amid COVID-19” ● “Reducing the Distance in Outreach and Engagement” ● “It Takes a Village: University Partnerships for Student Career Success”  

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Canyon Professional Development helps educators look ahead

June 09, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

A team from Canyon Professional Development, part of GCU’s K12 Educational Development, hosted a webinar last week in which it advised 80 officials from Christian schools about educational challenges created by COVID-19.

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Future Worship Arts student represents GCU

May 20, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

Alexia Hopkins of Buckeye, Ariz., didn’t waste any time letting her grandparents know where she’ll be going to college. With some gentle nudging from her mom, the soon-to-be Lope wore her cap and gown to the airport on a recent trip to pick up her grandparents and represented GCU appropriately. Hopkins, a vocalist and guitarist who will be a student in the Worship Arts program in the fall, even caught the eye of Fox 10 News, who interviewed her.

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COVID-19 focused ideas for Arizona Gives Day

April 07, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

By Debbie Accomazzo University Relations Manager Today is Arizona Gives Day, and GCU Today’s “Partners in Purpose” has curated a few COVID-19 friendly ideas for participating in this statewide movement. Also, be sure to share the ways your family chooses to give back. Partners in Purpose would be happy to celebrate your unique ways of spreading sunshine. School Connect unites, “one community, one family, one city”: Former GCU employee and Executive Director of City Serve AZ Billy Thrall said it best in a video he recorded on behalf of GCU partner School Connect. An organization that empowers children by connecting schools to their community, School Connect believes every child should have someone who can help them unlock their potential.  School Connect mobilized immediately when school closures were announced. The organization is standing in the gap on behalf of Arizona students and has invited GCU and GCE faculty and staff to create 30-second videos to bring connection, inspiration and offer words of encouragement. Be sure to use your phone in horizontal mode (#okboomer), and don’t forget your Lopes Up! You can email your video to GCU University Relations Manager Debbie Accomazzo or upload to your own social media pages. Be sure to tag @SchoolConnectAZ […]

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Can’t visit campus in person? Just view GCU Live

March 25, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

Families often get to know the GCU campus through live, in-person tours. But not everyone can make it to campus, and that’s where the GCU Live team comes in. GCU Live conducts full, interactive, live virtual tours that are streamed online for those who might not have the opportunity to visit the University. These virtual tours have become the best way to get to know the campus as social distancing has changed the way we interact.

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Crowd of students flocks to GCU’s cultural festival

March 12, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

A crowd of more than 700 people attended Culture Fest March 6, highlighting some of the 90 countries that are represented at GCU. International student Cynthia Shekinah, born in India and raised in Romania, said she got the chance to learn how others live, and afterwards, “I feel like I was more woke.”

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Fitness Facts: Give your immune system a boost

March 11, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

Stocking up on hand sanitizer and Lysol is one way to avoid illness, but it’s easy to forget one of our best defenses – our immune system — which is designed to prevent against bacteria, viruses and other potential threats to our health. The foods we eat, supplements we take and lifestyle behaviors we engage in can all strengthen or weaken our immune system, says GCU dietitan Liz Cook.

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Zach Sheldon is king of the jungle … and Mr. GCU

March 06, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

GCU News Bureau Seven contestants will say it was a wild ride from beginning to end of the “Jumanji”-themed Mr. GCU, the campus’ popular male pageant, which attracted some 6,000 attendees to GCU Arena on Thursday night. Those contestants — Ryan Oxley, Josiah Brown, Ryan Salerno, Zach Sheldon, Robby Yamaguchi, JC Kroupa and Gabe Rodgers — spent months learning choreography, preparing their talent routine and practicing for the harrowing interview questions from “The Host” himself, Caleb Duarte. Emerging victorious was Zach Sheldon, who entertained the crowd with his harmonica-playing prowess.  

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Slideshow: Mr. GCU 2020

March 06, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by John Spooner GCU News Bureau Seven contestants will say it was a wild ride from beginning to end of Mr. GCU, the campus’ popular male pageant, which attracted some 6,000 attendees to GCU Arena on Thursday night. Those contestants — Ryan Oxley, Josiah Brown, Ryan Salerno, Zach Sheldon, Robby Yamaguchi, JC Kroupa and Gabe Rodgers — spent months learning choreography, preparing their talent routine and practicing for the harrowing interview questions from “The Host” himself, Caleb Duarte. Emerging victorious was Zach Sheldon, who entertained the crowd with his harmonica-playing prowess.  

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Conference looks at science through lens of faith

February 24, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

No one should have to choose between faith and science. “Faith is a starting point for knowledge, not the end of the search to understand all that God has done. One who believes wholeheartedly in God can also conduct amazing research projects in ways that enable us to better understand who He is and how He created,” said Dr. Jason Hiles, GCU’s Dean of the College of Theology, who was part of this weekend’s Conference on Faith and Science. Scholars at the two-day conference on GCU’s campus spoke about everything from intelligent design and discoveries in science that point to an intelligent designer, to ethical aspects on new technologies.

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