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Dr. Deb’s Mental Health Vitamin: Marriage repair

October 02, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

In this week’s Mental Health Vitamin, Dr. Deb Wade says repairing a broken marriage is not easy, but it is possible.

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Recital to feature ‘Songs From and of the East’

September 28, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Dr. Rachel Velarde, associate professor of voice, grew up with world influences, considering her mom was a Chinese scholar and dad and Arabic scholar. Her recital with pianist Dr. Luis Rodriguez-Morales, whose “Love Songs Around the World” is included in the program, pays homage to the world influences that helped shape both performers. The recital is coming up Sunday at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Tempe and Tuesday at GCU.

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GCU alum at center of congressional assault hearing

September 27, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

GCU News Bureau A Grand Canyon University graduate has become a major part of the national sexual assault case involving Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Rachel Mitchell, chief of the Special Victims Division in the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office, was tabbed by Senate Republicans to question Kavanaugh and the first woman to accuse him of assault, Christine Blasey Ford, during a Judiciary Committee hearing on Thursday. Mitchell spoke as the interrogator on behalf of the 11 male GOP members of the committee, while the 10 committee Democrats spoke for themselves. The hearing began Thursday morning and is scheduled to wrap up this afternoon. A USA Today story characterized Mitchell’s initial questioning as a “considerate, businesslike manner befitting an experienced career sex crimes prosecutor” in which she avoided the “barbed clashes” or “politically-laden” remarks of others on the committee. Kavanaugh has been accused by Ford of sexually assaulting Ford when they were teenagers. Since Ford came forward, allegations from two other women have emerged. Kavanaugh has denied all the accusations, according to The Associated Press. Kavanaugh is currently a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Mitchell graduated from GCU, then Grand Canyon College, before […]

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Musician ‘dangerous’ in speaking truth about his faith

September 27, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

We Are Messengers’ Darren Mulligan wept, he said, when he and his family left Ireland for America. They didn’t want to leave their family or their home in the countryside. But he believes this is where God wants him to be. Mulligan stopped by the GCU Recording Studio Wednesday, before his band’s appearance at GCU Arena for the Air1 Positive Hits tour, to talk to Worship Arts students about his hard-living days, his return to church, his family and his songwriting process.

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Dr. Deb’s Mental Health Vitamin: Hoarding

September 25, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Collecting things — baseball cards, Beanie Babies, stamps — is perfectly natural. But like most anything, extremes can be unhealthy. Dr. Deb. Wade writes about hoarding, an anxiety disorder that affects 2 to 5 percent of the U.S. population.

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Theology Thursday: Remember to rejoice

August 23, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Pastor Jim Miller said it’s easy to get caught up in our own problems and not-so-optimistic outlook. He reminds us to, “Rejoice! Pray! Give thanks!” “This is God’s heart for you,” he said.

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Slideshow: Welcome Week activities, Day 1

August 21, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

The first day of Move-In on Monday didn’t end with thousands of volunteers helping arriving students unload and carry boxes to their rooms. It also included the Canyon Cool Down, New Student Orientation and the Orientation Expo.

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New Lope Shop set to open

August 14, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

The Lope Shop will open Wednesday in its new location on the GCU Promenade.

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GCU talks desert plants, virtual reality at conference

August 07, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

GCU News Bureau Faculty and students from Grand Canyon University‘s College of Science, Engineering and Technology spoke about desert plants, virtual reality, artificial intelligence and more at the American Scientific Affiliation national conference July 26-30 in Wenham, Mass. The annual meeting featured distinguished guest speakers such as Francis Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health, noted for his landmark leadership of the Human Genome Project, as well as noteworthy scientists, theologians, business delegates and students from various countries. The conference highlighted the theme “Bioethics and Biotechnology” and included the following CSET contributions: — Dr. Daisy Savarirajan presented a poster on “Microbiology Through the Lens of the Bible: Antimicrobial Products From Sonoran Desert Plants.” She also was an early career track speaker on “Don’t Leave Undergrad Without It: Wisdom for Thriving in Science” that concluded with a speed mentoring session for undergraduate students. — With GCU-ASA being declared  the largest chapter in the nation, Savarirajan and Zachary Merhavy were invited to participate in the “Local Chapters Seminar” and share their experiences about successful initiation and sustenance of local chapters. — Dr. Ramesh Velupillaimani presented his research work in collaboration with Arizona State University on “God’s Solar Cells: Light-Harvesting Role of β-carotene […]

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CSET professor presents research in Sweden

July 24, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

GCU News Bureau College of Science, Engineering and Technology Professor Dr. Ramesh Velupillaimani presented his research findings this summer at the First European Congress on Photosynthesis Research, ePS-1 A Marcus Wallenberg Symposium, in Uppsala, Sweden. His research involved an ultrafast spectroscopic approach to study how green alga (Chlamydomonas reinhardtii), a miniature marvel, captures and converts solar energy into chemical energy. The ultimate goal of this research is the production of fuel directly from the energy of the sun, through natural or artificial photosynthesis, to help meet the world’s energy requirements. During the conference, Velupillaimani visited the homes of two world-famous scientists: Linnaeus Garden and Museum in Uppsala, where Carl Linnaeus lived and worked for almost 50 years — he developed the system for classifying and naming all living things; and the Mendel Museum of Masaryk University at Brno, Czech Republic, home of Gregor Mendel, who was an ordained priest and is known as the “Father of Genetics.”

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