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By Breanna Alverson
Life Leader

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him and he will direct your paths.” (Proverbs 3:5-6)

Whether you are a long time believer or just starting your personal relationship with Christ, the question of “What is God’s will?” certainly hits close to home. If you have ever prayed over a loved one who is dying or stood next to a friend who has lost everything, this question strikes even harder. Having experienced the loss of a parent, I have wrestled with it over and over again myself. My whole heart is hoping that you will keep wrestling with it in your own life and in that process draw closer to the God of truth to find the answers you need.

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By Neal Adam, PhD
Faculty, College of Science, Engineering and Technology  

The Institute for Environmental Sustainability is a Research and Design Program (RDP) that was established by Grand Canyon University’s College of Science, Engineering and Technology to give students and faculty the opportunity to research and address environmental problems, using cross-disciplinary approaches. Dr. Randhir Deo is the administrative principle investigator (PI) for this program.

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By Nyomi Mosley
Administrative Assistant, College of Theology 

In the eyes of Grand Canyon University’s College of Theology, Amanda Corella is an individual of outstanding character and academic pursuit.

Amanda holds a great level of admiration for the Bible and its role within the Christian community. During her time at Grand Canyon University, she expressed her faith to the students on campus as a Head Life Leader.

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Designed to help current and aspiring leaders advance their career with practical and theoretical expertise, Grand Canyon University’s Doctor of Business Administration with an Emphasis in Marketing can help you foster innovation and research while preparing you to deliver an elevated level of leadership. Learners in this program enjoy an advanced learning environment in which advisors and faculty are committed to their success, and they engage in a uniquely integrated dissertation process and participate in Doctoral Residencies. Continue reading to learn about some of the core courses in our DBA in marketing:

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By Todd Forrest
Faculty, College of Theology

There are few things more enjoyable than a good Reese’s cup. The chocolate and peanut butter just make sense. Many things in our world just seem to fit together and make sense.

This seems to be, in a larger sense, the drive of mankind. How do I make sense out of this world? God planned for our world to make sense out of relationships. These relationships are both vertical (with God and man) and horizontal (with each other). This brings the richness of life that makes sense of the world. The simple words of Jesus, summing up all the commands: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’” (Matthew 22:37-39)

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Whether you’re a current teacher who wishes to further your skills and expertise, or you’re required to take ongoing education courses by your employer, consider enrolling in one of Grand Canyon University’s continuing education courses. These courses give current teachers a convenient and affordable way to earn graduate credits and broaden their skillsets.

One area that many teachers choose to take courses in is reading. We offer a variety of reading courses designed to help you advance your knowledge in the field, learn introductory instructional methods for teaching reading and gain further knowledge about literature and creating literate environments.

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By Breanna Alverson
Business Administration Major, Colangelo College of Business

As a fourth year student in the Colangelo College of Business, I am about to graduate with a Bachelor of Science and roughly three years of work experience. While I would like to say that I have the practical knowledge to at once be an expert in my field, this would be a gross overestimation. However, I am prepared to start my career using the crucial, fundamental knowledge and theory I have gained in subjects such as management, human resources, accounting, economics, finance, marketing, public relations and the list goes on. Perhaps the most important skill I have learned in my studies is how to manage and effectively use one of man’s most precious resources: time.

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Do you need a BSN to become a nurse? The simple answer is technically, no, you don’t need a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) to become a nurse. However, pursuing a BSN offers many advantages for individuals who want to advance their nursing career, become a leader in the field or improve their employment opportunities. The following are several reasons why you should consider earning a BSN:

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By Tatum Sorrelman
Business Management Major, Colangelo College of Business

Moving into my dorm was extremely exciting! This year, I am in an on-campus apartment, which means I have a room all to myself! Never in my life have I had my own room – my sister and I have always shared a room and last year I had a roommate. It’s so nice to have my own space! Plus, one of the other nice things about having an on-campus apartment is there is a full kitchen. I can cook my own food and learn new recipes instead of always buying food out! 

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