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By Angela Bratt
Marketing Major, Honors College

The Honors College’s full-time program coordinator, Anna Cofrancesco, and program manager, Luke Amarago, recently attended a United Nations Conference. This conference is held twice a year at the UN headquarters and is sponsored by the Friendship Ambassador Association, a partner of the UN. The theme of the conference this past winter session focused on innovation and collaboration for a sustainable world. To be eligible and attend this conference, Anna and Luke had to undergo an extremely selective application process. This process included answering a series in-depth questions such as “How do you serve the community?”, “What contributions have you made in your community?”, “What contributions have you made in your career field?”, “What kinds of experiences have you had?”, “What are your future aspirations?” and so forth. They waited a few weeks for final selects to be made, and Anna and Luke were both included as finalists.

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By Christine Marsh
Education Administration Major, College of Education

This morning, one of my students asked how many boys were in class, and a different student answered before I had a chance, said what the number was. The first student had asked how many boys were in my fourth-hour class and I answered that I thought that there was an equal number of boys and girls in that class. A third student said, “What about the others?” I was unclear what she meant, so I asked her to clarify and she said that some students do not use male or female pronouns.

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By Allison Richmond
Professional Writing, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

How does art and immorality go hand-in-hand? In this installment of Trending Faith, the Dean of the College of Theology, Dr. Jason Hiles, and University Pastor and Dean of Students, Dr. Tim Griffin, talk in detail about entertainment and how Christians should respond to entertainment like movies, television shows and video games.

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The student athletes at Grand Canyon University are hardworking individuals who continue our proud tradition of strong athletics and academics. Each of our student athletes is an invaluable addition to our learning community, and Kavita Akula is certainly no exception. This 5’5” guard—who is a junior as of the 2017-2018 season—has averaged an impressive 8.9 points per game, 1.2 assists and 2.0 rebounds. Kavita’s journey to GCU is a remarkable testament to the strength of the human spirit in overcoming adversity.

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By Nicholas W. Miller
Student, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Grand Canyon University now offers a Bachelor of Arts in English with an Emphasis in Professional Writing. This new program focuses mainly on the principles of rhetoric and composition while simultaneously preparing students to become practical communicators in the 21st century workplace. New professional writing majors will find that many of the first courses are writing-intensive, as expected. As students move through the program, they will notice there is a need for some practical experience with a few free online programs that will be implemented in some of the courses.

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