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By Quin Jackson
Local Outreach Student Leader

“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.” (Matthew 5:6)

With each beatitude that makes up the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus continues to prove that He is concerned with the position of our hearts. This week, we will be taking a look at the fourth beatitude, which says, “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.” Remember, Jesus is taking this opportunity to speak directly and solely to His 12 disciples and to prepare them for the time when He is no longer physically with them. Before we can fully understand the message that Jesus is trying to convey through this beatitude and how we can apply it to our own lives, we must first understand the language He uses in this statement.

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Grand Canyon University wants to make it easier for learners to fund a private Christian education. We offer Direct Start Scholarships for students who graduated high school between December of the previous calendar year and June of the calendar year that they would like to enroll. International students and students who do not enroll at GCU the semester following high school graduation may be eligible for Indirect Start Scholarships.

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By Al Kelly, MCIS
Faculty, College of Science, Engineering and Technology

Free WiFi networks have seen an explosive growth in recent years. You can find them at your local coffee shop, restaurants and even college campuses. All your personal electronic devices have built-in wireless interfaces and they are eager to make the connection. But, is free really free? Ask the question: Who is sharing the network with you?

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By Jeff Glosser
Director, Strategic Educational Alliances

Being a teacher is a profession many choose out of a passion for making a positive difference in young people’s lives. The idea to “serve others,” is often the center of this profession, as the hours a teacher works outside of their classroom is often equal to or more than the time they spend in their classroom. These hours outside the classroom are often where the mentoring, life lessons and “planting seeds” take place for a teacher to make a positive impact of their students. 

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Do you want to be a pioneer in creating a collaborative community focused on student learning? If so, then you will need the right knowledge and an ability to strategize. GCU’s Education Specialist (EdS) in K-12 Leadership program is designed to equip you with these skills and can prepare you to advance to a position of leadership in today’s culturally and economically diverse educational communities.

Grand Canyon University’s EdS in K-12 Leadership program is offered by the College of Doctoral Studies and can be an alternative to our Doctor of Education (EdD) in Organizational Leadership with an Emphasis in K-12 Leadership program. Depending on your career goals, an EdS program may be the perfect fit for you. The following signs mean that you might benefit from choosing an EdS:

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A career in nursing can be incredibly rewarding and meaningful, and it can also offer a healthy future for employment. Grand Canyon University, one of Arizona’s top nursing schools, offers a wide selection of nursing programs that range from BSN to MSN and DNP. If you aren’t sure whether this path is the right one for you, then keep reading to learn some signs that may mean you’d enjoy a career in nursing:

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Developing a team of knowledgeable and effective employees can be critical to a company’s success. If you aspire to fill management or human resource specialist positions, then consider earning Grand Canyon University’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) with an Emphasis in Strategic Human Resource Management. Offered by the Colangelo College of Business, this human resource management MBA can prepare you to drive organizational progress by fostering human capital.

Designed to promote your career success, the program’s curriculum covers topics such as leadership and strategic management, emerging technologies and e-commerce applications, as well as the impact of the global economy on organizational resources and decision-making. Keep reading to learn what you can do with your human resource management MBA:

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By Stephanie Knight, EdD
Adjunct Faculty, College of Education

Have you ever heard yourself utter one of these statements about a student?

“My student is just not motivated.”
“I just can’t get this student to want to learn.”

However, it is true that all of us are motivated to do something. Students, for example, will spend hours playing video games, texting friends or maybe skateboarding. There is more to it than what appears to be laziness.

Sadly, the answer to a “lack of motivation” from a child usually appears as a behavior problem; then, it is dealt with accordingly as opposed to finding the root of the issue. Fortunately, we can control our classrooms. So let’s do an inventory of ourselves to see how we are doing in our classrooms to meet the needs of these so-called unmotivated students:

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By Luke Hoselton
Faculty, College of Theology

I’d like to follow Jesus but struggle greatly with the behaviors and actions of many of those who claim to be Christians today. I am especially uncomfortable with the connection between evangelical Christians and the Republican Party as I feel that many of their actions are against the teachings of Jesus. What should someone in my position do?



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