Speech and Debate Team is honored at recent Lopes basketball game
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Regan honored for Speech and Debate success

December 06, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Barry Regan, director of the University’s Speech and Debate Team, was given an award at a recent conference for his leadership of a team that continues racking up successes. The 21-member group finished the fall season with a flurry of outstanding performances as it looks forward to its next contest in January.

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Two GCU students in finals for $100,000 award

November 28, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Grand Canyon University students Michael Garcia and Vaugn Devera are finalists for a $100,000 investment at the BioAccel Solutions Challenge. The Dec. 1 award is given to those whose entrepreneurism and innovation could improve community health and well-being. Garcia and Devera created HandleTech, a copper-infused liquid or spray that can act as an antimicrobial on commonly touched objects around health care facilities, hospitals, schools and beyond.

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Justice Courts officials say ‘thank you’ with trophy

November 22, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

During a season of gratitude, Maricopa County Justice Courts officials gave Grand Canyon University an award Tuesday thanking the University for “invaluable and enthusiastic support.”

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Female theologians discuss women’s place in ministry

November 15, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

A high-powered panel of women theologians at GCU tackled the question, “Does God Call Women into the Ministry?” The answer may seem obvious, but it was’t and was the subject triggered interesting debate.

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GCU President Brian Mueller (center) holds the Business Leader of the Year Award, which he received from Steven Zylstra (left), president/CEO of the Arizona Technology Council, and Sandra Watson, president/CEO of the Arizona Commerce Authority.
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Mueller named Business Leader of the Year

November 11, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

The Governor’s Celebration of Innovation was Thursday night, and GCU President Brian Mueller was named the Business Leader of the Year. Steven Zylstra, president of the Arizona Technology Council, said Mueller’s efforts at the University are the talk of the town, but Mueller said it’s the result of teamwork and trust in God.

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GCU Stadium was an important addition to the University's athletic facilities, but plenty of work has gone on off the field as well during the transition to Division I.
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GCU’s Div. I transition is more than a sports story

November 07, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

GCU is in the fourth and final year of the transition to NCAA Division I, but it isn’t just about sports. “This is a university process, not just an athletic department process,” said Jamie Boggs, deputy athletics director.

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Faculty to peers: ‘Practice what you teach’

October 24, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Making connections between Christian values and classroom teaching can go a long way toward engaging students, even in STEM and technology subjects. Three GCU faculty members shared their insights on doing so during Friday’s “Lunch and Learn” as part of the Integration of Faith, Learning and Work lecture series sponsored by the College of Theology.

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Thomas Rotering nailed his characterizations of Donald Trump in GCU's mock debate.
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Mock debate has elusive quality — civility

October 24, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

What, an issue-driven debate? Yes, and that was the point of the Speech and Debate Team’s mock presidential debate staged Friday at Ethington Theatre, which provided a serious forum for candidate’s views in a funny way while entertaining the nearly 250 in attendance who laughed, learned and cast ballots. Said College of Humanities and Social Sciences Dean Dr. Sherman Elliott: “We wanted to showcase civil discourse.”

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Todd McFarlane speaks to students Wednesday at the Colangelo College of Business. (Photo by Darryl Webb)
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Comic belief: McFarlane shows he’s on the ball

October 20, 2016 / by / 1 Comment

Maybe you’ve never heard of Todd McFarlane, but many millennials sure have. He’s famous for his comic-book creations, and the Colangelo College of Business students were awestruck Wednesday as he talked to them about how to get good at something and then parlay it into a success. But the admiration wasn’t a one-way street. “I’m amazed by how brilliant you are,” he said of the younger generation.

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Never fear, teachers — certification help is on the way

October 18, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

On Saturday, GCU’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences is hosting its first annual conference to help students prepare for the National Evaluation Series (NES), an exam Arizona students are required to pass before student teaching and to receive the required certification to teach.

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