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Speech and Debate is on point as host of big event

March 21, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s Speech and Debate Team broke several team records at the 2017 National Christian College Forensics Invitational on Saturday through Monday at Grand Canyon University. It was GCU’s first try at hosting a national college speech and debate tournament, and the weather, the campus and the organization of the event drew praise.

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Final ‘Lunch and Learn’ shows what really matters

March 17, 2017 / by / 1 Comment

The Integration of Faith, Learning and Work “Lunch and Learn” series concluded Friday with a discussion about our relationships, especially the most important one — the one with Jesus. Colangelo College of Business instructor Ken Hein shared some personal anecdotes and said, “It takes courage to stand up and sacrifice what might be everything in order to have a permanent relationship with our Savior.”

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Students get relevant look at trauma of severe injury

March 17, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

After her near death experience on St. Patrick’s Day 2016, Nichola Drake has recovered thanks to round-the-clock care by her father and daily rehabilitation sessions with College of Education instructor Ted Telepak, director of Rehab Without Walls. Thursday, Drake spoke with Telepak’s COE students, who benefited from learning about her journey.

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Hospitality students get first-hand experience

March 16, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s Hospitality Management program gives students a grip on the industry with first-hand knowledge. The Colangelo College of Business (CCOB) program teaches students core business principles while offering applicable work experience at properties owned and run by the University, including the newly constructed Grand Canyon University Hotel, Canyon 49 Grill, GCU Golf Course and Lope House Restaurant. “We have professionals who are in the industry, we offer a business-based approach to learning a career field, and the learning lab is all the GCU properties,’’ said Dr. Randy Gibb, the CCOB dean.

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A proper primer to speech and debate event at GCU

March 15, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

GCU is host this weekend to the 2017 National Christian College Forensics Invitational, a prestigious event that reflects the quality of the University’s Speech and Debate Team and its leadership. Attendance is free, but if you go, certain rules apply. Think Broadway rather than Lopes basketball.

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Evidence shows Forensic Science Day again is a hit

March 08, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Nearly 1,500 students from 83 high schools across Arizona learned about crime scene evidence, toured DNA and cadaver labs and listened to forensic experts speak during Grand Canyon University’s annual Forensic Science Day. They also got to take a crack at solving a “murder” set up for their benefit.

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Speakers, listeners ‘part of something great’ at TEDx

March 03, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Nearly 1,000 people gathered Thursday at GCU Arena to hear 18 speakers and watch a full day’s worth of thought-provoking, emotional and inspirational TEDx talks. GCU students Austin Mosher and Jedidiah Woods, who conceived and organized the event, believe this year’s inaugural TEDx Grand Canyon University production will become an annual staple.

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New club charges out of the blocks with Lego-mobile

March 01, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s new Robotics Club, one of six new engineering clubs approved last month, got off to a racing start when its Derby Kart entry, a brightly painted Lego-mobile, won the “Most Creative” award in the homecoming weekend event.

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Speech and Debate posts ‘most impressive’ finishes

February 27, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s Speech and Debate Team had one of the smallest entries with only four members but earned third place overall in the Bronco Bash “Swing” tournament at Hastings College in Hastings, Nebraska. At the same time, the University hosted the Arizona District Congress Tournament National Qualifier on Saturday. On March 17-19, GCU will hold the Christian College Forensics Invitational tournament.

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Speech and Debate Team ranked in top 20

February 22, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s Speech and Debate Team earned a top 20 spot in the National Parliamentary Debate Association rankings released this week. Though moving into the No. 17 spot officially, the score doesn’t include the team’s stellar success earlier this month in two California tournaments, and the current number is probably in the top 15, said team director Barry Regan.

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