Dr. Randhir Deo dedicates much of his time outside the classroom to tracking issues around water pollution, including prescription drugs in water systems. (Photo by Darryl Webb)
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Issue of prescription drugs in water requires research

April 23, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Dr. Randhir Deo tracks trends in water contamination but most notably has written peer-reviewed academic journal articles about the rising tide of pharmaceutical drugs in water systems.

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Graduating seniors (standing, from left) Natalie Shuler, Adam Benavides, Ashley Brown and Samantha Erdmann have shown the way for (seated, from left) sophomores Andrea Hall, Devyn Garrett, Nicole Mayes and Anthony DiMaria in their respective fields of study. Photo by Darryl Webb, shot at sunset at campus
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GCU Today Magazine: COFAP rebuilt to last

April 22, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Dean Claude Pensis built the program the first time around, in 1982, and he did it again after it was restored, adding dance, digital film, instrumental music and graphic design.

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The campus at Grand Canyon University has undegone a remarkable transofmration in the last 10 years.
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One grand story: How GCU began rewriting its destiny 10 years ago

April 16, 2014 / by / 5 Comments

Story by Doug Carroll Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau As the students, faculty and staff of Grand Canyon University adjourned for Christmas break near the end of 2003, few of them had much knowledge of the financial health of the sleepy, west Phoenix campus where they studied, taught and worked. They were in the dark, and that was not a bad place to be. Like many private institutions of higher education, Grand Canyon had endured its share of struggles since its humble beginnings in 1949, after three Baptist pastors each had plunked down a silver dollar to start Grand Canyon College in Prescott. Lacking either the taxpayer support of public universities or the substantial donor base of successful private colleges, the school depended primarily on tuition-paying students, of whom there were about 1,500 on campus and a similar number taking classes online in 2003. Budgetary surgery was a way of life. “Every few years, there was a financial crisis,” recalls Dr. Charles Maxson, then in his 20th year on the faculty at Grand Canyon. “That’s how it was, and how most small colleges still are.” In 1997, the University’s lenders had pressured the governing board for a change […]

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Cindy Westbrook (white jacket) assesses the health of "patient" Rebecca Nelson during the first day of GCU's residency for students in its onlin nurse practitioner program. The nurses developed a friendship even before meeting this week.
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First residency for nurse practitioner students

April 16, 2014 / by / 1 Comment

The first residency for online students in GCU’s nurse practitioner degree program, which is being held on campus this week, has drawn 14 nurses from Arizona and other states who are practicing and being tested on their medical knowledge of the human body, from clammy foreheads and swollen feet to most everything in between.

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New web pages link dissertation groups

April 11, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

In January, GCU’s College of Doctoral Studies introduced Learner Dissertation Pages as an improvement to the Doctoral Community Network, putting the learner and the entire dissertation committee together in a virtual workspace and enhancing access for all.

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Research Colloquium presenters (from left) Dr. Timothy Larkin, Dr. Timothy Dahlstrom, Kelly Damron and Jeff Martin.
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Research Colloquium hears from four presenters

April 04, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

The annual event, hosted by Delta Mu Delta, the business honor society, gives presenters an opportunity to receive feedback on research that is under consideration or fully under way.

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Doctoral program offers ‘write’ alternative

April 02, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

A doctorate without a dissertation is now possible with a new degree program: education specialist with an emphasis in K-12 leadership.

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Jasmine Richardson will compete against some of the best collegiate public speakers at a national tournament at ASU in April.
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Senior to compete at national speech events

March 31, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

GCU senior Jasmine Richardson, a leader on GCU’s speech and debate team, will perform against some of the most talented college students in the country at two national tournaments in April.

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Atlanta doctoral residencies prove popular

March 26, 2014 / by / 1 Comment

An Air Force chaplain from Texas was among several dozen learners in attendance at the first of three Atlanta residencies scheduled this year.

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Arizona science, tech leaders join advisory board

March 25, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

The President’s STEM Advisory Board will help guide the University’s expansion of technology programs and its development of an engineering curriculum.

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