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GCU adds master’s degree in cybersecurity

June 15, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Starting in August, GCU is offering a new Master of Science in Cyber Security, an online degree intended to arm students with skills to detect and prevent cyber attacks like the recent WannaCry ransomware worm that raced across the internet. GCU students will learn the tricks of the hackers, but as Hackers-with-Halos their goal is to help and protect people.

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STEM camp cracks the code of students’ inspiration

June 06, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

More than 30 campers attending GCU’s Cipher Avenger STEM camp this week are thrilled that they are doing computer programming, using code and building servers and websites. The hands-on learning style that GCU champions is so enthralling, the room filled with high school juniors and seniors was quiet with concentration.

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Higher purpose: He teaches students to let it fly

June 01, 2017 / by / 1 Comment

Paul Waterman is no ordinary instructor. For one thing, he’s an accomplished pilot. But he also is a multitalented entrepreneur who has brought a learn-by-doing wisdom to his role in the Colangelo College of Business at Grand Canyon University. He recently was named the college’s Outstanding Service faculty member for the 2016-17 academic year.

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GCU faculty fashion scientific Comicon messages

May 26, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

GCU faculty members Dr. Roméo Farinacci and Deborah Haralson spoke of the science in the stories during several panel presentations on the opening day of Phoenix Comicon, which kicked off Thursday in downtown Phoenix and ends Sunday. More than 200,000 comic book and superhero fans, many dressed in character, are expected to attend. “We are using so much science now,” Farinacci said. “We all could be super one day.” Both have additional panels today and Saturday.

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Westwood student awarded Colangelo Scholarship

May 18, 2017 / by / 3 Comments

Emauni Burnes-DePaul was overcome with emotion Wednesday when Thunder, Westwood High School staff and GCU faculty surprised her by awarding her a full-tuition Colangelo Scholarship to the Colangelo College of Business. “I had faith in God but this makes me love Him so much more,” Emauni said.

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Openings remain in GCU’s Think Big Summer Institute

May 17, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Several openings remain in Grand Canyon University’s 2017 Think Big Summer Math Institute for high school mathematics educators and school teams. Coordinated by GCU’s Strategic Educational Alliances, the two workshops will be held June 5-8 and June 12-15. Each offers separate topics.

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Students help elders refresh the fount of knowledge

May 10, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

One of the unique features of Grand Canyon University’s online program is the fact that students — many of them in their 40s and 50s — can get academic help from learning advocates (LEADs) less than half their age. A great example is the story of how Felicia Roberts, 20, aided 58-year-old Sheila Miller. “I get emotional talking about GCU and Felicia,” Miller said. “They are like family to me.”

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Passion for children motivates teaching graduates

May 01, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Hundreds of College of Education students attended commencement Saturday afternoon to accept degrees that for them mean far more than a paycheck. Their degrees let them make the world a better place one child at a time. “It’s up to us to put in their minds positive thoughts. I want to be part of that,” said Leleatha Mitchell. “Each one, teach one.”

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Newest alumni display their oversized GCU spirit

April 27, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

The graduates at Grand Canyon University’s traditional commencement ceremonies Thursday already were talking excitedly about being alumni. While many of them are eager to get out in the world and see what they can do, they treasure the memories they made while on campus.

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Graduate in English already has two published books

April 27, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Among the College of Humanities and Social Sciences students who are graduating Thursday is Ashlienne Newsome, an English major who has penned and published two novels as part of her “A Tainted Age” trilogy. Newsome has always loved reading and writing, earned a 3.9 grade point average at GCU and is close to her mother and to God, “who has never let me fall farther than His arms can reach.”

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