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GCU is paving the pathway to computer science

September 26, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

GCU has taken a starring role in a new science, technology, engineering and math initiative geared to training K-12 teachers to better prepare Arizona students for computer science and information technology careers.

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‘Lunch and Learn’ breaks bread on materialism

September 19, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

The first “Lunch and Learn” of the Integration of Faith, Learning and Work speaker series featured a discussion about what it means to not live by bread alone. Dr. Moronke Oke of the Colangelo College of Business stressed the importance of putting purpose, principles and people at the top of our pyramid, and Joshua Danaher of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences talked about being authentic in our daily thoughts and actions.

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‘Lunch and Learns’ demonstrate faith in faculty

September 14, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

The Integration of Faith, Learning and Work is an important part of the classroom experience at GCU, and this year the faculty is having more input than ever into the program. The goal, of course, is to benefit students, and Dr. Jason Hiles, dean of the College of Theology, is confident that will be the result of his decision to form a faculty task force to help him plan and execute the program. Members of the task force already are seeing the benefits.

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Honors College has more brainpower than ever

August 26, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Hundreds of Honors College students joined together Thursday at the Grand Canyon University Arena to celebrate the largest freshman class since the College’s beginning in 2013 and to learn about the opportunities available for a brighter future.

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GCU Magazine informs, inspires and gets INside

August 18, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

The August 2016 issue of GCU Magazine is filled with informative and inspiring stories about what’s happening at Grand Canyon University going into the 2016-17 academic year.

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How GCU’s new Seminary is keeping the faith

August 18, 2016 / by / 2 Comments

Grand Canyon Theological Seminary is here, and it promises to be a unique experience for students — the combination of a vibrant campus and the opportunity to work in the community. “In a seminary environment, it’s really easy to turn it into a Christian bubble, and we don’t really want a Christian bubble here,” said Anna Faith Smith, assistant dean of the College of Theology.

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New engineering curriculum built for students

August 09, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

What’s new about Grand Canyon University’s engineering program this year? It’s easier to ask what isn’t! Highlights include more students, 10 new faculty members, innovative courses, and of course, a new building, which will be fully operational by January. That students are flocking to the program fits in with GCU’s goal to prepare a growing number of graduates for jobs in the science, technology, engineering and math professions.

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For VA whistleblower, truth is paramount

July 11, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Brandon Coleman, a Phoenix Veteran Affairs employee who blew the whistle on the improper care of suicidal veterans, told his story Friday to fellow GCU faculty and staff members who were riveted in their seats. Coleman, an adjunct professor who teaches counseling classes, was a highly controversial figure because he would not be silenced no matter how the VA treated him.

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Hurley named vice chair for The Education Coalition of Arizona

June 03, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

 By Jeannette Cruz GCU News Bureau Dr. Beverly Hurley, academic alliances director for Grand Canyon University’s Strategic Educational Alliances, has been named vice chair of The Education Coalition (TEC) of Arizona, which is dedicated to raising student achievement across the state. TEC has worked on various legislative and state board issues since it was founded in 1990. Through TEC, organizations and leaders meet and discuss current issues and programs and hear outside speakers on education-related topics. Hurley said she was proud to be asked to serve as coalition vice chair. “The education coalition provides advocacy for improving learning for all students through the combined expertise and leadership of diverse representatives from around the state,” Hurley said. “It is a privilege to provide leadership in support of the vision and the mission of this most important organization.” Hurley has spent 40 years in education and has served as a teacher, counselor, athletic director, assistant principal, principal and superintendent. She currently also serves on the WestEd Board of Directors and on numerous state and national education committees. Contact Jeannette Cruz at (602) 639-6631 or jeannette.cruz@gcu.edu.

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GCU helps Chief Science Officer program go national

June 02, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

GCU has taken a starring role in Arizona’s Chief Science Officer program, an initiative so successful it has attracted the interest of Washington D.C. and Arizona lawmakers and White House officials. CSOs are elected by their classmates to play to a role that’s like the ambassador of STEM. They work with parents, school officials, lawmakers and industry members to bring a high level of science, technology, engineering and math programs to their school.

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