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Learning Lounge topped off grad’s GCU experience

April 26, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Heidi Rausch was like a lot of students taking a difficult class — she needed help with physics. Bryce Beatty, a learning advocate (LEAD) in the Learning Lounge, was there for her, and Rausch felt so at home, she decided to become a LEAD herself. Thursday at commencement, she’ll graduate with her degree in Biology and is looking forward to medical school.

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How GCU keeps students pointed in right direction

April 26, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

The Learning Lounge is an important way for students to get academic help, but it’s one of many. In this comprehensive report, the May issue of GCU Magazine lists all the avenues available for assistance and why it’s such a distinguishing feature of GCU.

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Kaiser wins national championship in speech event

April 19, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

GCU senior Tatum Kaiser had never participated in speech until she joined the Speech and Debate Team this year, but it’s an understatement to say she caught on quickly. This week, she was named national champion in Impromptu Speaking at the National Forensics Association National Championship Tournament. “We have a national champion on our hands,” said team director Barry Regan.

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Words of honor: Goodman makes American Writers

April 18, 2017 / by / 1 Comment

Dr. Diane Goodman, a College of Humanities and Social Sciences full-time faculty member, will be included in the next “American Writers Supplements,” part of the “American Writers Series” that includes hundreds of most notable writers from the 17th century to the present day. Author, cook, professor and club adviser, Goodman’s three short story collections are stories about women and use food and cooking as metaphors.

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A STEM wish comes true at Robotics Competition

April 10, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

The 3,000 high school students who participated in the FIRST Robotics Competition 2017 Arizona Regional at GCU Arena were joined Friday by Ronav Chauhan, a 5-year-old who has battled cancer most of his life. Make-A-Wish Foundation Arizona arranged for Ronav, who wants to be an engineer, to have a dream day with the robots and the students who built them.

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‘StartleBloom’ spreads the word about GCU creativity

April 06, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

The second volume of “StartleBloom: The GCU Literary Review” was celebrated at a literary release party Wednesday on the Promenade. Some of the writers and poets read their pieces at the event. More than 500 books were handed out to passersby, and the fiesta serves as a reminder that the literary community is thriving at GCU. GCU Today has the story.

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GCU research seeks to solve global problems

April 03, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

GCU students are researching solutions to a variety of the world’s problems such as using plants to combat bacteria-resistant diseases and developing an exercise plan to help reduce hypertension rates. Several dozen students presented their ideas at a Research Symposium that GCU Provost Hank Radda described as “heartening.”

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Doctoral Community Cohort installs new leaders

March 29, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

The Doctoral Community Cohort, designed to help learners get through the doctoral process, recently installed a new leadership group, led by its new president, Cheryl Martin. “Since the DCC has been such a powerful learning tool for me, I wanted to be a part of producing great DCC sessions to affect other doctoral learners,” Martin said.

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Speech and Debate Team hits another high note

March 27, 2017 / by / 1 Comment

The Speech and Debate team was ranked 14th in the nation out of 179 schools and team member performance elevated the team to new heights after competing in the National Parliamentary Debate Association championships this weekend.

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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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