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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The summit drew 300 administrators, principals, teachers, librarians, technology leaders and integration specialists from schools across Arizona.
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Google summit focuses on innovation, collaboration

March 20, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

GCU was the host of a Google Arizona summit on education apps and other tools that will better prepare today’s students, from kindergarten on up, for tomorrow’s collaborative careers and innovative workplaces. An estimated 300 administrators, teachers, librarians and other educators soaked up the details.

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Worship or concert? In this case, it's a service at megachurch Christ's Church of the Valley. (Photo courtesy of Todd Clark/Christ's Church of the Valley)
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The message in the music: New worship arts program to put Scripture before song

March 17, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

By Doug Carroll GCU News Bureau “David and the whole company of Israel were in the parade, singing at the top of their lungs and playing mandolins, harps, tambourines, castanets and cymbals.” — 2 Samuel 6:5 (Message translation) Never mind his big victory over Goliath or his 30-year reign as Israel’s king. David was a worship leader with one rocking resumé. As the Eric Clapton of his time, young David played the harp so beautifully that he chased away the blues of King Saul. He was a prolific lyricist, credited with writing approximately half of the 150 psalms in the Bible. His dance moves, displayed on one occasion while wearing a tight-fitting garment of questionable taste, disgusted his status-conscious wife, who then received a stinging rebuke from him: “In God’s presence I’ll dance all I want! I’ll become even more undignified than this!” With such a rich heritage of making a joyful noise to the Lord, it’s no wonder that Christians place a king-size emphasis on worship. On Sundays in American churches, a sizable portion of most services is devoted to music, although the harpist/psalmist/mosher of old wouldn’t recognize today’s tools: electric guitars and amplifiers, wireless microphones, soundboards, computerized lighting, […]

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Comerica Theatre was near capacity for Saturday's commencement involving GCU's education and nursing colleges. (Photo by Darryl Webb)
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Day 2 blog: Commencement at Comerica Theatre

March 15, 2014 / by / 1 Comment

By GCU News Bureau staff Day 2 of Grand Canyon University’s online commencement Saturday was filled with people – nearly a full house in the morning, packed in the afternoon – and also with emotion. But for Geraldine Sam, the feelings bubbled over as soon as she walked into the staging area at Comerica Theatre. Even before the regalia staff could help her arrange her mortarboard, Sam broke down in tears and sobbed on a worker’s shoulder. “I’m a big baby. It’s been about two years, and I’m just so excited,” she said, still struggling to compose herself. “It is such a dream come true. It is such a blessing. I’m graduating with a 4.0 and it hasn’t been easy.” The first-grade teacher wasn’t speaking solely about her master’s degree in educational administration. In 2009, Sam was sworn in as mayor of La Marque, Texas, a town of almost 15,000 about 35 miles southeast of Houston. She thus became the first female African-American mayor in Galveston County, serving in that role for two years. But the family’s trailblazing doesn’t stop there. Geraldine’s nephew is Michael Sam, the University of Missouri athlete who recently became the first prominent football player to announce during his […]

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