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GCU inks med school partnership with Midwestern

September 18, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Through a series of articulation agreements, Grand Canyon University has developed a system to place as many as 66 graduates each year into Midwestern University medical school and other health care programs.

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"How Gertrude Teaches Her Children," written in 1898, is among the 300 books that educator Dr. Paul D. Houston is donating to GCU's Library.
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GCU library to dedicate first permanent donation

September 11, 2014 / by / 2 Comments

GCU has received a collection of more than 700 print and digital books and publications from national education spokesman Dr. Paul D. Houston and from WestEd, a noted research organization. The collection, which is on display in the GCU Library and will be dedicated by University officials Monday, is an interesting historical look at the changes in education and educational leadership over the past century. And, there are a few surprises in the stacks, too.

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What could be: A rendering of the proposed STEM building on Camelback Road.
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GCU adds electrical engineering program for 2015

September 04, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Grand Canyon University’s first-ever engineering students hit campus next fall as the University unveils a new STEM academics building on Camelback Road.

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New faculty, staff pioneering GCU tech programs

August 27, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Grand Canyon University has a new associate dean, two new professors, and a new staffer dedicated to the STEM disciplines.

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GCU’s new tech degrees – skill sets and career opportunities

August 26, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

By Michael Ferraresi GCU Today Magazine Here’s a glimpse at the types of careers Grand Canyon University’s new degree programs in computer science and informational technology could lead students into over the next several years: B.S. in Computer Science Emphasis in Big Data Analytics  – Students learn how to mine massive data sets, which helps companies track customer preferences, identify trends with patient treatments and tailor programs to specific groups. – Database managers and administrators serve an integral role understanding the story buried in millions of lines of data. Emphasis in Business Entrepreneurship – Technology project management helps computer experts understand the business end of taking their innovations to market. – Entrepreneurial development of new tech products or services can lead to start-up companies or opportunities with existing companies. Emphasis in Game and Simulation Development – Skills in graphic visualization, computer modeling, mobile application development and artificial intelligence equip students to create video games and virtual simulations. – Simulation programmers and other roles in gaming or virtual reality modeling are in demand in a variety of industries. B.S. in Information Technology Emphasis in Business Entrepreneurship – Understanding IT project management ensures that companies or startups have a controllable hardware or […]

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GCU Today Magazine focuses on STEM program

August 25, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

The latest edition of GCU Today Magazine — featuring an in-depth look at the University’s new STEM program and how it will educate students and build a workforce for the future — is available here. The September issue also has a story about the expanded GCU Arena, a piece about GCU students who went around the world on mission trips this summer and an article about GCU alumnus Dr. Stuart Harris, who is making a difference in the lives of others.

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This will make you jealous: GCU student Jenna Stovall studied abroad this summer in Italy. (Photo courtesy of Jenna Stovall)
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Students say `si,’ ‘ya’ and ‘sim’ to summer studies

August 20, 2014 / by / 1 Comment

Story by Cooper Nelson GCU News Bureau Grand Canyon University junior Jenna Stovall spent her summer in school. Don’t feel too bad for her though — her classroom view was the Italian countryside. Stovall, 19, was one of four GCU students participating this summer in the University’s study abroad program to earn degree credits at international universities. The program, which started in January, is part of GCU’s growing Global Studies Portfolio and offers students the option to earn elective or degree program credits through academic-year mission trips or semesterlong summer programs while studying abroad. Other students went to Germany, Brazil and England, and 10 students are planning to study abroad during mission trips this academic year. The experience opened Stovall’s eyes to the way international students learn. She encourages other students to pursue the option to study abroad during college before post-graduate jobs and financial issues get in the way. “It was great because I was able to take painting and photography courses in Italy — a place that is known for its art — that went toward my major and it was totally affordable,” said Stovall, who earned credits toward a graphic design degree while at Tuscia University in Viterbo, Italy, near Rome. “I like taking classes on campus, but […]

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China trip precedes teaching challenge for alumnus

August 20, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

College of Education alumnus Anthony Perez taught English to ESL students in China before starting a new job as a second grade teacher in Phoenix.

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Dr. Michael Mobley oversees GCU's Center for Integrated Science, Engineering and Technology. (Photo by Darryl Webb)
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New tech programs drive workforce development

August 20, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

With an increased focus on STEM academics, GCU is equipping students with the skills to serve in high-tech jobs in the future.

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How a lecture was an Rx for passion

August 20, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Dr. Stuart Harris came to GCU mainly to play baseball but became a serious student determined to make a difference in the world. He has aided thousands in the Philippines.

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