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GCU psych department experiencing mind expansion

October 09, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

The psychology department at the College of Humanities and Social Sciences has added three new professors, giving Grand Canyon University more personnel to address the rising need to prepare students for both entry-level jobs and graduate-level programs in psychology.

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When Joanna Simpson joined GCU in August,  she was reunited with College of Education Dean Dr. Kimberly LaPrade, who she's known since her freshman year of high school. (Photo by Darryl Webb)
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COE staffer reunited with mentor LaPrade

October 08, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Joanna Simpson earned her master’s and doctorate from Grand Canyon University, her hometown university. But she also has a longtime connection with former high school mentor and College of Education dean Dr. Kimberly LaPrade, with whom Simpson is now working closely with as COE addresses the needs of new teachers.

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Abbie Ivy and her mom, Sherri, have been living at the Phoenix Dream Center since last spring.
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GCU students dive into community at Dream Center

October 06, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Nearly two dozen GCU nursing and counseling students spent Friday afternoon and evening at the Phoenix Dream Center, offering free health screenings, education and mental-health assistance to center residents and those living on the streets.

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Government degree launches in January

September 24, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Students interested in working for state or local governments, or working in the legal arena, have two options through Grand Canyon University’s new bachelor’s degree program in government.

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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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