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A proper primer to speech and debate event at GCU

March 15, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

GCU is host this weekend to the 2017 National Christian College Forensics Invitational, a prestigious event that reflects the quality of the University’s Speech and Debate Team and its leadership. Attendance is free, but if you go, certain rules apply. Think Broadway rather than Lopes basketball.

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Evidence shows Forensic Science Day again is a hit

March 08, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Nearly 1,500 students from 83 high schools across Arizona learned about crime scene evidence, toured DNA and cadaver labs and listened to forensic experts speak during Grand Canyon University’s annual Forensic Science Day. They also got to take a crack at solving a “murder” set up for their benefit.

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Speakers, listeners ‘part of something great’ at TEDx

March 03, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Nearly 1,000 people gathered Thursday at GCU Arena to hear 18 speakers and watch a full day’s worth of thought-provoking, emotional and inspirational TEDx talks. GCU students Austin Mosher and Jedidiah Woods, who conceived and organized the event, believe this year’s inaugural TEDx Grand Canyon University production will become an annual staple.

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New club charges out of the blocks with Lego-mobile

March 01, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s new Robotics Club, one of six new engineering clubs approved last month, got off to a racing start when its Derby Kart entry, a brightly painted Lego-mobile, won the “Most Creative” award in the homecoming weekend event.

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Speech and Debate posts ‘most impressive’ finishes

February 27, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s Speech and Debate Team had one of the smallest entries with only four members but earned third place overall in the Bronco Bash “Swing” tournament at Hastings College in Hastings, Nebraska. At the same time, the University hosted the Arizona District Congress Tournament National Qualifier on Saturday. On March 17-19, GCU will hold the Christian College Forensics Invitational tournament.

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Speech and Debate Team ranked in top 20

February 22, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s Speech and Debate Team earned a top 20 spot in the National Parliamentary Debate Association rankings released this week. Though moving into the No. 17 spot officially, the score doesn’t include the team’s stellar success earlier this month in two California tournaments, and the current number is probably in the top 15, said team director Barry Regan.

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GCU’s Sports Medicine Club members will assist Run to Fight

February 22, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

This year for the first time, GCU’s Sports Medicine Club will offer hands-on medical assistance to any ill or injured runner at the GCU Foundation Run to Fight Children’s Cancer, scheduled for March 11 at the University. The seventh-annual race, which has donated more than $450,000 locally to combat the disease, is both a laboratory that allows students to apply their education and a charity that offers a way to give back to the community.

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Global economics leader coming to teach at GCU

February 16, 2017 / by / 1 Comment

World-renowned economist Dr. Barry Asmus spoke to Tim Kelley’s “Introduction to Economics” class at Grand Canyon University’s Colangelo College of Business on Wednesday morning. Asmus will teach an upper-level economics class at GCU beginning in fall 2017.

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Business students get on-course golf experience

February 10, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Sports business students in the Colangelo College of Business get a lot of cool opportunities to learn from the best in the business, but last weekend wasn’t just par for the course. A dozen of them and recent graduates assisted with the operations and coverage of the Waste Management Phoenix Open golf tournament.

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Telepresence gives students new view of teaching

February 08, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Three teachers in the College of Education are exploring a live, one-hour telepresence practicum that allows students to peek inside an elementary classroom as part of the professional experience. “My practicum hours have only consisted of me and a teacher, and they couldn’t always give me a ton of attention,” junior Alyssa Duncan said. “In-person practicums are important. However, I think getting both is extremely beneficial.”

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