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GCU Library Announces Redesigned Website

June 01, 2010 / by / 1 Comment

The library has redesigned its website.  The new site includes all of the links from the original site organized into columns on the front page.  New features to the site include a link to chat with a librarian and a Twitter feed right on the home page. Existing links have been reorganized into columns, for easier location and use: In the Research column, you will see a link to “Find Books & More,” which leads to the library’s catalog that stores all of its books, electronic books and multimedia.  Also available are links to “Find Journal Articles,” an alphabetical listing of all of the library’s databases, and to “Subject Guides,” which are databases and resources organized by subject. In the Library Services column, you will find a link to an “InterLibrary Loan (ILL)” form, a service that allows the library to request from other libraries resources to which we do not have access.  You will see a “Comments and Suggestions” link, where you can make comments or suggestions.  The “Library News and Events” link leads to the GCU Blogs page, where all library news, updates and announcements will be made.  The “Policies” link provides an overview of the library’s Policies […]

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GCU Online Math Teacher Visits From N.J.

May 18, 2010 / by / 4 Comments

Jerry Tuttle commuted to the home office on Tuesday, May 18, and the trip was about 2,000 miles one way. Tuttle, 60, of New Jersey, is an online math teacher for GCU. He planned a stop in Phoenix as part of a business trip to Los Angeles so that he could tour GCU’s ground campus. He specifically requested that he have an opportunity for his photo to be taken with Thunder, the Antelopes’ mascot. “I wanted to come and see if there really is a campus,” Tuttle said jokingly. “I’ve always wanted to do this. Unfortunately, I picked a time when the students aren’t here.” Tuttle made the most of it, stopping at the campus bookstore to buy a GCU polo shirt, meeting administrators and visiting about the classes he is teaching. “People have been amazingly friendly to me,” he said. “They’re surprised I’m here. For a big university, the campus is small and intimate.” < Tuttle grew up in New York City and works as an actuary in a building overlooking Ground Zero in Manhattan. He has a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Queens College and a master’s degree in applied mathematics from the University of Virginia. He began […]

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GCU’s Class of 2010 Forged Connections

May 03, 2010 / by / 1 Comment

At Grand Canyon University’s commencement, it’s not uncommon for classmates to see each other for the first time but to celebrate as if they’ve known each other for years. Bonds form quickly online when busy people are pursuing a common goal, as Shelley Lynch of Boston, Mass., and Jessie Chua of Phoenix, Ariz., discovered. The women embraced like old friends before receiving master’s degrees in nursing education on Saturday, May 1, at Chase Field in downtown Phoenix. GCU awarded nearly 6,000 degrees to graduate and undergraduate students in both online and ground-campus programs in Nursing and Health Sciences, Education, Business and Liberal Arts. The University also presented an honorary doctorate in business management to former Southwest Airlines President Colleen C. Barrett. This year, Lynch and Chua were part of a practicum class of 18 led by College of Nursing Associate Professor Pat Shannon that also included students from New Hampshire, Florida, Texas and Utah. Lynch works in the intensive-care unit at two hospitals in the Boston area, and Chua is a pediatric nurse at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. They connected over their passion for research. “I found friendship here,” Lynch said of her classmates. “You get to know people online and […]

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GCU Salutes Local Teachers at Graduation

May 03, 2010 / by / 1 Comment

In honor of National Teacher Appreciation Week, Grand Canyon University showed its appreciation to a group of Phoenix-area teachers by springing for their caps and gowns for graduation.

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GCU Graduate Student Wins J. Edgar Hoover Scholarship

April 29, 2010 / by / 1 Comment

Ismael Posadas, an online graduate student from Tucson, has received the J. Edgar Hoover Memorial Scholarship presented to GCU by the Former Agents of the FBI Foundation.

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COHS Students Headed to Prestigious Med Schools

April 26, 2010 / by / 1 Comment

GCU’s Tyler Ladue and Dane Hill say their experiences as Antelope athletes may have made the difference in their acceptance into prestigious medical schools at the University of Michigan and the University of Washington, respectively.

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GCU Presents Honorary Doctorate to Colleen Barrett

April 26, 2010 / by / 0 Comment

Honorary Doctorate in Business Management Colleen C. Barrett President Emeritus, Southwest Airlines Advisory Board, Ken Blanchard College of Business Grand Canyon University is pleased to present Colleen C. Barrett with an Honorary Doctorate in Business Management. Ms. Barrett currently is president emeritus of Southwest Airlines, known for its superior customer service. She also serves on the advisory board for the Ken Blanchard College of Business at Grand Canyon University. Ms. Barrett stepped down as Southwest’s president two years ago. During her 30 years with the company, she oversaw management, leadership and budget responsibilities in many areas. She served as a member of the board of directors (2001-08) and as corporate secretary (1978-2008), vice president for administration (1986-90), executive vice president for customers (1990-2001) and president (2001-08). A native of Vermont, Ms. Barrett has a son and a grandson and remains active in numerous civic and charitable organizations in Dallas. She serves on the board of directors for JCPenney and is a trustee of Becker College in Worcester, Mass. “Colleen Barrett is a five-star general of ‘people-driven’ culture,” says advertising executive Roy Spence. “She instinctively understands the whole principle of putting an organization’s people first, both its internal people and its […]

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KBCOB Calls for Papers for Fall Honors Symposium

April 22, 2010 / by / 2 Comments

The Ken Blanchard College of Business Eta Chi Chapter of Delta Mu Delta invites all students, staff, faculty and alumni of GCU to submit a paper addressing “Social Responsibility and the Morality of Profits.”  Submissions will be considered for recognition and presentation at the KBCOB Honors Symposium in December 2010. The deadline for submissions is Oct. 15. Notification to those selected for formal presentation at the symposium will be made by Oct. 30. The symposium will be held at the KBCOB building the week of Dec. 6. (The exact date will be selected and announced after the start of the fall semester.) Guidelines: The paper should be no more than 20 pages (including cover, index, exhibits, references and attachments). APA formatting. Submissions should be made electronically to Dr. R. Kevin McClean, Professor of Marketing and Moderator, Eta Chi Chapter, Delta Mu Delta. Email: kmcclean@gcu.edu Delta Mu Delta is a national honor society dedicated to the recognition of students who have distinguished themselves academically and others who have experienced measurable success in their professions.  This symposium is intended to provide a forum for all interested students, staff, faculty and alumni to express their positions regarding the theme of the symposium, social […]

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CLA Offers Online Webinars for Student Success

March 08, 2010 / by / 0 Comment

The Center for Learning and Advancement (CLA) has developed its series of student workshops into webinars that are now available for all campus and online students. The live webinars are scheduled through the remainder of this semester. Students can register by clicking on the dates and times below that best fit their schedule. All webinars are scheduled for Mountain Standard Time. Live webinars include: Test-Taking Strategies This webinar will demonstrate techniques to improve test performance, with a focus on multiple-choice tests. Register for a session now by clicking on a date below: Tuesday, May 4 – 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 5 – 3 to 4 p.m. Reading Strategies Workshop This webinar will provide you with effective ways to improve your reading comprehension of college texts. Register for a session now by clicking on a date below: Tuesday, March 9 – 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 10 – 3 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 11 – 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 12 – 3 to 4 p.m. Research Tools Workshop This webinar will demonstrate different ways of conducting research. Register for a session now by clicking on a date below: Tuesday, March 16 – 10 to 11 […]

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GCU Announces Return of Fine-Arts Program

March 04, 2010 / by / 1 Comment

GCU is bringing back its popular fine-arts program for the fall of 2010 with enhancements to make the degree especially relevant in today’s marketplace. Auditions will be held for students who may be eligible for $150,000 in scholarships that the University has allocated for the new College of Fine Arts and Production. “What will set our program apart is the complete integration of all of these areas, which happens in the real world,” said Claude Pensis, the dean of the new college. “Considering my history with the University, the return of fine arts to GCU has very special meaning for me.” Pensis has been with the University for 28 years and knows many of the program’s graduates. He has kept in contact with alumni, reaching out to them in recent months for their insights on what would make the college appealing to today’s student. GCU will hold auditions on Saturday, March 6 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Interested student candidates will perform live for select music faculty. Prospects also will be given a theory and musicianship placement exam. Scales and sight-reading also may be assessed. At its peak in the mid-1980s, GCU’s fine-arts program had 120 to 140 music […]

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