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How a Lecture was an Rx for Passion: Dr. Stuart Harris says GCU culture ‘really impacted who I would become’

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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Jared Stauffer graduated from GCU in 1999 with a degree in Christian Studies but turned a passion for programming languages into a successful career.
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Decoding the Future: Alumnus’ path runs from CEO’s desk back to science-minded campus

August 20, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

As a Grand Canyon University undergraduate, Jared Stauffer laid out his vision for a new technology company, and he followed through on his dream. Now his Phoenix-based cloud-service company, Brinkster, is thriving.

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Gaby Valdivieso has had a great time at "The Happiest Place on Earth" but has learned a lot, too.
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GCU cultures interns in character, teamwork, success

August 14, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

The number of interns from Grand Canyon University has grown dramatically in the last year, and the goal is to triple the program’s size by 2015.

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Daily Dose of STEM blog

August 11, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

GCU Today brings you a Daily Dose of STEM-related information to summarize how Grand Canyon University’s academic programs are being designed for the future.

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GCU nursing and premed students have excelled in STEM academics. Computer science and IT students could be next.
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With tech programs, GCU sees its focus on the future

August 11, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

The launch of the two new programs signifies Grand Canyon University’s re-emphasis on an academic commitment to training on science, technology, engineering and mathematics — also known as the STEM disciplines.

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Career advice from GCU jobs chief Jacqueline Smith

August 05, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

By GCU Career Services The best career advice Jacqueline Smith, director of career services at Grand Canyon University, offers isn’t to polish your shoes before going to a job interview or avoid crafting a resumé that’s longer than two pages. Rather, Smith’s most valuable suggestions are: Do what you love! God has a plan – follow Him, and You never know who you’re going to meet.  Always present yourself in a professional and respectful manner. People are watching you. Smith, who has a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from The Ohio State University, worked for more than 15 years at product development and engineering companies where she placed designers and engineers. Ten years ago, she jumped from recruiting to higher education as career services director for Brown Mackie College and was responsible for preparing graduates for the workforce. She joined GCU in 2008. “I have loved every minute of it,” said Smith, who earned an M.S. in Leadership from GCU in 2011. She believes GCU’s students and alumni are set apart from those at other universities in that they want to make a difference. “It’s not just acquiring knowledge that will make you successful, it’s the ability to incorporate our […]

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Jim Mostofo (top left) with some of the Colombian students and the professor he shadowed, Juan Gomez.
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A teacher gets a great lesson in Colombia

July 21, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Jim Mostofo, an assistant professor in the College of Education, went to Medellin, Colombia, in April and had the experience of a lifetime.

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Dr. Perry Baker will serve as assistant dean for the College of Science, Engineering and Technology.
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Baker brings biology background to new role

July 17, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Grand Canyon University hired Dr. Perry Baker, the former dean of Arizona Christian University, to serve as assistant dean at the newly restructured College of Science, Engineering and Technology.

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student in GCU's doctor of nursing practice program, trains new nurses at Phoenix Children's Hospital. 
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Research-to-practice translation is aim of degree

July 08, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s doctor of nursing practice, which was launched in the spring, begins a new session of courses this month with 90 nursing-leader students who are learning to translate their research into innovative health-care solutions.

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Dressing for success in the workplace

July 02, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

It’s important to develop a sense of what’s appropriate for on-the-job attire, and GCU’s Office of Career Services has some suggestions.

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