"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 / 0 Comment

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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Dave Stakebake and Lily Schwartz are part of GCU's Career Services which has launched a new service to help alumni and students find out about the global world of work.
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GoinGlobal: Career Services launches tool to help alumni, students reach international job market

September 02, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

By GCU Career Services It’s been a busy month as Grand Canyon University welcomes more than 11,000 students on campus for the 2014-2015 academic year. In order to meet the needs of the growing population of GCU graduates, Career Services has expanded its online tools. The latest resource, called GoinGlobal, is available now to GCU alumni and students. GoinGlobal gives them access to more than 16 million internship and job opportunities throughout the United States and across the globe. Alumni and students can read about employment trends, salary ranges, resume guidelines, interview tips and work-permit information in more than 34 countries. Additionally, they are given valuable advice about the culture of each country listed and common etiquette practices. Contact information is provided for area recruiters, staffing agencies and networking groups, both professional and social. Jacqueline Smith, director of career services at GCU, is looking forward to having the new tool in use. “I am so excited for what GoinGlobal offers alumni and students,” Smith said. “It operates like a virtual career center and is like having a Realtor, employment recruiter, chamber of commerce and department of tourism all in one place!” Stop by the GCU Career Services office in Camelback Hall or call 602-639-6606 to connect. Click here to find out more about GoinGlobal and visit www.gcu.edu/careerservices to use these online tools […]

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Brian Mueller, GCU's president and CEO, addresses a packed first Chapel of the school year on Monday.
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Chapel: Mueller calls for difference-makers

August 26, 2014 / by / 1 Comment

Story by Rick Vacek Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau When Grand Canyon University President/CEO Brian Mueller began Chapel Monday morning by sharing his heartfelt talk two days earlier with a student-turned-employee named “Jenna,” Jenna Pearson was as surprised as anyone. But it shouldn’t have been surprising to anyone who knows her that she has such strong feelings about bringing some sunshine to an ever-darkening world and that what she told Mueller would provide such a perfect opener for the “Making a Difference” theme in Chapel this fall. The occasion was a big moment for the University — the largest crowd (6,500) ever for Chapel in the newly expanded Arena. Anyone who doubts the ability of a Christian university to get students to come voluntarily to a Chapel service needed to see the packed floor seating and lower bowl and the nearly full upper deck. Before he drew from the story of Joseph’s ups and downs, which begins in chapter 37 of the book of Genesis, and laid out his five-point plan for the University, Mueller talked about his Saturday morning business meeting with Pearson on the second floor of the Student Union. Pearson said she felt upset when she woke up […]

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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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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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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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Star Tech: The Next Generation of GCU Grads

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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