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GCU is paving the pathway to computer science

September 26, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

GCU has taken a starring role in a new science, technology, engineering and math initiative geared to training K-12 teachers to better prepare Arizona students for computer science and information technology careers.

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J.C. Helton (left) and Gary Ernst have turned their passion for basketball into record-setting coaching careers. (Photo by Darryl Webb)
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State’s winningest coaches both have Lope legacy

September 23, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Gary Ernst has won more games than any high school basketball coach in Arizona history. J.C. Helton has won more games than any middle school basketball coach in Arizona history. But besides their success, they have one very important thing in common: They both played basketball for what was then Grand Canyon College. Here are the story and video from the August issue of GCU Magazine.

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Local outreach program inspires students to serve

September 13, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

More than 1,200 students every month find purpose in local volunteer work, participating in GCU’s popular Local Outreach Ministries. From helping the homeless to mentoring middle schoolers, participants find peace and joy from giving to others.

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On dark and snowy night, ‘The Mousetrap’ delights

September 02, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

In a production that draws laughs even as audience members puzzle over a murder mystery, Ethington Theatre’s “The Mousetrap” is an eyeful of wonder with a superb cast, set, costumes and more. Every detail reflects an era, and each performance mesmerizes. Tickets are still available for GCU’s first thriller but won’t be for long.

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GCU Magazine informs, inspires and gets INside

August 18, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

The August 2016 issue of GCU Magazine is filled with informative and inspiring stories about what’s happening at Grand Canyon University going into the 2016-17 academic year.

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GCU alum gives voice to taming Tourette Syndrome

August 10, 2016 / by / 2 Comments

When Jennifer Smestad sings her first single, “It’s Only Rain,” her voice is giving a hint to a backstory that is equally powerful. The 23-year-old GCU alum and former Miss Arizona has overcome Tourette Syndrome, a neurological disorder that causes involuntary movements and sounds. In an ironic twist, Tourette has had a key role in her singing career.

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Career Services on task with conference, initiative

June 24, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

There are big things happening in GCU’s Career Services department. Not only did it host, for the first time, the Arizona Statewide Career Services Conference on Thursday, it also is being assimilated into every college at the University. “We really want to make sure that the students are prepared not just academically, but also spiritually, socially and professionally,” adviser Marette Hahn said.

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Doctoral network really connected with this alum

June 21, 2016 / by / 6 Comments

You want GCU enthusiasm? Just spend a few minutes with Dr. Theodus “Theo” Luckett III, who graduated from the College of Doctoral Studies in April and estimates he has convinced about 40 other people, including his wife, to make this their university of choice. He is particularly effusive in his praise of the Doctoral Community Network, which he called “the main reason why I was able to complete the doctoral program.”

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Boys have roaring good time at basketball camp

June 10, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

The sound of happy kids filled the Dan Majerle boys’ basketball camps this week, and it’s so much fun to be around, even former GCU players take joy in helping out as coaches. “They all have energy, and it’s contagious,” said Grandy Glaze.

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GCU graduate loves ‘flipped classroom’ teaching method

May 31, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

GCU graduate Amber Loyd is giving back to the high school she once attended by implementing a new way of teaching mathematics to a class of 60 students. One year after joining the school’s STEM program, she says her experience at Metro Tech High School is helping her promote excellence and increase creativity in the classroom.

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