Grand Canyon University is rolling out undergraduate programs in biomedical, electrical and mechanical engineering for fall 2015.
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GCU aims to produce workforce-ready engineers

December 18, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

The growth of GCU’s technology degree programs will continue in fall 2015 when the University’s first-ever engineering students arrive on campus to begin working toward degrees with biomedical, electrical and mechanical concentrations. Associate dean Dr. Michael Sheller of the College of Science, Engineering and Technology said the program design began nearly two years ago through the hard work and collaborations led by Dr. Michael Mobley and Haley Peebles, who oversee the University’s Center for Integrated Science, Engineering and Technology. GCU Today has a story about the new engineering programs and how they fit into the overall academic goal to better train young people for STEM-oriented careers.

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A boy in Titanyen, Haiti, filled his belly with nutritious meals of rice, soy and vitamins, thanks to the global nonprofit, Feed My Starving Children. It is being supported by GCU during a volunteer event on Saturday on campus. Photo courtesy of Josh Thrall
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Sending world hunger packing, one meal at a time

December 17, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

By Janie Magruder GCU News Bureau Anytime something cool is taking place on the campus of Grand Canyon University, the music is loud and upbeat, competition is encouraged and everyone seems to be having fun. This Saturday will be no exception as hundreds of GCU faculty, staff and students team up to pack 100,000 meals for a nonprofit organization that has served 1 billion meals to hungry children around the world. The volunteer event for Feed My Starving Children (FMSC), from noon to 7 p.m. on campus, is part of GCU’s season of giving that is benefiting charities in various ways, each tied to men’s home basketball games. Saturday’s game, a 7 p.m. start in the Arena against St. Edward’s, is Feed My Starving Children Night. (It’s not too late to sign up: More helpers ages 5 and older are needed to pack meals or clean up after the MobilePack, and they each will receive a free ticket to the basketball game. Click here to volunteer.) Billy Thrall, GCU’s director of church relations, said the University chose FMSC because of the appeal and specificity of its missions. “It’s very clear what they do: They pack meals for children in distress around the world,” Thrall said. […]

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Dr. Pete Charpentier (center) prays on Wednesday with senior Jordan Burnidge (left) and sophomore Emmett Foster before their finals. Photo by Alexis Bolze
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GCU faculty: Going the distance, making a difference

December 12, 2014 / by / 1 Comment

Fall semester at GCU was a time of great growth — in students, courses, programs and learning — and as GCU hosts its first winter commencement this afternoon for about 700 traditional graduates, GCU Today takes the opportunity to celebrate the University’s stellar faculty. They have gone beyond the call of duty to assist students inside their classrooms and outside of them, too, dedicating many extra hours, evenings and weekends to student success. Click here to read stories about several of them.

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Fairy Godmother, played by GCU theatre student Kayana Sweeney, has the attention of children at Atonement Lutheran School on Tuesday during a performance of a twist on "Hansel and Gretel."
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COFAP students take fractured fairy tale on the road

December 10, 2014 / by / 1 Comment

Grade school pupils in west Phoenix were treated to an entertaining, alternative version of “Hansel and Gretel” this week by students in the College of Fine Arts and Production. It was the first time COFAP took its “second series,” off campus, and the young audiences at five schools got to see live theatre and learn about GCU’s theatre program. They also learned that you can’t always judge a fairy tale by its cover. GCU Today has the story here.

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Worship Arts showcases talent, togetherness

December 09, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

The first Worship Arts Showcase was Monday night in Thunderground, and if it’s a portent of things to come in the new Center for Worship Arts, it will be something to see. Students performed, for the first time, songs they had written, and even Bart Millard, the director of the Center and the front man for MercyMe, was amazed.

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GCU Today Magazine highlights revitalization plan

December 02, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

The latest edition of GCU Today Magazine — featuring a comprehensive look at the University’s new plan to strengthen its west Phoenix neighborhood — is available here. The December issue also has a story about GCU nurturing its spiritual-life roots, a feature on the men’s basketball team’s debut on the national sports stage and an article about what a new name and a new dean mean for students in the Colangelo College of Business. Don’t miss our stories about alumni Gustavo Anton’s journey to medical school and Michelle Lara’s road to recovery from a near-fatal accident, plus a profile of online student Komi Lokossou, a broadly smiling goodwill ambassador on GCU’s main campus.

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David LaJeunesse displays his Overflow bottle, flanked by CCOB Dean Dr. Randy Gibb (left) and Jerry Colangelo. Photo by Darryl Webb
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CCOB invests in enterprising approach to learning

December 02, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

The busy-ness in the Colangelo College of Business has been noticeable this fall — new dean, new name, new initiatives.

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Komi Lokossou a shining light on campus

December 02, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Grand Canyon University public safety officer and online master’s student Komi Lokossou is known around campus for his endearing personality and infectious smile. He overcame two brushes with death and seven years as a refuge before coming to America. He considers GCU the “promise land” and feels called by God to serve others.

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Gustavo Anton prepares for his white coat ceremony at Midwestern University in Glendale,
Ariz. The event introduces first-year medical
school students to the university using a common
pledge to uphold modern health care standards and
professionalism. Photo by Alexis Bolze
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Alumnus overcomes dyslexia to pursue medicine

December 02, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Grand Canyon University alumnus Gustavo Anton overcame dyslexia to excel in GCU’s premed program prior to finding his way to Midwestern University, where he is following his dream to become a pediatric surgeon.

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GCU's Dance Department will present its winter dance concert, "Balance/Opposition," this week in Ethington Theatre.
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Winter dance concert to explore opposing themes

December 02, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Faculty and students in GCU’s dance department have been working on their winter dance show, “Balance/Opposition,” since last fall. On Friday and Saturday, beginning at 7:30 p.m., the talented artists will present a sophisticated series of pieces that communicate the trials of humans through movement. Be prepared to laugh and cry.

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