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Doctoral learner’s first look at GCU is an eye-opener

March 24, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

One of the learners at the College of Doctoral Studies residency this week is from Virginia and is out west for the first time, but Jayme Miles’ experience with the Grand Canyon University doctoral program is about much more than geography. She has found it to be extremely helpful and feels gratified to finally see the campus.

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Google Summit focuses on equitable learning

March 24, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Educators from all over the state came to campus Thursday for the Arizona Google EdTechTeam Summit, which seeks to help them learn how to better use technology. The workshops had instruction on everything from using Google Geo Apps to creating your own emoji.

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Not even a two-week coma could end her GCU dream

March 23, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Micah Williams was so determined to attend GCU, it was one of the first things she asked about after she came out of her coma. That’s right — a coma, one that lasted two weeks. Williams, who was severely injured in an auto accident last June and has been taking online classes while recovering, will visit Chapel for the first time Monday.

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GCU degree is one of Burgett’s badges of honor

March 23, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Phoenix Police Commander Lori Burgett counts her 2002 GCU degree in Public Safety as one of her most proudest achievements. “Getting a bachelor’s degree was something I wanted to accomplish, and it was something I needed to move ahead,” said Burgett, a 29-year police veteran who oversees 175 officers in the Community Relations Bureau. She was one of few women in the Phoenix department when she joined in 1987.

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Online instructors are on the same home page

March 22, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Grand Canyon University’s innovative online program houses all 163 full-time instructors on the same floor of the new administrative building at the corner of 27th Avenue and Camelback Road. It creates bonds among the faculty and also between faculty and students, dramatically improving communication. “It’s a very different model, and other universities are looking closely at what we do,” said Rick Holbeck, executive director of full-time online faculty.

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Speech and Debate is on point as host of big event

March 21, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s Speech and Debate Team broke several team records at the 2017 National Christian College Forensics Invitational on Saturday through Monday at Grand Canyon University. It was GCU’s first try at hosting a national college speech and debate tournament, and the weather, the campus and the organization of the event drew praise.

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A proper primer to speech and debate event at GCU

March 15, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

GCU is host this weekend to the 2017 National Christian College Forensics Invitational, a prestigious event that reflects the quality of the University’s Speech and Debate Team and its leadership. Attendance is free, but if you go, certain rules apply. Think Broadway rather than Lopes basketball.

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Dance excellence on display again this week

March 13, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

The creativity and the accountability of students in the GCU dance program will be demonstrated again Wednesday and Thursday in the Spring Student Spotlight Dance Concert. The event is managed by students — and it’s free.

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Run to Fight film is filled with motion and emotion

March 08, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Shooting a video of Jace Hyduchak, race starter for the GCU Foundation Run to Fight Children’s Cancer on Saturday morning, was a labor of love for GCU Digital Film major Tyler McDonald, and it showed. It won Best Documentary on Sunday in the GCU Film Festival.

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Team spirit makes Run to Fight even more special

March 07, 2017 / by / 2 Comments

There’s a lot of community spirit at the GCU Foundation Run to Fight Children’s Cancer, but there also are a lot of teams within the community — teams united behind someone who has battled the disease or just people devoted to the cause. GCU Today talked to three of those teams to find out more about why they do it.

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