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Bones of the matter: Beddow talks forensics

September 21, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

How do fictional shows such as “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” and “Bones” compare to an actual crime lab? Melissa Beddow, GCU associate professor of forensic science, talked about the “CSI” effect recently at the Arizona Science Center.

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Shot of hope: Nurse has heart for helping people

September 21, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Nurse Carma Erickson-Hurt, a GCU online faculty member, recently returned from the Houston area, where she gave more than 200 tetanus shots to those who needed it. But traveling to disaster areas is more than just giving shots, she said. It’s connecting with people.

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Learning isn’t passive in new Canyon Inquiry Project

September 21, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Teachers are always seeking new ways to reach students. The University is getting set to launch the GCU Canyon Inquiry Project, in which teachers and administrators from 10 schools will delve into “inquiry-based learning,” a type of teaching that shuns passive memorization for more active, project-based learning.

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GCU ‘angels’ help family in car accident

September 20, 2017 / by / 4 Comments

When Jennifer Florez looked up after a rollover accident on Labor Day weekend, the first people she saw were two young women, dressed in GCU nursing scrubs, who her mom, Sandra — a GCU graduate — calls the family’s “angels.” But they don’t know the students’ names, and they want to thank them.

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Geologist digs on dinosaurs – and the Bible

September 20, 2017 / by / 1 Comment

Geoscientist Dr. Timothy Clarey, who worked for Chevron USA for many years, says what the rocks have shown him support biblical text: “It’s a beautiful thing. I really get to tell people that God’s word is true.” He will speak Friday at GCU.

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GCU celebrates 230th birthday of U.S. Constitution

September 18, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

GCU salutes the U.S. Constitution by honoring the 230th anniversary of its signing with a celebration and lessons incorporated into classes across the University. “It gives us an opportunity to focus on the principles and ideals of our Constitution in every setting,” said Dr. Sherman Elliott, Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

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Honors students mingle with new advisory board

September 15, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

The first Honors College advisory board meeting at Grand Canyon University on Thursday offered students a chance to dine, mix and mingle with local dignitaries and board members. “What we want to build here is a leadership committee for the students,” said Dr. Antoinette Farmer, dean and vice president of institutional effectiveness.

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New labs, curriculum get students in a learning flow

September 14, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s third-year engineering students returned this year to cutting edge new labs and a spiffed up curriculum that allows them to easily apply a broad array of concepts. Students are conducting experiments with such high-tech lab equipment as the Reynolds Apparatus in the new transport phenomena lab and torsion and testers in the new biomaterials labs.

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GCU students rush to join hurricane relief efforts

September 12, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

When Dr. Tim Griffin, GCU Pastor and Dean of Students, put out a call for hurricane relief volunteers, students provided an overwhelming and heart-stirring response. A total of 629 signed up for a mission trip to aid ravaged Houston. “It’s a huge blessing,” said Global Outreach Manager Blake Small.

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Faculty work together to find academic solutions

September 11, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Grand Canyon University faculty do a lot of sharing of information, and it cuts across all modalities. It’s all part of what University administrators call a “collaborative curriculum.”

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