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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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Doctoral learner earns Outstanding Dissertation Award

September 22, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Dr. Chris Anderson completed his dissertation in February, and it was so good, it received an award from the International Association for Invitational Education. Anderson focused his GCU research on the connection between emotional intelligence of school leaders and a school climate intentionally based on trust, respect, optimism and care.

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Panelists in the Ministry Forum on Monday included (from left) Dr. Toby Jennings, Dr. Mark Kreitzer, Andre Mooney and Dr. Shawn Bawulski.
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A social justice discussion that unites, not divides

September 20, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

The College of Theology’s first Ministry Forum of the new academic year, on social justice, was thought-provoking without the rancor that too often accompanies that topic. The four panelists all raised good points in the discussion, which examined how God’s justice can be applied to the social order.

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‘Lunch and Learn’ breaks bread on materialism

September 19, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

The first “Lunch and Learn” of the Integration of Faith, Learning and Work speaker series featured a discussion about what it means to not live by bread alone. Dr. Moronke Oke of the Colangelo College of Business stressed the importance of putting purpose, principles and people at the top of our pyramid, and Joshua Danaher of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences talked about being authentic in our daily thoughts and actions.

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‘Lunch and Learns’ demonstrate faith in faculty

September 14, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

The Integration of Faith, Learning and Work is an important part of the classroom experience at GCU, and this year the faculty is having more input than ever into the program. The goal, of course, is to benefit students, and Dr. Jason Hiles, dean of the College of Theology, is confident that will be the result of his decision to form a faculty task force to help him plan and execute the program. Members of the task force already are seeing the benefits.

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Cristian and Dario Castillo with swords and 2 Samuel bible verse during a Canyon Kids event last spring.
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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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GCU doctoral grad leads the followership discussion

September 09, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

We all know the importance of good leadership, but what about followership? Dr. Rob Koonce, a GCU doctoral graduate, has written a book on the subject, and he’ll share his views Monday evening during the residency at the Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort in Phoenix.

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Student Kara Newman, left, and Costume Designer Nola Yergin consult over a costume in progress.
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Costumes add to the mystery in ‘The Mousetrap’

September 09, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

It takes copious research and a flair for fabric to create costumes that transport audiences to other places and times, but such was the feat of GCU Costume Designer Nola Yergen and Assistant Costume Designer Sarah Levinson, responsible for the clothing in the period piece “The Mousetrap,” playing one more weekend at Ethington Theatre. Along with various student workers, the designers are now putting together about 150 costumes for “Of Thee I Sing,” opening Oct. 14.

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Students get 3-D view of what’s ahead in printing

September 08, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

The future of printing can be seen through 3-D glasses, and Titan CEO Joe Manzo was on campus Wednesday to explain it to members of the IDEA Club. The presentation was part of the Canyon Angels entrepreneurial program.

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Business students sample a smorgasbord of ideas

September 08, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

There were so many options for students to explore at the annual Colangelo College of Business Kickoff on Wednesday in GCU Arena, it took many of them an hour to sift through them all. Particularly noteworthy were all the new entrepreneurial opportunities and the change in how Canyon Challenge entries will be submitted.

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