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Kary’s new Samaritan Theatre is an act of giving

June 21, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

GCU director and acting instructor Michael Kary is using his passion for theatre to fuel another passion – helping the needy. His new Samaritan Theatre, featuring College of Fine Arts and Production alumni and students, will donate all ticket sales from each production to a worthy cause. Its first performance, “The Servant and the Fool,” opens June 30 at Horizon High School in Scottsdale.

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New doctoral degree helps adults teach adults

June 20, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

The College of Doctoral Studies has a new degree program designed to help adults learn how to better teach adults. The Doctor of Education in Teaching and Learning with an Emphasis in Adult Learning degree is ideal for people who have an MBA and want to teach.

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GCU adds master’s degree in cybersecurity

June 15, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Starting in August, GCU is offering a new Master of Science in Cyber Security, an online degree intended to arm students with skills to detect and prevent cyber attacks like the recent WannaCry ransomware worm that raced across the internet. GCU students will learn the tricks of the hackers, but as Hackers-with-Halos their goal is to help and protect people.

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Online students get new source of spiritual guidance

June 09, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Online instructors in the College of Theology at Grand Canyon University get spirituality-related questions from students daily. That was the inspiration for “Dear Theophilus,” a new blog in which COT faculty provides answers to those questions. The goal is to help students from a variety of theological backgrounds, including non-Christians.

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COE faculty present studies in Illinois conference

June 08, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Dr. Joanna Simpson, GCU director of academic programs in the College of Education, and Lindy Gaudiano, coordinator of academic programs, presented a session on “College of Education Faculty Perceptions on the Influence of Centralized Curriculum on Instruction and Academic Freedom” at the 13th International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry at the University of Illinois. They also got to participate in a campus tradition of rubbing the nose of an Abraham Lincoln statue. (Gaudiano is pictured in the second photo and Simpson is pictured in the third photo.)

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Changing lives (including their own) at Dream Center

June 08, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Summer vacation or not, GCU College of Humanities and Social Sciences counseling professors and students continue to bring group therapy sessions to sex-trade survivors sheltered at the Phoenix Dream Center. “The students benefit from the service work,” said CHSS counseling lead Denise Krupp. “I want them to have a good, wonderful feeling when they leave.” And the survivors benefit by bonding, learning about themselves and gaining self-esteem.

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STEM camp cracks the code of students’ inspiration

June 06, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

More than 30 campers attending GCU’s Cipher Avenger STEM camp this week are thrilled that they are doing computer programming, using code and building servers and websites. The hands-on learning style that GCU champions is so enthralling, the room filled with high school juniors and seniors was quiet with concentration.

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Higher purpose: He teaches students to let it fly

June 01, 2017 / by / 1 Comment

Paul Waterman is no ordinary instructor. For one thing, he’s an accomplished pilot. But he also is a multitalented entrepreneur who has brought a learn-by-doing wisdom to his role in the Colangelo College of Business at Grand Canyon University. He recently was named the college’s Outstanding Service faculty member for the 2016-17 academic year.

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SimMan gives students a real-life look at medicine

May 31, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Students from Osborn Middle School toured the nursing simulation lab Tuesday as part of a summer career camp, and getting a first-hand look at SimMan definitely had an effect. “He seems so real, and working with him gets me excited about being a surgeon,” one of the students said.

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GCU faculty fashion scientific Comicon messages

May 26, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

GCU faculty members Dr. Roméo Farinacci and Deborah Haralson spoke of the science in the stories during several panel presentations on the opening day of Phoenix Comicon, which kicked off Thursday in downtown Phoenix and ends Sunday. More than 200,000 comic book and superhero fans, many dressed in character, are expected to attend. “We are using so much science now,” Farinacci said. “We all could be super one day.” Both have additional panels today and Saturday.

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