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Passion for children motivates teaching graduates

May 01, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Hundreds of College of Education students attended commencement Saturday afternoon to accept degrees that for them mean far more than a paycheck. Their degrees let them make the world a better place one child at a time. “It’s up to us to put in their minds positive thoughts. I want to be part of that,” said Leleatha Mitchell. “Each one, teach one.”

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Slideshow: Saturday online commencement ceremonies

May 01, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Slaven Gujic GCU News Bureau Online students in the Colangelo College of Business, College of Education, College of Fine Arts and Production, and College of Theology received their diplomas Saturday in two separate ceremonies at Grand Canyon University Arena.   

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Thousands set to gather for GCU commencement

April 24, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

More than 5,000 graduates and their 30,000 guests will be on the Grand Canyon University campus this week for spring commencement. There will be six ceremonies — two each, at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m., on Thursday through Saturday.

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Canyon Challenge finalists all are mission-driven

April 10, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

This year’s Canyon Challenge, scheduled for Thursday afternoon at GCU Arena, features five mission-driven finalists competing for the $15,000 in prize money. Storage Together, which won an international competition in Barcelona last fall, is among the competitors.

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Purple will be everywhere at Final Four festivities

March 28, 2017 / by / 2 Comments

This weekend’s NCAA Division I men’s basketball Final Four will be played at University of Phoenix Stadium, but the festivities begin at Grand Canyon University Arena on Thursday night with the 29th annual Slam Dunk and 3-point Championships. GCU also will be represented in other ways — by the Thundering Heard Pep Band and by dozens of students who will be volunteering at the various festivities.

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Students get relevant look at trauma of severe injury

March 17, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

After her near death experience on St. Patrick’s Day 2016, Nichola Drake has recovered thanks to round-the-clock care by her father and daily rehabilitation sessions with College of Education instructor Ted Telepak, director of Rehab Without Walls. Thursday, Drake spoke with Telepak’s COE students, who benefited from learning about her journey.

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Teachers’ teamwork has taught them a lesson, too

March 09, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Jim Mostofo, a College of Education professor, is bringing his expertise back to the K-12 environment by team teaching an Alhambra High School math class with GCU alumna Mayra Diaz. Their Algebra 1-2 students benefit from the co-planning and co-teaching by the instructors, and the experience also has given Mostofo new ideas for instructing future teachers in University classes.

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Speakers, listeners ‘part of something great’ at TEDx

March 03, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Nearly 1,000 people gathered Thursday at GCU Arena to hear 18 speakers and watch a full day’s worth of thought-provoking, emotional and inspirational TEDx talks. GCU students Austin Mosher and Jedidiah Woods, who conceived and organized the event, believe this year’s inaugural TEDx Grand Canyon University production will become an annual staple.

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Cheers, tears for new Hall of Fame inductees

February 25, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Five highly regarded Grand Canyon University graduates with remarkable careers and a strong record of giving back to the community were inducted into the GCU Alumni Hall of Fame on Saturday in a stirring ceremony that invoked laughter, the Bible and tears.

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