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Telepresence gives students new view of teaching

February 08, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Three teachers in the College of Education are exploring a live, one-hour telepresence practicum that allows students to peek inside an elementary classroom as part of the professional experience. “My practicum hours have only consisted of me and a teacher, and they couldn’t always give me a ton of attention,” junior Alyssa Duncan said. “In-person practicums are important. However, I think getting both is extremely beneficial.”

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His love of announcing, teaching speaks volumes

February 02, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Most people know Paul Danuser from GCU men’s basketball games — the public-address announcer’s style and delivery have become a big part of the show. But what they might not know is his passion for his main role at GCU, in the College of Education, and they might be shocked to hear how he describes his personality.

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‘Lunch and Learn’ explores true love in Christianity

January 30, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Grand Canyon University’s latest gathering in the Integration of Faith, Learning and Work “Lunch and Learn” speaker series focused on the idea that love is all encompassing and, at times, difficult. Biblical definitions and interpretations of love include goodwill and forgiveness to those who have done you harm.

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GCU has huge IMPACT on students’ job opportunities

January 05, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

The relationships between GCU career services, students and a variety of local and national organizations continues to strengthen. Pipelines are being formed between GCU and companies such as Enterprise, ADP, Vanguard and many more across all business sectors. “When someone attends or graduates from GCU, they have a higher standard,” said Katie Berry, a talent acquisition specialist for Enterprise.

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The circle of GCU life — from student to colleague

January 05, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Brandon Juarez first walked the grounds of Grand Canyon University 15 years ago as an out-of-state student. Today, he is a full-time assistant professor and the best part about his story at GCU is that his office now sits across the hall from the professor who helped shape his future.

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Children get the gift of reading ‘Thunder’s Vision’

December 21, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Dr. Kim LaPrade, dean of the College of Education, is the author of “Thunder’s Vision,” a 14-page children’s book that follows Thunder, a curious little Lope struggling to find his purpose. Through the adventures of Thunder, LaPrade communicates the often unique and unconventional path to purpose. She got to read the book while spreading the holiday cheer for a group of youngsters Tuesday during the all-employee Lopes Christmas Party.

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They prepared, they persevered … they prevailed

December 16, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Winter commencement on Friday afternoon at Grand Canyon University demonstrated the preparation and perseverance the graduates needed to reach their goal. But it also was about what they had done for others. “What I will remember most,” President Brian Mueller said, “is how you served not just each other, but that you served God and this neighborhood.”

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They’re blazing a trail from San Miguel to GCU

December 14, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Three members of the graduating class at Friday’s winter commencement are the first from San Miguel High in Tucson, a school for the economically disadvantaged. It’s the only Arizona school in the Cristo Rey Network, a collection of high schools that integrate four years of college preparatory work with work experience. “I’ve shared my experiences with other students, and I know that many will, like me, go to GCU,” said one of the three, Esperanza Sesteaga.

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GCU celebrates growth, excellence of Honors College

December 12, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

The successful journey of growth and academic excellence inspired a celebration for the Honors College Saturday, recognizing President Brian Mueller for his impact and innovation, the college’s 50 inaugural members, a warm speech by recent graduate Brittany Holen and an introduction of the advisory board and team. Students also were invited to meet two outstanding power couples with perspective on balancing careers and marriage.

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Never a dull moment with the Cantalopes

December 07, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

The Cantalopes, GCU’s resident improv troupe, is attracting a bigger audience with every performance, and it’s easy to see why. They put in a lot of hard work to be funny and genuine on the spot. Every Monday, improv captain Kayana Sweeney teaches a free improv study hall that is open to all students. Cantalopes’ members hope to see students from every college not only at the classes but also at the twice-monthly shows.

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