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GCU’s finger on the pulse of science with HSET Day

November 16, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

More than 2,300 students from 65 schools across Arizona tiptoed through cadaver, engineering and DNA labs, and cavorted with 3D printers and robots as part of GCU’s Health, Sciences, Engineering and Technology Day on Wednesday. The goal is to showcase the STEM programs, facilities and clubs GCU offers.

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Strains, sprains? Student athletic trainers step up

October 18, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

With 2,200 students involved in intramural sports and 800 to 1,000 in club sports, that’s a lot of sprains, strains and abrasions GCU’s student athletic trainers see during their clinical rotations. Those trainers also serve the campus community at such events as the Wellness Challenge weigh-in. It’s not just about learning for these student athletic trainers; it’s also about serving their fellow students.

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At crunch time, grads showed what makes them tick

October 14, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Graduates juggle raising children and balancing jobs with their studies. GCU Today talked to several graduates about the road to receiving their degrees during fall commencement Friday.

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Online graduates are saluted at commencement

October 13, 2017 / by / 2 Comments

The first of four online commencement ceremonies convened Friday morning in GCU Arena, and Pam Aydelott sure stood out — she was wearing a 1940s-era nursing outfit. It took her nearly a year to put it together.

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It’s a small world of GCU after all

September 27, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

More than 10,000 of GCU’s nursing alumni live in the Valley and their loyalty to the University keeps them united. “When you see each other on the unit you say, ‘Go Lopes!’ and you take care of each other, as you would with any other nurse, but to another degree,” said Chuck De La Riva, a nurse at Abrazo West Campus in Goodyear.

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Soccer and superheroes: Run to Fight Night soars

September 25, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

While the men’s soccer team had a goal — to defeat Oral Roberts University — some families who attended Friday night’s game had a second goal: to offer support to families battling cancer. The Children’s Cancer Network was at the game to kick off its eighth annual Run to Fight Children’s Cancer.

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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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GCU ‘angels’ help family in car accident

September 20, 2017 / by / 7 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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User’s guide to Welcome Week: All hands on deck

August 09, 2017 / by / 1 Comment

Welcome Week 2017 promises to be another busy and festive time for students as they return to campus. But it’s extremely important, too. “The week says to all, ‘You belong here,’” said Charity Norman, manager of GCU’s Student and Family Program.

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In Nepal or the classroom, he’s in tune with his faith

August 08, 2017 / by / 1 Comment

Richard Busby, a professor in the College of Nursing and Health Care Professions, has worked in the medical field for 40 years and has traveled to 28 countries to aid those with limited access to medical care and to serve struggling communities. He shared stories about his recent experience in Kathmandu, Nepal, and his passionate view on integrating faith into the classroom.

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