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GCU team takes 3rd in BioAccel Solutions Challenge

December 02, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Grand Canyon University senior Mikee Garcia and recent pre-med graduate Vaugn Devera earned third place and a $1,500 grant toward funding their HandleTech project in the BioAccel Solutions Challenge on Thursday night. Their idea is to patent a spray or liquid infused with copper, which acts as an anti-microbe on high-volume bacteria objects in health care facilities, schools and beyond.

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Two GCU students in finals for $100,000 award

November 28, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Grand Canyon University students Michael Garcia and Vaugn Devera are finalists for a $100,000 investment at the BioAccel Solutions Challenge. The Dec. 1 award is given to those whose entrepreneurism and innovation could improve community health and well-being. Garcia and Devera created HandleTech, a copper-infused liquid or spray that can act as an antimicrobial on commonly touched objects around health care facilities, hospitals, schools and beyond.

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Justice Courts officials say ‘thank you’ with trophy

November 22, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

During a season of gratitude, Maricopa County Justice Courts officials gave Grand Canyon University an award Tuesday thanking the University for “invaluable and enthusiastic support.”

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Mission Cookies are tasty way to change lives

November 21, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Mission Cookies are available for purchase at The Grid, Chaparral and Juniper on Grand Canyon University’s campus, and 100 percent of the proceeds go back to help Phoenix Rescue Mission clients as they transition from dire circumstances toward vocational and re-career training.

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Female theologians discuss women’s place in ministry

November 15, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

A high-powered panel of women theologians at GCU tackled the question, “Does God Call Women into the Ministry?” The answer may seem obvious, but it was’t and was the subject triggered interesting debate.

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Slideshow: Lopes’ game at Duke

November 14, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau The Lopes showed a lot of heart in their regular-season opener Saturday, taking an early lead over Duke and keeping it close until the No. 1-ranked Blue Devils blew the game open late in the first half and won 96-61. That was Duke’s biggest lead of the game, and it came after GCU cut the margin to 19 in the second half.  

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Slideshow: 2,600 students participate in HSET Day

November 11, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Slaven Gujic GCU News Bureau Grand Canyon University’s fall HSET (Health Sciences, Engineering and Technology) Day, held Thursday, is an event that lets the University shine a light on its STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) programs, one of its most innovating, exciting and rapidly growing. More than 2,600 high school students from across Arizona were invited to hear from speakers working in STEM field, attend interactive presentations and live demonstrations, tour GCU’s human anatomy, nursing and DNA labs, and participate in hands-on activities and networking.

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Career fairs coming to GCU in November and beyond

October 28, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Several job fairs and individual companies are coming to GCU between now and the end of November as they look to hire recent or upcoming GCU graduates for full-time, part-time or internship positions.

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Faculty to peers: ‘Practice what you teach’

October 24, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Making connections between Christian values and classroom teaching can go a long way toward engaging students, even in STEM and technology subjects. Three GCU faculty members shared their insights on doing so during Friday’s “Lunch and Learn” as part of the Integration of Faith, Learning and Work lecture series sponsored by the College of Theology.

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McKenney earns key role in U.S. sports medicine

October 19, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Michael McKenney is in his sixth year at GCU as a clinical coordinator for exercise science and an athletic training professor in the College of Nursing and Health Care Professions. But it was his work outside the classroom that landed him a coveted training position at the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro this summer.

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