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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 / 4 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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This family has found its (dual) purpose at GCU

August 07, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Here’s a family that has taken devotion to Grand Canyon University to a new level: Not only does Renee Taillon work and study at GCU, so do her three children — twins Christian and Jared and daughter Kirie. “We really do bleed purple in our family,” Renee said.

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Engineering a path to computer science jobs

July 14, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

An Amazon software engineer described her colorful career path Thursday to a Code.org cohort of 25 Arizona educators. The K-12 teachers are at GCU this week to learn AP Science Principles, part of the GCU Strategic Educational Alliances mission to spread love of STEM through the teachers.

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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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Renowned nun tells her incredible story in GCU talk

May 15, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe visited GCU on Friday to share her purpose with GCU employees: to heal, mend and love the ‘lost girls’ of Northern Uganda. “I am a dreamer. I dream of making lives a little better. I dream of healing their pain. I dream of mending their brokenness,” she said, bringing her warmth, humor and inspiration to a university where finding one’s purpose is what it’s all about.

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Antelope Intros: Chandler Myers and Eric Reed

May 11, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

This week’s edition of Antelope Intros features a counselor with an unusual first name (and nickname) and a police officer with an unusual collection.

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Slideshow: Friday online commencement ceremonies

May 01, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Slaven Gujic  GCU News Bureau Online students in the College of Doctoral Studies, College of Humanities and Social Sciences and College of Nursing and Health Care Professions received their degrees Friday in two separate ceremonies at GCU Arena. Classic pianist Jade Simmons delivered the keynote address for each ceremony, and Dr. Tim Griffin, GCU’s pastor and dean of students, and GCU President Brian Mueller were among the speakers.  

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