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Faith comes first for new dean of nursing

February 03, 2017 / by / 1 Comment

Dr. Lisa Smith has been named dean of the College of Nursing and Health Care Professions, and she brings with her to the job a lot of experience and a lot of faith. “God really is the center of everything that I do,” she says.

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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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CCOB ‘leads the way’ in teaching Conscious Capitalism

January 27, 2017 / by / 1 Comment

The Colangelo College of Business is beta-testing a Conscious Capitalism addition to the marketing simulation program being used in the Marketing Management class of its MBA program. “GCU is absolutely leading the way in bringing these concepts to graduate and undergraduate business school students,” said Scott McIntosh, founder of the Phoenix chapter of Conscious Capitalism.

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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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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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Cancer couldn’t keep her from commencement

December 16, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Roxanne Maier, 60, watched her class graduate from Grand Canyon University on Friday from a seat in GCU’s Arena. Cancer sidelined her education temporarily, but she plans to resume studying in the College of Nursing and Health Care Professions in January and graduate in April.

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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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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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