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Speakers, listeners ‘part of something great’ at TEDx

March 03, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Nearly 1,000 people gathered Thursday at GCU Arena to hear 18 speakers and watch a full day’s worth of thought-provoking, emotional and inspirational TEDx talks. GCU students Austin Mosher and Jedidiah Woods, who conceived and organized the event, believe this year’s inaugural TEDx Grand Canyon University production will become an annual staple.

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New club charges out of the blocks with Lego-mobile

March 01, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s new Robotics Club, one of six new engineering clubs approved last month, got off to a racing start when its Derby Kart entry, a brightly painted Lego-mobile, won the “Most Creative” award in the homecoming weekend event.

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Lunch and Learn explores identity challenges

February 17, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

The fifth installment of Grand Canyon University’s “Lunch and Learn” speaker series discussed personal and biblical identities that each of us must seek out and find. GCU Speech and Debate coach Barry Regan along with COFAP assistant professor Sheila Schumacher shared stories and discussed the need to forge an identity both as a person and through Jesus.

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TEDx finalists chosen for March 2 event at GCU

February 10, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

A wide array of professionals, executives, students and interesting stories comprise the 20 finalists chosen to give talks in the TEDx event March 2 at GCU Arena. Organizers hope to draw a crowd of at least 4,000.

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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 event is like speed dating for STEM programs

January 25, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s second STEM Innovation Breakfast was a tremendous success, both for presenters who offered a range of opportunities and K-12 educators wishing to bolster STEM programs. “Schools are recognizing that they need to change the way they teach to meet the changing demands of the workforce,” said Amanda Hughens, GCU’s K-12 STEM outreach manager.

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It’s a show of hands as students engineer solutions

January 23, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

As GCU’s first engineering students enter their fourth semester of classes, they are greeted with a new, hands-on curriculum that makes engineering a lot more fun. Just ask the sophomores and juniors in Dina Higgins’ Statics and Dynamics & Lab class.

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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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Think forensic science is easy? They’ll clue you in

January 04, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Don’t believe everything you see on crime TV, says a group of GCU senior Forensic Science students who want to set the record straight. There’s a lot more to forensic science than “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.” Their major is one of the most rigorous at GCU, and they’ve learned that processing crime scene evidence requires a lot of expertise.

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