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Mueller named Business Leader of the Year

November 11, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

The Governor’s Celebration of Innovation was Thursday night, and GCU President Brian Mueller was named the Business Leader of the Year. Steven Zylstra, president of the Arizona Technology Council, said Mueller’s efforts at the University are the talk of the town, but Mueller said it’s the result of teamwork and trust in God.

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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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Thrive Conference gives family businesses a boost

October 27, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

A few hundred entrepreneurs and small business owners gathered at GCU Arena on Wednesday for the Thrive Conference to share stories and advice about building or sustaining a business, work-life balance, faith and much more. The full-day event was sponsored by the Intentional Living Center and Family Life radio.

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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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Comic belief: McFarlane shows he’s on the ball

October 20, 2016 / by / 1 Comment

Maybe you’ve never heard of Todd McFarlane, but many millennials sure have. He’s famous for his comic-book creations, and the Colangelo College of Business students were awestruck Wednesday as he talked to them about how to get good at something and then parlay it into a success. But the admiration wasn’t a one-way street. “I’m amazed by how brilliant you are,” he said of the younger generation.

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Career practicum is handy for students, employers

October 12, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

The first annual Counseling and Psychology Career Practicum was a win-win for behavioral health organizations that seek to hire interns and for GCU students who need practicum placements. The event was a bigger success than expected and one of a series of college-specific hiring events the Career Impact Center is hosting this year.

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They’re walking to raise cancer awareness, funds

October 11, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

It was pull out your handkerchief time on Monday when two people whose lives were changed by cancer shared stories of grief and hope with words that came straight from their hearts. Both are connected the College of Nursing and Health Care Professions, which has formed three teams to walk in the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer on Oct. 22 in Tempe.

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Purdins’ radio show is rooted in Christian values

October 11, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Wayne Purdin is lead curriculum editor at GCU during the week, but on Saturdays he has a different assignment: He and his wife, Julie, offer their views on Christianity in their “God and Country” radio show on KFNX (1100 AM). “We’re all looking for answers,” he said. “Whatever the religion or politics, it seems like God is missing and we need to get back to our roots.”

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GCU researching the impact of shoes on muscles

October 07, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

One of GCU’s newly launched research projects explores the impact of shoes on muscles activation. CSET Assistant Professor Donna Gerakos said GCU’s leap into research is adds to its well-established reputation as a leader in exercise science education. Equally important, it offers undergraduate students an opportunity to participate into cutting-edge research and prepares them for the research requirements of graduate school.

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A new experiment: CSET is conducting scientific research

October 06, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

(Editor’s note: This story is from the August 2016 issue of GCU Magazine. To view the digital version of the magazine, click here.) By Laurie Merrill GCU Magazine How helpful are certain plants in cleaning toxins from soil? Will 3D printing technology eventually create anatomical replacements? Can a fitness curriculum help firefighters prevent injuries? What is exciting about these topics — and about 17 more like them — isn’t that students and faculty at Grand Canyon University are posing such questions. It’s how they will attempt to arrive at the answers  that is of major significance. In the dawning of a new era, GCU’s College of Science, Engineering and Technology (CSET) this fall established a scientific research program on campus. “One of the things I was brought here to do was to revisit the idea of whether we could build a research capability for the faculty and students,” said CSET Assistant Dean Jon Valla, who came to GCU in June 2015 after working at Midwestern University in Glendale, Ariz., and Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix. The resounding answer, Valla learned, was yes. Once it was proposed, science faculty and students began flocking to the fledgling program. The reasons are clear. Promoting a […]

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