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Program for special-needs kids wins top Honors College Symposium prize

April 20, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

“Making a Difference One Life at a Time,” a program created for special needs children, won first place in the Honors College’s Spring Symposium Showcase. Each team member received $3,000 in scholarships, and there also were scholarship prizes for second and third place.

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Symposium shows Honors College achievements

April 11, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Nearly 70 students from the Honors College presented research projects related to themes of service, ethics, research and leadership Saturday at the third annual Grand Canyon University Symposium Showcase. The students are part of the top 11 brightest and most creative teams competing for scholarships scheduled to be awarded April 16.

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Honors College boot campers handle weighty tasks

December 08, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s Honors College asks a lot of its gifted students, but it asked a little more recently when it put 22 of them through the Personal Academic Career Boot Camp. Three emerged as the finalists for the $3,000 scholarship by best handling the mock interviewing, networking and professional training.

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GCU honors principals who spread the love of STEM

October 30, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

GCU is honoring principals who spread the love of STEM to students at their schools. These are educators who have create aerospace, robotics and earth science clubs, science fairs, renewable energy workshops, rocket science experiments, or on the high school level have added physics, engineering and advanced math to their curriculum.

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Honors College mirrors GCU’s academic success

July 07, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Like nearly everything on campus, Grand Canyon University’s Honors College is growing fast. The college, which changed from the Honors Institute to Honors College in June, will have a total enrollment of more than 700 students this fall, 11 times its size at inception three years ago, including 467 incoming freshmen with an average GPA of 4.16. Also new this year, Camelback Hall will be the first dedicated housing for Honors students on campus. The rapid growth has brought added benefits to students and increased GCU’s status as a quality academic institution.

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Ideas for GCU outreach efforts spring from Honors Symposium

March 23, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Grand Canyon University’s Honors Institute has emerged as a hub for creative problem-solving. In its second year, the Institute’s students — which could total more than 600 by fall — are already working on projects to generate ideas on how to integrate academics and issues facing the University community. Some of those projects, including a look at how to enhance GCU’s partnership with Habitat for Humanity, will be on display Saturday at Antelope Gym lecture halls and the first-floor meeting rooms at the Student Union.

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