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STEM camp cracks the code of students’ inspiration

June 06, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

More than 30 campers attending GCU’s Cipher Avenger STEM camp this week are thrilled that they are doing computer programming, using code and building servers and websites. The hands-on learning style that GCU champions is so enthralling, the room filled with high school juniors and seniors was quiet with concentration.

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Higher purpose: He teaches students to let it fly

June 01, 2017 / by / 1 Comment

Paul Waterman is no ordinary instructor. For one thing, he’s an accomplished pilot. But he also is a multitalented entrepreneur who has brought a learn-by-doing wisdom to his role in the Colangelo College of Business at Grand Canyon University. He recently was named the college’s Outstanding Service faculty member for the 2016-17 academic year.

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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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GCU faculty fashion scientific Comicon messages

May 26, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

GCU faculty members Dr. Roméo Farinacci and Deborah Haralson spoke of the science in the stories during several panel presentations on the opening day of Phoenix Comicon, which kicked off Thursday in downtown Phoenix and ends Sunday. More than 200,000 comic book and superhero fans, many dressed in character, are expected to attend. “We are using so much science now,” Farinacci said. “We all could be super one day.” Both have additional panels today and Saturday.

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Ethington season will be big on history and ‘Peanuts’

May 23, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

The 2017-2018 Ethington Theatre season features two ballets, two musicals and three plays, all of which are sure to amuse and delight the theatre and dance fan. ”You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown,” “Anything Goes” and “The Good Doctor” are among the College of Fine Arts and Production shows and there’s something on the menu for every taste.

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GCU faculty bring style AND substance to Comicon

May 22, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Some of the best science fiction is based on concepts that might actually become reality, such as the hoverboard that first appeared in “Back to the Future” and tablets used by “Star Trek” characters. Two faculty members from the GCU College of Science, Engineering and Technology plan to explore the science in some of the most beloved fantasty fiction at this year’s Phoenix Comicon, May 25-28.

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Westwood student awarded Colangelo Scholarship

May 18, 2017 / by / 4 Comments

Emauni Burnes-DePaul was overcome with emotion Wednesday when Thunder, Westwood High School staff and GCU faculty surprised her by awarding her a full-tuition Colangelo Scholarship to the Colangelo College of Business. “I had faith in God but this makes me love Him so much more,” Emauni said.

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Openings remain in GCU’s Think Big Summer Institute

May 17, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Several openings remain in Grand Canyon University’s 2017 Think Big Summer Math Institute for high school mathematics educators and school teams. Coordinated by GCU’s Strategic Educational Alliances, the two workshops will be held June 5-8 and June 12-15. Each offers separate topics.

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New chaplain eager to assist GCU employees

May 17, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Jim Miller, the new corporate chaplain in the executive office building at 27th Avenue, will bring years of experience to the position plus a passion for helping. “Work doesn’t happen in a vacuum. I’m here to talk and pray with anyone,” he 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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