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October proclaimed Dyslexia Awareness Month

October 06, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Joining Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey in declaring Dyslexia Awareness Month is (second from left) Rebekah Dyer, an assistant professor in the Grand Canyon University College of Education, who is vice president of the Arizona branch of the International Dyslexia Association.

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Getting a jump on the 2016 GCU Foundation Run to Fight Children’s Cancer

September 29, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Photo by Debbie Accomazzo GCU News Bureau Five of the cutest kids you’ll ever lay eyes on showed up at Channel 12 yesterday to promote the sixth annual GCU Foundation Run to Fight Children’s Cancer, scheduled for Saturday, March 12, on the University’s west Phoenix campus. The children, all cancer-surviving superheroes, are current and past race starters of the popular event, which promotes awareness of this devastating and underfunded disease and raises funds for pediatric cancer research and patient and family education resources. From left are Cooper Gokee, Jack Welch, Olivia Baumgardner, EVB Live host Doug Meehan, Grace Kostyk and Emma Kerr.  

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GCU students at NCSSA national meeting

June 25, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Senior Brandon Kaiser, president of the GCU Havocs, and vice president Trevor Knotts, a junior, participated in the first-ever convention of the National Collegiate Student Section Association at Indiana State University in Terre Haute. (Photos courtesy of Brandon Kaiser)    

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Cancer researcher Dr. Robert J. Arceci dies in traffic accident

June 09, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Photo by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau Dr. Robert J. Arceci, pictured here with a tiny cancer survivor at the 5th annual GCU Foundation Run to Fight Children’s Cancer last March, died Monday morning from injuries he sustained in a traffic accident in Scottsdale. Arceci was a dedicated and brilliant childhood cancer researcher at Phoenix Children’s Hospital and the inspiration for the “White Cell Rock,” a dance that medical professionals, first responders and others learned and performed to improve the spirits of children with cancer.

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GCU nursing student elected to national post

May 26, 2015 / by / 1 Comment

Kaitlin Lovato, who plans to graduate from GCU in December with a bachelor’s degree in nursing, recently was elected to a one-year term on a committee of the National Student Nurses’ Association.

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Student accounting staff volunteers at rescue mission and food bank

May 07, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Managers Ricky Bezanson and Kristen McCaffrey and their team members in Student Accounting recently helped make a difference in the lives of homeless and underprivileged people in the community.

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Online instructors volunteer at Phoenix Zoo

May 07, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Fun fact: The nonprofit Phoenix Zoo is home to more than 1,400 animals including more than 30 different endangered or threatened species from around the world. The zoo also has a lot of weeds and other horticulture-related work to be done, as several online faculty members recently found out during a volunteer expedition. The helpers included Allen Spaulding, Andy McClurg, Berenise Charlton, Cory Avila, David Farbishel, Eric Hernando, Hector Llanes, Matt Hampton, Numa Gomez, Peter Rasor, Scott Hovater, Steve Duby, and Tina Salata.

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Run to Fight Children’s Cancer thank-you luncheon and check presentation

May 06, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Tyler McDonald GCU News Bureau Representatives of Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Children’s Cancer Network, Pono Construction and others involved with making this spring’s fifth annual GCU Foundation Run to Fight Children’s Cancer a major success gathered Tuesday on campus. The foundation presented checks totaling $83,400 to the hospital and the network to support the work they do to battle childhood cancer.

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