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Arizona expert offers inside look at Alzheimer’s

November 02, 2017 / by / 1 Comment

Nearly 100 GCU faculty and students attended a presentation Wednesday by Dr. Michael Malek-Ahmadi, one of Arizona’s leading experts on Alzheimer’s disease. Forgetting your friend’s name or where you parked your car aren’t as indicative of the disease as becoming suddenly disoriented and not knowing the day, year, week or month, he said.

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GCU special ed program ranked 5th in nation

November 01, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

While teacher shortages keep growing across the nation, adding more challenges to the profession, GCU’s special ed program ranks fifth in the nation in its top 20 for online bachelor’s degrees in special education. The recognition is an example of how GCU has addressed a critical demand for highly effective educators, said Dr. Kim LaPrade, the COE Dean.

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Lessons of Reformation still resonate today

October 31, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

The Ministry Forum on Monday evening was devoted to the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, and five College of Theology instructors shared their thoughts about the Five Solas and the reasons why the Reformation happened.

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ESPN executive’s talk is a highlight for students

October 27, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Colangelo School of Sports Business students get to hear presentations by lots of industry leaders, but Thursday was a special treat. Edward Erhardt, a top ESPN executive, shared interesting information about the cable television sports network and — most important for them — how to get a job there.

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The inside story behind six-word autobiographies

October 22, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Adding lines of prose to a community story about Spongebob escaping a unicorn and a herd of fleas amid a green sea was one of the activities offered Friday during GCU’s celebration of the National Day on Writing. The activities, stressing written expression, were a big hit with passersby.

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Students speak out against sexual assault

October 17, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

One by one, students stepped up Monday to take a pledge to end sexual violence. It was GCU’s part of a national campaign called “It’s On Us” that encourages campus communities to take an active role in preventing sexual assault and supporting its victims.

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This online graduate gets an ‘A’ for perseverance

October 16, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Many online graduates are incredible examples of perseverance, but it’s hard to imagine anyone who showed more heart — and toughness — than Chanel Mack. She underwent five surgeries while earning her degree and never dropped a class.

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Audience enriched by wealth of laughs in ‘Tartuffe’

October 12, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

You’ll laugh as you sit on the edge of your seat watching “Tartuffe,” Ethington Theatre’s second production of the season, which offers a humorous comedy about a family with much to lose. This wolf-in-sheep’s-clothing play, which opens at 7:30 p.m. Friday, features unique and imaginative scenery, wigs and costumes.

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Conference addresses faith and science

October 10, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Esteemed leaders from Grand Canyon University and the community shared the same stage Monday to engage in a conversation about Christian values and advancements in technology. “We, the people, have common ground in which to figure out solutions to these dilemmas,” said Dr. Sherman Elliot, dean of GCU’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences. “What a way to be empowered right now.”

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Speech and Debate team gets off to strong start

October 10, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s Speech and Debate team began the academic year with excellent performances in the Aztec Invitational Tournament in San Diego over the weekend. The team ranked in the top eight out of 31 universities and colleges and hopes to do even better in its next event, in early November at Cal State Northridge.

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