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Take GCU grad Ramirez out to the ballgame and …

March 21, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

If you’ve been to an Arizona Diamondbacks home game, you’ve seen Vanessa Ramirez at work. Turn on Channel 12 in the morning, and there she is. Tune your radio to 104.3 FM in the middle of the day, and you hear her voice. There’s more, but she loves what she does — all of it. “I am the Energizer Bunny,” says the 2003 Grand Canyon University graduate.

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Students get relevant look at trauma of severe injury

March 17, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

After her near death experience on St. Patrick’s Day 2016, Nichola Drake has recovered thanks to round-the-clock care by her father and daily rehabilitation sessions with College of Education instructor Ted Telepak, director of Rehab Without Walls. Thursday, Drake spoke with Telepak’s COE students, who benefited from learning about her journey.

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Hospitality students get first-hand experience

March 16, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s Hospitality Management program gives students a grip on the industry with first-hand knowledge. The Colangelo College of Business (CCOB) program teaches students core business principles while offering applicable work experience at properties owned and run by the University, including the newly constructed Grand Canyon University Hotel, Canyon 49 Grill, GCU Golf Course and Lope House Restaurant. “We have professionals who are in the industry, we offer a business-based approach to learning a career field, and the learning lab is all the GCU properties,’’ said Dr. Randy Gibb, the CCOB dean.

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Stewart’s Chapel talk is one for all to hear — as one

March 14, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Riccardo Stewart’s engaging speaking style and provocative message made for a memorable Chapel talk Monday morning at Grand Canyon University Arena. The pastor of Redemption Church in Tempe tackled the issue of diversity head-on and talked openly about the challenge of overcoming what divides us and learning to live as one.

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Teachers’ teamwork has taught them a lesson, too

March 09, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Jim Mostofo, a College of Education professor, is bringing his expertise back to the K-12 environment by team teaching an Alhambra High School math class with GCU alumna Mayra Diaz. Their Algebra 1-2 students benefit from the co-planning and co-teaching by the instructors, and the experience also has given Mostofo new ideas for instructing future teachers in University classes.

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Brewers fans get taste of Canyon 49 Grill, GCU spirit

March 09, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

New to Milwaukee Brewers spring training games this year are a Canyon 49 Grill food stand and GCU student workers spread around Maryvale Baseball Park, the result of a partnership between GCU and the team. “It’s a great way to show the high energy and unadulterated fun that GCU represents,” prep cook Henry Hurd said as he flipped BBQ burgers at the Brewers’ newest concession stand.

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Speakers, listeners ‘part of something great’ at TEDx

March 03, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Nearly 1,000 people gathered Thursday at GCU Arena to hear 18 speakers and watch a full day’s worth of thought-provoking, emotional and inspirational TEDx talks. GCU students Austin Mosher and Jedidiah Woods, who conceived and organized the event, believe this year’s inaugural TEDx Grand Canyon University production will become an annual staple.

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Alhambra’s long haul ends with a banner day

March 02, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Alhambra High School recently celebrated a huge achievement: Six years after it was rated a “D” school, it became one of only two Arizona high schools to receive a Beat the Odds Gold Award. Current Alhambra principal Karen Cardenas and Claudio Coria, who was principal the previous five years, cited GCU’s ongoing intervention and contributions to the local community as a big reason behind Alhambra’s success.

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New club charges out of the blocks with Lego-mobile

March 01, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s new Robotics Club, one of six new engineering clubs approved last month, got off to a racing start when its Derby Kart entry, a brightly painted Lego-mobile, won the “Most Creative” award in the homecoming weekend event.

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Run to Fight foots the bill for new hospital therapist

March 01, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

The money raised by the GCU Foundation Run to Fight Children’s Cancer had a tangible effect when it enabled Phoenix Children’s Hospital to hire Jennifer Hamblin as a part-time mental health therapist to help cancer patients and their families. “Families go through a grieving process,” she said.

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