GCU President Brian Mueller, right, greets Gov. Doug Ducey
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Gov. Ducey praises Arizona youth leaders at GCU leadership event

April 29, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Ariz. Gov. Doug Ducey visited Grand Canyon University on Friday to give a keynote address at the 10th annual Youth Leadership Day. He praised more than 600 high school leaders from across Arizona for setting a high bar, tackling tough issues and dedicating hours of time and energy to providing service to others and generally making Arizona a better place.

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Antelope Intros: Kevin Shepherd and Daniel Buchalter

April 28, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

This week’s Antelope Intros feature two dads who are proud of their college degrees, passionate about learning and self-development — but could never go wrong with watching a game of football.

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Dagny Knutson, from swimmer to GCU graduate
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World-class swimmer finds another passion as GCU grad

April 28, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Former world-class swimmer Dagny Knutson earned her highest honor Friday when she graduated from GCU with a bachelor’s in sports management. GCU coach Steve Schaffer helped Knutson get a scholarship, despite her ineligibility to swim competitively in college, because he was moved by her story. Today, Knutson is filled with gratitude for GCU and hopes to return to get her master’s degree here.

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Business professor, former interim dean retires after 14 years

April 27, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

After 14 years as a professor and a stint as interim dean of GCU’s Colangelo College of Business, Dr. Kevin McClean is retiring. But don’t expect him to stay away from campus too much. He plans to visit often to attend games and is also considering online teaching. During his tenure, his servant style of leadership helped set an example. “That means relying on our faith, our learning and our beliefs to inform our decisions in business,” he said.

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Commencement Day 3: Afternoon session

April 26, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau More smiles, cheers and proclamations of congratulations were on display during the afternoon session of the final day of spring commencement at Grand Canyon University.  

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CSET faculty judges

April 12, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

      Several faculty  members from GCU’s College of Science, Engineering and Technology were judges  at the Arizona Science and Engineering Fair (AzSEF) at the Phoenix Convention Center.

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Educators embrace technology at Google Summit

March 22, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

By Jeannette Cruz GCU News Bureau Most of us have seen how technology has altered the humble chalkboard that our teachers once used. From white boards to smart boards to online lesson plans and digital textbooks, embracing technology has become a journey for 21st-century educators and a major part of students’ lives. At the Google EdTech Summit held Monday at Grand Canyon University, more than 400 education teachers, specialists and students from across the state focused on one major point: how to engage students through technology integration. GCU President Brian Mueller opened the conference, which GCU co-presented with the Arizona K12 Center, followed by a keynote address from Jim Sill, a Google education teacher who, after a decade in the video and television industry, set out on a career in education. He used his industry experience to create an award-winning production program at a California high school. “I knew as soon as I became a teacher that this was it,” Sill said. “I spent a lot of time chasing other dreams, and now I’m teaching teachers how to make movies and I love it.” Sill walked the audience through the bells and whistles of today’s technologies, such as Google apps, and encouraged listeners […]

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Caring and candy the prizes in Canyon Cares Easter hunt

March 22, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau Once a year, Grand Canyon University transforms into a wondrous, worship and egg-laden place where children from the community come to fill their purple and pink baskets with Easter treasures. The family friendly, annual Canyon Cares Easter event this past Saturday offered musical worship and arts and crafts in addition to the fun-filled egg hunt.  

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Choosing better than the ‘R’ word

March 08, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

This year, “Spread the Word to End the Word” day was March 2. Nearly 250 students teamed up with Grand Canyon University Best Buddies to spread the word to end the ‘R’ word. The word–”retarded” is “a derogatory that negatively impacts the acceptance and inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities,” said Rebekah Dyer, GCU Best Buddies club advisor.

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GCU students perform cardiac screenings

March 03, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Arcadia High School students benefited from cardiac screenings recently when GCU athletic training and nursing students partnered with the Anthony Bates Foundation to pay a visit.    

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