Archive for May, 2014

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GCU’s 1st Ph.D. a heady accomplishment

May 19, 2014 / by / 2 Comments

The first learner to complete the Ph.D. program at GCU impressed everyone with her efficiency, but she gives the credit to the presence of God in the process.

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Student vets club president sets sights high

May 16, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s chapter of Student Veterans of America has grown to nearly 300 ground campus members and 3,000 online. New chapter president Ben Verseman says the SVA has proposed an expansion of the campus Veterans Center to keep pace with growth.

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With upper deck in place, Arena on schedule

May 16, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

The concrete for the new upper deck at GCU Arena has been poured, which means much of the heavy lifting has been done.

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Digital design program hosts portfolio review

May 15, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Nearly 40 local designers, including Grand Canyon University students, met in the College of Arts and Sciences building to have their portfolios reviewed in a first-of-its-kind event on campus.

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Pre-science coordinators guide health care students

May 13, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

College of Arts and Sciences staffers Cherissa Chacon and Helen Howard serve as pre-science coordinators, helping pre-med students and others develop the portfolios they need for graduate schools.

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Student Union’s new interior pairs academics, food

May 12, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

The Grand Canyon University Student Union received an aesthetic upgrade earlier this year, swapping its outdated beach motif for a more modern, student-focused design. The new look features images of three-dimensional, over-sized utensils, images of famous faces and giant pull quotes about food.

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Duty calls 30,000 feet up, and GCU alumna answers

May 09, 2014 / by / 1 Comment

GCU alumna Courtney Mitchelle was at least 30,000 feet above Ireland, bound for Frankfurt, Germany, when a fellow passenger became ill with stroke-like symptoms. Mitchell, a nursing college graduate, didn’t hestitate to help out with the medical emergency.

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Operation Impact places emphasis on academic assessment

May 09, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Grand Canyon University launched “Operation Impact,” a three-year, institution-wide initiative, last June to evaluate the University’s processes and practices relative to academic assessment. Provost Dr. Hank Radda is leading a nine-member team that is currently research and presenting findings on GCU’s academic assessment practices to the North Central Association of the Higher Learning Commission.

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Antelope Intros: Megan Hart, TJ Clark and Nicole Lavonier

May 09, 2014 / by / 1 Comment

In this week’s Antelope Intros, we feature a university development representative who is a ministry leader at her church and loves roller coasters, a help desk analyst who is a former hairstylist, and an online faculty member who – ready? – doesn’t like pizza.

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Former Olympian gives boot camp a lift

May 08, 2014 / by / 1 Comment

GCU academic admissions counselor Jackie Johnson has a lot of stories to tell from her experience as a heptathlete in the 2008 Summer Olympics.

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