Archive for May, 2015

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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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Sports business student’s internship is a hoop dream

May 07, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Alex Carlson, a student in the Colangelo School of Sports Business, recently was rewarded for his hard work with a trip to New York to work as an intern at the Jordan Brand Classic, the top high school all-star basketball event in the country. Carlson came back with great stories to tell about the experience and a new perspective on what event planning is all about.

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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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GCU shines at Phoenix education conference

May 05, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Grand Canyon University faculty, staff and students were recognized Friday at the annual conference of the Arizona Professors of Educational Administration.

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Spirit of GCU residency bursts with Joy

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Joy Patrick-Akpan, a doctoral learner from Lagos, Nigeria, had flown for 37 hours on her first trip to the United States for the recent residency, but you’d never know it by the way she carried herself. You understand why when you hear about the challenges she overcomes daily to do her doctoral work.

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GCU dance piece all adds up for young students

May 04, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Story by Janie Magruder Photos by Tyler McDonald GCU News Bureau Every time Khaila Matthews stepped onto a gym floor in a local school this spring to perform with other Grand Canyon University dance students, the emotional seesaw of her own adolescence teetered in her memory. The GCU sophomore wondered whether she and the dozens of sixth-graders seated cross-legged in front of her had more in common than they might imagine. “I was bullied at their age,” Matthews said recently after the final performance of the College of Fine Arts and Production’s Elementary and Middle School Dance Tour. “I had darker skin, a fuller figure, I was really different. Now, being able to go to these schools and show these kids that there’s nothing wrong with being different, it makes me feel really good.” The GCU sophomore was among 16 students who spent the fall and spring semesters conceptualizing, writing and choreographing the Dance Department’s fourth annual tour. Through the school visits, COFAP aims to spark young audience members’ impulse for self-expression by offering creative tools that will help them explore drama, music and, in this case, drama. The culmination of the dance students’ efforts was being able to perform […]

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Lopes Leap to Teach links students with schools aiming to hire

May 01, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Grand Canyon University hosted the third and final Lopes Leap to Teach job fair on Thursday. The event drew dozens of dozens of job-hunting students and school officials dealing with Arizona’s statewide teacher shortage.

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