Archive for June, 2015

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Mandernach adds book to lengthy list of accomplishments

June 17, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Dr. Jean Mandernach has an impressive list of accomplishments especially in the world of academia, having published more than 85 scholarly journal articles and 11 book chapters on online education. But her most recent accomplishment may be her best. Mandernach co-authored “Evaluating Online Teaching: Implementing Best Practices,” the first comprehensive book focusing on measuring quality of online teaching, with Dr. Thomas Tobin of Southeastern Illinois University and Dr. Ann Taylor of Penn State University. The book currently is ranked No. 1 in two Amazon categories.

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Logue appointed by Ducey to state nursing board

June 17, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Dr. Melanie D. Logue, dean of the College of Nursing and Health Care Professions, is joining the 11-member Arizona State Board of Nursing. Gov. Doug Ducey recently appointed Logue, a GCU alumna who has 25 years of nursing practice and education under her belt, to a five-year term. GCU Today has the details.

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Career Services: Are you connected to your career goals?

June 16, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

By Marette Hahn GCU Career Services At Grand Canyon University, Career Services aims to connect alumni and students to their goals in a variety of ways – academically, socially, spiritually and professionally. Career Services’ newest online tool, Career Connections, was designed to do just that. It’s a comprehensive career management tool that enables users to create personal and academic profiles, as well as search and apply for full-time, part-time and internship positions with GCU partners. It also allows for alumni and students to create and update their resumes, practice video interviewing and receive feedback. Alumni also may schedule appointments with career advisors through Career Connections. This new resource bolsters Career Services’ already dynamic lineup of online tools including Career Compass, used for career assessment, and two innovative job search tools – GoinGlobal and Bridgemycareer. GoinGlobal is a comprehensive career, living and cultural exploration tool for people looking for jobs in major metropolitan cities around the country and the world. Bridgemycareer helps employers find alumni and students with specific personalities to meet their hiring needs. Alumni and students are always welcome to schedule one-on-one appointments with career advisors to review their resumes, practice interviewing and discuss career ideas and opportunities. GCU […]

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Cohort helps doctoral learners dissect dissertation challenges

June 16, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

The Doctoral Community Cohort was started by learners in Doctoral Studies to help them and their peers navigate their dissertations and all the other challenges associated with them. The group’s latest meeting was the largest yet and incorporated even more presentations and input from faculty.

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‘Believe and Achieve’ draws 900 from Alhambra High

June 16, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Jak Keyser More than 900 students from nearby Alhambra High School recently came to GCU’s campus for the 3rd annual “Believe and Achieve,” a motivational day that enabled them to see what college looks like and how it might be possible for them.

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Career Connections is on the job for students, alumni

June 15, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Career Services has introduced a new online tool called Career Connections, which in dynamic ways connects students with employers and vice versa. It even helps instructors keep track of their students’ progress in getting a job.

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Antelope Intros: Stefan Winkel and Emily Pitt

June 12, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

This week’s Antelope Intros features two GCU graduates with diverse backgrounds. One was born overseas and loves the sports teams from another West Coast city, the other loves sci-fi and showed it with the skill she taught her little sister.

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Internships cut to core of grad school standards

June 11, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Led by faculty member Michael Bodeen, students in Grand Canyon University’s Biology 492-L internship are learning the dissection skills they will need to be succeed in medical school. The two-credit course is new this summer and open in the fall to premed and other pre-health professional program students who meet a high academic standard. As GCU Today explores in this story, several students are working on human cadavers in the University’s anatomy lab this summer, honing their dissection techniques as they prepare the cadavers for demonstrations in 200-level biology courses. The new dissection internship is one of three health science internship courses offered through CSET.

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Bookstore building’s final chapter

June 10, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau The old bookstore building was demolished Tuesday afternoon as Grand Canyon University continues to clear space for its new soccer stadium. The field is scheduled to be open for the fall season.  

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Building 9 comes a-tumblin’ down

June 09, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau Building 9, one of the oldest structures on the Grand Canyon University campus, was demolished Tuesday morning. Work began at 7:33 a.m., and by 9 a.m. it was mostly gone except for the outside walls.  

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