Archive for May, 2016

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New director of GCU Department of Public Safety

May 19, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Grand Canyon University has hired former City of Phoenix Police Chief Joe Yahner to become its Director of Public Safety.

Joe Yahner, who spent more than 30 years in the Phoenix Police Department — working his way up through the ranks before becoming police chief — has been hired as GCU’s new director of public safety.

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Internship in McCain’s office gets their vote

May 18, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

The GCU students who are interns for John McCain love their jobs, but they love even more their opportunities to interact with the Arizona senator.

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Career Services: Building rapport and developing camaraderie, Part 2

May 18, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Helping new employees get established in the workplace, setting clear expectations for them and aiding in their on-the-job growth are critical tasks for hiring managers. GCU Career Services explains.

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GCU Golf Course changes view of west Phoenix

May 17, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

It didn’t take long for the newly renovated Grand Canyon University Championship Golf Course to catch on with golfers — or even with drivers just passing by. Local residents say they are so enthralled with the facility, it makes them feel good just to see it.

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‘Hackers with halos’ prepare for cyberspace war

May 17, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

GCU has introduced cybersecurity degrees to teach students to be “hackers with halos,” graduates armed with tools necessary to join the fight against cybercriminals. It’s part of GCU’s initiative to roll out a rapidly multiplying list of online and ground STEM degrees as it continues its mission to produce well-trained, highly competitive graduates in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math.

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COE student earns highest Girl Scout award

May 16, 2016 / by / 1 Comment

Kaylynn Vavrick, a freshman at GCU has earned the highest award through the Girl Scouts. Gold Award recipients spend between one and two years on a project that ultimately reaches beyond the Girl Scout organization. Vavrick was able to give back to her local community and through her service found her ultimate passion.

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GCU men, women both finish 2nd in nation in intramural basketball

May 13, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s trip to Columbus, Ohio, for the National Intramural Recreational Sports Association basketball tournament was well worth it. The GCU men’s and women’s teams both won second place in the event at Ohio State.

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Inspirational night at ‘Students Inspiring Students’

May 13, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Thursday night was the first time the 100 “Students Inspiring Students” scholarship recipients all were in the same place at one time, and you already could see the value of a program that promises to be a game-changer in inner-city schools. “It acknowledges our students in urban education in a way that’s incredibly meaningful,” said Claudio Coria, principal at Alhambra High School. There were emotional speeches and lots of happy faces.

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Antelope Intros: James Cooney and Hannah Kleven

May 13, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

This week’s Antelope Intros feature two new employees who love to sample the great food in the Valley at various venues and are all about helping people. One of them turned a Disneyland trip into something special — and especially busy.

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An era ends: GCU’s cadavers roll into new labs

May 12, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

For years, cadavers were located inside the Colangelo College of Business, and not always to the olfactory satisfaction of some of the denizens of that building. But last week 12 cadavers were moved to their new home in the College of Science, Engineering and Technology, where they joined six other cadavers. They were placed in two labs in Building 57, but two more will be constructed this summer.

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