Archive for March, 2017

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Variety spices up the cast for GCU’s ‘West Side Story’

March 28, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

When you’re a Jet you’re a Jet all the way, the song from “West Side Story” goes. At Grand College University, when you audition – no matter what your major – you have a shot at getting a part in a theatrical production. West Side Story is a melting pot of majors.

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Chapel talk shows how to fight the good fight

March 28, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Kent DelHousaye brought with him to Chapel on Monday morning a stark message about what it means to be in concert with God. It can be like a fight, DelHousaye said, and you can win even if you seemingly tie or lose.

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GCU visit has special meaning for rehabbing student

March 28, 2017 / by / 1 Comment

Micah Williams, the Lancaster, Calif., student who was forced to delay living on campus because of a severe auto accident, finally got to visit Chapel on Monday, and it was everything she hoped it would be. Even the talk by Kent DelHousaye seemed right on target for her situation. “I got chills listening to the message of winning by fighting,” she said.

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Speech and Debate Team hits another high note

March 27, 2017 / by / 1 Comment

The Speech and Debate team was ranked 14th in the nation out of 179 schools and team member performance elevated the team to new heights after competing in the National Parliamentary Debate Association championships this weekend.

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Doctoral learner’s first look at GCU is an eye-opener

March 24, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

One of the learners at the College of Doctoral Studies residency this week is from Virginia and is out west for the first time, but Jayme Miles’ experience with the Grand Canyon University doctoral program is about much more than geography. She has found it to be extremely helpful and feels gratified to finally see the campus.

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Google Summit focuses on equitable learning

March 24, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Educators from all over the state came to campus Thursday for the Arizona Google EdTechTeam Summit, which seeks to help them learn how to better use technology. The workshops had instruction on everything from using Google Geo Apps to creating your own emoji.

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Antelope Intros: Luke Axworthy

March 24, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

This week’s edition of Antelope Intros features a graduate who is grateful for what the University has done for him and liked his time here so much, he wanted to stay.

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Not even a two-week coma could end her GCU dream

March 23, 2017 / by / 2 Comments

Micah Williams was so determined to attend GCU, it was one of the first things she asked about after she came out of her coma. That’s right — a coma, one that lasted two weeks. Williams, who was severely injured in an auto accident last June and has been taking online classes while recovering, will visit Chapel for the first time Monday.

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GCU degree is one of Burgett’s badges of honor

March 23, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Phoenix Police Commander Lori Burgett counts her 2002 GCU degree in Public Safety as one of her most proudest achievements. “Getting a bachelor’s degree was something I wanted to accomplish, and it was something I needed to move ahead,” said Burgett, a 29-year police veteran who oversees 175 officers in the Community Relations Bureau. She was one of few women in the Phoenix department when she joined in 1987.

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Online instructors are on the same home page

March 22, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Grand Canyon University’s innovative online program houses all 163 full-time instructors on the same floor of the new administrative building at the corner of 27th Avenue and Camelback Road. It creates bonds among the faculty and also between faculty and students, dramatically improving communication. “It’s a very different model, and other universities are looking closely at what we do,” said Rick Holbeck, executive director of full-time online faculty.

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