Archive for May, 2017

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GCU faculty bring style AND substance to Comicon

May 22, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Some of the best science fiction is based on concepts that might actually become reality, such as the hoverboard that first appeared in “Back to the Future” and tablets used by “Star Trek” characters. Two faculty members from the GCU College of Science, Engineering and Technology plan to explore the science in some of the most beloved fantasty fiction at this year’s Phoenix Comicon, May 25-28.

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Former Phoenix police chief joins GCU as Director of Public Safety

May 19, 2017 / by / 2 Comments

Grand Canyon University has hired former City of Phoenix Police Chief Joe Yahner to become its Director of Public Safety. Yahner was part of the Phoenix Police Department since 1985 before retiring last year. “As a native of Phoenix, this is a great opportunity for me to continue to work in the city that I love,” Yahner said.

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Former Phoenix police chief joins GCU as director of public safety

May 19, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Former Phoenix Police Chief Joe Yahner has joined Grand Canyon University has the new director of public safety.

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Alumnus had key role in Marines’ historic raid

May 19, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Jackie Schiller II, who was inducted into the Grand Canyon University Alumni Hall of Fame in February, is a former major in the Marine Corps, and nearly seven years ago he led the first raid of a ship controlled by Somali pirates. “There was definitely tension,” he said. “But the Marines — we are famous for going strong.”

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Antelope Intros: Jessica Jackson and Shelby Delgado

May 19, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

This week’s edition of Antelope Intros features two University counselors, alumni and outdoor explorers. One is passionate about helping people live healthy lives. Meanwhile the other is working to find justice and restore society.

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Westwood student awarded Colangelo Scholarship

May 18, 2017 / by / 4 Comments

Emauni Burnes-DePaul was overcome with emotion Wednesday when Thunder, Westwood High School staff and GCU faculty surprised her by awarding her a full-tuition Colangelo Scholarship to the Colangelo College of Business. “I had faith in God but this makes me love Him so much more,” Emauni said.

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Openings remain in GCU’s Think Big Summer Institute

May 17, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Several openings remain in Grand Canyon University’s 2017 Think Big Summer Math Institute for high school mathematics educators and school teams. Coordinated by GCU’s Strategic Educational Alliances, the two workshops will be held June 5-8 and June 12-15. Each offers separate topics.

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New chaplain eager to assist GCU employees

May 17, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Jim Miller, the new corporate chaplain in the executive office building at 27th Avenue, will bring years of experience to the position plus a passion for helping. “Work doesn’t happen in a vacuum. I’m here to talk and pray with anyone,” he said.

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GCU has sound rapport with high school musicians

May 16, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

The summer break is an opportunity for other musicians to use the recording studio at Grand Canyon University, and students from Scottsdale Christian Academy took advantage of it recently to record two of their songs. For two of them, it was a chance to get another look at the University they’ll be attending this fall.

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Renowned nun tells her incredible story in GCU talk

May 15, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe visited GCU on Friday to share her purpose with GCU employees: to heal, mend and love the ‘lost girls’ of Northern Uganda. “I am a dreamer. I dream of making lives a little better. I dream of healing their pain. I dream of mending their brokenness,” she said, bringing her warmth, humor and inspiration to a university where finding one’s purpose is what it’s all about.

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