Archive for October, 2017

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Online graduates are saluted at commencement

October 13, 2017 / by / 2 Comments

The first of four online commencement ceremonies convened Friday morning in GCU Arena, and Pam Aydelott sure stood out — she was wearing a 1940s-era nursing outfit. It took her nearly a year to put it together.

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Skillet, other acts sizzle on AiR1 Positive Hits tour

October 13, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Skillet will heat up GCU Arena with Britt Nicole, Tauren Wells, Colton Dixon and Gawvi on Sunday night. They’ll be joined by GCU grad Mark Lee of the band Third Day.

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Home-schoolers get schooled in business

October 13, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

One entrepreneur is thinking of starting a shoe-customization business. Another already sells high-end, custom-made bullwhips. Still others have started their own nonprofit. The kicker? They’re all just teenagers and were on campus Thursday to participate in a collaborative training between GCU’s New Business Development Center and Strategic Educational Alliances.

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Slideshow: ‘Tartuffe’

October 12, 2017 / by / 1 Comment

Photos by Slaven Gujic GCU News Bureau The grand spectacle of Moliere’s “Tartuffe,” which opens at Ethington Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Friday, will delight the senses with its stunning, student-designed scenery, lighting, props, costumes and hair and makeup. A superb student cast brings the comedy to life with plenty of laughs. It’s all brought together under the exquisite direction of  Claude Pensis, Dean of the College of Fine Arts and Production.           

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Audience enriched by wealth of laughs in ‘Tartuffe’

October 12, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

You’ll laugh as you sit on the edge of your seat watching “Tartuffe,” Ethington Theatre’s second production of the season, which offers a humorous comedy about a family with much to lose. This wolf-in-sheep’s-clothing play, which opens at 7:30 p.m. Friday, features unique and imaginative scenery, wigs and costumes.

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Masquerade for Dyslexia Gala

October 12, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

COE faculty and staff attended the 2017 Masquerade for Dyslexia Gala to support the Arizona Branch of the International Dyslexia Association, a GCU educational partner. Approximately $50,000 was raised to provide scholarships to teachers and parents for training on dyslexia. Rebekah Dyer, President of the Association, said 1 in 5 individuals have dyslexia or struggle with a learning disability, therefore it is important for teachers and parents to receive training specific to working with students with dyslexia.  Pictured: (From left) Thomas Dyer, Rebekah Dyer, Dr. Jim Mostofo, Dr. Kay Hansen, Lindy Gaudiano and Stacy Rucker.   

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Dedicating degree to memory of her heroic son

October 11, 2017 / by / 8 Comments

Meloney Jefferson always wanted to be a teacher, but she knew the path to getting her online degree from Grand Canyon University would be difficult. Then her son, Jace, got cancer and died. But at Jace’s insistence, Meloney persevered, and she will graduate Friday with the memory of Jace in her heart.

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Fitness Facts: Reducing breast cancer risk

October 11, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

There are several important ways to reduce breast cancer risk.

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Dr. Deb’s Mental Health Vitamin: Dealing with devastation

October 11, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

All of the devastation around the world the last couple of months also can be devastating for people just watching it. Here are some ways to cope.

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Conference addresses faith and science

October 10, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Esteemed leaders from Grand Canyon University and the community shared the same stage Monday to engage in a conversation about Christian values and advancements in technology. “We, the people, have common ground in which to figure out solutions to these dilemmas,” said Dr. Sherman Elliot, dean of GCU’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences. “What a way to be empowered right now.”

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