Archive for November, 2017

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Built for this: Jerry Colangelo’s influence on GCU

November 02, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Jerry Colangelo tends to be influential in whatever he does, and his effect on Grand Canyon University has been stunning. GCU Magazine explores what he has meant to both GCU and the Colangelo College of Business.

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Money Week compounds student interest in finances

November 02, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Financial literacy is a huge issue in the U.S., and Money Week — sponsored by the Colangelo College of Business — aims to make sure Grand Canyon University students are among the literate. The four-day event, which ends Thursday, has included informative talks and a chance to meet with representatives of financial companies.

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Arizona expert offers inside look at Alzheimer’s

November 02, 2017 / by / 1 Comment

Nearly 100 GCU faculty and students attended a presentation Wednesday by Dr. Michael Malek-Ahmadi, one of Arizona’s leading experts on Alzheimer’s disease. Forgetting your friend’s name or where you parked your car aren’t as indicative of the disease as becoming suddenly disoriented and not knowing the day, year, week or month, he said.

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NSCS inducts more than 1,000 GCU students

November 01, 2017 / by / 2 Comments

The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) inducted 362 traditional campus students and 648 online members nationwide. More than 500 guests in total attended the ceremony at GCU, hosted by the Honors College Saturday, Oct. 28. NSCS is an interdisciplinary honors society that emphasizes leadership, service and scholarship. The organization inducts underclassmen with 16 to 60 college credits and a minimum of a 3.4 cumulative GPA. Students must also rank in the top 20 percent of their respective college. This induction class of 1,010 members adds to GCU’s vastly growing chapter of over 3,000 current members. During this ceremony, NSCS also recognized two student-voted Distinguished Honorary Members: Dr. Ryan Brandt (Faculty, College of Theology) and Dr. David Dean (Faculty, College of Humanities and Social Sciences).  Pictured below is the NSCS Officer Board:  From left, Sean Thomason, Jordan Montgomery, Emily Ghena, Brianna Samonte, holly Hobgood, Destiny Woods and Stephen Parisi   

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GCU special ed program ranked 5th in nation

November 01, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

While teacher shortages keep growing across the nation, adding more challenges to the profession, GCU’s special ed program ranks fifth in the nation in its top 20 for online bachelor’s degrees in special education. The recognition is an example of how GCU has addressed a critical demand for highly effective educators, said Dr. Kim LaPrade, the COE Dean.

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