Archive for January, 2018

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Friendship fuels accomplishments of ASGCU leaders

January 29, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Voting began Monday to elect a new president and vice president of the Associated Students of Grand Canyon University (ASGCU), but there’s still work to be done for the current leaders, President Nate Carpenter and Vice President Matthew Shinn. Carpenter shared his thoughts about what they have accomplished.

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Managing TEDx event is a pivotal student experience

January 29, 2018 / by / 3 Comments

The fact that Grand Canyon University students are managing, all by themselves, the TEDx event coming to campus Feb. 23 is amazing enough. The fact that they felt comfortable making significant changes from last year’s format speaks to the latitude they have — and, just as important, the experience they’re getting.

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Slideshow: Public wedding proposal

January 26, 2018 / by / 2 Comments

GCU News Bureau Levi Conlow began planning his proposal to his girlfriend of four years, Rachel O’Brien, about a year ago. With the help of a few friends, his plan came together Thursday. Family and friends made a 7-foot-tall sign that invited the GCU campus to gather at the Promenade, in front of the Student Union, at 4:35 p.m. to see a live marriage proposal. Several hundred students, staff and faculty showed up to watch the big event. She said yes!

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Hundreds on campus watch live, ‘Lectric’ proposal

January 26, 2018 / by / 4 Comments

“LIVE MARRIAGE PROPOSAL,” the sign read, and everyone on the Grand Canyon University campus was invited to watch it at the appointed time Thursday afternoon. Sure enough, it drew a big crowd. Here’s how Levi Conlow pulled it off and what his stunned fiancee, Rachel O’Brien, was saying afterward.

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‘Think A+ Tour’ builds rap-port with young students

January 26, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Nate Whitsett, who got his Master of Arts in Teaching from Grand Canyon University in 2011, decided to resign from his classroom job because he wanted to take his teaching method around the country. Thus was born the “Think A+ Tour,” in which Whitsett teaches by using rap music.

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GCU at Dysart Unified School District Gifted Conference

January 25, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Hundreds of seventh- and eight-grade gifted students from the Dysart Unified School District attended the Gifted Conference and Expo. The theme of the STEM-driven conference was about sparking passions and encouraging the young students to pursue them. Grand Canyon University professor Katy Long and three GCU students in the College of Education hosted a booth at the event that explored virtual reality through the use of Google Cardboard.

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GCU enjoys warmth of Winterfest

January 25, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Grand Canyon University students were treated to an outdoor Winterfest on Wednesday night, just north of Canyon Hall. Nearly 1,000 students attended the ice skating, mini pancakes and photo booth festivity hosted by the Canyon Activities Board. They also had the chance to try out a mechanical snowboard and dance the night away.  

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Time for employees to claim Donate to Elevate credit

January 24, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

It’s a busy time for Donate to Elevate, which is preparing for Love Our Schools Month and the Extracurricular Tax Credit Drive, spotlighting schools and their after-school programs — one of which GCU employees may want to allocate their state tax funds to. It’s also time to look for your tax receipt letter in the mail so you can claim your credit.

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Slideshow: Men’s basketball vs. William Jessup

January 24, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Slaven Gujic GCU News Bureau The Grand Canyon University men’s basketball team defeated William Jessup 96-80 in a non-conference game Tuesday night at GCU Arena.  

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Student project bridges engineering concepts

January 24, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

You might have built a few Lego cities in your time. But mechanical engineering students in Li Tan’s solid mechanics class last semester went way beyond Lego cities. They broke out their K’Nex sets and set about building suspension bridges to study concepts such as force and weight distribution. The challenge? The bridges had to support 200 pounds.

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