Archive for February, 2018

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Antelope Intros: Carolyn Brown and Alheli Chavez

February 26, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

This week’s edition of Antelope Intros features a curriculum developer with a passion for seeing the world. The other is an academic administrator who enjoys amazing views from the Arizona mountaintops.

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Hope is planted in a Maryvale community garden

February 26, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Faculty from Grand Canyon University’s College of Education were among the volunteers Friday as a team of helpers created a new garden for students at Bret R. Tarver Elementary School and Marc T. Atkinson Middle School in Maryvale. Faculty member Crystal McCabe, who has a passion for that school district because she began her career there, said, “To see that GCU shares that same passion of serving the at-risk communities of Phoenix is heartwarming.”

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Students’ TEDx production gets a standing ovation

February 26, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Talk about a learning experience with many benefits. The students who managed TEDxGrandCanyonUniversity 2018 from start to finish didn’t just make a lot of memories, they put on a show that earned them a standing ovation Friday night at Ethington Theatre. “I could not be more impressed with the quality of job that the students did — absolutely top-notch and professional,” said Brett Pyle, one of the speakers at the event.

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Holocaust survivor to recount tale of horror

February 23, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Magda Herzberger, 92, survived the horrors of the Nazi death camps. She visits Grand Canyon University on Tuesday to share her story of survival.

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Dancers step up for elementary school tour

February 23, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

It was an unusually chilly morning in Chandler when students in GCU’s dance department stopped by Kyrene de la Paloma Elementary School to warm the amphitheater stage with a 20-minute, modern, kid-friendly dance. The stop was part of the department’s annual elementary school dance tour, which continues through March. The goal is to give students the opportunity to see dance and maybe be inspired to become dancers themselves.

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Code Red: GCU powers up cybersecurity focus

February 22, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

GCU wants to become a major player in cybersecurity education and is doing just that, having formed a partnership with the Arizona Cyber Threat Response Alliance, adding an online master’s degree program in cybersecurity and recently becoming the site of the new Arizona Cyber Warfare Range-Metro Phoenix. That new cybersecurity focus falls in line with the University’s push to advance science, technology, engineering and math education.

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Colloquium kicks off with acclaim for McClean

February 22, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

The first annual Dr. Kevin McClean Research Colloquium began, quite properly, with a tribute to the retired Colangelo College of Business professor. He was grateful for the honor — and for the continuing interest in showing the research that GCU faculty members are doing.

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Social Club Misfits perfect fit for Roadshow Tour

February 22, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Marty of Social Club Misfits swore he would never return to church. Fern, the other half of the Christian hip-hop duo, spent time in prison for drug trafficking. It hasn’t always been a smooth road for the musical artists, but they have found their way back to church, God, family and, of course, music. GCU Today spoke with the duo, who has released a new CD, “Into the Night,” and will be performing Sunday at GCU Arena as part of the Rock & Worship Roadshow.

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Pre-Grad Health Fair

February 22, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

GCU News Bureau Grand Canyon University students talked GPA, MCAT and GRE scores at the recent Pre-Grad Health Fair on the Promenade. The event included more than five dozen college representatives from around the country who touted their schools’ graduate school opportunities in nursing, osteopathy, pharmacy, biological studies, occupational therapy, athletic training, dentistry, medicine and physical therapy. The fair was organized by the Career IMPACT Center in partnership with the College of Science, Engineering and Technology.  GCU student Dena Steggs said, “The Pre-Health Grad School Fair that was held on campus was a truly enlightening experience. With representatives from several schools, as well as outreach programs to get involved with, there were several opportunities to discuss options. I was able to connect with several wonderful people from different programs around the globe. Each representative that I spoke with was very helpful and eager to share what they have to offer. While this is my first journey to physician assistant, I found this experience to be very positive and a wealth of information for what to expect, along with what is expected of an ideal candidate.” Jackie Mendez, associate director of recruiting at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., said of the […]

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GCU honors first class of All-Star employees

February 21, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

GCU honored 300 employees, named to the 2017 All-Star Team, on Tuesday with a lavish banquet and an inspirational speech from President Brian Mueller. The honorees represent leaders, innovators and thinkers whose front-line expertise is considered invaluable to the growth of the University.

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