Archive for February, 2018

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Recital a high note for GCU’s Vladikovic

February 21, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Dr. Jelena Vladikovic doesn’t remember what she played at her first solo recital under professional artist management 50 years ago. She said she just remembers all the faces and being amazed that all those people showed up to watch her perform. The Grand Canyon University professor of piano will celebrate those 50 years of performances with a recital Friday that will feature works by Scarlatti, Mozart, Liszt and Prokofiev.

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Fitness Facts: Setting health goals

February 20, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Improving your health is a matter of setting goals. Connie Colbert offers some suggestions for what those goals should be and demonstrates how to make this happen.

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Dr. Deb’s Mental Health Vitamin: Top 10 tips for parents

February 20, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Dr. Deb Wade has a Top 10 list that every parent can use: how to be more effective in what for many people is the toughest job they’ll ever have — and the most rewarding.

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Slideshow: Thunder volunteers at CCBD

February 20, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

GCU News Bureau Thunder turned the charm on high during a recent visit to Phoenix Children’s Hospital’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders. Donning his GCU purple, he put a few smiles on the faces of patients and staff. If you’d like to help Thunder fight childhood cancer, visit Run to Fight Children’s Cancer.

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TEDx speaker lineup provides fresh connections

February 20, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

TEDx, a series of talks designed to be thought-provoking and inspirational, is coming to Grand Canyon University for the second time on Friday night, with a group of speakers who instantly connected when they met for the first time at the preview event last month. That synergy should be evident during their presentations.

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COE at special education summit

February 20, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

COE faculty Jena Akard and Lisa Bernier presented at the Arizona Department of Education’s Early Childhood Special Education Summit. Their 90-minute interactive session was titled, “Early Intervention: Improving Practices.” It took participants on a self-examination of policies and practices regarding the education screening and evaluation of students.     

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Picturesque GCU Ballpark opens to shining reviews

February 17, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Brazell Field at GCU Ballpark elicited a ton of positive reaction — even from members of the visiting TCU team — when it officially opened Friday night. Though the Lopes lost in excruciating fashion, the stadium most definitely was deemed a winner.

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Her ministry keeps homeless people in the picture

February 16, 2018 / by / 2 Comments

When Sydney Grover got to Grand Canyon University, she saw a perfect opportunity to follow her passion: telling the stories of homeless people. Thus was born Can You Spare a Story.

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GCU to unveil Brazell Field at GCU Ballpark

February 15, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

PHOENIX (Feb. 14, 2017) – Grand Canyon University is set to debut its brand new baseball stadium, Brazell Field at GCU Ballpark, on Friday when the baseball program opens its 2018 season against No. 4/7 TCU at 6 p.m. The opening of the facility coincides with the Lopes’ return to Division I postseason eligibility. The ballpark caps off GCU’s “10 in 2” initiative, an unprecedented plan to build 10 new athletic facilities in a two-year span as the university completed its transition to NCAA Division I athletics. Along the way, GCU also has debuted a new soccer stadium, softball stadium, beach volleyball stadium, tennis complex, basketball practice facility, student-athlete academic center, golf practice facility, equipment room and athlete performance center. The new facilities enhance the campus experience for all students and are just one component of the university’s rapid campus expansion. Over the past decade, GCU has invested $1 billion in new facilities and technologies to accommodate a boom in enrollment. Since 2008, GCU has added 20 new suite-style residence halls, more than 1 million square feet of classrooms and laboratories, four parking garages and 22 retail dining options. GCU also has completed major renovations of a 152-room hotel and […]

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Faculty’s work to be featured at Research Colloquium

February 15, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Everyone on the Grand Canyon University campus is invited to the Dr. Kevin McClean Research Colloquium, scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in Building 57, rooms 221-223. There will be eight presentations demonstrating research done by GCU faculty.

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