Archive for April, 2018

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Sonoran Desert: An oasis for new medicines?

April 19, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

In the battle of bugs vs. drugs, Dr. Daisy Savarirajan said bacteria are becoming more and more resistant to antibiotics. So in 2016, the College of Science, Engineering and Technology microbiology professor, alongside biosciences professor Dr. Ramesh Velupillaimani, launched a research study to discover novel antimicrobial products from diverse desert plants. Could these desert plants be the source of the next big antibiotic? Could they be at the center of the next big drug?

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Students will miss Maxson for a world of reasons

April 19, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Dr. Charles Maxson is retiring after 34 years at GCU, and students talked at length about all the things they have learned from the College of Humanities and Social Sciences professor. Mainly, they appreciated one-on-one conversations with him.

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Slideshow: Canyon Choral Society concert

April 19, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Photos By David Kadlubowski  The Canyon Choral Society performed its final concert of the 2017-18 academic year at First Southern Baptist Church on Wednesday. The concert featured Morten Lauridsen’s “Lux Aeterna,” or “Eternal Light,” and Dan Forrest’s “Jubilate Deo.” The students’ next destination is Carnegie Hall, where they will perform at 1 p.m. April 23.    

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Students Inspiring Students fete displays excellence

April 18, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

The annual Students Inspiring Students scholarship banquet on Tuesday was a true testament of not only the student’s hard work, but that of the families, teachers and community leaders who together are making a difference in the lives of hundreds of high school students. “This is not just Grand Canyon University – it’s a whole bunch of people coming together and saying that as a greater West Valley community we can do something significant through the lives of the students that are coming up in this next generation,” said President Brian Mueller.

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Ceremony remembers those GCU has lost

April 18, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

“We’re here tonight to hopefully, not only mourn together and remember together, but to celebrate their lives together,” Dr. Tim Griffin, Dean of Students, said at Tuesday night’s Celebration of Life ceremony. The GCU community honored the lives of Christian Applegate, Roy Pietrek, Keisha Nicole Oyola Perales, Dr. Tiffany Mealman and Taylor White.

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Fitness Facts: Why am I so tired?

April 17, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

When’s the last time you got eight hours of sleep? Can you even remember? In this week’s Fitness Facts, Connie Colbert explores an issue that plagues so many people.

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Dr. Deb’s Mental Health Vitamin: Happiness in marriage

April 17, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Comedians make jokes about it, but the relationship between being happily married is a serious subject for a lot of people. In this week’s Mental Health Vitamin, Dr. Deb Wade discusses how to achieve that.

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Experts bring cybersecurity insight out of the dark

April 17, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

GoDaddy’s Jason Veiock didn’t get his start in cybersecurity. He was a cop. He spoke to educators and other attendees at a recent Code.org meetup at the GCU-based Arizona Cyber Warfare Range about how he got into cybersecurity, what it’s like to handle security for a company as big as GoDaddy, and what qualities educators should look for in their students when it comes to encouraging the next generation of cyber professionals.

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DECA chapter scores big in international competition

April 17, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Grand Canyon University’s Collegiate DECA chapter qualified its largest contingent ever for the International Career Development Conference (ICDC) last week in Washington, D.C., and four entries made the top 10. But they also got noticed for what they were wearing and just happened to run into a VIP from GCU.

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