Archive for April, 2018

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All business: Time at GCU worked for these grads

April 26, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

The first of eight spring commencement ceremonies at Grand Canyon University featured the Colangelo College of Business and the College of Fine Arts and Production. The student speaker, Josh McGuire, has been a thriving entrepreneur on campus, but he’s not the only CCOB grad who has worked hard. For them, it’s not business as usual.

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Carnegie Hall concert a ‘transformative experience’

April 25, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

For any performer, Carnegie Hall is the big show, and GCU’s Canyon Choral Society was part of the big show when it took the stage recently at the famed New York venue — an experience Dr. Juan De Dios Hernandez, Assistant Dean of the College of Fine Arts and Production, calls “transformative.”

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New Java coders brew apps for non-profits

April 25, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Children’s Cancer Network and Fresh Start, two non-profits, had similar problems: They needed some kind of messaging app to help them be more efficient. Enter GCU’s first cohort of Java coding boot camp students, who built apps to help solve those problems. The students, who are in the final week of the immersive, 15-week course, presented their capstone projects recently.

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GCU launches its first computer science grads

April 25, 2018 / by / 1 Comment

It was in 2014 that GCU launched its computer science program. Four years later, 18 students will become the first to graduate from the University with bachelor’s degrees in computer science and computer programming. They will walk the stage at commencement on Thursday afternoon.

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Dr. Deb’s Mental Health Vitamin: Show your emotions!

April 24, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Commencement is a very emotional time, and Dr. Deb Wade addresses that in this week’s Mental Health Vitamin. She says emotions are God-given and God-endorsed.

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GCU to celebrate largest graduating class in its history

April 24, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Grand Canyon University will confer 9,009 degrees this semester for its traditional-aged and working adult students, with many of those participating in eight commencement ceremonies April 26-28 at GCU Arena.

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Science behind the comics? It’s a marvel

April 24, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Like Hulk, GCU smashed at the recent DC vs. Marvel night at the Arizona Science Center. The College of Science, Engineering and Technology’s Dr. Binaben Vanmali, Scott McCrea and Deborah Haralson, the speakers at the event, discussed everything from electromagnetic pulses to The Flash’s diet to how villain The Vulture couldn’t possibly fly in that suit of his.

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Habitat with Heart

April 24, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

GCU Today No runaway brides here! From Habitat for Humanity work project to wedding, GCU Enrollment Qualifying Specialist in the College of Education Laquisha Myles wasn’t messing around on March 9, when she volunteered with colleagues in the morning and then donned an exquisite gown in the evening to exchange vows with her now husband. Habitat for Humanity liaison Cassandra Jarles said, “It truly was inspiring and humbling to see such commitment to the community from a GCU employee.” We agree – congratulations Laquisha!

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Damron helps students pass ‘Go,’ collect knowledge

April 23, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Dr. Kelly Damron, who teaches accounting in the Colangelo College of Business, recently won a major award for the way she makes her classroom come alive. How does she do it? You might say she has a Monopoly on her ideas, and she’s never in Jeopardy of students thinking her class is dull.

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