Archive for June, 2018

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GCU leaders rise at Orlando conference

June 25, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

GCU News Bureau Seven leaders from GCU’s College of Education made an impact at the Educators Rising National Conference last week in Orlando. Along with COE Dean Dr. Kimberly LaPrade, the educators judged a national contest of teenaged future teachers and made presentations about the joys of teaching.  See the recent story here.  

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Antelope Intros: Robbie Hart and Karsten Kem

June 25, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

This week’s edition of Antelope Intros features a counselor who shares a name with one of Adam Sandler’s famous characters and a sponsorship sales associate who knows a little something about being a Havoc.

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Summer school students chill in Commuter Lounge

June 22, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

The Commuter Lounge is one of the busiest places on the Grand Canyon University campus during summer school, but the students who use it love its more relaxed ambiance this time of year. As Ruben Garcia said, “I have more time to talk to some of the students I see in the lounge. Now that it is summer, we dive and delve.’’

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Collegiate Scholars chapter grows to largest in U.S.

June 21, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

The story of Grand Canyon University’s growth and accomplishments added a new chapter this week when its chapter in the National Society of Collegiate Scholars earned Platinum Star Status and was deemed the largest in the country. Here’s the catch: The chapter was formed only four years ago.

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GCU researchers: Don’t skip that day of exercise

June 20, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

If you want to get the most out of exercising, it seems that exercising every day makes a difference. Dr. Zachary Zeigler and a team of GCU students looked into the impact of daily exercise versus skipping a day of exercise in men with high blood pressure. Their research was published recently in the academic journal Exercise Medicine. Here’s the skinny on what they found: Don’t skip a day — it appears that daily exercise may be good for your blood pressure.

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Nursing lessons come to life in immersive simulation

June 20, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

They blink. They cry. They yell — but they don’t get hurt. The College of Nursing and Health Care Professions’ new immersive lab features manikins (the medical spelling for mannequins) that challenge students in intense, real-life scenarios. The lab is outfitted with interactive cameras, audio, hospital rooms and a control room where facilitators can pick their poison.

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Fitness Facts: Insect bites and stings

June 19, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

In this week’s Fitness Facts, Connie Colbert delves into the symptoms of insect bites and stings and how to deal with them.

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Dr. Deb’s Mental Health Vitamin: Suicide prevention

June 19, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

In this week’s Mental Health Vitamin, Dr. Deb Wade tackles an issue that has been a big part of the recent news cycle: suicide. She has some solid advice for what to do if you see signs of depression in someone you know.

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GCU professors eager to inspire aspiring teachers

June 19, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Professors Crystal McCabe and Lynn Basko are accustomed to teaching future teachers in GCU’s College of Education, but teaching high school students who aspire to be teachers is a fairly infrequent experience, yet one they passionately embrace. Including McCabe and Basko, six GCU professors travel to Orlando this week for the 2018 Educators Rising National Conference, a gathering of over 1,000 high school students who are interested in teaching careers.

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GCU leaders evaluate teenaged future teachers

June 18, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Story by Theresa Smith Photos by David Kadlubowski   GCU News Bureau With teacher shortages in several parts of the country and the spotlight on low teacher pay, including the #RedforEd movement in Arizona, it is heartwarming for Grand Canyon University College of Education leaders to make an impact on the newest generation of potential teachers. COE Dean Dr. Kimberly LaPrade and Dr. Marjaneh Gilpatrick, COE’s Executive Director of Educational Outreach, will be working with teenaged prospective educators at the 2018 Educators Rising National Conference on Thursday-Sunday in Orlando, Fla. Both GCU stalwarts were selected as judges of the national competition that will take place at the conference. High school students from all across the country won state competitions in order to qualify for nationals. “It is uplifting for educator leaders to see young people who know they want to be teachers,’’ Gilpatrick said. “They have already demonstrated excellence at the state level, so the entries at the national level are usually quite impressive.’’ There are 19 high school competition categories, including children’s literature, creative lecture TED Talk, ethical dilemma, impromptu lesson, lesson planning and leadership in action. Dr. LaPrade is judging the ethical dilemma category in which students log numerous preparation hours […]

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