Archive for December, 2018

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Delta Mu Delta chapter welcomes more members

December 13, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

The Eta Chi chapter of Delta Mu Delta, which achieved Star status (top 5 percent of all chapters) in August, added 132 members Wednesday, 24 of whom were on hand for the induction ceremony. “Delta Mu Delta confirms that you have a proven track record of academic achievement,” said Conner Teich, the chapter’s president.

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Students have designs on creativity at showcase

December 12, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Alyssa Moran goes a little old-school in her calligraphy-inspired artwork. Yesenia Thomas spent a summer working at Phil Vischer Enterprises (Vischer is known for the animated series “VeggieTales”). Loren Jaxson was inspired to create more than 70 cards inspired by mythology. All displayed the artwork they created during their time at GCU in the Senior Design Showcase on Tuesday. It’s the culmination of their studies at the University, just before they walk the graduation stage on Friday.

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Engineering students race to remote-control glory

December 12, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

It didn’t quite look like the typical finals week in instructor Li Tan’s Principles of Mechanical Design class. Students in his class took over the courtyard area outside of the College of Science, Engineering and Technology Building Tuesday to test the results of their class project — to design remote-control cars. Teams of four used SolidWorks to design their vehicles and then put them through the rigor of a speed race course and obstacle course. “They had to pass all the different terrains to satisfy the design concept. During this process, they’re able to learn the basic principles of design,” said Tan.

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GCU connects with Phoenix Rescue Mission

December 12, 2018 / by / 1 Comment

A partnership between GCU and Phoenix Rescue Mission produced toys, games and household goods for needy children and hope for recovering adults, residents of PRM who attended the Lopes women’s basketball game Tuesday night at GCU Arena. “It is crazy to think I am coming to something like this, a GCU basketball game,’’ said PRM resident Kassandra Elson. “This is how I am spending my free time rather than doing things that put me in prison.’’

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Fitness Facts: The causes of kidney stones

December 12, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

In this week’s Fitness Facts, Connie Colbert answers a question that, we’re pained to say, comes up all too frequently: What causes kidney stones? Equally important as the cause is how to prevent them.

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Dr. Deb’s Mental Health Vitamin: Control what you can control

December 12, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

In this week’s Mental Health Vitamin, Dr. Deb Wade has some sage advice on how to deal with the Christmas rush. Feeling out of control? Focus on the controllables, not the uncontrollables.

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Math Poker Day: Students learn when to hold ’em

December 11, 2018 / by / 1 Comment

Playing poker not only can be fun, it can provide a learning opportunity. And the bonus lesson for GCU math students amid their semi-annual Poker Day was seeing their instructors in a different environment. “It is fun to see the professor as a person instead of a teacher,’’ said Computer Science major Jeremy Mog.

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Slideshow: Winter Dance Concert

December 10, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Slaven Gujic GCU News Bureau Grand Canyon University’s Ethington Dance Ensemble performed 11 dances by 10 choreographers for its Winter Dance Concert, “Uncovered.” About 50 dancers brought the works to life on the Ethington Theatre stage Dec. 7-9.

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Java boot camp helps students launch new careers

December 07, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Bill Palowski served in the Air Force for 23 years. Christina Herman was a GCU student who changed her major three times and wasn’t sure what she wanted to do as a career. But after immersing themselves in four months in GCU’s Java Certificate Program, the new coders both were hired, before graduation, by a large technology consulting firm. They are examples of the success of the program, which made its debut this year. Palowski, Herman and five other Java boot camp students are finishing the camp Friday and held a showcase this week for industry leaders.

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Speech and Debate Showcase wraps up semester

December 07, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Eight students performed on Wednesday evening in the Speech and Debate Showcase. The event was highlighted by an emotional speech by Keliann Nash about her brother, and it featured the quick preparation skills of Tommee Gleason. “Several members of the audience were moved by the performances they saw, and that speaks to the power the students have in conveying emotions via their performance,” Director of Forensics Michael Dvorak said.

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