Archive for February, 2022

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Slideshow: ROTC Day

February 28, 2022 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Ralph Freso GCU News Bureau High school students who might be interested in ROTC took part Saturday in a special Discover GCU trip. ROTC Day gave them a look at what life in the military is like.      

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ROTC Day shows prospects a glimpse of military life

February 28, 2022 / by / 0 Comment

Hayley Troyer of Indiana threw a grenade on campus this weekend but don’t worry. It wasn’t live ammunition. It was a chance to get a feel for the training involved in the joining the military and part of GCU ROTC Day on Saturday, when prospective students on a Discover GCU weekend for the first time were led through fitness tests and drills with the ROTC Army ROTC to learn about the program. Troyer wants to join up, even with crisis looming across the globe. “I really want to do something that will make a difference,” she said.

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GCU-Habitat partnership reaches major milestones

February 28, 2022 / by / 1 Comment

GCU’s partnership with Habitat for Humanity passed two major milestones Saturday — 1,000 repairs and 400 homes. Lopes Go Local (formerly Serve the City) was yet another opportunity for a neighborhood homeowner to witness the extraordinary compassion of GCU students, but the joy goes both ways. ““We’re grateful that she allows us to help her. It means a lot. It really does,” said junior Talbert Herndon.

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STEM savvy launched at MESA Regional Design Day

February 28, 2022 / by / 0 Comment

What better way to cap off National Engineers Week on Saturday than with a multiple-challenge STEM event? High school and middle school students delved into everything from testing their cornhole catapult designs for a unique version of the popular lawn game, to solving computer science puzzles in the Hack Attack Challenge, to designing disaster relief shelters. It was all part of MESA Regional Design Day at GCU to help students prepare for the state Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement competition in April, and a slew of students representing various GCU STEM clubs were on site to help in the event, hosted by K12 Educational Development.

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Slideshow: Lopes Go Local

February 27, 2022 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Ralph Freso GCU News Bureau Grand Canyon University students and President Brian Mueller teamed up to serve the community Saturday in the semiannual Lopes Go Local, in which they renovate neighborhood homes.  

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ACE science LEAD’s Kahoot! reboot a success

February 25, 2022 / by / 0 Comment

When Dylan Huttenlocher was a freshman, he remembered attending Kahoot review sessions that helped him so much as he prepared for exams. It’s why the science learning advocate, or LEAD, at the Willow Academic and Career Excellence Center wanted to present his own Kahoot, which is a game-based learning platform, much like a trivia game. And it’s good he did. It was standing-room-only at his first Kahoot, and he’s hoping to help even more students at the next session on Monday.

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Slideshow: Fostering Futures Scholarships press conference

February 25, 2022 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Ralph Freso GCU News Bureau The announcement of the new Fostering Futures Scholarships drew a large crowd to the GCU Student Union on Thursday morning, including Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey.  

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GCU unveils scholarships for Arizona foster children

February 25, 2022 / by / 1 Comment

You could tell Thursday meant a lot to GCU. The Student Union was packed. The governor was here. The announcement of new Fostering Futures Scholarships to help foster children in Arizona get a GCU education unleashed emotions from speaker and GCU alumna Jacqueline Carter and from many in the crowd. “I’ve been in press conferences a lot, but hardly ever have I have seen people crying. This is a heartfelt, unifying effort,” said GCU Vice President of Operations Sarah Boeder.

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Students plan, lead and listen at annual colloquium

February 24, 2022 / by / 0 Comment

Students play a big role in the fifth annual Kevin McClean Research Colloquium. They planned the event and managed the presentations on the first day Wednesday, when a lot of their peers were in the Colangelo College of Business classroom. The colloquium returned to in-person after having to go virtual last year, but it will be online today for two more sessions. Among the presenters was Dr. Kelly Damron, who is doing a study on the lack of diversity in the accounting field.

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Slideshow: Kevin McClean Research Colloquium

February 24, 2022 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Ralph Freso GCU News Bureau The first day of the fifth annual Kevin McClean Research Colloquium was held Wednesday in the Colangelo College of Business Building.  

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