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First IT grads establish links with each other, GCU

December 14, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

The rapidly expanding College of Science, Engineering and Technology on Friday will graduate its first internet technology students. Paul Rodriguez, Jake Womer, Bridgette Smith and Timothy Prescott said it has been a challenging maneuvering through a new program, but found comfort in the words of their professors their freshman year in 2014, who told them they would need to stick together through it all.

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Program whips teens’ business skills into shape

December 13, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Teens with ideas for bullwhip, custom shoes and comic book businesses wrapped up their seven-week training with GCU’s New Business Development Center.

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Former NFL player tackling doctoral degree

November 30, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Jerome Daniels played for the Miami Dolphins, Baltimore Ravens and Arizona Cardinals. But football for him was secondary to getting an education. Daniels, who is now a manager for GCU’s doctoral department, balances his job with working on his Ph.D. in performance psychology.

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Old methods may not measure up to 3D body scans

November 28, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Forget the old-school written log and measuring tape — 3D body scans may be the way of the future. One GCU research team spent the summer looking into the viability of using a mobile device, such as an iPad, and a 3D scanner to gather body dimensions for health and fitness monitoring.

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GCU opens doors to Graduate Programs Office

November 17, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

GCU university counselors and graduate program staff celebrated the grand opening of a Graduate Program Office on Thursday. The new office space, located inside of Canyon Hall, will offer an opportunity for ground students to visit and meet with a graduate program counselor Monday through Friday.

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Mixed reality virtually pumps up S.M.U.R.F. students

November 13, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

S.M.U.R.F. has nothing to do with little blue creatures who dislike Gargamel. Instead S.M.U.R.F., or Smart Urban Fabrics, is a student research and development group in the College of Science, Engineering and Technology that explores what cutting-edge technologies are able to do. This semester, student researchers in the group are working on mixed reality projects, such as an augmented reality chess program and an augmented reality house.

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Billboard exec shows students the signs of the times

November 10, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

The billboards that tower over the roadways and proclaim messages from advertisers aren’t your grandmother’s or even your mother’s billboards, Jason King, Vice President of Public Relations for Clear Channel Outdoor said Thursday at Grand Canyon University. Billboards are more about the consumer than ever, and are strategically placed with information from cellphones.

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Robotics Club gets in gear with debut of Thunderbot

November 10, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s Robotics Club has been gearing up for bigger things. Since it debuted last year, the club has been raising funds and establishing bylaws. But this year, it’s going big with the debut of its first competition robot, Thunderbot, and it made the quarterfinals in its first competition.

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Mission trip to Houston will be a little later

November 06, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Planning remains underway for a GCU mission trip to Houston, but has been extended to winter or spring break due to unexpectedly high numbers of volunteers rushing to help through Samaritan’s Purse, a Christian organization that provides spiritual and physical aid to victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease and famine with the purpose of sharing God’s love through His Son, Jesus Christ.

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Dia de los Muertos a celebration of Latino culture

November 03, 2017 / by / 1 Comment

The Latino Student Union and the Sociology and Social Work Club collaboratively put on an elaborate Dia de los Muertos celebration that included an altar with photos and favorite foods of loved ones — and two parties, including one Thursday featuring purple hibiscus juice and sweets on the Promenade.

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