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Students find right setting at Pastors Roundtable

March 08, 2018 / by / 1 Comment

The College of Theology and Grand Canyon Theological Seminary tried something new this year: Pastors Roundtable is designed to give access to church leaders doing the very missions students hope to fill someday. The midday timing has a been a hit — every session has been full.

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Investigation confirms popularity of forensic science

March 07, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Solving a crime doesn’t happen in the span of a one-hour “Bones” TV show. Nor do one or two investigators break a case wide open. Usually, it takes a whole team of investigators, from police crime scene investigators to forensic technicians, as the 1,500 high school students who attended the College of Science, Engineering and Technology’s Forensic Science Day found out on Tuesday. They heard speakers talk about forensic dentistry, got to create some blood spatter and watched the Phoenix Police Department’s K-9 Unit in action.

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GCU’s competition robot gets a reboot

March 02, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

After GCU’s Robotics Club came back from its first-ever competition, team members decided to give their friendly little ‘bot a major upgrade. The 23×23-23-inch Thunderbot 2.0, complete with a vacuum-type arm, is ready to make itself known at its next competition, this weekend’s southwest Vex U Regional Qualifier.

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Code Red: GCU powers up cybersecurity focus

February 22, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

GCU wants to become a major player in cybersecurity education and is doing just that, having formed a partnership with the Arizona Cyber Threat Response Alliance, adding an online master’s degree program in cybersecurity and recently becoming the site of the new Arizona Cyber Warfare Range-Metro Phoenix. That new cybersecurity focus falls in line with the University’s push to advance science, technology, engineering and math education.

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Colloquium kicks off with acclaim for McClean

February 22, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

The first annual Dr. Kevin McClean Research Colloquium began, quite properly, with a tribute to the retired Colangelo College of Business professor. He was grateful for the honor — and for the continuing interest in showing the research that GCU faculty members are doing.

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GCU honors first class of All-Star employees

February 21, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

GCU honored 300 employees, named to the 2017 All-Star Team, on Tuesday with a lavish banquet and an inspirational speech from President Brian Mueller. The honorees represent leaders, innovators and thinkers whose front-line expertise is considered invaluable to the growth of the University.

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Faculty’s work to be featured at Research Colloquium

February 15, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Everyone on the Grand Canyon University campus is invited to the Dr. Kevin McClean Research Colloquium, scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in Building 57, rooms 221-223. There will be eight presentations demonstrating research done by GCU faculty.

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Reaching out with 3D-printed bandage, prosthetic

February 15, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

When a team of undergraduate biotechnology researchers in the College of Science, Engineering and Technology heard about the high number of amputees in Rwanda, they wondered if they could improve on the design of those prosthetics so are working on creating a low-cost, 3D-printed arm. They also are using 3D printing technology to create a bandage to treat wound infections that might prevent those amputations.

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Students get a life reboot at coding camp

February 06, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Scott Bromander has told stories about a baker and a brewery employee who discovered they had knack for coding and rewrote the code in their own lives. Now nine students are hoping to add to their resumes as part of an immersive, 15-week pilot Java coding boot camp, taught by Bromander, that started recently on the GCU campus. The University is looking to add more such coding certificate boot camps to its offerings this year.

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Turning point: GCU aids struggling school district

February 02, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Editor’s note: This story is reprinted from the February issue of GCU Magazine. To view the digital version of the magazine, click here. By Jeannette Cruz GCU Magazine The final lesson of the semester – never, ever stop trying to make a positive difference in people’s lives – came in the form of a parable. The young students were told of a little boy who was grabbing sand-stranded starfish at the beach and tossing them back into the sea when an old man said, “Do you not realize that there are miles and miles of beach and starfish all along it? You can’t possibly make a difference.” The boy bent down, picked up another starfish and threw it into the sea, saying, “It made a difference for that one!” “What you do will make a ripple effect. Think about where you are now and multiply that by at least 25 years and 30 kids per year,” Professor Jena Akard told the 50 Grand Canyon University early childhood students and aspiring teachers seated inside a classroom at Alfred F. Garcia Elementary School, where they had spent the fall semester in a GCU pilot program designed to make a difference in one […]

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