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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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Business honor society doubles number of inductees

December 14, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

The growth of GCU’s chapter of Delta Mu Delta, the business honor society, was stunning: It inducted twice as many students Wednesday afternoon (60) as it did just eight months earlier even though the requirements were more stringent. The group’s leaders had promised to spread the word about the value of Delta Mu Delta, and they delivered.

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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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Lope makes special effort for Special Olympics

December 13, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Sarah Shea joined more than 200 fellow supporters of Special Olympics when she rappelled down Phoenix’s CityScape building recently. The GCU student made the descent in honor of her friends, Hannah Hall, who has Down Syndrome, and Meghan Bailey, who has cerebral palsy.

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This Lope goes to great heights for Special Olympics

December 07, 2017 / by / 2 Comments

GCU freshman Sarah Shea on Saturday will be stepping off the edge of CityScape, one of the tallest buildings in Phoenix, and will be dressed in a Spider-Man suit, no less. The special education major is afraid of heights, but she is making like a superhero by participating in Over the Edge, which benefits Special Olympics Arizona. She’s doing it in honor of two friends she met in third grade — one has Down Syndrome, the other has cerebral palsy.

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Symposium brings entrepreneurial ideas into focus

December 07, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Students, staff and faculty at Ethington Theatre Wednesday morning got to hear from Grand Canyon University’s top five Learning Communities at the Semi-Annual Learning Community Symposium. President Brian Mueller said the event was “a hallmark of who GCU is becoming.”

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Slideshow: Handel’s ‘Messiah’ concert

December 07, 2017 / by / 1 Comment

Photos by Gillian Rea GCU News Bureau Grand Canyon University’s College of Fine Arts and Production on Wednesday night presented its sixth annual Handel’s “Messiah” concert, featuring the Canyon Symphony Orchestra, Canyon Choral Society and Canyon Festival Chorus.       

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Dance concert to find beat in pacemaker, much more

December 05, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Ethington Dance Ensemble’s winter concert, “The Arc Between,” will explore everything from jazz to ballet to social issues and even swimming. More than 40 dancers and nine choreographers are involved in the production 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8-9 at Grand Canyon University’s Ethington Theatre.

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Engineering students are no mean ones, Mr. Grinch

December 01, 2017 / by / 1 Comment

Santa found some unlikely elves in GCU mechanical engineering students, who spent more than 12 hours in the days before Thanksgiving helping a nonprofit group, We Are Their Future, build a fantastical Whoville-themed holiday display.

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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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