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Commencement talk: common-sense excellence

December 15, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Commencement speaker Rick Rigsby spoke about his third-grade dropout father and the impact his simple — but profound — words of wisdom have made on his life.

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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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User’s guide to Welcome Week: All hands on deck

August 09, 2017 / by / 1 Comment

Welcome Week 2017 promises to be another busy and festive time for students as they return to campus. But it’s extremely important, too. “The week says to all, ‘You belong here,’” said Charity Norman, manager of GCU’s Student and Family Program.

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New doctoral degree helps adults teach adults

June 20, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

The College of Doctoral Studies has a new degree program designed to help adults learn how to better teach adults. The Doctor of Education in Teaching and Learning with an Emphasis in Adult Learning degree is ideal for people who have an MBA and want to teach.

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Slideshow: Friday online commencement ceremonies

May 01, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Slaven Gujic  GCU News Bureau Online students in the College of Doctoral Studies, College of Humanities and Social Sciences and College of Nursing and Health Care Professions received their degrees Friday in two separate ceremonies at GCU Arena. Classic pianist Jade Simmons delivered the keynote address for each ceremony, and Dr. Tim Griffin, GCU’s pastor and dean of students, and GCU President Brian Mueller were among the speakers.  

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Doctoral grad does futuristic research on way to degree

April 28, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Andy Bevilacqua came to Grand Canyon University on Friday for the first time to receive his diploma from the College of Doctoral Studies, but that’s about the only thing in his story that makes him like a lot of other people. He’s the CEO for a company that tests and evaluates equipment and technology for the U.S. military and space program, and, oh by the way, he’s also 65 and fighting Parkinson’s disease.

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Thousands set to gather for GCU commencement

April 24, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

More than 5,000 graduates and their 30,000 guests will be on the Grand Canyon University campus this week for spring commencement. There will be six ceremonies — two each, at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m., on Thursday through Saturday.

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Canyon Challenge finalists all are mission-driven

April 10, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

This year’s Canyon Challenge, scheduled for Thursday afternoon at GCU Arena, features five mission-driven finalists competing for the $15,000 in prize money. Storage Together, which won an international competition in Barcelona last fall, is among the competitors.

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Doctoral Community Cohort installs new leaders

March 29, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

The Doctoral Community Cohort, designed to help learners get through the doctoral process, recently installed a new leadership group, led by its new president, Cheryl Martin. “Since the DCC has been such a powerful learning tool for me, I wanted to be a part of producing great DCC sessions to affect other doctoral learners,” Martin said.

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Purple will be everywhere at Final Four festivities

March 28, 2017 / by / 2 Comments

This weekend’s NCAA Division I men’s basketball Final Four will be played at University of Phoenix Stadium, but the festivities begin at Grand Canyon University Arena on Thursday night with the 29th annual Slam Dunk and 3-point Championships. GCU also will be represented in other ways — by the Thundering Heard Pep Band and by dozens of students who will be volunteering at the various festivities.

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