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GCU: Voice of authority in online education

March 26, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

When it comes to online learning, GCU’s faculty have established a reputation of being some of the most sought-after thought-leaders in presenting and publishing their scholarly work. Between 2012 and 2017, they led 163 presentations, and their work was featured in 138 publications. GCU are the innovators, said Rick Holbeck, Executive Director of Online Full-Time Faculty.

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Hall of Fame inductees share passion for service

March 05, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

There was laughter, a few tears and a stirring sense of pride Saturday during Grand Canyon University’s Alumni Hall of Fame induction ceremony. The event celebrated five new inductees with long, successful careers and a passion for giving back to the community.

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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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Doctoral learner, abandoned as a teen, lives to serve

December 28, 2017 / by / 2 Comments

“Those Lewis boys — they’ll never amount to anything.” David Lewis heard those words all his life, even after he made it through his teen years and being abandoned by his father, even after serving in the Army and Marine Corps reserves. It’s one of the things that has driven him to become a firefighter, reserve sheriff’s deputy and now, an online doctoral learner pursuing his doctor of education degree.

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No ‘Bones’ about it, 500th dissertation one for books

December 27, 2017 / by / 1 Comment

The College of Doctoral Studies achieved a milestone by approving the school’s 500th dissertation, and as it turns out, it’s by one of GCU’s own. After some investigating, we found out the author of that dissertation is faculty member Melissa Beddow, who wrote about “The Portrayal of DNA Testing in the Forensics Crime Show ‘Bones.'”

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Christmas cheer is spread by decorating, we hear

December 20, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Lift up the eggnog. It was a blizzard of holiday cheer these past few weeks as employees turned up their Christmas decorating acumen to unprecedented, spirited levels with Christmas decorating and ugly sweater contests. Story.

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Commencement talk: common-sense excellence

December 15, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

The commencement speaker Friday, Dr. Rick Rigsby, spoke about his third-grade dropout father and the impact his simple — but profound — words of wisdom have made on his life. Typical of what Rigsby passed on to his audience: “Look at me, graduates. Don’t ever show up on time. That’s mediocre. That’s basic minimum required. Show up early.”

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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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