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Kappa Delta Pi inducts new members

April 05, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Alpha Epsilon Gamma, GCU’s chapter of Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education held its spring 2018 induction ceremony on Wednesday. This year, two educators were awarded the Lopes for Literacy Award for their outstanding practice of incorporating culturally inclusive practices in their teaching: GCU alumna and the 2016 AZ Educational Foundation’s Teacher of the Year, Christine Marsh; and Dr. Ben Vilkas, a GCU online faculty chair and adjunct instructor. Altogether 18 traditional and non-traditional students were inducted. Since 2009, the chapter has inducted over 1,000 members into the honor society. Dr. LaPrade provided the keynote address.  

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Students construct IEPs

April 05, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Students in Dr. Lisa Bernier’s classroom presented their IEPs (Individualized Education Plans for students with disabilities) to Patrick Bass, a teacher of the Deaf at Joy Christian School and a doctoral learner at GCU. Bass provided the students with constructive feedback regarding the strengths and weaknesses of their IEPs.     

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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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Game-changer: Garrison again is aiming to score big

March 21, 2018 / by / 2 Comments

Jerome Garrison is one of the top basketball players in Grand Canyon University history, but he’s scoring some far more important points through his work as the athletic director at Imagine Avondale. He wants to build a gymnasium there.

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Escapism, tap dancing on board in ‘Anything Goes’

March 16, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

You’ll get tap dancing aplenty in “Anything Goes,” the bright, shiny musical extravaganza that features an almost 40-member cast, the music of Cole Porter, more than 100 costumes and collaborations among the College of Fine Arts and Production’s theatre, dance and music departments. It’s pure escapism, feel-good fun, says director Claude Pensis.

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GCU Best Buddies at ACCEL

February 27, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

GCU Best Buddies is making an effort to continue to spread love in the community. After kicking off the New Year with their buddies at ACCEL (Arizona Centers for Comprehensive Education and Life Skills) in Phoenix, Best Buddies and ACCEL also celebrated Valentine’s Day with a party. This is GCU’s second year partnering with ACCEL and the friendship continues to grow stronger. 

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Dancers step up for elementary school tour

February 23, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

It was an unusually chilly morning in Chandler when students in GCU’s dance department stopped by Kyrene de la Paloma Elementary School to warm the amphitheater stage with a 20-minute, modern, kid-friendly dance. The stop was part of the department’s annual elementary school dance tour, which continues through March. The goal is to give students the opportunity to see dance and maybe be inspired to become dancers themselves.

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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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COE at special education summit

February 20, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

COE faculty Jena Akard and Lisa Bernier presented at the Arizona Department of Education’s Early Childhood Special Education Summit. Their 90-minute interactive session was titled, “Early Intervention: Improving Practices.” It took participants on a self-examination of policies and practices regarding the education screening and evaluation of students.     

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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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