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Students showcase true learning in Inquiry Project

May 09, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

If you didn’t know what the Great Pacific Garbage Patch was, you did after attending the Canyon Inquiry Project Showcase of Learning, which featured more than 80 students from 10 high schools presenting their projects — everything from the garbage patch to Sylvia Plath, the ways people have protested through the years, the dark side of social media and school mass shootings in America, to name a few. The event was the culmination of the eight-month project, in which teachers came to the GCU campus to immerse themselves in inquiry learning.

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New podcast provides teachers with talking points

May 02, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Emily Pottinger and Dr. Meredith Critchfield of the College of Education have started a new podcast, “Top of the Class,” that’s designed to inspire teachers and raise up the profession in a variety of ways. “Let’s talk about ‘How do we do it best?’” Critchfield said. “What’s more inspiring than THAT?”

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Slideshow: Saturday afternoon commencement

April 28, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by David Kadlubowski and Travis Neely GCU News Bureau Online students from the College of Education participated in commencement Saturday afternoon at Grand Canyon University Arena.   

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Making commencement memories is show of hands

April 28, 2018 / by / 5 Comments

Time after time over three days of commencement, Grand Canyon University volunteers sought to make the experience special for the graduates. One of the ways they do it is the “tunnel walk” after each ceremony — applauding the grads as they walk out of the Arena after the ceremony. It was just one of many memorable moments.

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Slideshow: Friday evening commencement

April 27, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Slaven Gujic and Travis Neely GCU News Bureau Online students from the College of Nursing and Health Care Professions, the College of Education, the Colangelo College of Business and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences received their diplomas at commencement Friday night at Grand Canyon University Arena. To view the ceremony, click here.   

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There’s a lesson in Gutierrez’s passion for education

April 26, 2018 / by / 1 Comment

Inspired by her teachers as she was enduring some trials and tribulations during childhood, Kassandra Gutierrez fell in love with doing that for a living. “I want to be in education forever,” said Gutierrez, who delivered the student address at commencement Thursday evening.

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Ceremony remembers those GCU has lost

April 18, 2018 / by / 1 Comment

“We’re here tonight to hopefully, not only mourn together and remember together, but to celebrate their lives together,” Dr. Tim Griffin, Dean of Students, said at Tuesday night’s Celebration of Life ceremony. The GCU community honored the lives of Christian Applegate, Roy Pietrek, Keisha Nicole Oyola Perales, Dr. Tiffany Mealman and Taylor White.

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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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