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Speech and Debate to showcase what all the talk is about

January 30, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

The Speech and Debate team invites the community to “Current Hot Topics Discussions,” a town hall-style debate scheduled for 6-8 p.m. Wednesday in Ethington Theatre. Competitors will assume the role of political leaders as they discuss the hottest topics of the day.

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Speech and Debate team gets 2018 off to strong start

January 09, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s debate partnerships displayed the wisdom and guile of winners as they talked their way into the top ranks at the recent Mile High Swing invitational tournament.

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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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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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GCU’s finger on the pulse of science with HSET Day

November 16, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

More than 2,300 students from 65 schools across Arizona tiptoed through cadaver, engineering and DNA labs, and cavorted with 3D printers and robots as part of GCU’s Health, Sciences, Engineering and Technology Day on Wednesday. The goal is to showcase the STEM programs, facilities and clubs GCU offers.

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Billboard exec shows students the signs of the times

November 10, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

The billboards that tower over the roadways and proclaim messages from advertisers aren’t your grandmother’s or even your mother’s billboards, Jason King, Vice President of Public Relations for Clear Channel Outdoor said Thursday at Grand Canyon University. Billboards are more about the consumer than ever, and are strategically placed with information from cellphones.

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Dia de los Muertos a celebration of Latino culture

November 03, 2017 / by / 1 Comment

The Latino Student Union and the Sociology and Social Work Club collaboratively put on an elaborate Dia de los Muertos celebration that included an altar with photos and favorite foods of loved ones — and two parties, including one Thursday featuring purple hibiscus juice and sweets on the Promenade.

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Arizona expert offers inside look at Alzheimer’s

November 02, 2017 / by / 1 Comment

Nearly 100 GCU faculty and students attended a presentation Wednesday by Dr. Michael Malek-Ahmadi, one of Arizona’s leading experts on Alzheimer’s disease. Forgetting your friend’s name or where you parked your car aren’t as indicative of the disease as becoming suddenly disoriented and not knowing the day, year, week or month, he said.

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Appreciation found for Milton’s ‘Paradise Lost’

October 30, 2017 / by / 1 Comment

Students and professors from across campus stopped by Friday during a marathon reading of John Milton’s 17th century “Paradise Lost,” an extraordinary work of English literature that tells the story of man’s fall from the Garden of Eden. Dr. Jonathan Olson, a Milton scholar, headed the reading of the 10,565 line-epic that began at 9 a.m. and ended at 6:20 p.m.

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The inside story behind six-word autobiographies

October 22, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Adding lines of prose to a community story about Spongebob escaping a unicorn and a herd of fleas amid a green sea was one of the activities offered Friday during GCU’s celebration of the National Day on Writing. The activities, stressing written expression, were a big hit with passersby.

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