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Her race to doctorate aided by brutal marathon feat

January 10, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

Running is an outlet for doctoral learner Debra Bartkowski, but last year she stepped up to the next level — the 250-mile level. Surviving the “3 Days at the Fair” ultra-marathon has sparked her drive to complete her degree. “My takeaway from all this is that you can do anything that you set your mind to,” she said.

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Archery phenom shoots for Athlete of Year title

January 08, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

Teen archery phenomenon and GCU nursing and psychology student Alexis Ruiz has had a phenomenal rookie year on the international circuit. She was the only archer, male or female, to medal in all four stages of the Archery World Cup and now has been nominated for World Archery’s Athlete of the Year.

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GCU faculty research published in JIR

December 23, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

GCU News Bureau A special edition of the Journal of Instructional Research features several articles from Grand Canyon University faculty. JIR features theoretical and empirically-based research articles, critical reflection pieces, case studies and classroom innovations relevant to best practices in post-secondary instruction (including teaching, learning and assessment). The articles listed below are available here: “Defining Effective Online Pedagogy,” John Steele, Rick Holbeck, Jean Mendernach Ten Strategic Points: A Framework for Doctoral Dissertations Students to Conceptualize their Research Design in a Doctoral Residency Program,” Cynthia Bainbridge, Christie McClendon, June Maul “The Goldilocks Paradox: The Need for Instructor Presence but Not Too Much in an Online Discussion Forum,” Elizabeth Larson, Jacob Aroz, Eric Nordin “Virtual Professional Communities: Integrative Faculty Support to Foster Effective Teaching,” Katie Sprute, Crystal McCabe, Lynn Basko, Paul Danuser “Exploring Quiz-Style PowerPoint Games as an Innovative e-Learning and Teaching Pedagogy,” Nikki Squire “Reflective Practice through Mentorship: A Program Reflection,” Emily Pottinger, Rebekah Dyer and Jena Akard “Using OBS to Create Video Lectures for Online Counseling Students,” Daniel A. Kauffman “Active Classrooms: Great for Academic Performance, but can They Improve Student Health? A Critical Literature Review,” Mike Swoboda The Intersection of Theory and Practice in Teacher Preparation Courses,” Brandon Juarez “Alternative Mentoring for Psychology Students,” […]

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Slideshow: Winter Commencement, Friday evening ceremony

December 13, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Mathew McGraw and Elizabeth Tinajero GCU News Bureau The Friday evening ceremony of Winter Commencement at Grand Canyon University featured graduates of the Colangelo College of Business, College of Fine Arts and Production and College of Nursing and Health Care Professions.    

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Faculty Focus: Pamela Hess

November 20, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

Pamela Hess, Lead Faculty for Health Informatics in the College of Nursing and Health Care Professions, is excited about the rapid changes in health care thanks to informatics and information management. She appreciates having the opportunity to work the Christian worldview into the classroom and is working toward earning a doctorate from GCU.

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Students: Head to GCU’s HSET Day, stat!

November 08, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

“Glorious Frequencies: Music, Physics and Engineering” “Lazy or Lupus? Is My Tiredness Pathological?” and “The Robots are Coming!” were just some of the topics high school juniors and seniors, as well as community college students, explored at the annual Health Sciences, Engineering and Technology Day on Thursday. More than 1,100 high school and community college students RSVP’d to attend HSET Day, when students not only toured DNA, engineering, cadaver and nursing labs but sat in on talks by professionals in the field and visited with GCU STEM students. The event was presented by the Marketing Department’s ground event planning team.

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Seniors launch into job world full of GCU alums

November 06, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

When students strolled through the Promenade on Tuesday at the Lopes Launch Senior Sendoff Event, they were likely to run into a graduate of GCU now working in the community who had come back to recruit them. One organization, Central Leadership Institute, has hired GCU grads for seven of its 23 residency posts in the past four years — and it sent a GCU alum to get more.

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Students help bridge transition for prenursing majors

November 05, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

Three nursing students in the College of Nursing and Health Care Professions took time out of their busy schedules last week to speak with prenursing students in Dr. Mark Wireman’s pathophysiology class. Many of the students, who have just been accepted into nursing school, are excited about the next step in their academic careers but also are a little nervous, too, about the rigor that lies ahead. So Wireman asked the students to speak to the class, which also welcomed Dr. Maria Quimba, Associate Dean of the CONHCP, who told the class: “What we’re trying to get you to do is, that whole point of you being here today is refocusing your energy … it’s a mindset.”

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National Honor Society inducts 1,212 GCU students

November 04, 2019 / by / 1 Comment

Saturday was a day of celebration as Grand Canyon University’s Alpha Chi chapter inducted 1,212 new members into the prestigious honors society. Only students within the top 10% of their graduating class in each of their individual colleges are eligible. “GCU does attract a lot of exceptional learners,” Honors College Associate Dean Breanna Naegeli said.

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Nursing friendship turns into two doctoral degrees

October 30, 2019 / by / 1 Comment

What started as a preceptorship would eventually grow into an unbreakable friendship and an opportunity for both Dr. Viola Pierce and Dr. Brittany Bass to graduate with their Doctor of Nursing Practice degrees together at Grand Canyon University’s Fall Commencement ceremony. The pair started the program together and graduated together, surrounded by each of their families. “We went through the entire program together, so this is special for us and I love her dearly,” Pierce said.

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