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Slideshow: Spring Commencement, Tuesday afternoon ceremony

April 21, 2021 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Ralph Freso GCU News Bureau The final ceremony of Spring Commencement brought back to campus spring 2020 graduates whose ceremonies had to be canceled last year because of the pandemic. The student speaker was Samuel Yonan, the 2019-20 president of the Associated Students of Grand Canyon University.  

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Slideshow: Spring Commencement, Tuesday morning ceremony

April 21, 2021 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by David Kadlubowski GCU News Bureau The Tuesday morning ceremony for Spring Commencement at Grand Canyon University featured graduates of the College of Nursing and Health Professions; College of Science, Engineering and Technology; and College of Theology. Elaina Marchegger of the College of Theology was the student speaker.    

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Arrests made in hit-and-run death of GCU student

April 09, 2021 / by / 0 Comment

Taylor White, a trip leader for GCU’s Outdoor Recreation Program and aspiring athletic trainer, always was looking for the next adventure. He lived life big and bold. He lived life to the fullest. But that adventurous spirit was extinguished when White was struck by an SUV and killed while on a nighttime jog with a friend on April 8, 2018, just three weeks before he was to marry fellow GCU student Sarah Tedeschi. Three years later, to the day, the Phoenix Police Department announced that two suspects were arrested in the hit-and-run case — suspects that Taylor’s parents, Angela and Nate, have chosen to forgive while also seeking justice for their son. “We have to (forgive), for the good of ourselves,” said Nate, “because we cannot hold that.”

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Faculty Focus: Marc Eilers

April 05, 2021 / by / 0 Comment

Marc Eilers has a neat job — he teaches athletic training in the College of Nursing and Health Care Professions. He’s also a neatnik and says his fellow faculty members will attest to that. Eilers is passionate about the proper way to evaluate a patient and how to mimic a practical evaluation, and he’s enjoying two life-changing recent developments.

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How GCU scored points with pandemic innovations

March 30, 2021 / by / 0 Comment

There were innovations aplenty as GCU dealt with the pandemic. But none of the required alterations were more visible than the cutouts in GCU Arena, where the basketball environment still was plenty loud enough to be noticed by visiting coaches. Reprinted from the February issue of GCU Magazine.

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Faculty Focus: Candace Stillman

March 24, 2021 / by / 0 Comment

Candace Stillman, an adjunct faculty member of the College of Nursing and Health Care Professions, applies to her teaching the techniques she learned in overcoming childhood learning challenges. She takes great pains to make sure the coursework is meaningful to students and takes delight in sharing a particular phrase about how God operates.

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Faculty Focus: Dr. Penny Lee

February 26, 2021 / by / 0 Comment

Dr. Penny Lee, a member of the College of Nursing and Health Care Professions faculty, loves nursing and everything that goes along with it. As a nurse practitioner in a pediatric clinic, she takes great joy in helping people make educated decisions about their health and promoting a healthy lifestyle. As an instructor, she is eager to help students improve their assessment skills. Find out her connection to the Beatles.

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Students’ plant knowledge sprouts at colloquium

February 25, 2021 / by / 0 Comment

The first day of the Kevin McClean Research Colloquium featured nine impressive presentations, but the three by students on desert plants were the talk of the attendees. “Those kids were impressive, good gravy,” said one of the other presenters, College of Education Professor Jena Akard. The colloquium continues at 3 p.m. Thursday with eight more presentations.

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Colloquium Zooms to large number of presenters

February 22, 2021 / by / 0 Comment

There will be so many presentations at the fourth annual Kevin McClean Research Colloquium, it will take two days for them to all be shared. The colloquium will begin at 3 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, will be entirely online and will feature five GCU students as well as a wide array of faculty members. It is the fulfillment of McClean’s wish to see the event grow.

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Awards reflect faculty’s fervor for students’ future

February 17, 2021 / by / 0 Comment

Strategic Employer Initiatives and Internships (SEI) handed out Career Advisor of the Year awards to 12 faculty members who regularly turn their classrooms into career factories. SEI’s devotion to linking students to employers also is reflected in its ever expanding list of offerings, such as the recent Career Awareness Week. “We all know we have great students. We all know they’re going places. We’re just trying to connect the dots and support their journey in getting there,” said Haley Fagerlie, SEI’s Executive Director.

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