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Campus saddened by loss of biochemistry professor

January 31, 2018 / by / 2 Comments

Biochemistry professor Dr. Tiffany Mealman always had a positive attitude even though she had reasons not to. Her joyful disposition, her faith and her dedication to her students is what those students and her fellow faculty members in the College of Science, Engineering and Technology will remember most about her. Mealman passed away Sunday after a five-year battle with cancer.

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GCU flexing a new health initiative

January 19, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

GCU is flexing its latest recognition as an Exercise is Medicine campus. What that means is that, in addition to the typical questions at the health clinic, students will be asked about their exercise habits and may get a prescription for exercise. The idea is to improve the health of students on college campuses.

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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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Christmas cheer is spread by decorating, we hear

December 20, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Lift up the eggnog. It was a blizzard of holiday cheer these past few weeks as employees turned up their Christmas decorating acumen to unprecedented, spirited levels with Christmas decorating and ugly sweater contests. Story.

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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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Strains, sprains? Student athletic trainers step up

October 18, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

With 2,200 students involved in intramural sports and 800 to 1,000 in club sports, that’s a lot of sprains, strains and abrasions GCU’s student athletic trainers see during their clinical rotations. Those trainers also serve the campus community at such events as the Wellness Challenge weigh-in. It’s not just about learning for these student athletic trainers; it’s also about serving their fellow students.

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At crunch time, grads showed what makes them tick

October 14, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Graduates juggle raising children and balancing jobs with their studies. GCU Today talked to several graduates about the road to receiving their degrees during fall commencement Friday.

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Online graduates are saluted at commencement

October 13, 2017 / by / 2 Comments

The first of four online commencement ceremonies convened Friday morning in GCU Arena, and Pam Aydelott sure stood out — she was wearing a 1940s-era nursing outfit. It took her nearly a year to put it together.

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It’s a small world of GCU after all

September 27, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

More than 10,000 of GCU’s nursing alumni live in the Valley and their loyalty to the University keeps them united. “When you see each other on the unit you say, ‘Go Lopes!’ and you take care of each other, as you would with any other nurse, but to another degree,” said Chuck De La Riva, a nurse at Abrazo West Campus in Goodyear.

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