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Slideshow: Spring Commencement, Friday evening ceremony

April 24, 2022 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Ralph Freso GCU News Bureau The Friday evening ceremony of Spring Commencement at Grand Canyon University featured traditional students in the College of Arts and Media, the College of Nursing and Health Care Professions, and the College of Science, Engineering and Technology. The crowd was so enthusiastic, it did the wave beforehand. Here’s a replay of the ceremony.  

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Slideshow: Spring Commencement, Friday morning ceremony

April 22, 2022 / by / 1 Comment

Photos by Rick D’Elia GCU News Bureau The Friday morning ceremony in Spring Commencement at Grand Canyon University awarded bachelor’s degrees to traditional students. Here’s a replay of the ceremony.  

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Club, research breed students’ entry into vet school

April 21, 2022 / by / 0 Comment

Briana Muñoz and Kyla Chavez have been friends since they started their studies at GCU, serving as officers together in the University’s Pre-Vet Club. Now they’re heading to the same veterinary school. The two friends will start their program in the fall at Midwestern University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and are just the latest GCU students to land spots in vet school, which is notoriously more competitive and difficult to get into than medical school.

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Hands-on engineering capstones get thumbs-up

April 19, 2022 / by / 0 Comment

Students haven’t just been dealing in theory this year but have brought their capstone projects to life. They presented those culminating assignments at the annual Engineering Capstone Showcase. On display was everything from an automated indoor greenhouse to a warehouse delivery robot prototype to a drone that gathers and records data on water samples, to a high-accuracy fluid printer. “I am just so proud of all of our students and coming back after – it’s been two years. To NOT have had that face-to-face presentation of the capstone projects, and to see the students, their professionalism, in presenting all the things that they’ve learned, it’s a proud moment,” said CSET Associate Dean of Engineering Dr. Janet Brelin Fornari.

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Faculty made One Foundation discussions flourish

April 18, 2022 / by / 0 Comment

“Human Flourishing: Embracing Our Purpose,” the One Foundation topic for the 2021-22 academic year, sparked six deep discussions among GCU faculty. What made it even more interesting was the way they perceive flourishing amid all the problems in today’s world. “I think people were really playing off of that and thinking about the way students are processing that amount of change in a short amount of time. You can hear it,” said Dr. Jason Hiles, Dean of the College of Theology.

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Slideshow: Celebration of Life ceremony

April 14, 2022 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Ralph Freso GCU News Bureau The lives of GCU students Chelsea Valladares and Kelli Ingle were commemorated Wednesday in the Celebration of Life on the Quad. Speakers included the women’s mothers, Erica Valladares and Kristi Ingle; Erik Nelsen, GCU’s Director of Spiritual Life; and Stephen Wahlstrom and Holly Neely of Residence Life. Here’s the story.  

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GCU mourns the loss of two unforgettable students

April 14, 2022 / by / 1 Comment

The shock of the auto accident that claimed the lives of GCU students Chelsea Valladares and Kelli Ingle still hasn’t worn off, but the Celebration of Life on Wednesday evening in the Quad made certain that their impact at GCU and Pure Heart Church won’t be forgotten. The story of their truly special friendship and faith was commemorated with a moving ceremony that included talks by their mothers. “I challenge you to honor Kelli’s life, and Chelsea’s, by loving with your whole heart,” said Kelli’s mom, Kristi.

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Honors Research Symposium highlights diversity

April 12, 2022 / by / 0 Comment

For the first time, the presentations at Monday’s Learning Community and Research Symposium were from five different colleges. Each one highlighted students’ heart for service and their desire to make their communities better — exactly the vision GCU President Brian Mueller has. “Brian talks so well about the vision of the University, but also the five-point plan and what we’re doing in the community,” Provost Dr. Hank Radda told the audience in his closing remarks at the event. “I don’t think you could have better representation of that occurring in a very real way.”

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Students’ high-tech projects impress industry

April 08, 2022 / by / 0 Comment

It was technology overload at the Cyber Center of Excellence on Thursday, where more than 100 students presented almost 50 projects at the Technology Capstone Showcase. Tech-lovers saw everything from a low cost, artificially intelligent robot, to a virtual piano that can scour the internet to find a seemingly endless amount of songs to play, to an app that alerts multitaskers in faraway rooms in their house that their dryer is done. “It’s an incredible variety of projects, which is wonderful,” said Assistant Dean of Technology Dr. Brandy Harris at the event, which also included guests from industry who were invited to see what GCU’s tech students can do.

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Symposium shows variety of students’ research

April 04, 2022 / by / 0 Comment

Approximately 60 teams of students on Saturday spotlighted their work at the College of Science, Engineering and Technology Research Symposium and Honors Showcase in Antelope Gymnasium. Attendees could view a wide variety of research and scholarship, everything from presentations about a phone app and tote company, to talks on a Thailand internship and serving Mexico’s underserved, to testing marigold plants for antibacterial properties and looking at the diversity of arachnid populations in Phoenix.

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