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CCOB’s new Pegasystems software class sets GCU apart

March 28, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

BUS-330 isn’t just a 300-level class in the Colangelo College of Business; it’s one of only two such classes in the country. The subject is Pegasystems software, increasingly being used by big companies for business-process and customer-relationship management. Only one other American university offers it.

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Grand total, grander feats of 100,000+ alumni

March 17, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

GCU has surpassed the 100,000 mark in alumni, and the accomplishments of that special group continue to resonate around the world. Here’s the story of what some of them have done and why people who hire them consistently put their resumes in the “yes” pile.

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Figuring out crime scene is murder for students

March 09, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Hundreds of future forensic scientists from high schools across Arizona participated in one of GCU’s most popular events: 2016 Forensic Science Day. There was no end of science disguised as fun, whether it was analyzing blood spatters, examining fingerprints or attempting to crack a murderous crime scene. The event gave GCU an opportunity to showcase its popular Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) degree programs, which attract a growing number of scholars every year.

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High school students flock to GCU for Forensic Science Day

March 09, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau The Grand Canyon University campus was filled with high school students from across Arizona on Tuesday morning as they participated in Forensic Science Day. Students took delight in trying to figure out crime scenes and learned about the intricacies of forensics.  

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GCU receives Community Partner Award for STEM Scholars program

March 08, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s STEM Scholars program, which gives local high school students a chance to learn more about this rapidly expanding field and also earn up to a year of tuition-free college credit, was honored Monday night by the Peoria Education Foundation with its Community Partner Award. Sarah Boeder, senior vice president of campus operations, was on hand to receive the award.

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Forensic Day to feature cadaver lab tours and more

March 03, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

High school students who participate Tuesday in Forensic Science Day 2016 will have a chance to analyze fingerprints and handwriting, observe blood-spatter reconstruction, tour GCU’s DNA and cadaver labs, learn about the University’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics programs and more during one of the most popular events of the year.

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New medical technology ‘all starts with an idea’ at Solutions Challenge

February 24, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

GCU engineering, medical, computer science and business students on Tuesday were enticed to join forces and compete in BioAccel’s Solutions Challenge 2016. Student-faculty teams from the various disciplines form teams to identify a medical problem, solve it by developing technology, and commercialize the product.

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Career Services Student Workers of the Month: Autumn Gilchriest and Stephen Crane

February 24, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

By Marette Hahn GCU Career Services When you sit down with Autumn Gilchriest and Stephen Crane, this month’s Student Workers of the Month, you immediately feel at ease. They exude hard work, customer service, strategic thinking and a true enjoyment of working with others. Gilchriest and Crane both started their student worker experience at the ITS Staff Help Desk. However, with their exemplary work ethics and service-oriented dispositions, it’s not a surprise that they were promoted to even bigger responsibilities. Gilchriest, a senior Forensic Sciences major, now works as a Network Operations Center (NOC) Technician, where she gets to try her hand with servers on a much larger scale.  Crane, a junior Entrepreneurial Studies major, is now with End Point, which requires a higher level of technology software understanding and supports full-time staffers. Gilchriest initially applied for the NOC full-time position just to practice interviewing, and they were so impressed with her and her potential, they brought her on as a student worker so she could start learning earlier. When she’s not busy taking care of our servers, she is out enjoying her classwork, which includes learning about instrumental analysis, toxicology, blood spatter and DNA testing. As if that wasn’t enough, […]

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Hall of Fame inductees epitomize GCU’s spirit

February 22, 2016 / by / 1 Comment

The 2016 Alumni Hall of Fame ceremony Saturday afternoon, the high point of the homecoming weekend, featured crisp speeches and many plaudits for the University — both what it was like when the inductees were here and how it still makes them feel today. But two, in particular, have an especially interesting perspective on what they see on campus because they still have important roles at GCU.

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Techies with tender hearts give computers, skills to community

February 17, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s Innovative Computing Club is about a year old, but this month club members are completing a compassion mission they began almost as soon as the club was formed. They acquired and assembled 100 fully equipped desktops — complete with monitors, keyboards and mice — to four Arizona organizations that help disadvantaged community members.

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