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Honors College assistant dean receives national award

May 03, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Alpha Chi, the national honors society, gave its Outstanding Chapter Sponsor award to Honors College Assistant Dean Breanna Naegeli at its national convention last month. Naegeli has worked hard to grow GCU’s chapter, and it sent a record number of representatives to the conference — including three who did presentations.

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Making commencement memories is show of hands

April 28, 2018 / by / 5 Comments

Time after time over three days of commencement, Grand Canyon University volunteers sought to make the experience special for the graduates. One of the ways they do it is the “tunnel walk” after each ceremony — applauding the grads as they walk out of the Arena after the ceremony. It was just one of many memorable moments.

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Slideshow: Friday morning commencement

April 27, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Travis Neely GCU News Bureau Online students from the College of Fine Arts and Production, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, the College of Theology and the College of Science, Engineering and Technology participated in commencement Friday morning in GCU Arena. To watch the ceremony, click here.      

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Slideshow: Thursday afternoon commencement

April 27, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by David Kadlubowski and Travis Neely GCU News Bureau Students from the College of Nursing and Health Care Professions, the College of Theology and the College of Science, Engineering and Technology participated in commencement Thursday afternoon in GCU Arena. To watch the ceremony, click here.  

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Graduates honor beloved biochemistry professor

April 26, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Dr. Tiffany Mealman was always thinking of her students. But at commencement on Thursday, her students were thinking of her. Recent graduates of the College of Science, Engineering and Technology spent a few minutes after commencement taking a photograph to send to the Mealman family — to show them how much the GCU biochemistry professor, who died of cancer earlier this year, meant to them.

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New Java coders brew apps for non-profits

April 25, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Children’s Cancer Network and Fresh Start, two non-profits, had similar problems: They needed some kind of messaging app to help them be more efficient. Enter GCU’s first cohort of Java coding boot camp students, who built apps to help solve those problems. The students, who are in the final week of the immersive, 15-week course, presented their capstone projects recently.

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GCU launches its first computer science grads

April 25, 2018 / by / 1 Comment

It was in 2014 that GCU launched its computer science program. Four years later, 18 students will become the first to graduate from the University with bachelor’s degrees in computer science and computer programming. They will walk the stage at commencement on Thursday afternoon.

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Science behind the comics? It’s a marvel

April 24, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Like Hulk, GCU smashed at the recent DC vs. Marvel night at the Arizona Science Center. The College of Science, Engineering and Technology’s Dr. Binaben Vanmali, Scott McCrea and Deborah Haralson, the speakers at the event, discussed everything from electromagnetic pulses to The Flash’s diet to how villain The Vulture couldn’t possibly fly in that suit of his.

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Sonoran Desert: An oasis for new medicines?

April 19, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

In the battle of bugs vs. drugs, Dr. Daisy Savarirajan said bacteria are becoming more and more resistant to antibiotics. So in 2016, the College of Science, Engineering and Technology microbiology professor, alongside biosciences professor Dr. Ramesh Velupillaimani, launched a research study to discover novel antimicrobial products from diverse desert plants. Could these desert plants be the source of the next big antibiotic? Could they be at the center of the next big drug?

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Ceremony remembers those GCU has lost

April 18, 2018 / by / 1 Comment

“We’re here tonight to hopefully, not only mourn together and remember together, but to celebrate their lives together,” Dr. Tim Griffin, Dean of Students, said at Tuesday night’s Celebration of Life ceremony. The GCU community honored the lives of Christian Applegate, Roy Pietrek, Keisha Nicole Oyola Perales, Dr. Tiffany Mealman and Taylor White.

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