Rating: - 0

Honors College Banquet celebrates best, brightest

April 20, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

The fourth annual Honors College Banquet at GCU Arena on Thursday was an outstanding celebration recognizing the academic excellence, commitment, leadership and impact of the University’s high achievers. “It’s always so hard to pick one or two award recipients because as celebratory as this event is, they are all so deserving of recognition,” said Breanna Naegeli, Assistant Dean of the Honors College.

READ MORE
Rating: - 0

Ceremony remembers those GCU has lost

April 18, 2018 / by / 0 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.

READ MORE
Rating: - 0

Hard work takes center stage at Honors symposium

April 16, 2018 / by / 1 Comment

By Jeannette Cruz GCU News Bureau  Isabella Ketcham and Silvana Burgos, two environmental science majors at Grand Canyon University, spent the 2017-18 academic year studying local waters of the Verde River to determine the effects of urbanization on water quality. With the help of their professor and the collaboration with the Verde River Institute, Ketcham and Burgos looked at the biological levels of oxygen demand in the water supply using drone technology to collect water samples. “The drones allow for us to easily access a site of interest, including runoff areas or areas not easily accessible by foot,” Burgos said. “Given that Arizona is a desert and a state that is experiencing a growing population, this is a precious resource.”  Ketcham and Burgos were among hundreds of students in the Honors College and the College of Science, Engineering and Technology who spent Saturday morning sharing their research and business proposals at the 2018 Honors Showcase and CSET Spring Symposium, an annual event that aims to showcase recent student research. The showcase gives students an opportunity to spotlight their drive and ambition, said Breanna Naegeli, Assistant Dean of the Honors College.  “This event is really just a culmination of the work, […]

READ MORE
Rating: - 0

GCU: Voice of authority in online education

March 26, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

When it comes to online learning, GCU’s faculty have established a reputation of being some of the most sought-after thought-leaders in presenting and publishing their scholarly work. Between 2012 and 2017, they led 163 presentations, and their work was featured in 138 publications. GCU are the innovators, said Rick Holbeck, Executive Director of Online Full-Time Faculty.

READ MORE
Rating: - 0

Amazing Race Retreat

March 01, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

The Honors college hosted an Amazing Race Leadership Retreat where they competed in small groups in physical, critical thinking and team building challenges. The race followed the structure of the “Amazing Race” reality competition show in which typically eleven teams of two race around the world. Students used clues to navigate through challenges and then worked together manage their time and earn points.   

READ MORE
Rating: - 0

NSCS takes integrity pledge

February 28, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

The National Society of Collegiate Scholars at GCU participated in Integrity Week this month. NSCS’ integrity initiative was inspired by a national ethics project created by the Association of College Honor Societies. Members are challenged to demonstrate their true commitment to integrity on college campuses through taking a pledge. At GCU, even President Brian Mueller took the pledge. 

READ MORE
Rating: - 0

Faculty’s work to be featured at Research Colloquium

February 15, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Everyone on the Grand Canyon University campus is invited to the Dr. Kevin McClean Research Colloquium, scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in Building 57, rooms 221-223. There will be eight presentations demonstrating research done by GCU faculty.

READ MORE
Rating: - 0

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.'”

READ MORE
Rating: - 0

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.

READ MORE
Rating: - 0

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.”

READ MORE