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Antelope Intros: Lesley Ellison and Jerome Robinson

October 02, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

This week’s Antelope Intros feature two big sports fans who can’t get enough of all sorts of games. But their attitudes about more important things in life — faith and a positive outlook — are truly a home run. And check out how fast one family grew in five months.

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Speech and debate team begins season this weekend

October 01, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Foster children on prescription drugs and why men choose to play women characters are just two of the social issues that GCU Speech and Debate Team members will present during the Aztec Invitational tournament this weekend in San Diego. The team, now it in its third year, has some returning champions.

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‘This is a human being,’ STEM Scholars told in lab

September 28, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

This year for the first time, high school students enrolled as GCU STEM Scholars are experimenting with human cadavers as part of their curriculum. On Friday, Peoria’s Medical Engineering and Technology Professional Academy students, many of whom are considering enrolling at GCU for its medical program, were at first squeamish but then enthralled by the unusual activity. GCU Today has the story.

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New CHSS psychology, counseling programs reflect workforce demand

September 25, 2015 / by / 1 Comment

Aging baby boomers, increasing dependence on technology and rising substance abuse among trauma victims are among societal changes prompting a growth market for professional therapists. GCU’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences is offering eight new programs to students who interested in careers in counseling and psychology.

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Antelope Intros: Carrie Rogers and John David Patterson

September 25, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

This week’s Antelope Intros have an outdoorsy feel, from the classroom operations specialist who loves to take her family to the beach to the enrollment counselor who learned survival skills in Alaska. Both are devoted parents.

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GCU dedicates new recording studio

September 22, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau Grand Canyon University on Monday had an open house at its new recording studio, and guests got to see a space that is roomy and functional — and even has a great view of the Valley. President/CEO Brian Mueller and Center for Worship Arts Director Bart Millard addressed the crowd, and Maddison Harris, Tanner Krenz and Desiree Aguilar performed their songs from the Canyon Worship EP.  

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New recording studio features room(s) with a view

September 22, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s new recording studio was unveiled for local church leaders Monday, and it was like being lost in space — there’s a lot of square footage in all those rooms on the fourth floor of the new engineering building. And Center for Worship Arts students won’t just have room to maneuver, they’ll also have a great view of the Valley from their new perch.

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GCU, Alhambra benefit from growing partnership

September 21, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s student teacher partnership with neighboring Alhambra High School started small in 2012, when professor Jim Mostofo sent a handful of College of Education math students there to earn practicum and student teaching hours toward their degrees. The partnership has grown dramatically since with 70 GCU practicum students and five student teachers there this fall and 90 more practicum students expected for the spring semester. Alhambra had its largest summer school ever this year with the help of GCU, and two alumni now teach there as a result of the program. Read more about the partnership here.

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Lessons learned in ‘Work as Divine Calling’

September 21, 2015 / by / 2 Comments

The first Integration of Faith, Learning and Work “Lunch and Learn” for Grand Canyon University faculty featured two teachers who have an important perspective of “Work as Divine Calling.” The session drew an overflow crowd Friday to Howerton Hall.

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And the award goes to … Pensis earns special honor

September 21, 2015 / by / 1 Comment

Whether he is behind the scenes or seated in the audience, Claude Pensis, dean of the College of Fine Arts and Production, is the visionary leader of the University’s programs in theatre, music, dance, digital film and digital design programs. His three decades of service to GCU and the Valley’s theatre community will be lauded tonight when he is presented with the ariZoni Theatre Awards of Excellence Outstanding Contribution Award at the Tempe Center for the Arts.

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