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GCU Online Math Teacher Visits From N.J.

May 18, 2010 / by / 4 Comments

Jerry Tuttle commuted to the home office on Tuesday, May 18, and the trip was about 2,000 miles one way. Tuttle, 60, of New Jersey, is an online math teacher for GCU. He planned a stop in Phoenix as part of a business trip to Los Angeles so that he could tour GCU’s ground campus. He specifically requested that he have an opportunity for his photo to be taken with Thunder, the Antelopes’ mascot. “I wanted to come and see if there really is a campus,” Tuttle said jokingly. “I’ve always wanted to do this. Unfortunately, I picked a time when the students aren’t here.” Tuttle made the most of it, stopping at the campus bookstore to buy a GCU polo shirt, meeting administrators and visiting about the classes he is teaching. “People have been amazingly friendly to me,” he said. “They’re surprised I’m here. For a big university, the campus is small and intimate.” < Tuttle grew up in New York City and works as an actuary in a building overlooking Ground Zero in Manhattan. He has a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Queens College and a master’s degree in applied mathematics from the University of Virginia. He began […]

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GCU Salutes Local Teachers at Graduation

May 03, 2010 / by / 1 Comment

In honor of National Teacher Appreciation Week, Grand Canyon University showed its appreciation to a group of Phoenix-area teachers by springing for their caps and gowns for graduation.

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GCU Graduate Student Wins J. Edgar Hoover Scholarship

April 29, 2010 / by / 0 Comment

Ismael Posadas, an online graduate student from Tucson, has received the J. Edgar Hoover Memorial Scholarship presented to GCU by the Former Agents of the FBI Foundation.

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COHS Students Headed to Prestigious Med Schools

April 26, 2010 / by / 1 Comment

GCU’s Tyler Ladue and Dane Hill say their experiences as Antelope athletes may have made the difference in their acceptance into prestigious medical schools at the University of Michigan and the University of Washington, respectively.

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GCU Presents Honorary Doctorate to Colleen Barrett

April 26, 2010 / by / 0 Comment

Honorary Doctorate in Business Management Colleen C. Barrett President Emeritus, Southwest Airlines Advisory Board, Ken Blanchard College of Business Grand Canyon University is pleased to present Colleen C. Barrett with an Honorary Doctorate in Business Management. Ms. Barrett currently is president emeritus of Southwest Airlines, known for its superior customer service. She also serves on the advisory board for the Ken Blanchard College of Business at Grand Canyon University. Ms. Barrett stepped down as Southwest’s president two years ago. During her 30 years with the company, she oversaw management, leadership and budget responsibilities in many areas. She served as a member of the board of directors (2001-08) and as corporate secretary (1978-2008), vice president for administration (1986-90), executive vice president for customers (1990-2001) and president (2001-08). A native of Vermont, Ms. Barrett has a son and a grandson and remains active in numerous civic and charitable organizations in Dallas. She serves on the board of directors for JCPenney and is a trustee of Becker College in Worcester, Mass. “Colleen Barrett is a five-star general of ‘people-driven’ culture,” says advertising executive Roy Spence. “She instinctively understands the whole principle of putting an organization’s people first, both its internal people and its […]

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KBCOB Calls for Papers for Fall Honors Symposium

April 22, 2010 / by / 2 Comments

The Ken Blanchard College of Business Eta Chi Chapter of Delta Mu Delta invites all students, staff, faculty and alumni of GCU to submit a paper addressing “Social Responsibility and the Morality of Profits.”  Submissions will be considered for recognition and presentation at the KBCOB Honors Symposium in December 2010. The deadline for submissions is Oct. 15. Notification to those selected for formal presentation at the symposium will be made by Oct. 30. The symposium will be held at the KBCOB building the week of Dec. 6. (The exact date will be selected and announced after the start of the fall semester.) Guidelines: The paper should be no more than 20 pages (including cover, index, exhibits, references and attachments). APA formatting. Submissions should be made electronically to Dr. R. Kevin McClean, Professor of Marketing and Moderator, Eta Chi Chapter, Delta Mu Delta. Email: [email protected] Delta Mu Delta is a national honor society dedicated to the recognition of students who have distinguished themselves academically and others who have experienced measurable success in their professions.  This symposium is intended to provide a forum for all interested students, staff, faculty and alumni to express their positions regarding the theme of the symposium, social […]

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GCU Announces Return of Fine-Arts Program

March 04, 2010 / by / 1 Comment

GCU is bringing back its popular fine-arts program for the fall of 2010 with enhancements to make the degree especially relevant in today’s marketplace. Auditions will be held for students who may be eligible for $150,000 in scholarships that the University has allocated for the new College of Fine Arts and Production. “What will set our program apart is the complete integration of all of these areas, which happens in the real world,” said Claude Pensis, the dean of the new college. “Considering my history with the University, the return of fine arts to GCU has very special meaning for me.” Pensis has been with the University for 28 years and knows many of the program’s graduates. He has kept in contact with alumni, reaching out to them in recent months for their insights on what would make the college appealing to today’s student. GCU will hold auditions on Saturday, March 6 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Interested student candidates will perform live for select music faculty. Prospects also will be given a theory and musicianship placement exam. Scales and sight-reading also may be assessed. At its peak in the mid-1980s, GCU’s fine-arts program had 120 to 140 music […]

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GCU Announces New Writing Style for Lower and Upper Division Courses

February 11, 2010 / by / 0 Comment

GCU will be implementing a progressive approach to the use of APA writing style for the benefit of all students. Lower-division courses will use a modified set of APA requirements called “GCU Style” that enables students to focus their attention on content development and proper citations. Upper-division courses will incorporate additional elements to support the more advanced work that is reflective of the discipline and will generally follow the 5th edition of APA style, eventually transitioning to the 6th. Upper division English courses will use MLA style.  Both the APA and MLA manuals have recently updated. GCU will be transitioning its resources to the new materials in Fall of 2010. Until then, GCU will be using: APA 5th edition MLA 6th edition GCU has provided students and faculty with electronic resources for these styles in the Student Success Center tab of ANGEL. Purchase of the APA or MLA manuals is optional. However, students in the doctoral programs and students entering the graduate Nursing programs as of 2010 will need the level of detail presented in the APA manual and should purchase the 6th edition. These programs will be using the 6th edition immediately. For reference, the tutorials and templates available […]

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CON Pinning Ceremony Celebrates New Nursing Grads

December 22, 2009 / by / 0 Comment

On Friday, December 18 at First Southern Baptist Church, 60 graduating nurses walked across the stage as part of GCU’s College of Nursing Convocation and Pinning Ceremony. These nurses have completed their BSN degrees in pre-licensure as well as RN-BSN. This unique ceremony dates back centuries. The modern tradition followed today began in the 1860s when Queen Victoria awarded the Red Cross of St. George to Florence Nightingale for her work with British soldiers. In turn, Nightingale extended her honor to outstanding nursing graduates at the Nightingale School of Nursing at St. Thomas Hospital in London. The ceremony is considered the symbolic beginning of a graduate’s nursing career. The pin itself is a symbol of the tradition shared by nurses around the world. It is worn prominently on the nurse’s uniform throughout their career. “Every school has a unique pin,” says CON Dean Dr. Anne McNamara. “If you look at the Grand Canyon College of Nursing pin, it reflects the logo of GCU with the cross of Jesus Christ and the saguaro cactus.” The ceremony also honored ROTC nursing graduates who have achieved the standards necessary to not only graduate as nurses but also earn commissions as a second lieutenant […]

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Honors Symposium Presenters Provide a Fresh Look At Ethical Standards

December 16, 2009 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s business honors society – the Eta Chi chapter of Delta Mu Delta – held its annual symposium on December 10, 2009, to a capacity crowd in the Williams Lecture Hall. Dr. Kevin McClean, moderator of the business honors society, initiated the event in 2006 to encourage a sharing of research results on topics selected by KBCOB faculty. The event provides a platform for students, faculty and staff to showcase their research work. This year’s topics fell under the heading Maintaining ethical standards in challenging economic times. Presenters included Drs. Cindy Knott, Kim LaPrade and Lisa Aaroe from the College of Education, as well as Dr. Ronke Oke from the KBCOB. Drs. Knott and LaPrade presented Action Inquiry to Solve Education Ethical Dilemmas. Action research is a reflective process used by school leaders to identity and solve problems on a campus. They tailored the presentation for future educators and business managers. Dr. Aaroe presented Funding Special Education and shared her research on federal stimulus funds allocated for special education, but ultimately misappropriated. Dr. Ronke Oke presented Ethical Leadership Challenges in Challenging Times. The discussion covered roles and actions of ethical leaders, as well as how ethical leaders respond to a […]

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