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GCU students show they’re suited to top internships

June 26, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

GCU students are doing great things in internships again this summer. Two of the standouts, Kadin Breeze and Angela Bratt, have duties that go far beyond what an intern typically is allowed to do. “When people get exposure to our students, they see the ‘it’ factor,” said Marquis Scott, Director of Internships.

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Summer school students chill in Commuter Lounge

June 22, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

The Commuter Lounge is one of the busiest places on the Grand Canyon University campus during summer school, but the students who use it love its more relaxed ambiance this time of year. As Ruben Garcia said, “I have more time to talk to some of the students I see in the lounge. Now that it is summer, we dive and delve.’’

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GCU researchers: Don’t skip that day of exercise

June 20, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

If you want to get the most out of exercising, it seems that exercising every day makes a difference. Dr. Zachary Zeigler and a team of GCU students looked into the impact of daily exercise versus skipping a day of exercise in men with high blood pressure. Their research was published recently in the academic journal Exercise Medicine. Here’s the skinny on what they found: Don’t skip a day — it appears that daily exercise may be good for your blood pressure.

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Nursing lessons come to life in immersive simulation

June 20, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

They blink. They cry. They yell — but they don’t get hurt. The College of Nursing and Health Care Professions’ new immersive lab features manikins (the medical spelling for mannequins) that challenge students in intense, real-life scenarios. The lab is outfitted with interactive cameras, audio, hospital rooms and a control room where facilitators can pick their poison.

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GCU professors eager to inspire aspiring teachers

June 19, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Professors Crystal McCabe and Lynn Basko are accustomed to teaching future teachers in GCU’s College of Education, but teaching high school students who aspire to be teachers is a fairly infrequent experience, yet one they passionately embrace. Including McCabe and Basko, six GCU professors travel to Orlando this week for the 2018 Educators Rising National Conference, a gathering of over 1,000 high school students who are interested in teaching careers.

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GCU leaders evaluate teenaged future teachers

June 18, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Story by Theresa Smith Photos by David Kadlubowski   GCU News Bureau With teacher shortages in several parts of the country and the spotlight on low teacher pay, including the #RedforEd movement in Arizona, it is heartwarming for Grand Canyon University College of Education leaders to make an impact on the newest generation of potential teachers. COE Dean Dr. Kimberly LaPrade and Dr. Marjaneh Gilpatrick, COE’s Executive Director of Educational Outreach, will be working with teenaged prospective educators at the 2018 Educators Rising National Conference on Thursday-Sunday in Orlando, Fla. Both GCU stalwarts were selected as judges of the national competition that will take place at the conference. High school students from all across the country won state competitions in order to qualify for nationals. “It is uplifting for educator leaders to see young people who know they want to be teachers,’’ Gilpatrick said. “They have already demonstrated excellence at the state level, so the entries at the national level are usually quite impressive.’’ There are 19 high school competition categories, including children’s literature, creative lecture TED Talk, ethical dilemma, impromptu lesson, lesson planning and leadership in action. Dr. LaPrade is judging the ethical dilemma category in which students log numerous preparation hours […]

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Dominican Republic trip enlightens Honors students

June 14, 2018 / by / 1 Comment

A group of Honors College students had high hopes of worship and career development on a mission trip to the Dominican Republic. The students hit their expected goals. But what enlightened them to the core was what they didn’t expect — love.

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Nurse of the Year nominee exudes leadership

June 12, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

The end of Dr. Rose Saunders’ nearly 50-year career as an educator of nursing students was capped by her nomination for the March of Dimes Nurse of the Year in the Nursing Leadership and Administration Management category, one of 12 awards that will be presented on Friday at The Camby Hotel. Saunders, who served as Associate Dean at GCU before entering semi-retirement as an adjunct professor, is enthralled with the authentic Christian worldview at GCU.

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Students test their gray matter at Summer Institute

June 11, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

The Summer Institute isn’t quite like the traditional s’mores and campfire summer camp. Instead, the more than a dozen academic camps in various GCU colleges saw high school sophomores, juniors and seniors learning about Trojan malware, investigating the qualities of polyvinyl alcohol cryogels, writing poetry or executing mock warrants — and making friends while staying in the University’s dorms for the two- to four-day camps. The institute geared up recently with various science camps and will continue throughout the summer with humanities, business, honors camps.

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Online nursing student earns DAISY Award

June 05, 2018 / by / 1 Comment

GCU online nursing student Nowman Karram was no shrinking violet when it came to putting in several hours of research to make sure a patient’s pacemaker was compatible with an MRI. His efforts led to him being recognized as a Daisy Award winner for exceptional patient care.

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