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High school students flock to GCU for Forensic Science Day

March 09, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau The Grand Canyon University campus was filled with high school students from across Arizona on Tuesday morning as they participated in Forensic Science Day. Students took delight in trying to figure out crime scenes and learned about the intricacies of forensics.  

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GCU receives Community Partner Award for STEM Scholars program

March 08, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s STEM Scholars program, which gives local high school students a chance to learn more about this rapidly expanding field and also earn up to a year of tuition-free college credit, was honored Monday night by the Peoria Education Foundation with its Community Partner Award. Sarah Boeder, senior vice president of campus operations, was on hand to receive the award.

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He’s now professor emeritus, but just call him Mike

March 08, 2016 / by / 7 Comments

Dr. Mike Baird doesn’t put on airs. That’s not the kind of guy he is. But the 17th professor emeritus in GCU history is beloved by both College of Theology students and faculty for his knowledge and his charm. GCU Today has the story of what makes him special.

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‘Composer’ is big winner in GCU Film Festival

March 07, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Nearly 40 digital films were nominated in this year’s GCU Film Festival, but only the winners were honored at Ethington Theatre on Sunday evening. Winning films touched on a variety of themes that moved the audience, themes such as love can be blind, anyone can be special, and God answers our prayers. The biggest winner of the night, “The Composer,” is a story about love lost and love found and features an original score that is both despairing and joyful. “The Composer” picked up both Best of Festival and Audience Choice awards.

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GCU students perform cardiac screenings

March 03, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Arcadia High School students benefited from cardiac screenings recently when GCU athletic training and nursing students partnered with the Anthony Bates Foundation to pay a visit.    

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Photos of Hollywood producer discussing ‘Zootopia’

March 03, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Speaking at GCU’s Ethington Theatre two days before the much-anticipated Friday release date of the Walt Disney movie “Zootopia,” Hollywood producer Clark Spencer discussed how the animal characters were brought to life on the big screen.

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Forensic Day to feature cadaver lab tours and more

March 03, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

High school students who participate Tuesday in Forensic Science Day 2016 will have a chance to analyze fingerprints and handwriting, observe blood-spatter reconstruction, tour GCU’s DNA and cadaver labs, learn about the University’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics programs and more during one of the most popular events of the year.

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Bernier’s ‘God glasses’ give students global vision

March 02, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

A College of Education professor borrows God’s glasses to take her students beyond the surface of knowledge in the classroom. Lisa Bernier is all about connecting faith through everyday life and encouraging students to go on mission trips.

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Taking root: How three alumni grew into entrepreneurs

March 01, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.”— Chinese proverb By Rick Vacek GCU Today Magazine Imagine three trees. One was planted years ago and is flourishing. The second has had two years to blossom and already is reaching for the sky. The third is still a sapling but is starting to sprout. Such are the roots of three entrepreneurial businesses being run by Grand Canyon University alumni. Dr. Shica Little, who got her teaching doctoral degree in 2013, has dedicated her life to inquisitiveness and discovery. But the new product she’s marketing across the country, Dr. Shica’s Incredi-Whip, resulted from her decades of dedication to drinking coffee. Kyle Dubay, a 2011 graduate in graphic design, woke up in his Detroit home one morning and, rather than coffee, reached for an idea: Woodward Throwbacks, which collects discarded wood and turns it into collectibles. Daniel Black, who graduated in 2015 with a degree in entrepreneurial studies, and his wife, Tiffany, finished second last year in the Canyon Challenge, GCU’s annual startup business competition for students and staff. They’re using that experience to turn their concept, Prayer Packages, into a company that stands […]

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Piano recital is another first for recording studio

March 01, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

When talented music major Omar Williams Jr., a junior in the College of Fine Arts and Production, played a classic song by Johann Sebastian Bach on the piano last week, it was music to the ears of his instructor, Dr. Jelena Vladikovic, and College of Worship Arts recording studio manager, Eric Johnson. It is the first time a COFAP student recorded an audition tape in the five-month old venue.

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