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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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New medical technology ‘all starts with an idea’ at Solutions Challenge

February 24, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

GCU engineering, medical, computer science and business students on Tuesday were enticed to join forces and compete in BioAccel’s Solutions Challenge 2016. Student-faculty teams from the various disciplines form teams to identify a medical problem, solve it by developing technology, and commercialize the product.

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Career Services Student Workers of the Month: Autumn Gilchriest and Stephen Crane

February 24, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

By Marette Hahn GCU Career Services When you sit down with Autumn Gilchriest and Stephen Crane, this month’s Student Workers of the Month, you immediately feel at ease. They exude hard work, customer service, strategic thinking and a true enjoyment of working with others. Gilchriest and Crane both started their student worker experience at the ITS Staff Help Desk. However, with their exemplary work ethics and service-oriented dispositions, it’s not a surprise that they were promoted to even bigger responsibilities. Gilchriest, a senior Forensic Sciences major, now works as a Network Operations Center (NOC) Technician, where she gets to try her hand with servers on a much larger scale.  Crane, a junior Entrepreneurial Studies major, is now with End Point, which requires a higher level of technology software understanding and supports full-time staffers. Gilchriest initially applied for the NOC full-time position just to practice interviewing, and they were so impressed with her and her potential, they brought her on as a student worker so she could start learning earlier. When she’s not busy taking care of our servers, she is out enjoying her classwork, which includes learning about instrumental analysis, toxicology, blood spatter and DNA testing. As if that wasn’t enough, […]

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Record day: Students band with Rend Collective

February 23, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Students in the Center for Worship Arts did so well in their first recording session with Rend Collective during the 2014-15 school year, the group came back Monday — and this time it was in the new recording studio. GCU is the only university that Rend Collective does this with, and the students got an experience that they won’t soon forget.

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McCain/Colangelo ‘team’ entertains, educates

February 22, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

It’s always a special event when Sen. John McCain or Jerry Colangelo is on campus, but Friday night was doubly good because they appeared together and just talked about sports for an hour and a half. The crowd on the fourth floor of the Student Union got to hear stories, insights and more than a few good one-liners.

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Hall of Fame inductees epitomize GCU’s spirit

February 22, 2016 / by / 1 Comment

The 2016 Alumni Hall of Fame ceremony Saturday afternoon, the high point of the homecoming weekend, featured crisp speeches and many plaudits for the University — both what it was like when the inductees were here and how it still makes them feel today. But two, in particular, have an especially interesting perspective on what they see on campus because they still have important roles at GCU.

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Antelope Intros: Tim Nollan and Dr. Roméo Farinacci

February 19, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

This week’s edition of Antelope Intros features two main campus employees who like to seek exciting opportunities and cherish family.

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