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Webinars Provide Tour of Online Resources

September 13, 2010 / by / 0 Comment

To help you learn how to navigate MyGCU, the Student Portal, the ANGEL classroom, and other resources, Grand Canyon University is hosting a series of webinars for new students. The webinars walk you through the features of MyGCU and the Student Portal, using the ANGEL classroom, and resources like eBooks and the library. Introduction to MyGCU and the Student Portal: Mon, Sep 13, 2010 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PDT Mon, Sep 13, 2010 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM PDT Mon, Sep 20, 2010 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PDT Mon, Sep 20, 2010 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM PDT Mon, Sep 27, 2010 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PDT Mon, Sep 27, 2010 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM PDT Introduction to your ANGEL Classroom: Tue, Sep 14, 2010 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PDT Tue, Sep 14, 2010 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM PDT Tue, Sep 21, 2010 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PDT Tue, Sep 21, 2010 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM PDT Tue, Sep 28, 2010 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM PDT Tue, Sep 28, 2010 11:00 PM – 12:00 PM PDT Introduction to GCU Library: Wed, Sep 15, 2010 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM PDT Wed, […]

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Online Campus Pastor Preps for Duty on the Border

September 10, 2010 / by / 1 Comment

As an Air National Guard chaplain, Lance Schrader has experienced ministering to people in high-pressure situations. His mission is to boost morale and provide soldiers with the accommodations to worship freely. As the new online ministry coordinator and staff chaplain for GCU, he is wearing the same pair of boots — at least until Oct. 1.

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GCU Online Student Brings Christian Talk Radio to Life

September 07, 2010 / by / 0 Comment

He calls himself “the needle for the Christian bubble,” freely admitting that his radio show isn’t for everyone. Somehow, he’s still on the air after more than three years — an eternity in the broadcasting industry — and you get the impression that there’s room for only one person in Christian radio to be Wally.

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September Student Success Webinar Series with CLA

September 06, 2010 / by / 0 Comment

The Center for Learning and Advancement (CLA) has announced it’s 2010 Fall Student Success Webinar Series. All webinars are scheduled from 3 to 3:30 p.m. (MST). The September dates and presentations are as follows.

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IT Security: Hacked E-mail Accounts Used to Scam Friends

September 02, 2010 / by / 0 Comment

You might get an e-mail from a friend asking for help, but watch out! It might just be a ruse to get your money.   Most of us get e-mails every day from friends and family, and we never consider that they could be phony.  However, the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) continues to receive reports about people’s e-mail or social networking accounts being hijacked and used to swindle money from their family and friends.   Pretending to be someone you know, the hacker uses the hijacked account to send a notice to people in their contact list.  The email claims they are stranded in a foreign country and are in immediate need of money.  Some claim they only have a few days to pay their hotel bill and promise to reimburse you when they return home. A sense of urgency in the email is designed to make you act without thinking things through, hoping to increase the likelihood of you falling for this scam. To help avoid becoming a victim, make sure you have the most updated anti-virus software available on your computer. Most importantly, if  you get an e-mail from a friend in need, call them first to […]

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Computer Security Tips for Students

August 24, 2010 / by / 0 Comment

Your computer is a most crucial asset as you attend school. GCU’s IT department wants to make sure you keep your computer, and yourself, protected from the hazards of being online. The following tips will help you keep your computer running and your personal information safe.

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Series of Webinars Available for New Students

August 23, 2010 / by / 0 Comment

GCU is offering a series of webinars to help new students navigate MyGCU, the Student Portal, the ANGEL classroom and other available University resources.

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Two Doctoral Students Met, Married at GCU

July 23, 2010 / by / 2 Comments

Little more than two years ago, she was a ninth-grade English teacher in suburban Philadelphia, shopping for a doctoral degree program. Today, she’s a 10th-grade English teacher in suburban Phoenix, enrolled in that program at GCU. The biggest difference for Jo Markette? That would be Nick Markette, her husband, whom she met in 2008 in the first cohort group of students pursuing doctoral degrees in organizational leadership.

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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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Develop Your Personal Brand With Social Media

April 15, 2010 / by / 1 Comment

You may be underestimating the power of your Facebook account. By Zane Ewton Communications Staff As you share photos, interact with friends and load up on apps, you also are developing your image — a personal brand. Just like a celebrity or company promoting a product, social media will be how others view you. According to GCU Social Media Strategist Robyn Itule, personal branding is the process by which we market ourselves to others. You’re building a brand, whether you realize it or not. Ever Google yourself? Were you surprised by the information that was available about you? Anything you post online, even conversations on Twitter, can be pulled by Google into its search results. People who search your name will find those results, and those people might be important to your college or professional career. According to CareerBuilder.com, almost 30 percent of hiring managers use Facebook to check out job applicants. Of that number, 50 percent look for those who are compatible with their organization and 35 percent use Facebook to evaluate communication skills. Social media provide a unique opportunity to take control and define your personal brand. Itule says there are four methods to build an effective personal […]

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