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GCU honors first class of All-Star employees

February 21, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

GCU honored 300 employees, named to the 2017 All-Star Team, on Tuesday with a lavish banquet and an inspirational speech from President Brian Mueller. The honorees represent leaders, innovators and thinkers whose front-line expertise is considered invaluable to the growth of the University.

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Faculty’s work to be featured at Research Colloquium

February 15, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Everyone on the Grand Canyon University campus is invited to the Dr. Kevin McClean Research Colloquium, scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in Building 57, rooms 221-223. There will be eight presentations demonstrating research done by GCU faculty.

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Reaching out with 3D-printed bandage, prosthetic

February 15, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

When a team of undergraduate biotechnology researchers in the College of Science, Engineering and Technology heard about the high number of amputees in Rwanda, they wondered if they could improve on the design of those prosthetics so are working on creating a low-cost, 3D-printed arm. They also are using 3D printing technology to create a bandage to treat wound infections that might prevent those amputations.

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Speech and Debate team continues string of success

February 14, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s Speech and Debate Team is continuing to excel at competition, this time at the Sunset Cliff Classic recently at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego. The combined speech and debate team received second place overall at the tournament, beating out schools such as Northern Arizona University and the University of Southern California. This marks the third Top 3 placement in a row for the GCU team.

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Students get a life reboot at coding camp

February 06, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Scott Bromander has told stories about a baker and a brewery employee who discovered they had knack for coding and rewrote the code in their own lives. Now nine students are hoping to add to their resumes as part of an immersive, 15-week pilot Java coding boot camp, taught by Bromander, that started recently on the GCU campus. The University is looking to add more such coding certificate boot camps to its offerings this year.

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Turn life’s exiles into exultations, Griffin tells Chapel

February 06, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

It’s great to have dreams, Dr. Tim Griffin told students at Chapel on Monday morning, but what’s important is how we handle it when things don’t go our way. Turning life’s lemons into lemonade isn’t just a saying. The Pastor and Dean of Students said that flourishing in difficult circumstances is a way of honoring and trusting God.

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Battle is on for salvation in ‘Major Barbara’

February 05, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Is salvation achieved through faith and good deeds or through money and power? It is one of the big questions characters wrestle with in “Major Barbara,” opening on the Ethington Theatre stage on Friday. The classic George Bernard Shaw satire will run for the next two weekends.

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Going to Garcia changed his life — in a good way

February 02, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Editor’s note: This story is reprinted from the February issue of GCU Magazine. To view the digital version of the magazine, click here. By Jeannette Cruz GCU Magazine Tim Jones’ parents owned a home in Peoria, a middle-class suburb of Phoenix, but they taught in the Murphy School District and had him go to school there to gain a different perspective.  “My mom, Pam Jones, was a curriculum developer for 20 years, and she wanted me to understand that everybody deserved a chance,” Jones said. “She always did things so liberally – she was a child of the ’60s who had a black husband and a mixed kid at a time when it wasn’t fashionable. Her family wasn’t on board with her having a black husband or her working in an inner city when there were ‘good’ schools.”  Now Grand Canyon University’s Co-Director of Diversity, Jones was left in the hands of a caretaker, Maria Guerrero, whom he called Nana. She taught him how to read and write and cared for him after school.  “A lot of my story is about community,” he said. “My mom trusted this little, tiny Mexican lady in the neighborhood who became my grandma immediately. […]

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Wolfe, Steininger are winners in ASGCU election

February 01, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Noah Wolfe and Stephen Steininger were elected president and vice president, respectively, of the Associated Students of Grand Canyon University in the voting that took place this week.

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Campus saddened by loss of biochemistry professor

January 31, 2018 / by / 2 Comments

Biochemistry professor Dr. Tiffany Mealman always had a positive attitude even though she had reasons not to. Her joyful disposition, her faith and her dedication to her students is what those students and her fellow faculty members in the College of Science, Engineering and Technology will remember most about her. Mealman passed away Sunday after a five-year battle with cancer.

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