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Old methods may not measure up to 3D body scans

November 28, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Forget the old-school written log and measuring tape — 3D body scans may be the way of the future. One GCU research team spent the summer looking into the viability of using a mobile device, such as an iPad, and a 3D scanner to gather body dimensions for health and fitness monitoring.

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Unlocking new business model for evening cohorts

November 28, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

The goal of the Colangelo College of Business is to make sure its graduates are learning the way the world is working today — and will be working well beyond tomorrow. That’s why cohort students are being taught the importance of Blockchain.

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Employees dig deep for Habitat, Donate to Elevate

November 27, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

GCU employees’ hearts were with Habitat for Humanity one recent Friday morning as a group of about 20 volunteers completed landscape work at a home near the campus. But dig deeper and it was easy to find more goodwill, as many of those employees also give to Habitat via Donate to Elevate.

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Hospitality program earns another victory

November 17, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Grand Canyon University’s hospitality program has scored a lot of victories since its advent in August 2015, and it got another “W” on Thursday when one of its star students, Sarah Mondragon, was part of a panel that won a fun competition at the November luncheon of the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International’s Arizona chapter.

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GCU employees lend a wing in annual Turkey Drive

November 15, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s 2017 Annual Turkey Drive kicked off Tuesday and employees have more ways to give. Donate your time or dollars to help St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance collect and distribute 12,000 turkeys this giving season — and get entered to win a pair of men’s Lopes basketball courtside seats.

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Where to find fantastic beasts? At GCU-led talk

November 15, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

If you know what a pukwudgie, mooncalf, billywig and bowtruckle are, then you might have been one of the muggles at the recent “The Science of Harry Potter” event at the Arizona Science Center. It’s where GCU faculty members Deborah Haralson, Lindsey Kojich and Darien Hall led a talk called “Zoology in the Harry Potter Universe.”

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Veterans Week salutes service members

November 13, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Grand Canyon University’s Army ROTC students dedicated their week to honor the dedication and sacrifice of those who have served. The week wrapped up at the Veterans Day Parade in Phoenix on Saturday, where 40 ROTC members and Thunder rode on a float and marched throughout the streets saying ‘thank you.’

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Billboard exec shows students the signs of the times

November 10, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

The billboards that tower over the roadways and proclaim messages from advertisers aren’t your grandmother’s or even your mother’s billboards, Jason King, Vice President of Public Relations for Clear Channel Outdoor said Thursday at Grand Canyon University. Billboards are more about the consumer than ever, and are strategically placed with information from cellphones.

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Robotics Club gets in gear with debut of Thunderbot

November 10, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s Robotics Club has been gearing up for bigger things. Since it debuted last year, the club has been raising funds and establishing bylaws. But this year, it’s going big with the debut of its first competition robot, Thunderbot, and it made the quarterfinals in its first competition.

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GCU freezes tuition for 10th consecutive year

November 09, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Grand Canyon University’s tuition freeze has reached a full decade: The University announced that, for the 10th consecutive year, it will not raise tuition, and it will hold the line on the cost of room and board as well.

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