Adesuwa Osayaren was crowned 2018 Miss Nations of the World
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GCU student crowned Miss Nations of the World

August 16, 2018 / by / 1 Comment

It was just a few months ago that Grand Canyon University Honors College biology student Adesuwa Osayaren won the title of Miss Africa Arizona. Now she can tout one more title — she was crowned the Miss Nations of the World queen.

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Fall Chapel schedule features 6 first-time speakers

August 02, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

The Chapel schedule for the fall semester includes six first-time speakers, most notably Joni Eareckson Tada, who operates a ministry for the disabled, and Mark Moore of Christ’s Church of the Valley. GCU President Brian Mueller will be the speaker, as usual, for the first Chapel of the semester Aug. 27.

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Nursing learner nominated for research award

July 30, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

A GCU online learner has been nominated for an excellence in clinical research award by the hospital at which she works. Jean Cheek, forensic nurse examiner coordinator at Virginia Commonwealth University Health System, said the health system has implemented changes based on her research at GCU.

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Code.org links computer science teachers to success

July 30, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

With computing jobs in such high demand, it’s hard to find and keep skilled computer science teachers, said Corinne Araza, GCU’s Director of STEM Outreach and Program Development. It’s why the recent Code.org courses on the GCU campus were so important. About 90 educators from around Arizona gave up part of their summer to enrich their computer science knowledge, thanks to a partnership between GCU, Code.org and Science Foundation Arizona.

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Student government leaders already hard at work

July 10, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

The leaders of the Associated Students of GCU (ASGCU) are running a small business this summer. In preparation for the school year, they are planning events, budgeting, hiring vendors and student leaders, and publicizing their efforts to maximize student engagement. Each of the four leaders brings leadership experience to their collaborative effort, thanks to their campus jobs.

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GCU volunteers are ready to Serve the Summer

June 11, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

The Serve the Summer list of volunteer opportunities is available, and it includes ways to help children and those stuck in the heat. GCU Day is scheduled for July 23 and will be a great time to raise your hand. This year’s day of service is wrapped into the Back To School Clothing Drive.

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Online nursing student earns DAISY Award

June 05, 2018 / by / 1 Comment

GCU online nursing student Nowman Karram was no shrinking violet when it came to putting in several hours of research to make sure a patient’s pacemaker was compatible with an MRI. His efforts led to him being recognized as a Daisy Award winner for exceptional patient care.

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DeMilia’s accounting work adds up to major award

June 01, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

The string of awards earned by Colangelo College of Business instructors continued when Dr. Donna DeMilia was named Campus Advocate of the Year Award from the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) for her work with the Accounting Society. She estimates there are 300 IMA-affiliated chapters in the world.

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Home is where his master’s and his heart both are

May 31, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Jeff Orr chose Grand Canyon University’s master’s program because he had a good experience as an undergrad on campus in the 1980s. “That’s what drew me back, was that experience,” he said. Reprinted from the April issue of GCU Magazine.

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GCU refutes testimony at NACIQI meeting

May 29, 2018 / by / 3 Comments

Testimony about specific institutions, including Grand Canyon University, at a hearing of the National Advisory Council on Institutional Quality and Integrity (NACIQI) on May 24 was rife with inaccuracies, faulty conclusions, and opinions masquerading as legal analysis. Summaries of this testimony made its way into the public media accounts, and GCU is setting the record straight.

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