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Zach Williams finds inspiration in prison ministry

September 21, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

When Zach Williams’ wife asked him to get involved in prison ministry, he told her it wasn’t his thing. But after his first visit to a prison, where he and his wife shared their story, he felt a shift in his life, and he started to write the songs he knew he was meant to write. The Grammy-winner recently released his six-song EP, “Survivor,” which he recorded live in Nashville’s Harding Prison, and will share some of those songs at GCU Arena, where he will perform on Wednesday as part of the Air1 Positive Hits Tour.

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We the Lopes: Constitution Day hits campus

September 18, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

The words of America’s forefathers could be heard over a loud speaker yesterday as three students celebrated Constitution Day by setting up shop on Lopes Way. They passed out patriotic freebies, including more than 150 pocket Constitutions. “It’s a privilege really to be able to speak the words our forefathers gave to us,” freshman Nolan Dominguez said. “And it’s still relevant in today’s world. … It’s just so important that we take time to reflect back on the past to change the future.”

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English professor publishes book on the insanity defense

September 14, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

By Theresa Smith GCU News Bureau In August, Dr. Andrea Alden, an assistant professor of English in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, published her first book, “Disorder in the Court: Morality, Myth, and the Insanity Defense.” To order the book, click here. In a behind-the-scenes peek at the writing of the book, GCU Today peppered Alden with questions about her first single-author book project: How long did it take to research and write the book? It feels like a really long time, and it has been almost a decade from start to finish. I started the project in 2010 when I was a Ph.D. student; it eventually became my doctoral dissertation, which I completed and defended in October of 2013. I was introduced to the editor of the Rhetoric, Law, and Humanities book series with the University of Alabama Press, Dr. Clarke Rountree, by a colleague who thought he might be interested in the manuscript. He asked for a formal proposal, which I spent three months drafting (it was five pages long, but I wanted it to be perfect). My proposal did the trick, and I was offered an advance contract in early 2015. I delivered the first draft of […]

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Human dignity headlines Bioethics Conference

September 12, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

The second annual Bioethics Conference, titled “Human Dignity: Clash of World Views,” is scheduled for Monday, Sept. 20, at GCU Arena and the First Southern Baptist Church.

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New home sets stage for more Fine Arts growth

September 05, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

The College of Fine Arts and Production has been spread across campus for some time, with faculty offices and classes dotting the Colter business complex, Media Arts Center, Ethington Theatre and more. But now much of the college is consolidated into the former Colangelo College of Business building. “This is going to be a great growth opportunity for all our degrees,” COFAP Dean Claude Pensis said.

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GCU grad rates hit 58% for traditional students, 65% online

July 20, 2018 / by / 1 Comment

The four-year graduation rate for traditional students at Grand Canyon University has climbed to 58 percent for the 2014 cohort, while the graduation rate for online students sits at 65 percent. When the current management team assumed a leadership role at the University in 2008, those numbers were 40 and 48 percent, respectively. GCU will welcome approximately 7,200 new students to campus in August, bringing total enrollment to 20,500.

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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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