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Speech and Debate team gets off to strong start

October 10, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s Speech and Debate team began the academic year with excellent performances in the Aztec Invitational Tournament in San Diego over the weekend. The team ranked in the top eight out of 31 universities and colleges and hopes to do even better in its next event, in early November at Cal State Northridge.

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Empowering teachers to be instruments of change

October 06, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Educators are still teaching as if they’re in the industrial age, said Kathryn Scott, Executive Director of Strategic Educational Alliances. But as the internet and other types of technology change the face of learning, teachers have to evolve — something they’re doing as part of the Canyon Inquiry Project, a yearlong professional development project for teams of educators from 10 high schools. Author Trevor MacKenzie, an advocate of inquiry-based learning, was on the GCU campus recently to kick of the workshop series.

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Panelists boot up the conversation on cybersecurity

October 05, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

With the recent Equifax data breach putting the identities of 143 million people at risk, it’s apparent that the need is high for a strong cybersecurity workforce. A panel of experts gathered Wednesday on the GCU campus to share how they got into the cybersecurity field and give advice on how to do the same.

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‘Meet the Firms’ also can mean meeting alumni

September 26, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Students participating in the annual Meet the Firms event, sponsored by the Colangelo College of Business, got to hand their resumes to a lot of recruiters Monday — including some alumni who are quick to share what their time in CCOB did for them.

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Geoscientist says he has the dirt on dinosaurs, creation

September 25, 2017 / by / 3 Comments

Dr. Timothy Clarey of the Institute for Creation Research says the truth is in the rocks and the scientific data. The truth for him is that the great flood mentioned in the Bible did happen, dinosaurs were on Noah’s Ark, and the Earth is thousands of years old, not millions — assertions questioned by audience members at his GCU talk Friday.

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Employees can get fit through new challenge

September 25, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Starting today, GCU employees can sign up for the five-week Fitness B-4 The Feast Wellness Challenge, which begins Monday, Oct. 9 and ends Nov. 10. This is a new twist on old Fitness Challenge favorites (remember last spring’s Get Fit on Route 66 Fitness Challenge?) and similarly syncs fitness devices. But it utilizes a new website, Wellable, and adds a bunch of ways to win more than 20 prizes. Sign up as an individual or as a team.

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Bones of the matter: Beddow talks forensics

September 21, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

How do fictional shows such as “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” and “Bones” compare to an actual crime lab? Melissa Beddow, GCU associate professor of forensic science, talked about the “CSI” effect recently at the Arizona Science Center.

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Learning isn’t passive in new Canyon Inquiry Project

September 21, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Teachers are always seeking new ways to reach students. The University is getting set to launch the GCU Canyon Inquiry Project, in which teachers and administrators from 10 schools will delve into “inquiry-based learning,” a type of teaching that shuns passive memorization for more active, project-based learning.

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Geologist digs on dinosaurs – and the Bible

September 20, 2017 / by / 1 Comment

Geoscientist Dr. Timothy Clarey, who worked for Chevron USA for many years, says what the rocks have shown him support biblical text: “It’s a beautiful thing. I really get to tell people that God’s word is true.” He will speak Friday at GCU.

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Christians unite at GCU for Movement Day Arizona

September 18, 2017 / by / 1 Comment

The first Movement Day Arizona, which took place Saturday at GCU, featured passionate speeches and workshops and calls for Christians to unite in common causes.

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