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She saw GCU from both sides — and loved the view

April 27, 2018 / by / 1 Comment

One of the participants at commencement Friday knows the Grand Canyon University campus far better than most online students. Tatiana Parada lived on campus for her first two years but then moved to Los Angeles to get married. But she still completed her degree and raves about both the traditional and the online programs.

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Graduate’s best-case scenario: Help society’s worst

April 26, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Among the graduates Thursday night at Grand Canyon University spring commencement was Bianca Boling, one of the top players on the softball team but, even more important, a top performer in the Honors College. Her uncommon goal: She wants to become a forensic psychologist and study the behavior of serial killers and rapists.

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Graduates honor beloved biochemistry professor

April 26, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Dr. Tiffany Mealman was always thinking of her students. But at commencement on Thursday, her students were thinking of her. Recent graduates of the College of Science, Engineering and Technology spent a few minutes after commencement taking a photograph to send to the Mealman family — to show them how much the GCU biochemistry professor, who died of cancer earlier this year, meant to them.

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Students have designs on art at Portfolio Showcase

April 26, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

The recent 2018 GCU Design Students’ Senior Portfolio Showcase featured everything from shoes decorated in a GCU-student-made graphic design to animation shorts and logos designed for businesses. More than 55 senior design students featured their work at the event.

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New Java coders brew apps for non-profits

April 25, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Children’s Cancer Network and Fresh Start, two non-profits, had similar problems: They needed some kind of messaging app to help them be more efficient. Enter GCU’s first cohort of Java coding boot camp students, who built apps to help solve those problems. The students, who are in the final week of the immersive, 15-week course, presented their capstone projects recently.

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Science behind the comics? It’s a marvel

April 24, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Like Hulk, GCU smashed at the recent DC vs. Marvel night at the Arizona Science Center. The College of Science, Engineering and Technology’s Dr. Binaben Vanmali, Scott McCrea and Deborah Haralson, the speakers at the event, discussed everything from electromagnetic pulses to The Flash’s diet to how villain The Vulture couldn’t possibly fly in that suit of his.

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GCU women repeat as national intramural champs

April 23, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

They did it again — the women’s team from Grand Canyon University won the National Intramural Recreational Sports Association championship over the weekend in Columbus, Ohio.

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Ceremony remembers those GCU has lost

April 18, 2018 / by / 1 Comment

“We’re here tonight to hopefully, not only mourn together and remember together, but to celebrate their lives together,” Dr. Tim Griffin, Dean of Students, said at Tuesday night’s Celebration of Life ceremony. The GCU community honored the lives of Christian Applegate, Roy Pietrek, Keisha Nicole Oyola Perales, Dr. Tiffany Mealman and Taylor White.

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Experts bring cybersecurity insight out of the dark

April 17, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

GoDaddy’s Jason Veiock didn’t get his start in cybersecurity. He was a cop. He spoke to educators and other attendees at a recent Code.org meetup at the GCU-based Arizona Cyber Warfare Range about how he got into cybersecurity, what it’s like to handle security for a company as big as GoDaddy, and what qualities educators should look for in their students when it comes to encouraging the next generation of cyber professionals.

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DECA chapter scores big in international competition

April 17, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Grand Canyon University’s Collegiate DECA chapter qualified its largest contingent ever for the International Career Development Conference (ICDC) last week in Washington, D.C., and four entries made the top 10. But they also got noticed for what they were wearing and just happened to run into a VIP from GCU.

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