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Hard work takes center stage at Honors symposium

April 16, 2018 / by / 1 Comment

By Jeannette Cruz GCU News Bureau  Isabella Ketcham and Silvana Burgos, two environmental science majors at Grand Canyon University, spent the 2017-18 academic year studying local waters of the Verde River to determine the effects of urbanization on water quality. With the help of their professor and the collaboration with the Verde River Institute, Ketcham and Burgos looked at the biological levels of oxygen demand in the water supply using drone technology to collect water samples. “The drones allow for us to easily access a site of interest, including runoff areas or areas not easily accessible by foot,” Burgos said. “Given that Arizona is a desert and a state that is experiencing a growing population, this is a precious resource.”  Ketcham and Burgos were among hundreds of students in the Honors College and the College of Science, Engineering and Technology who spent Saturday morning sharing their research and business proposals at the 2018 Honors Showcase and CSET Spring Symposium, an annual event that aims to showcase recent student research. The showcase gives students an opportunity to spotlight their drive and ambition, said Breanna Naegeli, Assistant Dean of the Honors College.  “This event is really just a culmination of the work, […]

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Students hear from the best at Christology event

April 16, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

The Evangelical Theological Society brought its Far West Regional Meeting to Grand Canyon University for the first time Friday, and the College of Theology took advantage of it to expose students to world-famous scholars. The message: There’s a lot more to learn.

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Anatomy group’s body of work: Creating human atlas

April 11, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

It’s rare that an undergraduate student has the chance to be involved in putting together a reference book. But that’s what a team of about 70 students are doing as part of the Research and Design Program’s Anatomical Atlas Project. When completed, the atlas – a book that will map out the human body and will include cadaver dissections with photographs, histology, text, clinical pathology cases and more – will help future GCU students learn the anatomy of the human body.

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Business Journal report details how tax cut benefits GCU employees

April 06, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

The recent federal tax cut is being used by Grand Canyon University to benefit its employees, the Phoenix Business Journal reported.

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GCU’s 1st Dance Marathon raises money for PCH

April 03, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

The first Grand Canyon University Dance Marathon raised nearly $5,000 on Saturday for Phoenix Children’s Hospital.

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Math and physics add up for biology students

April 02, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Only about a third of high school students ever take a physics class, said Dr. Galyna Kufryk, and in many high schools, physics isn’t a required course. So she came up with a solution to help her microbiology students understand the physics concept of radiation and how it can be used to control microbial growth. She paired with Dr. Klaus Mortensen to help her create a physics learning module, and did the same when it came to math by working with Dr. Filippo Posta in the math department. She said she wants to make sure students have the tools they need to make them successful in the classroom.

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Groundbreaking at Maryvale ballpark is ‘magical’

March 21, 2018 / by / 2 Comments

Grand Canyon University officials were on hand Tuesday for the ceremonial groundbreaking at the Milwaukee Brewers’ spring training facility in Maryvale. The new complex will include a Learning Lounge, populated by learning advocates (LEADs) from GCU.

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GCU students post best DECA finish ever

March 12, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

The Collegiate DECA chapter keeps qualifying more and more students for the International Career Development Conference (ICDC). This time, 10 students will represent Grand Canyon University on April 11-14 in Washington, D.C. It’s GCU’s best representation ever.

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‘Human Library’ proves worth checking out

March 09, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

The Human Library project on Thursday allowed students and staff at Grand Canyon University to have one-on-one conversations about personal stories and struggles. The human books were volunteers open to narrate their stories at GCBC, and people turned out in large numbers. Stories ranged from racism to foreign accents and from being Jewish to Christian.

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Investigation confirms popularity of forensic science

March 07, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Solving a crime doesn’t happen in the span of a one-hour “Bones” TV show. Nor do one or two investigators break a case wide open. Usually, it takes a whole team of investigators, from police crime scene investigators to forensic technicians, as the 1,500 high school students who attended the College of Science, Engineering and Technology’s Forensic Science Day found out on Tuesday. They heard speakers talk about forensic dentistry, got to create some blood spatter and watched the Phoenix Police Department’s K-9 Unit in action.

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