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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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NSCS takes integrity pledge

February 28, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

The National Society of Collegiate Scholars at GCU participated in Integrity Week this month. NSCS’ integrity initiative was inspired by a national ethics project created by the Association of College Honor Societies. Members are challenged to demonstrate their true commitment to integrity on college campuses through taking a pledge. At GCU, even President Brian Mueller took the pledge. 

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GCU honors first class of All-Star employees

February 21, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

GCU honored 300 employees, named to the 2017 All-Star Team, on Tuesday with a lavish banquet and an inspirational speech from President Brian Mueller. The honorees represent leaders, innovators and thinkers whose front-line expertise is considered invaluable to the growth of the University.

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Reaching out with 3D-printed bandage, prosthetic

February 15, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

When a team of undergraduate biotechnology researchers in the College of Science, Engineering and Technology heard about the high number of amputees in Rwanda, they wondered if they could improve on the design of those prosthetics so are working on creating a low-cost, 3D-printed arm. They also are using 3D printing technology to create a bandage to treat wound infections that might prevent those amputations.

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Speech and Debate team continues string of success

February 14, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s Speech and Debate Team is continuing to excel at competition, this time at the Sunset Cliff Classic recently at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego. The combined speech and debate team received second place overall at the tournament, beating out schools such as Northern Arizona University and the University of Southern California. This marks the third Top 3 placement in a row for the GCU team.

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Students get a life reboot at coding camp

February 06, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Scott Bromander has told stories about a baker and a brewery employee who discovered they had knack for coding and rewrote the code in their own lives. Now nine students are hoping to add to their resumes as part of an immersive, 15-week pilot Java coding boot camp, taught by Bromander, that started recently on the GCU campus. The University is looking to add more such coding certificate boot camps to its offerings this year.

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Turn life’s exiles into exultations, Griffin tells Chapel

February 06, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

It’s great to have dreams, Dr. Tim Griffin told students at Chapel on Monday morning, but what’s important is how we handle it when things don’t go our way. Turning life’s lemons into lemonade isn’t just a saying. The Pastor and Dean of Students said that flourishing in difficult circumstances is a way of honoring and trusting God.

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