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CONHCP programs under routine review for re-accreditation

September 14, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

The faculty and staff in GCU’s College of Nursing and Health Care Professions will be busy showcasing their programs this week as individuals from the national and state nursing organizations conduct a routine review for its re-accreditation.

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GCU employee, student honored at Hispanic leadership celebration

September 14, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

GCU continued its outreach into the Phoenix Hispanic community Friday, honoring employee Angela Mejia and awarding a $2,500 scholarship to incoming freshman Anahi Ramos of Youngker High at the 25th annual Valle del Sol Profile of Success 2015 Luncheon and Hispanic Leadership Awards Celebration. The award was especially humbling to Mejia, who grew up in poverty in Honduras and is using her position at GCU to help local youth attend college. Read more in this GCU Today story.

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Air Force officer has commanding presence among CCOB instructors

September 11, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

One of the new online instructors in the Colangelo School of Sports Business is a lieutenant colonel in the Air Force, but that’s just one of a number of impressive roles and accomplishments Mark Clifford has had in his career. Among them was national collegiate boxing champion, and his coach just happened to be Dr. Randy Gibb, dean of the Colangelo College of Business. Read more about Clifford in this GCU Today story.

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Soccer player competes against odds for ‘Idol’ spot

September 11, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Grand Canyon University sophomore Madeline McArthur has always had two dreams — to play soccer for the big leagues, and to sing for the big time. As a Division I soccer player, she has accomplished her first dream. On Tuesday, she will try for her second when she auditions for “American Idol.” Read the story here.

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Take a hike: Outdoor recreation program encourages students to explore Arizona

September 09, 2015 / by / 1 Comment

By Cooper Nelson GCU News Bureau From the desert mountains of Phoenix and the caves of Tucson to the glistening blue natural pools of Sedona and snowy regions of Flagstaff, Arizona is home to some of the nation’s best natural destinations  and is ideal for those who love to hike, swim, explore and be active. Chad Schlundt, outdoor recreation coordinator at Grand Canyon University, wants to make sure the University’s nearly 15,000 traditional students, especially those from out of state, get to see firsthand the natural beauty of the Grand Canyon State. Schlundt joined GCU this summer and has organized several information classes and training sessions in addition to hiking, backpacking, skiing, swimming and other trips across the state as part of the University’s new outdoor recreation program. Future trips will include hiking Camelback Mountain in Phoenix and snowboarding in Flagstaff this winter and possibly surfing in San Diego over spring break. The trips are designed to foster relationships, create memories, explore Arizona and grow their faith. Most are free and first-come, first-served, and sign-ups will be capped. A list of classes and trips are available at imleagues.com/GCU under the “Outdoor Recreation” tab. Schlundt said the program is a way for students who may prefer exploring nature in addition to […]

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Professor pursues bacteria-to-fuel research abroad

September 09, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Dr. Galyna Kufryk, a professor of biological sciences in the College of Science, Engineering and Technology, was invited by the Institut Pasteur in Paris to continue her research of tiny photosynthetic organisms that someday could help solve the world’s energy crisis. You can read more about Kufryk, who received the Distinguished Faculty Scholar Award last year from CSET, and her work in this GCU Today story.

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CCOB provides access students need for career success

September 03, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

The number of students in the Colangelo College of Business has almost doubled in just two years, and with that growth have come even more opportunities to get involved in programs and clubs on campus and in roles in the business community. The faculty is focused on facilitating those opportunities, Dean Dr. Randy Gibb emphasized at the CCOB kickoff event Wednesday morning. GCU Today has the story.

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Shoppers flock to new Lope Shop

September 02, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

The new GCU Lope Shop opened for business at 8 a.m. Wednesday to brisk sales and rave reviews. Students were snapping up T-shirts, mugs and hats. Many praised the variety of shopping options. Campus Stores Director Andy Dunn said the place had been “rocking and rolling.” Check it out, shoppers.

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Internships don’t just skim the surface anymore

August 28, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

The number of GCU students doing internships just keeps growing — up to more than 300 for the 2014-15 school year. The types of opportunities they’re getting also are expanding, and several found themselves getting to do far more than they expected.

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‘Backpack to briefcase’ strategies help students stay on track for success

August 27, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

The tools to succeed as a student at GCU have never before been so intentional and integrated throughout the colleges and curriculum. From the time they step onto campus until their commencement, students are continuously exposed to purposeful planning, advising and other guidance to make the most of their programs of study, academics, career aspirations and spirituality. And soon, a new First Year Center of academic excellence will open in Juniper Hall, which is home to 250 of GCU’s 750 Honors College students. Click here to read more in GCU Today.

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