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Consulting Center aids students, small businesses

June 13, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Eduardo Borquez had it tough growing up in Mexico, but it makes him appreciate even more what he has today as manager of GCU’s new Small Business Consulting Center. It also gave him the perseverance to handle the project, which helps students, alumni and neighborhood businesses develop entrepreneurial ideas and also gives students real-world consulting work.

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Boys have roaring good time at basketball camp

June 10, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

The sound of happy kids filled the Dan Majerle boys’ basketball camps this week, and it’s so much fun to be around, even former GCU players take joy in helping out as coaches. “They all have energy, and it’s contagious,” said Grandy Glaze.

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Mexico national soccer team practices at GCU

June 07, 2016 / by / 1 Comment

GCU men’s soccer coach Schellas Hyndman hosted Mexico, the number 16 ranked national soccer team in the world Monday after the team requested to practice at the University’s new soccer stadium, scheduled to be opened in the fall. The team’s visit came after its big win against Uruguay at at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale.

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Alhambra students unite as one at GCU event

June 02, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

“Believe and Achieve,” now in its fourth year, welcomed more than 1,000 Alhambra High School students to GCU on Wednesday for a campus tour and to hear from university representatives and a speaker who brought laughter, tears and even led some students to ask for forgiveness.

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GCU helps Chief Science Officer program go national

June 02, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

GCU has taken a starring role in Arizona’s Chief Science Officer program, an initiative so successful it has attracted the interest of Washington D.C. and Arizona lawmakers and White House officials. CSOs are elected by their classmates to play to a role that’s like the ambassador of STEM. They work with parents, school officials, lawmakers and industry members to bring a high level of science, technology, engineering and math programs to their school.

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Osborn students take pulse of GCU nursing program

June 01, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

It’s not every day that eighth- and ninth- graders can take vital signs of a “patient” in a simulation lab, but that’s what students attending Osborn Middle School’s career camp got to do Tuesday at GCU’s College of Nursing and Health Care Professions. The teens got a hands-on lesson in what it’s like to be a nurse as they evaluated both “Sim Man” and his younger, female counterpart. The lesson many took away was that not only is health care a great career, but that GCU’s high-tech, cutting edge program is highly appealing.

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GCU graduate loves ‘flipped classroom’ teaching method

May 31, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

GCU graduate Amber Loyd is giving back to the high school she once attended by implementing a new way of teaching mathematics to a class of 60 students. One year after joining the school’s STEM program, she says her experience at Metro Tech High School is helping her promote excellence and increase creativity in the classroom.

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It’s a sweet(s) sight as GCU volunteers visit vets

May 26, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Disabled veterans at the Arizona State Veteran Home in Phoenix always look forward to the annual Salute Our Troops visit by GCU’s Military/Business Operations and Community Outreach staffers. But it’s not just the doughnuts and Texas Hold ’Em that make them light up — it’s also the camaraderie. And it’s a high point of the year for the GCU employees, too.

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Davis felt a higher calling … to join the Marines

May 24, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

During her time at GCU, Kelsey Davis found that she really had to figure out what she wanted to do with her life. After research, trial and error and academic advising, she finally settled on a career path. However, just a couple of weeks before graduation, she felt a different calling from the Lord — to join the Marines. Now, she is a testimony of how GCU helped her find her purpose.

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Accent is on discovery in Honors College trip

May 23, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

This spring, 17 students in the Honors College had the chance to explore England, Ireland and Scotland in 12 days. After riding in a huge bus through narrow streets, spending time with locals and experiencing new cultures, students left with two things – the urge to travel again and new friends for the semester to come. GCU Today has the story.

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