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Can’t visit campus in person? Just view GCU Live

March 25, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

Families often get to know the GCU campus through live, in-person tours. But not everyone can make it to campus, and that’s where the GCU Live team comes in. GCU Live conducts full, interactive, live virtual tours that are streamed online for those who might not have the opportunity to visit the University. These virtual tours have become the best way to get to know the campus as social distancing has changed the way we interact.

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Crowd of students flocks to GCU’s cultural festival

March 12, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

A crowd of more than 700 people attended Culture Fest March 6, highlighting some of the 90 countries that are represented at GCU. International student Cynthia Shekinah, born in India and raised in Romania, said she got the chance to learn how others live, and afterwards, “I feel like I was more woke.”

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Fitness Facts: Give your immune system a boost

March 11, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

Stocking up on hand sanitizer and Lysol is one way to avoid illness, but it’s easy to forget one of our best defenses – our immune system — which is designed to prevent against bacteria, viruses and other potential threats to our health. The foods we eat, supplements we take and lifestyle behaviors we engage in can all strengthen or weaken our immune system, says GCU dietitan Liz Cook.

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Zach Sheldon is king of the jungle … and Mr. GCU

March 06, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

GCU News Bureau Seven contestants will say it was a wild ride from beginning to end of the “Jumanji”-themed Mr. GCU, the campus’ popular male pageant, which attracted some 6,000 attendees to GCU Arena on Thursday night. Those contestants — Ryan Oxley, Josiah Brown, Ryan Salerno, Zach Sheldon, Robby Yamaguchi, JC Kroupa and Gabe Rodgers — spent months learning choreography, preparing their talent routine and practicing for the harrowing interview questions from “The Host” himself, Caleb Duarte. Emerging victorious was Zach Sheldon, who entertained the crowd with his harmonica-playing prowess.  

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Slideshow: Mr. GCU 2020

March 06, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by John Spooner GCU News Bureau Seven contestants will say it was a wild ride from beginning to end of Mr. GCU, the campus’ popular male pageant, which attracted some 6,000 attendees to GCU Arena on Thursday night. Those contestants — Ryan Oxley, Josiah Brown, Ryan Salerno, Zach Sheldon, Robby Yamaguchi, JC Kroupa and Gabe Rodgers — spent months learning choreography, preparing their talent routine and practicing for the harrowing interview questions from “The Host” himself, Caleb Duarte. Emerging victorious was Zach Sheldon, who entertained the crowd with his harmonica-playing prowess.  

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Conference looks at science through lens of faith

February 24, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

No one should have to choose between faith and science. “Faith is a starting point for knowledge, not the end of the search to understand all that God has done. One who believes wholeheartedly in God can also conduct amazing research projects in ways that enable us to better understand who He is and how He created,” said Dr. Jason Hiles, GCU’s Dean of the College of Theology, who was part of this weekend’s Conference on Faith and Science. Scholars at the two-day conference on GCU’s campus spoke about everything from intelligent design and discoveries in science that point to an intelligent designer, to ethical aspects on new technologies.

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Slideshow: ‘The Tempest’

February 07, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Mathew McGraw GCU News Bureau Grand Canyon University’s Theatre Department is presenting a modernized interpretation of Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” on Feb. 7-9 and 14-16 at Ethington Theatre.  

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Slate of 2020 speakers introduced at TEDx preview

January 22, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

The leaders of TEDxGrandCanyonUniversity and its talented emcee, Caleb Duarte, introduced this year’s lineup for the Feb. 21 TEDx event at Ethington Theatre on Tuesday night. But its president could give a talk of his own. Justin McLean said his experience in the student-run organization led to a job even before his April graduation.

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Winter-spring 2020 Calendar of Events

December 30, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

GCU News Bureau The first 10 years of the millennium have seen explosive growth at GCU. The new decade promises even more, with the debut of 2020 bringing the opening of the new Student Advising Services Building as well as the Herd Stop mini-mart in the Antelope Apartments. And then there are a slew of events on the horizon. Here are a few of them. January Jan. 3-4: Promotional tables set up for the new Herd Stop, which will be open from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Jan. 4 as students return to the residence halls. Vendors will be on hand to visit with students. Jan. 3: Art Adventure Day, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Learning Lounge, College of Humanities and Social Sciences. For first through fifth graders. Free. [email protected] Register. Jan. 4-5: Move-in. Students return to the campus residence halls. Jan. 4: Women’s basketball vs. CSU Bakersfield, 2 p.m., GCU Arena. Jan. 6: Instruction begins. Jan. 6: Chapel, 11:15 a.m. Monday, GCU Arena. Speaker: Brian Mueller, GCU President. Jan. 6: GCU Engage January giveaway, noon-1 p.m., Student Union Promenade. Stop by the GCU Engage table for a free sticker on the first Monday of every month. Jan. 7: Arts and culture event, 4-6 […]

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GCU faculty research published in JIR

December 23, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

GCU News Bureau A special edition of the Journal of Instructional Research features several articles from Grand Canyon University faculty. JIR features theoretical and empirically-based research articles, critical reflection pieces, case studies and classroom innovations relevant to best practices in post-secondary instruction (including teaching, learning and assessment). The articles listed below are available here: “Defining Effective Online Pedagogy,” John Steele, Rick Holbeck, Jean Mendernach Ten Strategic Points: A Framework for Doctoral Dissertations Students to Conceptualize their Research Design in a Doctoral Residency Program,” Cynthia Bainbridge, Christie McClendon, June Maul “The Goldilocks Paradox: The Need for Instructor Presence but Not Too Much in an Online Discussion Forum,” Elizabeth Larson, Jacob Aroz, Eric Nordin “Virtual Professional Communities: Integrative Faculty Support to Foster Effective Teaching,” Katie Sprute, Crystal McCabe, Lynn Basko, Paul Danuser “Exploring Quiz-Style PowerPoint Games as an Innovative e-Learning and Teaching Pedagogy,” Nikki Squire “Reflective Practice through Mentorship: A Program Reflection,” Emily Pottinger, Rebekah Dyer and Jena Akard “Using OBS to Create Video Lectures for Online Counseling Students,” Daniel A. Kauffman “Active Classrooms: Great for Academic Performance, but can They Improve Student Health? A Critical Literature Review,” Mike Swoboda The Intersection of Theory and Practice in Teacher Preparation Courses,” Brandon Juarez “Alternative Mentoring for Psychology Students,” […]

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