GCU's Strategic Educational Alliances

May 2014 Newsletter

Tacy AshbyGreetings from Grand Canyon University (GCU)

There are a variety of ways you can get involved in SEA this fall. Thunder Vision will welcome grades 3-8 to our campus for age-specific programming called College Knowledge, College Bound and Future in Focus. There will also be three unique events in spring 2015 including Dr. Rich Allen teaching brain-based learning strategies, the Google Summit and GCU’s first robotics competition. Read the full welcome letter
Kathryn ScottProfessional Development is Kathryn Scott’s Middle Name

Kathryn Scott is a California native who has built a 32-year career in the field of education, and joined GCU in October of 2013. Scott’s passion for education is apparent and in her role at GCU, she puts that into action by implementing professional development resources. Read full story
Core TechnologyCORE Technology Academy Participants

We are proud to announce the 11 school groups who will participate in the CORE Technology Academy and have the opportunity to interact with national speakers and renowned technology specialists. These teams will be able to integrate the technology they are learning back into their school. Read full story
Share Your StoryShare Your Story or Event

We’d love to hear about the outstanding things being done in our participants’ educational communities. Whether you’d like to give yourself a “pat on the back” for an outstanding job, or recognize an award-winning colleague, please use this form to share the details.
GCU ArenaInvitation to the AZ ASCD Summer Conference

Join us June 2, 2014 in in Phoenix, AZ at Grand Canyon University for an exciting day of innovative curriculum strategies, networking and fun. AZ ASCD's Summer Conference is a one-day event in partnership with Grand Canyon University. It provides tangible methods for increasing rigor in the educational environment, while simultaneously increasing engagement for students. The techniques taught will show educators how to better align their districts, schools, and classrooms to the more rigorous requirement of the Common Core Curriculum. Network and learn from internationally recognized presenters in practical, groundbreaking sessions. Register here
Tax CreditEmployees Support Education Tax Credits

Good news on Tax Day? Is that even possible? At GCU, it is. Employees have pledged nearly $500,000 to Canyon's Donation to Education, a year-old program that directs state tax funds to help pay for private-school tuition for families who otherwise couldn’t afford it, and to public school districts and public charter schools facing budget cuts impacting extracurricular activities. It’s a success story that has been overseen by Randy Bellah, program director in Strategic Educational Alliances, and GCU Today has more about it.
Read full story
Honors InstituteHonors Institute Taking Applications for Fall

The GCU Honors Institute is now accepting internal and external transfer students, as well as new freshmen into the program for the next cohort in the fall. Watch videos to learn more about what honors students are saying about their experience in the program and to hear the program’s goals. For more information, go to www.gcu.edu/honors. The application deadline
is June 1.
Fine ArtsFine Arts Season Tickets are Now Available

Tickets are available to the 2014-15 Ethington Theatre Series, which opens on Aug. 29 with “Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure” and also includes “Romeo and Juliet” and Disney’s "Beauty and the Beast.” Click here to order
Zombie CampExpress Yourself at GCU Fine Arts Summer Camps

Summer 2014 just got a whole lot more creative. GCU’s College of Fine Arts and Production invites students to find their artistic outlet here on campus. We are offering a fun summer camp to help students express their creativity. Learn about our Zombie Sci-Fi Film Camp.
Summer CampsGCU Summer Sports Camps for K-12 Students

GCU is offering a variety of summer sports camps including: women’s soccer, men’s soccer, women’s volleyball, wrestling, men’s basketball, women’s basketball, and athletic training. Don’t miss out - online registration is now open.