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By Ramesh Velupillaimani, PhD Faculty, College of Science, Engineering and Technology

By Katie Farrell Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Major, College of Science, Engineering and Technology

Infectious diseases are the cause of millions of deaths, especially in third-world countries. One-half of the deaths in developing countries are caused by infectious diseases. These deaths would be prevented if there were affordable and effective novel medicines to treat diseases (Elisha, et al).

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By Breanna Alverson
Life Leader

“Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.” (Colossians 3:13)

With Thanksgiving fast approaching and Christmas on the horizon, memories and plans with family are on the rise. For some, these times are sweet and full, while others find them painful and empty. And then there are those who experience a mix of all emotions.

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By David Farbishel
Faculty, College of Theology 

The fall of humanity – sounds alarming, and so it should! Genesis 3 tells the story of how our first parents, knowing full well what they were doing, trusted in themselves (with help from Satan) and rebelled against God’s clear command. All other commands seemed reasonable to them – to tend the garden, to multiply, to rule over the earth. But this one to not eat of a particular tree was a command they had to obey simply out of love and respect for their Creator.

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Jim Mostofo is one of Grand Canyon University’s dedicated and passionate College of Education faculty members who focuses on preparing future high school teachers.

Jim was inspired to pursue teaching after connecting with a few of his own middle school and high school teachers and coaches. In particular, his middle school basketball coach and high school math teacher had a significant impact on him in his younger years and they later became both mentors and friends.

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You can learn how to promote the success of working and teaching environments by earning a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in General Psychology with an Emphasis in Integrating Technology, Learning and Psychology from Grand Canyon University. This program is offered through the College of Doctoral Studies and allows learners to delve into statistical analysis and evidence-based outcomes with a focus on enhancing the use of technology and research in a wide range of settings. Continue reading to learn about how this degree PhD in technology, learning and psychology can prepare you to optimize organizations for success:

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Are you looking for ways to take your passion for sports to the next level? If so, then a career in sports business could be the ideal path for you. If pursuing a career in this industry sounds appealing, then consider completing Grand Canyon University’s Bachelor of Science in Sports Management program. Designed for competitors and leaders, this sports management degree is offered by the Colangelo College of Business and provides students with a mixture of real-world practical experiences and academic educational opportunities. Read on to learn more about kicking off your sports business career with GCU’s BS in Sports Management:

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We live in a world where a strong education is key and new cutting-edge technology is a constant in the medical world. While registered nurses provide excellent care to all of their patients, the Institute of Medicine is recommending that 80% of nurses earn their Bachelor of Science in Nursing by 2020. However, according to the American Nurses Association, only 45% to 50% of nurses currently hold this credential.

Why should nurses earn their BSN? Why are hospitals and other healthcare organizations seeking BSN-prepared nurses? One reason is that studies show that BSN-prepared nurses have lower rates of patient mortality.

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By Luke Amargo
Program Manager, Honors College

“Until we embrace our mutual brokenness, our work with low-income people is likely to do more harm than good.” (Steve Corbett, “When Helping Hurts”)

Grand Canyon University honors students got to experience a unique cultural paradigm in the Dominican Republic, unrivaled by most nations, with lively and kind people. Jarabacoa’s lush landscapes are constantly assailed by torrential rain, humid climate and the liveliest of people.

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