Archive for September, 2015

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Getting a jump on the 2016 GCU Foundation Run to Fight Children’s Cancer

September 29, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Photo by Debbie Accomazzo GCU News Bureau Five of the cutest kids you’ll ever lay eyes on showed up at Channel 12 yesterday to promote the sixth annual GCU Foundation Run to Fight Children’s Cancer, scheduled for Saturday, March 12, on the University’s west Phoenix campus. The children, all cancer-surviving superheroes, are current and past race starters of the popular event, which promotes awareness of this devastating and underfunded disease and raises funds for pediatric cancer research and patient and family education resources. From left are Cooper Gokee, Jack Welch, Olivia Baumgardner, EVB Live host Doug Meehan, Grace Kostyk and Emma Kerr.  

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Covenant with God is about more than golden rule

September 29, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

In his Chapel talk Monday morning, Brian Kruckenberg of New City Church used Paul’s letter to the Galatians to teach the difference between a contract and a covenant — and the importance of not getting caught up in “rules-based faith.” “Covenants are always about grace, love and faith, not keeping a list of rules,” Kruckenberg said.

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GCU freezes tuition for eighth straight year

September 29, 2015 / by / 2 Comments

PHOENIX (Sept. 29, 2015) — Grand Canyon University, one of the nation’s premier Christian universities, is freezing tuition on its west Phoenix campus for the eighth consecutive year. Tuition for the 2016-17 school year will remain at $16,500 for current and incoming students, a figure that has not changed since 2009. However, more than 90 percent of GCU students also receive institutional scholarships that bring the average tuition cost to $7,900 — on par with state universities and well below other private universities. That total does not include federal aid such as Pell Grants and subsidized student loans, which lowers students’ out-of-pocket expenses further. “The cost of higher education continues to rise across the country, and it is incumbent on us to keep private, Christian education affordable to all,” said Brian Mueller, GCU’s president. The University’s room and board costs, which start at $6,250, also are lower than the national average. According to the College Board, the average cost of room and board in 2014-15 ranged from $9,804 at four-year public schools to $11,188 at private schools. Along with low tuition and housing costs, GCU continues to transform its 200-acre campus, with new classrooms, laboratories and residence halls, and additional […]

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‘This is a human being,’ STEM Scholars told in lab

September 28, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

This year for the first time, high school students enrolled as GCU STEM Scholars are experimenting with human cadavers as part of their curriculum. On Friday, Peoria’s Medical Engineering and Technology Professional Academy students, many of whom are considering enrolling at GCU for its medical program, were at first squeamish but then enthralled by the unusual activity. GCU Today has the story.

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New CHSS psychology, counseling programs reflect workforce demand

September 25, 2015 / by / 1 Comment

Aging baby boomers, increasing dependence on technology and rising substance abuse among trauma victims are among societal changes prompting a growth market for professional therapists. GCU’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences is offering eight new programs to students who interested in careers in counseling and psychology.

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Antelope Intros: Carrie Rogers and John David Patterson

September 25, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

This week’s Antelope Intros have an outdoorsy feel, from the classroom operations specialist who loves to take her family to the beach to the enrollment counselor who learned survival skills in Alaska. Both are devoted parents.

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Parents to learn science + math = better than electronics

September 24, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Parents who want to switch their children’s attention from video games, TVs and cell phones to science, math and engineering can take free classes at GCU. The two-hour Everyday STEM Workshops begin at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 8. They are intended to teach parents how to engage children from preschool to 8th grade in activities that are fun as well as educational. The sessions are divided by age group and child care is provided. GCU Today has the story.

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GCU Department of Public Safety named 14th in country

September 23, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Grand Canyon University’s Department of Public Safety has been named one of the Top 25 university departments in the country. The National Campus Safety Summit announced the results of the “Top 25 University Departments” list, awarding GCU’s public safety department the No. 14 spot. “These are the Top 25 university administrative departments making a difference in student safety,” members of the safety summit said in a statement. “This list includes administrative departments whose achievements go above and beyond for their campuses.”

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Wade offers a makeover — on the inside — in Chapel talk

September 22, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Dr. Deb Wade, GCU’s vice president for counseling and psychological services, turned Chapel into an edition of “Extreme Makeover” Monday, but this transformation was designed to work on what’s inside us, not how we look on the outside. Wade urged everyone to stop dwelling on past hurts and focus on healing ourselves through the power and love of Christ.

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GCU dedicates new recording studio

September 22, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau Grand Canyon University on Monday had an open house at its new recording studio, and guests got to see a space that is roomy and functional — and even has a great view of the Valley. President/CEO Brian Mueller and Center for Worship Arts Director Bart Millard addressed the crowd, and Maddison Harris, Tanner Krenz and Desiree Aguilar performed their songs from the Canyon Worship EP.  

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