Archive for August, 2017

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Antelope Intros: Tyler Olender and Douglas Ulrich

August 17, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

This week’s edition of Antelope Intros features two East Coast university admissions counselors. One has some pretty wild, fun facts to share. Hint: He visited a single theme park 95 times last year. The other likes to make the most out of each day in addition to lending a hand to others and maintaining his facial hair.

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Career Services: Opportunities to get involved

August 17, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

By Katherine Urrutia Career IMPACT Center  Do you remember participating in Serve the City? Canyon Cares Christmas? Or the Run to Fight Children’s Cancer? As Grand Canyon University students, you had many opportunities to serve the community. Why should that stop now that you are among the alumni? The answer is, you don’t have to! The Bible states, “Give, and it will be given to you” (Luke 6:38). Just as God has given us the opportunity to rejoice in our achievements, it is also important to remember the good you can do by giving back. As members of the GCU community, you learned that serving others was a key aspect of your daily student activities. As alumni, it might seem that many of those opportunities were limited to the campus, but guess again! There are several different organizations seeking volunteers. Even if you don’t have a lot of time, there are opportunities available to give back, and they’re not overwhelming at all. Although it might be hard to step away from your busy schedule, there are always different opportunities that you can take part in when it comes to volunteering. Whether it is caring for animals, assisting veterans or teaching […]

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Alumnus hits the heights with passion for climbing

August 17, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Tim Campbell, a Grand Canyon University nursing graduate who works at a hospital in Yakima, Wash., has an interesting hobby: He climbs mountains. Really, really big ones — including Denali, the tallest peak in North America.

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Swim star’s business feats reach uncharted waters

August 17, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Ivan Nechunaev, a former All-American swimmer, reached another milestone when he became the first GCU graduate to be accepted into The Wharton School of The University of Pennsylvania. But what he plans to do with that prestigious degree is even more significant.

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Letter from Brian Mueller regarding disparaging comments from ASU president

August 16, 2017 / by / 2 Comments

Grand Canyon University President Brian Mueller shared a letter with our GCU family to set the record straight regarding the continued disparaging and erroneous remarks toward the University from ASU President Michael Crow.

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Astronomy Club to offer safe viewing of eclipse

August 16, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Talk about a different way to kick off Welcome Week. Monday is the day of the solar eclipse, and the newly formed Astronomy Club — led by Dr. Tom McCarthy, an assistant physics professor — will be set up on the Quad to offer a way to view it safely. Remember, you never look directly at a solar eclipse.

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Cheer, Dance teams and Thunder earn more hurrahs

August 15, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Emily Stephens, GCU’s Director of Spirit Programs, couldn’t have said it better after the Cheer and Dance teams once again dominated a competition in Santa Barbara, Calif.: “We are doing what we are doing for our love of each other, GCU and for our love of the Lord. Our focus on that love goes above and beyond and truly allows our light to shine through.”

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New Speech and Debate director walks the talk

August 15, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s Speech and Debate team will hit the tournament season running this year with 11 returnees and a new director, Michael Dvorak, who has coached GCU speech competitors for two years. Dvorak, a College of Humanities and Social Sciences faculty member, brings 10 years of expertise and a history of winning to GCU’s four-year-old team.

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Flavor to savor: Campus food choices keep growing

August 14, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

The students are starting to return, and pretty soon all of the campus eateries will be open again, too. So what’s new on the food front? Lots, as it turns out – and lots of good news for fans of healthy eating.

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GCU named one of top 10 college campuses in U.S.

August 11, 2017 / by / 2 Comments

By Jeannette Cruz and Rick Vacek GCU News Bureau The student leaders gathered at Grand Canyon University Arena on Friday morning probably weren’t surprised to hear that GCU has been named one of the 10 best college campuses in the United States. After all, their appreciation for life at GCU is one of the reasons they were willing to cut short their summer vacation and begin training for the new academic year. Student opinions were part of why Niche, which specializes in data on educational institutions, put GCU on a prestigious list that includes Stanford, UCLA, Virginia Tech and Yale University. But for many people at GCU, the news was both affirming and exciting. Among the many big moments and initiatives they’ve experienced in recent years, this is a big one. “GCU has grown so fast, a lot of people don’t know what’s happened here,” said Dr. Tim Griffin, Pastor and Dean of Students. “The fact that people are starting to notice is pretty flattering, and I think students will be excited to hear that. “But the students already know how great this campus is. For the staff to get this kind of recognition will give them a great sense […]

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