Students stopped at Penny Lane in Liverpool, England, the home of "The Beatles."
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Accent is on discovery in Honors College trip

May 23, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

This spring, 17 students in the Honors College had the chance to explore England, Ireland and Scotland in 12 days. After riding in a huge bus through narrow streets, spending time with locals and experiencing new cultures, students left with two things – the urge to travel again and new friends for the semester to come. GCU Today has the story.

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GCU President Brian Mueller (right) was part of a panel Thursday at the WESTMARC West Valley 2016 Economic Development Summit Thursday.
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Economic summit illuminates GCU’s local impact

May 20, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

When GCU President Brian Mueller was a panelist Thursday at a West Valley economic development summit in Glendale, he shared with the audience his passion for the west and his vision for how the University is helping transform the community. “We’re building businesses everywhere we can in our neighborhood,” he said.

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‘Hackers with halos’ prepare for cyberspace war

May 17, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

GCU has introduced cybersecurity degrees to teach students to be “hackers with halos,” graduates armed with tools necessary to join the fight against cybercriminals. It’s part of GCU’s initiative to roll out a rapidly multiplying list of online and ground STEM degrees as it continues its mission to produce well-trained, highly competitive graduates in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math.

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Determination pays off with Colangelo Scholarships

May 10, 2016 / by / 1 Comment

The Colangelo Scholarships are being handed out this week, and the emotional scene was played out the last two mornings at three Phoenix-area high schools. It’s always a heart-warming scene to see dreams come true, but when you dig into the stories of these students and their families, you come upon a spirit of determination that will play well at the University.

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Maryvale High School senior Dulce Alvarez Sanchez shares the good news about her GCU scholarship.
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100 students receiving full-tuition scholarships as part of GCU’s K-12 initiative

May 03, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

GCU this week began giving out full-tuition scholarships to the first of 100 incoming freshmen as part of its new, pay-it-forward initiative called Students Inspiring Students. Seniors at Maryvale and Betty Fairfax high schools were all smiles after receiving the scholarships. At at its core, the initiative is about students helping students and the impact it can have in inner-city schools in Arizona.

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GCU 2015-16: Golf course is just one of the big hits

April 25, 2016 / by / 2 Comments

The opening of the Grand Canyon University Hotel and Grand Canyon University Championship Golf Course were big stories in 2015-16, but they were just part of the continued community revitalization. And the rapid growth on campus continued, too. GCU Today Magazine picked the top 10 stories of the academic year just completed.

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CCOB’s new Pegasystems software class sets GCU apart

March 28, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

BUS-330 isn’t just a 300-level class in the Colangelo College of Business; it’s one of only two such classes in the country. The subject is Pegasystems software, increasingly being used by big companies for business-process and customer-relationship management. Only one other American university offers it.

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GCU receives Community Partner Award for STEM Scholars program

March 08, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s STEM Scholars program, which gives local high school students a chance to learn more about this rapidly expanding field and also earn up to a year of tuition-free college credit, was honored Monday night by the Peoria Education Foundation with its Community Partner Award. Sarah Boeder, senior vice president of campus operations, was on hand to receive the award.

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Dr. Mike Baird recently was named the 17th professor emeritus in GCU history.
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He’s now professor emeritus, but just call him Mike

March 08, 2016 / by / 7 Comments

Dr. Mike Baird doesn’t put on airs. That’s not the kind of guy he is. But the 17th professor emeritus in GCU history is beloved by both College of Theology students and faculty for his knowledge and his charm. GCU Today has the story of what makes him special.

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GCU ends current effort to convert to nonprofit

March 04, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Grand Canyon Education, Inc. (NASDAQ: LOPE), a comprehensive regionally accredited university that offers approximately 200 graduate and undergraduate degree programs and certificates across eight colleges both online and on ground at its approximately 250 acre campus in Phoenix, Arizona today announced that it has terminated its current effort to convert Grand Canyon University to a nonprofit entity.  In connection with that announcement, it issued the following statement: “In 1949, Grand Canyon University was founded as a nonprofit institution of higher education.  In 2004, on the verge of bankruptcy and without any other options to survive, the University converted from a nonprofit institution to a for profit institution in order to raise the capital necessary for it to continue to serve its students.  Since that time, although operating as a for-profit institution, the company has been able successfully to balance the needs of its students, faculty, community, investors and over 100,000 alumni.  In nearly eight years as a public company, the company has never paid a dividend to its investors and has invested more capital into its campus and technology infrastructure than its entire after tax profits over that period – all without ever raising tuition on its ground campus during […]

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