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Eckel’s railroad paintings have great track record

January 10, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Not many GCU alumni can say that a president, a governor and a famous singer have asked for their work, but Bob Eckel can. That, however, isn’t the only interesting twist to the life of the 82-year-old railroad-scene painter — he has survived two near-death experiences.

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GCU has huge IMPACT on students’ job opportunities

January 05, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

The relationships between GCU career services, students and a variety of local and national organizations continues to strengthen. Pipelines are being formed between GCU and companies such as Enterprise, ADP, Vanguard and many more across all business sectors. “When someone attends or graduates from GCU, they have a higher standard,” said Katie Berry, a talent acquisition specialist for Enterprise.

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The circle of GCU life — from student to colleague

January 05, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Brandon Juarez first walked the grounds of Grand Canyon University 15 years ago as an out-of-state student. Today, he is a full-time assistant professor and the best part about his story at GCU is that his office now sits across the hall from the professor who helped shape his future.

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Children get the gift of reading ‘Thunder’s Vision’

December 21, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Dr. Kim LaPrade, dean of the College of Education, is the author of “Thunder’s Vision,” a 14-page children’s book that follows Thunder, a curious little Lope struggling to find his purpose. Through the adventures of Thunder, LaPrade communicates the often unique and unconventional path to purpose. She got to read the book while spreading the holiday cheer for a group of youngsters Tuesday during the all-employee Lopes Christmas Party.

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GCU license plates available to Arizona drivers

December 08, 2016 / by / 7 Comments

Starting as early as Dec. 18, Grand Canyon University students, alumni, fans and employees will have a chance to show their GCU pride with an official Department of Transportation license plate. The purple plate with a white logo will spread the love of all things Lopes.

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GCU team takes 3rd in BioAccel Solutions Challenge

December 02, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Grand Canyon University senior Mikee Garcia and recent pre-med graduate Vaugn Devera earned third place and a $1,500 grant toward funding their HandleTech project in the BioAccel Solutions Challenge on Thursday night. Their idea is to patent a spray or liquid infused with copper, which acts as an anti-microbe on high-volume bacteria objects in health care facilities, schools and beyond.

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Future grads learn from alumni’s successes — and failures

December 02, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

A group of GCU alumni had great advice Thursday night for students who soon will be graduating. But the key to the advice at the “Ask an Alum” event was all the adversity they overcame.

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GCU team wins global competition in Barcelona

November 17, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Storage Together was named the overall champion and “Best Solution” at this week’s Smart City App Hack international finals competition in Barcelona. Luke Amargo and current students Josh McGuire, Jedidiah Woods and Braeden Scheer took top honors among 10 competing business ideas from around the world, as determined by a four-person panel of judges following a three-minute presentation and Q&A session.

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GCU alumni spotlight: McKinney and Zeigler

October 18, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

GCU has led two alumni into life-changing careers. When Brittany McKinney arrived on campus, she came with the original purpose of earning a degree to be an elementary special education teacher but that changed when she found a Peace Corps recruiting booth on campus. She is now in Tonga teaching English. Christal Zeigler advocates for the young lives of more than 19,000 children in foster care in Arizona.

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Slideshow: Saturday afternoon commencement

October 17, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau Moments of triumph and delight highlighted fall commencement exercises Friday afternoon at Grand Canyon University Arena.  

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