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A moving welcome for welcomers

August 18, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

The cheers of volunteers welcoming early arrivals could be heard across campus Friday morning as students, faculty and staff moved students into residence halls. Those arriving Friday will, in turn, welcome the bulk of the students during Welcome Week, which kicks off Monday. GCU Today has the story.

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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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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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User’s guide to Welcome Week: All hands on deck

August 09, 2017 / by / 1 Comment

Welcome Week 2017 promises to be another busy and festive time for students as they return to campus. But it’s extremely important, too. “The week says to all, ‘You belong here,’” said Charity Norman, manager of GCU’s Student and Family Program.

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This family has found its (dual) purpose at GCU

August 07, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Here’s a family that has taken devotion to Grand Canyon University to a new level: Not only does Renee Taillon work and study at GCU, so do her three children — twins Christian and Jared and daughter Kirie. “We really do bleed purple in our family,” Renee said.

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Business grad has strong ties to servant leadership

August 03, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

It has been only three months since Andrea Northup got her Business Management degree, but she already is working for Habitat for Humanity and also is launching an interesting and extremely humane entrepreneurial venture. How she got to GCU and then turned this into all that is quite a story.

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FBI provides tactical training to GCU Public Safety

August 02, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

FBI conducted two training sessions for GCU Public Safety employees
The Federal Bureau of Investigations spent two days on GCU’s main campus this past month conducting Basic Active Shooter Response Training for GCU Public Safety employees. “Due to this training, (the) Public Safety Department is better prepared to address an active shooter situation,” said Director of Public Safety Joseph Yahner.

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GCU’s recycling campaign cleaned up in 2016-17

August 01, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Thanks to a campaign that increased awareness on campus, especially among students, Grand Canyon University recycled 129 tons of trash during the 2016-17 academic year, according to a report by Phoenix-based Waste Management. “They made a concerted effort last year and it paid off. Students played a big role in the recycling success,” Waste Management Communications Director Jennifer Rivera said.

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They’re learning how to dodge freshman miscues

July 25, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

The next class of Students Inspiring Students scholarship recipients is on campus this week for a new orientation session called LEAD In. “When classes start, it’s a bit like drinking out of a fire hose. We want them to be prepared for the challenges they will face before their first class,” said Shari Stagner, GCU’s Program Manager for K-12 Student Development and Outreach.

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