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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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The goal is to make Fuel for Finals, in its third year, a campus tradition during finals week. (Photo by Darryl Webb)
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Finals Focus gives students a hand and even a hug

December 02, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Finals Focus offers a number of ways that students can get assistance during this stressful time, from tutoring to snacks to extended library hours. They even can get an emotional boost. “We just want to be able to tell students to hang in there, give them a hug,” said Jeanne Lind, parent and family program coordinator for the Office of Student Engagement.

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The Havocs fill the entire east side of GCU Arena and will make their presence known Saturday night.
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Havocs set to camp, get amped for Louisville game

December 01, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Saturday night’s basketball game against Louisville is the biggest in GCU history, and the Havocs are making sure the spirit is strong — they’ll be camping out Friday night on the Quad to be first in line. They also are promising some new routines and, of course, more noise than ever for the game.

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Lopeville rising: New ‘town’ has grown on residents

November 30, 2016 / by / 1 Comment

GCU is a fast-growing university, but it has maintained its small-town feel as it keeps adding new amenities and attractions. Students say that everything they need is right here on campus, but their affinity is about more than mere conveniences. What they love most, they say, is the culture.

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GCU Magazine takes in-depth look at campus life

November 30, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

What is it about this place, a campus that has grown overnight into the equivalent of a little town? What do students like best about the GCU culture, and why do so many of them continue to live on campus during their entire stay at the University? The December issue of GCU Magazine provides the answers to those and other questions in an in-depth look at “Lopeville,” as some students like to call it. The coverage looks at the culture as it pertains to the campus, students’ involvement in the community, men’s basketball, the new engineering building and GCU.TV. To view the digital version of the magazine, click here.

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GCU spreads drug and alcohol awareness

November 29, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Students and staff at Grand Canyon University launched a campaign Monday to prevent drug abuse and create awareness. “At GCU we are fairly straight-edge and we are trying to keep students away from drugs for as long as possible,” Sean Thomason, student senator. “The hope of the campus is to produce and send off leaders into the world. That means having people who are educated on the destructive behaviors of such substances.”

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New GCBC location opens on campus

November 22, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

A second Grand Canyon Beverage Company location, in the Roadrunner Apartments, is ready to open Monday. It will feature the same beverages and baked goods as the main location on the second floor of the Student Union.

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Mission Cookies are tasty way to change lives

November 21, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Mission Cookies are available for purchase at The Grid, Chaparral and Juniper on Grand Canyon University’s campus, and 100 percent of the proceeds go back to help Phoenix Rescue Mission clients as they transition from dire circumstances toward vocational and re-career training.

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Hanging of the Greens kicks off the holiday season

November 18, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

  Story by Jeannette Cruz Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau Students kicked off the Christmas and winter season Thursday night with one of Grand Canyon University’s annual festive traditions — Hanging of the Greens. Dressed in their best bedazzled, colorful and stylish wardrobes, more than 3,500 students cheerfully celebrated throughout GCU Arena. Some pulled their friends onto the dance floor. Some lined up to take photos. And others climbed the Arena staircases, wrapped in garland and lights, to meet with friends, eat and mingle. “To be honest, we were not expecting this many students to come right before Thanksgiving break, but I am pretty sure we far exceeded our numbers,” said Julia Bates, student activities coordinator. “Students are having fun and seem to be loving this event, and that’s all we really care about.” They decorated Christmas ornaments to take home, made holiday cards, sipped hot cocoa and munched on plenty of savory desserts and goodies — from guacamole bruschetta and pesto wraps to cookies, mini cupcakes and M&M popcorn balls. The night also included live music and plenty of laughs, pictures and dance moves. Martha Lucan and Jennifer Gutierrez sat together making their own hand-painted, personalized Christmas […]

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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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