Brittany Holen became one of the leaders of the women's golf team after making it as a walk-on in her junior year, and she also was president of the Sports Business Club.
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Holen shows that she’s headed in a positive direction

May 05, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Brittany Holen had passion and determination to play golf when she arrived to campus in 2012. A member of the Honors College, Delta Mu Delta and a leader in the women’s golf team — Holen accomplished that and more. It was no surprise she was named one of nine Outstanding Senior award recipients for the graduating class of 2016.

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

April 25, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

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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The reactions of graduates is always one of the best parts of commencement. (Photo by Darryl Webb)
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Commencement Day 1: There’s a lot to shout about

April 22, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

There were significant messages amid the tears of joy as spring commencement began Friday morning at Grand Canyon University. Speakers emphasized the importance of change, both in how you bring it about and how you deal with its inevitable challenges. “When we find our purpose, will we have the courage to pursue it?” student speaker Brittany Holen asked her fellow graduates.

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GCU’s club scene keeps hitting new heights

April 20, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

The list of clubs and student groups at GCU is as interesting at it is varied — the Havocs cheering section has become nationally known, of course, but the Outdoors Club is just one of the many organizations that have grown in size and stature in similarly dramatic fashion. GCU Today Magazine took an in-depth look at why the club scene is so vibrant and which clubs stand out.

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GCU Today Magazine praises Havocs, student clubs

April 19, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

  Three cheers (at least) for the Havocs! You can read all about them and other student groups in the May edition of GCU Today Magazine, which has been distributed around campus and is available online here. It features an inside look at the stunning growth of clubs and student groups on campus the last few years — starting with the national recognition of the Havocs and what makes them special. (Hint: Their spirit extends beyond games.) But there’s much more, including the impact of the Canyon Kids program, the top 10 GCU stories of 2015-16, Grandy Glaze’s gratitude for his one year on the GCU basketball team, what it’s like to be a student intern for Sen. John McCain, and the importance of the new cybersecurity curriculum.

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GCU intramural basketball teams to compete for national title

April 19, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

GCU will have both men’s and women’s basketball teams competing this weekend in the National Intramural Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA) tournament at The Ohio State University. It’s the second consecutive national trip for the men.

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Startling idea blooms into new GCU literary review

April 18, 2016 / by / 2 Comments

A dream four years in the making came to reality last week when StartleBloom, a 63-page literary review, was published. The book is filled with about 40 extraordinary, original stories, poems, essays and art, all created by GCU ground and online students. A student editorial board spearheaded the labor of love and GCU’s Marketing Department published the review, which is being distributed today.

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Spring Dance Concert gives voice to value of silence

April 13, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Nearly three dozen dancers will bring the Spring Dance Concert, “Giving Voice,” to life in performances Friday and Saturday at Ethington Theatre. Tickets are still available for the energetic, beautiful moving symphony created by GCU’s talented dancers and their faculty choreographers.

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Parents sing praises of Canyon Worship Showcase

April 12, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

It wasn’t just that the performances were so good Monday night in the Canyon Worship Songwriters Spring Showcase, it was that they were so varied. Students exhibited a variety of musical styles to a big crowd of peers, parents and University leaders, and the effect was palpable. “I was moved the whole night,” one parent said. “It was going through me, around me, coming out of me.”

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Symposium shows Honors College achievements

April 11, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Nearly 70 students from the Honors College presented research projects related to themes of service, ethics, research and leadership Saturday at the third annual Grand Canyon University Symposium Showcase. The students are part of the top 11 brightest and most creative teams competing for scholarships scheduled to be awarded April 16.

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