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Speech and Debate has it together, with good reason

May 04, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

One of the most successful teams at GCU the last couple of years has been Speech and Debate, which has an interesting collection of personalities and an impression collection of results. How did they become such a tight-knit and talented group, and what makes them tick?

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Grand prize winners announced in Fitness Challenge

May 03, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

The GCU Wellness Committee this week announced overall winners in the recent Get Fit On Route 66 Fitness Challenge. Employees formed teams and competed to walk the most steps and/or lose the most weight. In addition to 100 participation prizes distributed over eight weeks, grand prizes awarded this week included FitBit HR 2s and GoPro cameras. The top two teams, Team Jacob and Analyzzze My Steps, will be treated to a catered lunch.

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GCU 2016-17 Year in Review: Like a good neighbor …

May 02, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

It was another busy year at Grand Canyon University, with new facilities opening (of course) and other advancements. But the focus, as always, was on serving the student population and the surrounding neighborhood.

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Honors College completes first graduating class

April 27, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Twenty-one students in the Honors College inaugural group, which began in 2013, were awarded their degrees Thursday. Breanna Naegeli, Honors College assistant dean, described the moment as “bittersweet” but added, “We’ve been really blessed because without them we wouldn’t be where we are today.”

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Newest alumni display their oversized GCU spirit

April 27, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

The graduates at Grand Canyon University’s traditional commencement ceremonies Thursday already were talking excitedly about being alumni. While many of them are eager to get out in the world and see what they can do, they treasure the memories they made while on campus.

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A mom’s walk, like Karli, leaves lasting memory

April 27, 2017 / by / 1 Comment

Cathy Hocking accepted a Bachelor of Arts in Communications degree Thursday at Grand Canyon University on behalf of her daughter, Karli Richardson, one of three people killed in a car accident April 14. Hocking believes that God has a plan and a purpose for taking the lives of her only children. “People are coming to know the Lord through them,” she said.

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Commencement begins with emotional morning

April 27, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Spring commencement began Thursday morning with an emotional ceremony that honored Karli Richardson, one of the GCU students killed in an auto accident nearly two weeks earlier. “It’s a very emotional time, but this year, especially this particular service, many of us are reflecting on Karli’s death,” said Dr. Tim Griffin, GCU’s pastor and dean of students.

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Digital Design grads draw up attractive futures

April 27, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Many of the Digital Design students graduating this week from the College of Fine Arts and Production already have jobs, including Olivia Garrett and Tanner Lueders, who are both working for DBSI, Inc. of Chandler. “GCU has a really nice, growing design program,” said another student, Justin Bartley, who has also lined up a graphic design job. The seniors displayed their projects at a Digital Design Senior Portfolio Review Showcase.

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Learning Lounge topped off grad’s GCU experience

April 26, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Heidi Rausch was like a lot of students taking a difficult class — she needed help with physics. Bryce Beatty, a learning advocate (LEAD) in the Learning Lounge, was there for her, and Rausch felt so at home, she decided to become a LEAD herself. Thursday at commencement, she’ll graduate with her degree in Biology and is looking forward to medical school.

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Thousands set to gather for GCU commencement

April 24, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

More than 5,000 graduates and their 30,000 guests will be on the Grand Canyon University campus this week for spring commencement. There will be six ceremonies — two each, at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m., on Thursday through Saturday.

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