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Counseling program evolving with dedicated students, new club

September 12, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

By Michael Ferraresi GCU News Bureau After the 2002 accident in which he lost the use of his legs, Jared Monroe felt he had hit rock bottom. The frame of a new house on which Monroe had been working at a Gilbert construction site had fallen, crushing his shoulder, breaking his back and leaving him in the hospital for a month. He was learning to use his wheelchair. But just in his mid-20s, Monroe no longer was able to work as a framer, his life seemed too much of a struggle, and he thought his future was limited because he wasn’t in college. As a result, he turned to drugs and alcohol. But eventually, through substance-abuse recovery and counseling that helped him deal with his repressed emotions of the traumatic event, Monroe decided to dedicate the rest of his life to helping people who are experiencing similar substance-abuse challenges. Today, Monroe is working on a bachelor’s degree in counseling with an emphasis in addiction, chemical dependency and substance abuse from Grand Canyon University. The 38-year-old senior also is president of GCU’s new Canyon Counselors club. “I love all my teachers,” he said. “They’re very professional, they have a lot of knowledge in their fields, they have good teaching skills and they’re available. They try to help us get […]

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Off-Campus Housing Available to Students at New Roosevelt Point

August 05, 2013 / by / 0 Comment

The eight-story complex at Roosevelt and Third streets, less than 10 miles from campus, completed construction in July. GCU students of junior and senior standing are eligible to live at the complex.

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‘Community: One Spirit, One Purpose’ Chapel Series Extends Into Spring

November 20, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

The upcoming spring semester will mark the second installment of a Chapel speaker series focused on the theme, with a number of new speakers coming to campus.

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Commuter Students Connect Through Common Ground of Lounge

October 04, 2012 / by / 3 Comments

GCU commuter students have bonded through a commuter lounge in the heart of campus. There are nearly 3,300 students who commute to campus, ranging from teens to adults with families.

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Campus ‘Sexual Violence’ Can Be Prevented, Experts Say

September 20, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

Rape and other forms of sexual abuse have long been a concern on college campuses. The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network reports that 75 percent of rape victims are younger than 25.

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Emergency Texting System Gains Momentum, More Users Subscribe

September 19, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

Emergency text-messages could prevent serious calamities on campus by directing students and staff around danger, simply by sending alerts to the palms of their hands. GCU’s new Rave Mobile Safety alert system is up and running now. And emergency alerts are just part of the technology’s potential.

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That’s the Ticket: Parking Enforcement Becomes Public Safety Priority

September 17, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

GCU Public Safety Director Henry Griffin estimates most citations go to students. The common citation is $20, both for parking in the wrong zone and for parking without a proper decal. But others are facing $50 fees to remove “boots” or $100 for repeat offenders who park in disabled spots.

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Major Renovation for Student Union to Add Amenities for Fall

May 10, 2012 / by / 3 Comments

The building is being transformed into a more up-to-date food service area with new features, better traffic flow and about 300 additional seats to accommodate the influx of 1,700 more students expected in the fall.

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Student Parking Plan in Works for Increased Campus Traffic in Fall

April 30, 2012 / by / 2 Comments

The GCU campus is expected to hold nearly 7,000 students by next school year, meaning that parking violations will be strictly enforced beginning in August as traffic volumes peak.

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Prescott Hall to Welcome Student Life, Health Services, Career Services, ASGCU

April 19, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

Student Life’s new office space in the residence hall will have a lounge area, conference room, 12 offices for staff, plus a separate office space with outside access for ASGCU.

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