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A beautiful site: GCU Stadium is ready for action

August 19, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Of all the facilities on campus in the last year, GCU stadium will be the first one a lot of people notice. But students will reap the benefits of many others.

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GCU adding 10 new sports facilities in 2 years

August 16, 2016 / by / 2 Comments

By Jeannette Cruz GCU News Bureau New construction projects in Grand Canyon University’s $1 billion expansion continue to transform the campus, and GCU athletes and visitors alike will benefit from the 10 new state-of-the-art sports facilities scheduled to be completed within the next two years. The “GCU 10 in 2” initiative begins Aug. 26 with the opening of 3,000-seat GCU Stadium, which will host GCU athletics and University events. “This is a historic time for our athletic program as we enter the final year of our four-year transition period to Division I athletics,” said Mike Vaught, vice president of athletics. “We want to be Top 25 in everything that we do, and these incredible facilities will help us continue to compete at the highest level and strive for excellence both academically and athletically. I can’t think of another university in the country that has embarked on such an ambitious construction project in such a short time frame, but that’s how we do things at GCU.” Men’s soccer coach Schellas Hyndman, who ranks sixth in NCAA history in men’s soccer victories, said GCU Stadium will be “one of the best fields in collegiate soccer.” The stadium, which sits on the west end of campus, has natural grass in […]

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The new administration building will be located at the busiest intersection on campus.
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Campus expansion will reach even more students

February 01, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Story by Rick Vacek Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau As if a new engineering building and a state-of-the-art recording studio weren’t enough … As if four new residence halls for freshmen, creating a new community called The Grove, weren’t enough … As if expanded and revolutionized food options, in a corridor christened Lopes Way, weren’t enough … Construction schedule Tentative completion times for the 12 projects underway on GCU’s campus and at its 27th Avenue office complex: MARCH: Hotel pool APRIL: Administration building, soccer stadium MAY: Intramural field, sand volleyball and basketball courts between Canyon and Cypress halls SUMMER: Hotel lobby and restaurant AUGUST: Second engineering building, phase 1; phase 2 to be completed shortly after. Also, Agave, Encanto and Roadrunner apartments, and the parking garage at 29th Avenue and Camelback Road NOVEMBER: 27th Avenue office building and parking garage … There are even more construction projects — 12, to be exact — scheduled to be completed this year at Grand Canyon University. (Click here for a slideshow.) And according to Dean of Students Pastor Tim Griffin, the impact of the most important change, a new administration building right in the middle of everything at the intersection of the […]

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GCU's ground enrollment hit a record 15,500 students in 2015
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Biggest stories of 2015 mirror GCU’s mission

December 30, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

By Janie Magruder Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau No matter how you slice it, the most talked-about stories at Grand Canyon University in 2015 had something to do with students and creating for them the best possible academic, spiritual and social experiences. With a record number of students matriculating on campus this year, new programs, new faculty and staff and — especially — new buildings were needed to help facilitate their learning. Additional residence halls and eateries were required for the students’ care and feeding, as were fields for their recreation and structures for their vehicles. The University did not disappoint. In what has become a year-end tradition at GCU Today, here are our top 10 stories of 2015, in no particular order of importance. (We do think you’d be hard-pressed to argue against the first entry, however.) Our list is by no means etched in stone, nor all-inclusive, but is merely meant to prompt water-cooler debates or a bit of reflection. Thanks for the memories, GCU. Up, up, up: student enrollment. If not for the 15,500 traditional students (a 21.6 percent jump over 2014’s ground enrollment) and the 59,200 online students (up 7.5 percent from last year) […]

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Construction update: New projects affect parking

October 08, 2015 / by / 1 Comment

New fences have sprung up around campus with work on three more buildings — a second engineering building and two new apartment complexes — set to begin. That, in turn, has resulted in the closure of two parking lots. Get the details on all the latest construction and parking news in this GCU Today story.

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Welcome Week questions? Here are answers

August 13, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s longest and no doubt best Welcome Week is almost here, and with all the changes on campus people figure to have more than a few questions. Here are the answers to the most important ones.

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The Grove, other projects near completion

July 09, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Much of the furniture is in place and all four residence halls in The Grove, the new hub for freshmen on the northwest side of Grand Canyon University’s campus, are on track to be open for the start of the school year. But you don’t have to walk far to see all the other projects that have been completed or are in motion.

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Bookstore building’s final chapter

June 10, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau The old bookstore building was demolished Tuesday afternoon as Grand Canyon University continues to clear space for its new soccer stadium. The field is scheduled to be open for the fall season.  

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Building 9 comes a-tumblin’ down

June 09, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau Building 9, one of the oldest structures on the Grand Canyon University campus, was demolished Tuesday morning. Work began at 7:33 a.m., and by 9 a.m. it was mostly gone except for the outside walls.  

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GCU construction projects reach middle ground

May 22, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

You still can see the big construction projects, such as the engineering building and The Grove, in the distance as you walk around campus, but now the changes are right there in front of you, too. All three of the main fields in the middle of campus are in the process of being redone, and those aren’t the only changes that will be noticeable during the summer months. GCU Today has the story detailing what’s happening and what’s about to happen.

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