A new era is dawning at GCU with the rise of the
engineering building (foreground) and four new
six-story residence halls in The Grove (top of photo).
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Expansion will construct an even greater sense of community at GCU

April 22, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

The GCU campus is changing right before our eyes, and the dramatic alterations have only just begun. By the start of the fall semester, there will be four new six-story residence halls, a new engineering building, a new eating area called Lopes Way, and a new look for Thunder Alley. And there’s a lot more to come by the end of the year.

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A year to remember: GCU’s Top 10 stories of 2014-15

April 22, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

GCU Today Magazine  Photos by Darryl Webb There was no shortage of news at Grand Canyon University during the 2014-15 academic year. And it was no easy decision picking the Top 10 stories from the dozens that were produced by GCU Today. But those that emphasized community, growth and reputation quickly rose to the top. Here they are: 1. GCU revs economic engine in west Phoenix The University announced a five-point plan to revitalize the neighborhood, continued expanding its campus along the Canyon Corridor, agreed to operate and began renovating Maryvale Golf Course, and opened a hotel to train students in hospitality management and employ local residents. A study credited GCU with an annual economic impact of $1.1 billion that generates 10,490 jobs, with wages approaching $500 million per year. 2. What’s in a name? A lot, when it’s Colangelo GCU’s business school was renamed for Phoenix icon Jerry Colangelo, whose principles of servant leadership, ethics and entrepreneurship became as ingrained into campus life as he did in just a few short months. As part of the hospitality curriculum, the college also announced plans for golf course and tennis management programs. 3. It’s full STEM ahead as 8th college opens Determined to fill high-tech […]

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GCU President and CEO Brian Mueller speaks Friday at a groundbreaking to mark the University's redesign of Maryvale Golf Course in west Phoenix.
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GCU set for Maryvale Golf Course redevelopment

January 02, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

The chilly weather did little to deter local golfers, GCU staffers and city officials from turning out this morning for the official groundbreaking at Maryvale Golf Course. GCU purchased the municipal course in October and signed a 30-year operating agreement with the city to redevelop and redesign it as both the home course for GCU’s golf teams, but also as a community golf hub to attract people to west Phoenix. GCU Today has a story about how the partnership came together and what the University has in store for the popular, affordable 1960’s-era course.

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2014 in review: GCU’s influence keeps growing

December 31, 2014 / by / 1 Comment

So many things happened at Grand Canyon University in 2014, it’s hard to pick the 10 most important.

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What could be: A rendering of the proposed STEM building on Camelback Road.
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GCU adds electrical engineering program for 2015

September 04, 2014 / by / 1 Comment

Grand Canyon University’s first-ever engineering students hit campus next fall as the University unveils a new STEM academics building on Camelback Road.

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Workers are putting the finishing touches on the GCU Arena expansion.
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Done! Arena is ready for its unveiling

August 13, 2014 / by / 2 Comments

The expansion of GCU Arena was finished ahead of schedule and under budget, and the consensus is that it turned out great. The early finish enables the University to hold the Switchfoot concert there at the end of Welcome Week.

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University officials plan to build four six-story residence halls on the northwest corner of campus where the Quatros complex was razed. Construction begins by October. (Photo by Darryl Webb)
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Four more res halls, other buildings slated for 2015

August 01, 2014 / by / 3 Comments

The new residence halls opening this fall at Grand Canyon University are just the beginning of a major phase of new dorm construction. On Thursday, GCU President and CEO Brian Mueller announced plans to build four six-story residence halls at the northwest corner of campus.

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The new upper deck is in place at GCU Arena.
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GCU Arena expansion is sitting pretty

June 26, 2014 / by / 2 Comments

Expansion of GCU Arena continues to be on schedule, and it appears that it won’t be long before the final details can be wrapped up.

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The old Fleming Library building is now the home of GCU's provost and other administrators.
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New student residences, parking garage on schedule

June 03, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Over the next two months, expect to hear the grinding and churning of heavy machinery as two new residence halls, a second parking garage, retail food sites, and more classroom spaces open to as many as 11,000 Grand Canyon University students.

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The new upper deck at GCU Arena has taken shape. Photo by Darryl Webb
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With upper deck in place, Arena on schedule

May 16, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

The concrete for the new upper deck at GCU Arena has been poured, which means much of the heavy lifting has been done.

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