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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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Construction update, May 22

May 21, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Tyler McDonald GCU News Bureau Construction is humming along at Grand Canyon University, only now it has spread to the center of campus as well. Mariposa Field has been cleared so that work can begin on the new soccer stadium, the intramural field is getting artificial turf and new sod is being rolled out on the Quad.  

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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 / 1 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 / 1 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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