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Majerle, GCU will feel at home in St. John’s game

July 27, 2017 / by / 1 Comment

When GCU plays St. John’s on Dec. 5 in the Valley of the Sun Shootout at Talking Stick Resort Arena, it might be a sign of things to come. As the basketball program keeps growing in stature, occasional games at the downtown Phoenix arena could be a way to attract big-name teams – and Coach Dan Majerle said at a press conference Wednesday that he certainly is open to the idea.

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They’re learning how to dodge freshman miscues

July 25, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

The next class of Students Inspiring Students scholarship recipients is on campus this week for a new orientation session called LEAD In. “When classes start, it’s a bit like drinking out of a fire hose. We want them to be prepared for the challenges they will face before their first class,” said Shari Stagner, GCU’s Program Manager for K-12 Student Development and Outreach.

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Niños Seguros is a fun dress rehearsal for school

July 24, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

More than 5,000 community youth and their families were on campus Saturday for the 13th annual Niños Seguros back to school fair in Antelope Gym. The event included backpack giveaways, safety demonstrations, songs, ballet folklorico and families were able to prepare for the first day of school.

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Science is fun, and CSO Training Institute proves it

July 20, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

More than 130 Chief Science Officers from middle and high schools across Arizona are learning leadership, communication and team-building skills this week at the second annual GCU-hosted CSO Training Institute. In just two years, the program has spread not only across the state but also nationally with 13 states following Arizona’s example. CSOs are elected by their peers to act as STEM ambassadors at their schools and communities.

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GCU volunteers add verve to annual clothing drive

July 19, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

GCU volunteers brought vim and verve Tuesday to the annual Back to School Clothing Drive at GCU Arena as University staff, athletes and other students participated in the first specially designated GCU Day. Of course, Thunder stole the show with his zany antics, but the Cheer and Dance team members and soccer and volleyball players added spark to the already electric atmosphere. More than 5,000 students received clothing and other goodies in time for the start of school.

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Fall Chapel speakers will address important topics

July 18, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

The fall semester schedule for Chapel is a mix of new speakers and returnees, as usual. But what’s notable about it is that speakers could choose from a list of topics that are important to Christians, and there also will be the first annual Chapel session on bioethics.

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Summer dance program’s intensity is contagious

July 13, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Dance students traveled from across the country to attend GCU’s Summer Dance Intensive this week, bringing enthusiasm and a joy of learning that reignites GCU Director of Dance Susannah Keita’s passion for teaching. The students appreciate the challenging yet supportive program.

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Instagram gives insights into GCU’s heart and soul

June 05, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Grand Canyon University’s new Instagram account is a great way for students, especially those who are considering GCU, to connect with what’s happening on campus. “It’s a meeting place for prospective students to hear from current students with authentic voices,” said Sarah Boeder, executive vice president of campus operations.

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Higher purpose: He teaches students to let it fly

June 01, 2017 / by / 1 Comment

Paul Waterman is no ordinary instructor. For one thing, he’s an accomplished pilot. But he also is a multitalented entrepreneur who has brought a learn-by-doing wisdom to his role in the Colangelo College of Business at Grand Canyon University. He recently was named the college’s Outstanding Service faculty member for the 2016-17 academic year.

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SimMan gives students a real-life look at medicine

May 31, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Students from Osborn Middle School toured the nursing simulation lab Tuesday as part of a summer career camp, and getting a first-hand look at SimMan definitely had an effect. “He seems so real, and working with him gets me excited about being a surgeon,” one of the students said.

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