"As You Like It" in Ethington Theatre
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Lots to love in Ethington opener, ‘As You Like It’

August 26, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

The 2015-16 Ethington Theatre Series at GCU gets off to a hilarious start with “As You Like It,” a pastoral comedy by William Shakespeare that will be performed by the College of Fine Arts and Production Aug. 28-30 and Sept. 4-6. The GCU version includes a video that was collaborated upon by students in GCU’s theatre and digital film programs, four weddings, bluegrass music, yoga and plenty more to like.

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GCU President/CEO Brian Mueller stressed the importance of unity in his Chapel talk Monday morning.
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Unity is world’s missing link, Mueller tells Chapel

August 25, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

President/CEO Brian Mueller kicked off the 2015-16 Chapel sessions with an emotional talk about what he sees as one of the most critical things in the world today — finding ways to unite people behind common, positive goals. The University would not be where it is today without unity, Mueller said, and he wants GCU to continue to be a leader in bringing students, staff and the community together.

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‘You’re welcome!’ was motto of busiest Move-In

August 24, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s longest and most ambitious Welcome Week was memorable for a lot of people, especially for arriving students and their parents. To put it in perspective, GCU Today looks back in this wrapup at what made it so special. Here’s an idea: That was so much fun, let’s do it again next year.

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Move-In, Day 4: Servant hearts power volunteers

August 20, 2015 / by / 3 Comments

Compiled by the GCU News Bureau Four days of Move-In, the most in Grand Canyon University history (until Friday), are in the books, and a lot has been learned about GCU’s intrepid student and employee volunteers for Welcome Week: Early mornings and the blistering afternoon heat have little effect. Morale and enthusiasm are in seemingly endless supply. And selflessness flows through veins pumped by servant hearts. Ask any of the nearly 1,900 student and staff volunteers who have worked tirelessly unloading cars, hauling heavy luggage, directing traffic or welcoming new faces to campus from before 7 a.m. to the early afternoon this week and you’ll hear the same reason why they do what they do: It’s the GCU way. Junior Mary Khorany is volunteering at Welcome Week for the second year and said the servant message behind Move-In makes the heat and heavy lifting worthwhile. It’s the selflessness of the volunteers that makes Move-In special, she said. “Starting off the school year with such a selfless event is a great way to show that we are a school full of individuals with servant hearts,” said Khorany, 20. “The community here is so awesome. We’ve never done four days before and […]

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GCU Today Magazine welcomes Class of 2019

August 12, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

The cover story in the latest edition of GCU Today Magazine introduces you to 10 new faces on campus who are shining representatives of this fall’s incoming freshmen class. Check out the students’ stellar academics, servant qualities and deep faith and watch a cool video about their first-year expectations. The September magazine also has full coverage of a beach get-together for new GCU students from Southern California as well as a story about the University’s new engineering degrees, a feature and video about its promising soccer program and an article about a unique collaboration between GCU and Arizona hospitals to train and employ new nursing graduates. Other content: a look at where GCU students spread the Gospel during summer mission trips, a story and video about new alumnus Zenon Castro, who is moving from school janitor to teacher thanks to GCU’s s online program and a profile of alumna/future doctor Erica Wadas, plus alumni class notes.  

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Nursing students gaining passage to practice

August 12, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

In its first year, GCU’s Transition to Professional Nursing Practice program enabled 130 students to gain practical knowledge and experience in the facilities of two major Arizona health care corporations. The icing on the cake is that, to date, nearly 60 of them have landed jobs as registered nurses, too.

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Beach social brings Lope life to Cali freshmen

August 12, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Nearly 100 incoming Grand Canyon University students had the opportunity to meet other fellow Lopes and get a taste of GCU life before moving to campus in the fall during a July beach nurturing event in Los Angeles.

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No amount of purple paint was spared for the new Grand Canyon University Hotel.
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GCU Hotel ready for guests … and students

July 30, 2015 / by / 1 Comment

The new Grand Canyon University Hotel is scheduled to welcome its first guests Monday, and general manager Brett Cortright has gone to great lengths to make it a welcoming place. No detail is too small, but there’s one very big attraction — the price. It’s only $69 a night for a regular room, $74 for a suite.

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A group of Alhambra High School students made up the first class of GCU STEM Scholars.
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Alhambra STEM Scholars finish first college course

July 16, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

A group of science-minded Alhambra High School students completed a biology course on campus this week, marking the launch of Grand Canyon University STEM Scholars.

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Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey visits with Valley elementary students at GCU Arena during the 21st annual Back to School Clothing Drive "New Clothes, New Beginnings" event.
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Ducey, volunteers help kids prep for school

July 15, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

The 21st annual Back to School Clothing Drive will wrap up Thursday at GCU as more than 5,000 underprivileged Valley elementary school students received free clothes and school supplies through the nonprofits massive volunteer operation. Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey joined the event this morning, helping kids to pick out some fresh threads that suit them for the upcoming school year. GCU Today has more about the governor’s visit and the event’s impact on helping children see what higher education looks like.

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