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GCU employees show giving spirit at volunteer fair

May 25, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Grand Canyon University employees typically have big hearts and a desire to help others, and the Volunteer with a Purpose Fair held Wednesday gave them a chance to do just that. More than 200 attended the event and signed up to support some of the charities that help the young, the poor and the ill. “We want to be a Kingdom of God, both as a University and individually, and as followers of Jesus Christ we want to help bring justice and hope,” said Jim Miller, GCU’s new corporate chaplain.

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GCU deals military heroes a day to treasure

May 24, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Residents of the Arizona State Veteran Home were in for a special morning Tuesday when 40 GCU employees and volunteers celebrated their service with games, songs and tasteful goodies. For some, like Shirley Shipp, the wife of a veteran, the visit was an exciting change to her daily routine at the Veteran Home. “I love to serve the Lord, and I am grateful to see how Grand Canyon also loves doing that, too,” she said.

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Irving’s sports camps create spheres of influence

May 23, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Cassandra Irving, a former Grand Canyon University basketball player who graduated in 1999, felt a calling to create sports camps for disadvantaged children in India and Ukraine, and she hopes to bring kids from the U.S. and Canada to those countries to build global relationships. “This is my way of giving back,” she said.

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Ethington season will be big on history and ‘Peanuts’

May 23, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

The 2017-2018 Ethington Theatre season features two ballets, two musicals and three plays, all of which are sure to amuse and delight the theatre and dance fan. ”You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown,” “Anything Goes” and “The Good Doctor” are among the College of Fine Arts and Production shows and there’s something on the menu for every taste.

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Plugged-in IT Security team receives major award

May 23, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

As a result of several security controls and initiatives, GCU’s IT Security team has been ahead of ransomware attackers to keep GCU’s students and staff safe and secure. Those efforts were recently recognized at the national level when the team received a prestigious CSO50 Award.

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GCU faculty bring style AND substance to Comicon

May 22, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Some of the best science fiction is based on concepts that might actually become reality, such as the hoverboard that first appeared in “Back to the Future” and tablets used by “Star Trek” characters. Two faculty members from the GCU College of Science, Engineering and Technology plan to explore the science in some of the most beloved fantasty fiction at this year’s Phoenix Comicon, May 25-28.

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Asmus is on the money, and students will cash in

May 11, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

It doesn’t take long to see why Dr. Barry Asmus was ranked by USA Today as one of the five most requested speakers in the country. Starting with the fall semester, Colangelo College of Business students will get a first-hand look at his passion for economics and the joy he gets from teaching and sharing his faith.

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Students help elders refresh the fount of knowledge

May 10, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

One of the unique features of Grand Canyon University’s online program is the fact that students — many of them in their 40s and 50s — can get academic help from learning advocates (LEADs) less than half their age. A great example is the story of how Felicia Roberts, 20, aided 58-year-old Sheila Miller. “I get emotional talking about GCU and Felicia,” Miller said. “They are like family to me.”

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Morals of the story: He helps coaches see the light

May 09, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Dr. Rick Roth was a longtime high school and college basketball coach before coming to GCU to work as an assistant professor in the Colangelo College of Business. He’s using what he learned from his experiences and a case study he did for his dissertation to do workshops for the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) titled “Champions of Character: Coaches as Moral Influencers.”

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Summertime and the GCU livin’ is still busy

May 08, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Sure, the campus is quieter with most of the students gone for their summer break, but there still are plenty of visitors and activities — including a record number of doctoral residencies. Here’s a rundown of what’s coming up and what’s available.

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