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GCU has huge IMPACT on students’ job opportunities

January 05, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

The relationships between GCU career services, students and a variety of local and national organizations continues to strengthen. Pipelines are being formed between GCU and companies such as Enterprise, ADP, Vanguard and many more across all business sectors. “When someone attends or graduates from GCU, they have a higher standard,” said Katie Berry, a talent acquisition specialist for Enterprise.

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Children get the gift of reading ‘Thunder’s Vision’

December 21, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Dr. Kim LaPrade, dean of the College of Education, is the author of “Thunder’s Vision,” a 14-page children’s book that follows Thunder, a curious little Lope struggling to find his purpose. Through the adventures of Thunder, LaPrade communicates the often unique and unconventional path to purpose. She got to read the book while spreading the holiday cheer for a group of youngsters Tuesday during the all-employee Lopes Christmas Party.

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They prepared, they persevered … they prevailed

December 16, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Winter commencement on Friday afternoon at Grand Canyon University demonstrated the preparation and perseverance the graduates needed to reach their goal. But it also was about what they had done for others. “What I will remember most,” President Brian Mueller said, “is how you served not just each other, but that you served God and this neighborhood.”

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They’re blazing a trail from San Miguel to GCU

December 14, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Three members of the graduating class at Friday’s winter commencement are the first from San Miguel High in Tucson, a school for the economically disadvantaged. It’s the only Arizona school in the Cristo Rey Network, a collection of high schools that integrate four years of college preparatory work with work experience. “I’ve shared my experiences with other students, and I know that many will, like me, go to GCU,” said one of the three, Esperanza Sesteaga.

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GCU celebrates growth, excellence of Honors College

December 12, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

The successful journey of growth and academic excellence inspired a celebration for the Honors College Saturday, recognizing President Brian Mueller for his impact and innovation, the college’s 50 inaugural members, a warm speech by recent graduate Brittany Holen and an introduction of the advisory board and team. Students also were invited to meet two outstanding power couples with perspective on balancing careers and marriage.

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From pain comes gain in Worship Arts Showcase

December 08, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

The fall 2016 Worship Arts Songwriter Showcase highlighted a dozen songs from Worship Arts students, molded around each other through a common theme of “struggle,” that affects everyone throughout life. The 12 songs will be combined with a dozen from spring semester and finalists will be chosen for a 12-track compilation CD.

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Never a dull moment with the Cantalopes

December 07, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

The Cantalopes, GCU’s resident improv troupe, is attracting a bigger audience with every performance, and it’s easy to see why. They put in a lot of hard work to be funny and genuine on the spot. Every Monday, improv captain Kayana Sweeney teaches a free improv study hall that is open to all students. Cantalopes’ members hope to see students from every college not only at the classes but also at the twice-monthly shows.

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Slideshow: 2016 Handel’s Messiah

December 06, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Grand Canyon University’s College of Fine Arts and Production on Monday proudly presented the fifth annual Handel’s Messiah, featuring the Canyon Symphony Orchestra, Canyon Choral Society and Canyon Festival Chorus.

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Regan honored for Speech and Debate success

December 06, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Barry Regan, director of the University’s Speech and Debate Team, was given an award at a recent conference for his leadership of a team that continues racking up successes. The 21-member group finished the fall season with a flurry of outstanding performances as it looks forward to its next contest in January.

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Weekly group beats the drum for building community

December 06, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

The rhythmic percussion heard most Thursday afternoons on Grand Canyon University’s campus is courtesy of Dr. Tim Larkin, who sets up his bongos, congas and other hand drums for any passerby wishing to join these jam sessions. It’s Dr. Larkin’s seventh year teaching in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and third year of doing these drum circles, his way of building community and creating social ice breakers.

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