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How GCU is helping west Phoenix turn the corner

March 01, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s commitment to revitalizing west Phoenix was recognized in a big way when a long list of dignitaries, including Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey and Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, took part in the press conference at 27th Avenue. “This is a true Arizona success story,” Ducey said.

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His love of announcing, teaching speaks volumes

February 02, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Most people know Paul Danuser from GCU men’s basketball games — the public-address announcer’s style and delivery have become a big part of the show. But what they might not know is his passion for his main role at GCU, in the College of Education, and they might be shocked to hear how he describes his personality.

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His cancer fight showed the superhero in all of us

January 19, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Every year, the race starter for the GCU Foundation Run to Fight Children’s Cancer is a superhero who has valiantly fought the disease. The 2017 starter, 6-year-old Jace Hyduchak, is no different, and his parents, George and Ann, also have responded heroically, too.

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They learned great lessons in launching Great Pros

January 19, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

When Ahmad Saleem and twins Brad and Brian Scruggs won the Canyon Challenge in 2015 with a startup called Joblyt, it seemed as if they were on their way toward carving out a niche in the home-repair industry. But like so many entrepreneurs, they had to learn the hard way before they got it right. Thanks to a ton of phone calls and a partnership with the Better Business Bureau, the three GCU alumni launched their company — now called Great Pros.

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Basketball players, Havocs have uncommon bond

December 01, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

The relationship between the GCU men’s basketball team and the Havocs student cheer section is an excellent example of how the campus culture works. They’re friends, and in one case they’re even roommates. “There’s a mutual respect,” said Steve Hunsaker, the Havocs’ president.

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GCU Magazine takes in-depth look at campus life

November 30, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

What is it about this place, a campus that has grown overnight into the equivalent of a little town? What do students like best about the GCU culture, and why do so many of them continue to live on campus during their entire stay at the University? The December issue of GCU Magazine provides the answers to those and other questions in an in-depth look at “Lopeville,” as some students like to call it. The coverage looks at the culture as it pertains to the campus, students’ involvement in the community, men’s basketball, the new engineering building and GCU.TV. To view the digital version of the magazine, click here.

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GCU team wins global competition in Barcelona

November 17, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Storage Together was named the overall champion and “Best Solution” at this week’s Smart City App Hack international finals competition in Barcelona. Luke Amargo and current students Josh McGuire, Jedidiah Woods and Braeden Scheer took top honors among 10 competing business ideas from around the world, as determined by a four-person panel of judges following a three-minute presentation and Q&A session.

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GCU extends tuition freeze for 9th straight year

November 16, 2016 / by / 3 Comments

Grand Canyon University announced that it is extending its tuition freeze for the ninth consecutive year. “Students should not be deterred from higher education simply because of the cost,” GCU President Brian Mueller said.

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Students give green light to recycling campaign

October 28, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

The Associated Students of GCU are encouraging students to reduce waste by promoting and increasing recycling on campus. During the University’s first-ever Green Week Reduce Reuse Recycle campaign, students are handing out 250 recycling bins and inviting a local environmental organization to provide educational materials and games.

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Pianist says finding ‘supernatural purpose’ is key

October 14, 2016 / by / 1 Comment

Classical pianist Jade Simmons, keynote speaker at Grand Canyon University’s fall commencement, encouraged the graduates to take a few steps backward to find their initial purpose. “When I look at people in their cap and gowns I do not see merely degree holders. I see world changers,” Simmons said. “Now, I do not say future world changers because I believe that from the moment you were born you began a journey of impacting our world, but the tragic thing is that most people will live and die only knowing their natural role on this earth.”

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