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Online graduates prove adept at juggling life

October 14, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Fall commencement began Friday morning at GCU Arena, and, as is always the case with online students, it is filled with great stories of determination and perseverance. But it’s also about tremendous hopes for the future. GCU has the story, which includes advice some of the graduates have for other online students.

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Two great ‘Students Inspiring Students’ stories

October 12, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

The new “Students Inspiring Students” initiative brought together 100 scholarship recipients for an emotional evening to celebrate their many achievements. Here are two of the most inspirational stories.

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INsider provides INside INformation about GCU

October 12, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

The new academic year is a time to get up to date on what’s happening in 2016-17 and also get informed about what’s new. GCU INsider, a new feature in the August issue of GCU Magazine, provides a rundown.

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A new experiment: CSET is conducting scientific research

October 06, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

(Editor’s note: This story is from the August 2016 issue of GCU Magazine. To view the digital version of the magazine, click here.) By Laurie Merrill GCU Magazine How helpful are certain plants in cleaning toxins from soil? Will 3D printing technology eventually create anatomical replacements? Can a fitness curriculum help firefighters prevent injuries? What is exciting about these topics — and about 17 more like them — isn’t that students and faculty at Grand Canyon University are posing such questions. It’s how they will attempt to arrive at the answers  that is of major significance. In the dawning of a new era, GCU’s College of Science, Engineering and Technology (CSET) this fall established a scientific research program on campus. “One of the things I was brought here to do was to revisit the idea of whether we could build a research capability for the faculty and students,” said CSET Assistant Dean Jon Valla, who came to GCU in June 2015 after working at Midwestern University in Glendale, Ariz., and Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix. The resounding answer, Valla learned, was yes. Once it was proposed, science faculty and students began flocking to the fledgling program. The reasons are clear. Promoting a […]

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State’s winningest coaches both have Lope legacy

September 23, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Gary Ernst has won more games than any high school basketball coach in Arizona history. J.C. Helton has won more games than any middle school basketball coach in Arizona history. But besides their success, they have one very important thing in common: They both played basketball for what was then Grand Canyon College. Here are the story and video from the August issue of GCU Magazine.

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He’s a student and pastry chef, all rolled into one

September 21, 2016 / by / 2 Comments

A visit to the Canyon 49 Grill, the new restaurant at the Grand Canyon University Hotel, means a chance to sample some of Jabari Corbin’s special desserts. Corbin has graduated from culinary arts school, has worked at some of the top restaurants in the Valley, and has designs on managing an entire restaurant, not just a kitchen. But there’s one other very important part of the story: He’s a GCU student.

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GCU Foundation, Havocs bring ‘recess’ to cancer patients

September 15, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

A superhero-themed extended recess inside the “ChildLife Zone” room at Phoenix Children’s Hospital on Wednesday night came together because of the partnerships between Grand Canyon University Foundation and its Run to Fight Children’s Cancer charities — PCH and the Children’s Cancer Network (CCN).

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GCU now has its own police department

August 31, 2016 / by / 9 Comments

It’s official: Grand Canyon University has its own independent police department. The University is in the process of certifying 25 officers with the Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training (AZPOST) as part of its 177-member police force. Not only will it make the campus even safer, said Kenny Laird, who has been named police chief. It also will free up the Phoenix Police Department to work more in the surrounding neighborhood.

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GCU Magazine informs, inspires and gets INside

August 18, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

The August 2016 issue of GCU Magazine is filled with informative and inspiring stories about what’s happening at Grand Canyon University going into the 2016-17 academic year.

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How GCU’s new Seminary is keeping the faith

August 18, 2016 / by / 3 Comments

Grand Canyon Theological Seminary is here, and it promises to be a unique experience for students — the combination of a vibrant campus and the opportunity to work in the community. “In a seminary environment, it’s really easy to turn it into a Christian bubble, and we don’t really want a Christian bubble here,” said Anna Faith Smith, assistant dean of the College of Theology.

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