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Campus life once again transformed by start of classes

August 28, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Building off the crescendo of Welcome Week, the first day of classes meant a campus filled with students hustling to classes and good deals at GCBC and elsewhere. “It’s back to the grind, but in a good way,” said one student.

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GCU student leaders share feelings on cultural diversity

August 25, 2017 / by / 1 Comment

Student leaders at Grand Canyon University described “a community of love and grace and compassion” while meeting with the media Friday afternoon to share their feelings on the cultural diversity on campus. The event occurred in light of an inappropriate comment from one of GCU’s professors in September of 2016 and subsequent derogatory comments toward the University from Black Lives Matter representatives.

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Honors College aims to turn growth into impact

August 25, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Hundreds of Honors College students joined together Thursday at GCU Arena to celebrate the largest-ever class of new students and to learn about ways to get involved on campus and make an impact. There are now more than 1,600 undergraduates in the college, which is “absolutely incredible,” said Breanna Naegeli, Honors College Assistant Dean.

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International, out-of-state students feel at home

August 23, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

ASGCU went to great lengths Tuesday to make sure the University’s newest international and out-of-state students felt welcomed as they became a part of the GCU community. Students joined in conversation, laughter and games in Thunderground. They also shared their personal stories, their excitement and passion for learning.

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Students, parents get geared up at Lope Shop

August 23, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

“Welcome Home,” the sign at the Lope Shop reads, and incoming students and their parents obviously have felt right at home there this week. The store has been packed with people looking to get their GCU gear.

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Students tell newcomers how to Thrive on campus

August 23, 2017 / by / 1 Comment

Incoming students are kept busy during Welcome Week with informational sessions designed to ease the transition to college life. One of the best is Thrive, which educates them on what to expect away from the classroom.

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Freshman farewell fills parents with mixed emotions

August 22, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Whether parents are mournful at the thought of no longer living with their GCU freshman or cheered because they can finally convert the bedroom into a study, the milestone of a child going away to a college or university is significant for all involved. At a Parent Hospitality Corner on Monday, some family members discussed what they were feeling and how they were responding.

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GCU statement regarding September 2016 Ministry Forum

August 22, 2017 / by / 5 Comments

(August 22, 2017) – GCU welcomes discussion of sensitive matters on its campus as part of the academic and spiritual formation of its students.  In times of peace, well-intentioned citizens may wisely hold their tongues in order to avoid unnecessary offense and minimize potential conflict.  But times of extraordinary turbulence and unrest cannot be met with silence, especially when a failure to speak exacerbates tensions and opens the door to further injustice.  Racial unrest, ethnic strife, and cultural turmoil nationally and locally have escalated to the point that silence is no longer prudent or possible.  One way in which the University has attempted to further the discussion of these sensitive issues is through a series of Ministry Forums held on campus last year to discuss social justice issues prevalent in our society.  We understand that it is risky to have these discussions in a public forum, however, we believe it is critical to continue the dialogue on these issues as civil discourse should be a central component of any university campus.  We held regular social justice forums on our campus last year and we will continue these discussions this year on a monthly basis, particularly given the current climate in […]

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Letter from Brian Mueller regarding disparaging comments from ASU president

August 16, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Grand Canyon University President Brian Mueller shared a letter with our GCU family to set the record straight regarding the continued disparaging and erroneous remarks toward the University from ASU President Michael Crow.

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Flavor to savor: Campus food choices keep growing

August 14, 2017 / by / 1 Comment

The students are starting to return, and pretty soon all of the campus eateries will be open again, too. So what’s new on the food front? Lots, as it turns out – and lots of good news for fans of healthy eating.

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