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Thunder, GCU staff hand out hundreds of Popsicles to construction crews

July 22, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Tyler McDonald GCU News Bureau What’s better on a hot summer morning than an orange or grape Popsicle? How about having one handed to you by Thunder? That’s what GCU’s lovable Lope did today while visiting construction workers on campus who are working hard in brutal temperatures to finish various projects, including The Grove residence halls and the new engineering building.            

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Back to School and Safety Fair draws 5,550 to GCU

July 20, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

An estimated 5,500 GCU community members received health screenings and supplies at the 11th Annual Canyon Cares and Ninos Seguros Back to School & Safety Fair Saturday in Antelope Gym. The group also enjoyed entertainment, collected safety resources from various local organizations and listened to welcoming remarks from Phoenix City Councilman Daniel Valenzuela. Photographer Jak Keyser was there to capture the fun.  

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Thousands of Valley children outfitted at clothing drive

July 16, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau More than 5,000 underprivileged children received clothing and school supplies this week at Back to School Clothing Drive’s 21st annual  summer distribution event in GCU Arena. Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey and Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton were among 3,000 volunteers who helped students select items that were just right.                  

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Spirits of Arizona vets lifted during annual visit

July 02, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Dozens of Grand Canyon University employees, primarily from the Military Division, engaged veterans at the Arizona State Veterans Home in games, a drum circle and military hymns, and also prayed alongside them as part of a regularly scheduled church service, during today’s annual Salute Our Troops event. GCU Today has a slideshow from the visit.

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First summer orientation overflows with smiles, fun

June 29, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau Nearly 1,500 new GCU students and their families dropped in Saturday for the first of four summer orientations the University is hosting on campus. There was no shortage of information, fun, GCU swag and Lopes Up!

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STEM campers learn to bake brownies in solar ovens

June 25, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

More than 20 middle school and high school girls in Grand Canyon University’s all-female STEM academic camp braved the searing hot weather Wednesday as they cooked brownies in solar ovens on the Promenade by the Student Union.

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‘Believe and Achieve’ draws 900 from Alhambra High

June 16, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Jak Keyser More than 900 students from nearby Alhambra High School recently came to GCU’s campus for the 3rd annual “Believe and Achieve,” a motivational day that enabled them to see what college looks like and how it might be possible for them.

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Bookstore building’s final chapter

June 10, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau The old bookstore building was demolished Tuesday afternoon as Grand Canyon University continues to clear space for its new soccer stadium. The field is scheduled to be open for the fall season.  

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Building 9 comes a-tumblin’ down

June 09, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau Building 9, one of the oldest structures on the Grand Canyon University campus, was demolished Tuesday morning. Work began at 7:33 a.m., and by 9 a.m. it was mostly gone except for the outside walls.  

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Construction update, May 22

May 21, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Tyler McDonald GCU News Bureau Construction is humming along at Grand Canyon University, only now it has spread to the center of campus as well. Mariposa Field has been cleared so that work can begin on the new soccer stadium, the intramural field is getting artificial turf and new sod is being rolled out on the Quad.  

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