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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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GCU alums minister to needs of Ugandans during medical mission trip

May 20, 2015 / by / 4 Comments

GCU Today Magazine A group of health care professionals who studied together at Grand Canyon University before going to medical school traveled to western Uganda last year to bring medical care and God’s love to people for whom modern necessities are scarce. Among them were Dr. David Engstrom and his wife, Jamie, a physician’s assistant, who operate Pinnacle Family Medicine in Litchfield Park, Drs. Nicole and Brent Nedella, Courtney Mitchell and Stephanie Bradley, all GCU alumni. (Photos courtesy of the Nedella family)

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Commencement is a family affair

April 27, 2015 / by / 1 Comment

By Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau The three days of commencement at Grand Canyon University were important for the graduates, but it was a big day for their families as well. Watching the grads being greeted by their families — especially their children — was perpetually heartwarming.        

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Commencement Day 1: Traditional students

April 24, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau

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