Archive for August, 2014

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GCU ready for largest group of incoming students

August 19, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

GCU News Bureau Grand Canyon University will welcome the largest group of incoming students in its history when classes resume Aug. 25 on the burgeoning Phoenix campus. GCU’s class of 5,500 new students carries an average incoming GPA of more than 3.5 and will have several new academic programs to choose from. The school is ramping up its science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) offerings with degrees in computer science and information technology in 2014-15, followed by three engineering programs the following year. In addition, GCU is launching its Center for Worship Arts this fall. The Worship Arts program, under the leadership of MercyMe founder and lead singer Bart Millard, will prepare students for careers ranging from national recording artists and songwriters to audio and lighting technicians and worship leaders at local churches. To prepare for the influx of new students — which brings total enrollment on the traditional Phoenix campus to a record of nearly 11,000 — GCU has added three new residence halls, a classroom building and a parking garage for the 2014-15 school year. “The student demand for what we’re doing here on our Phoenix campus just continues to grow,” said Brian Mueller, president and CEO of […]

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GCU cultures interns in character, teamwork, success

August 14, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

The number of interns from Grand Canyon University has grown dramatically in the last year, and the goal is to triple the program’s size by 2015.

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Done! Arena is ready for its unveiling

August 13, 2014 / by / 2 Comments

The expansion of GCU Arena was finished ahead of schedule and under budget, and the consensus is that it turned out great. The early finish enables the University to hold the Switchfoot concert there at the end of Welcome Week.

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Academic Conference exercise is nerdy fun

August 13, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

A creative challenge at the 2014 Annual Academic Conference turned the morning session into a hilarious and educational trip inside the world of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

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Daily Dose of STEM blog

August 11, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

GCU Today brings you a Daily Dose of STEM-related information to summarize how Grand Canyon University’s academic programs are being designed for the future.

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With tech programs, GCU sees its focus on the future

August 11, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

The launch of the two new programs signifies Grand Canyon University’s re-emphasis on an academic commitment to training on science, technology, engineering and mathematics — also known as the STEM disciplines.

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Antelope Intros: Lindsey Hamilton and Peter Johnson

August 08, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Both of the employees featured in this week’s Antelope Intros have interesting nicknames — and interesting stories to tell about what they do in their spare time.

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Nursing students look into faces of poverty

August 07, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Students in GCU’s College of Nursing and Health Care Professions had the opportunity this summer, through their new community health course, to stare poverty in the face. On Wednesday, about 85 students completed a poverty simulation in which they roleplayed fictional characters who struggled daily to eat, live, learn and survive.

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Career advice from GCU jobs chief Jacqueline Smith

August 05, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

By GCU Career Services The best career advice Jacqueline Smith, director of career services at Grand Canyon University, offers isn’t to polish your shoes before going to a job interview or avoid crafting a resumé that’s longer than two pages. Rather, Smith’s most valuable suggestions are: Do what you love! God has a plan – follow Him, and You never know who you’re going to meet.  Always present yourself in a professional and respectful manner. People are watching you. Smith, who has a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from The Ohio State University, worked for more than 15 years at product development and engineering companies where she placed designers and engineers. Ten years ago, she jumped from recruiting to higher education as career services director for Brown Mackie College and was responsible for preparing graduates for the workforce. She joined GCU in 2008. “I have loved every minute of it,” said Smith, who earned an M.S. in Leadership from GCU in 2011. She believes GCU’s students and alumni are set apart from those at other universities in that they want to make a difference. “It’s not just acquiring knowledge that will make you successful, it’s the ability to incorporate our […]

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Four more res halls, other buildings slated for 2015

August 01, 2014 / by / 3 Comments

The new residence halls opening this fall at Grand Canyon University are just the beginning of a major phase of new dorm construction. On Thursday, GCU President and CEO Brian Mueller announced plans to build four six-story residence halls at the northwest corner of campus.

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