Archive for February, 2015

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GCU freezes tuition for seventh straight year

February 05, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

PHOENIX (Feb. 4, 2015) – Grand Canyon University has announced that tuition for the 2015-16 school year will remain the same on its west Phoenix campus – the seventh straight year it has frozen tuition. Tuition will remain at $16,500 per year for current and incoming students, a figure that has not changed since 2009. However, more than 90 percent of students receive institutional scholarships that drastically reduce that cost. In the fall of 2014, students paid an average of $7,900 after scholarships – a figure that is on par with state universities and well below other private universities. That total does not include federal aid such as Pell grants and subsidized student loans, which lowers students’ out-of-pocket expenses further to an average of $3,489 per year. GCU’s room and board costs, which start at $6,050 per year, are also well below the national average. According to the College Board, the average cost of room and board in 2013–2014 ranged from $9,500 at four-year public schools to $10,830 at private schools. “Keeping tuition affordable is the utmost priority for us,” said Brian Mueller, GCU’s president/CEO. “We have experienced a lot of growth and invested hundreds of millions of dollars into […]

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Students embrace Shakespeare’s famous romance

February 04, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Nothing says Valentine’s Day quite like roses, dark chocolate and William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet.” You’re on your own for the first two, but GCU’s College of Fine Arts and Production happens to be presenting the romantic tragedy this weekend and next in Ethington Theatre. GCU Today has a preview of a show you don’t want to miss and a peek at the actors, set and costumes in this slideshow. BYOKleenex.

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COFAP brings ‘Romeo and Juliet’ to Ethington

February 04, 2015 / by / 1 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau The College of Fine Arts and Production is performing one of William Shakespeare’s most beloved plays, “Romeo and Juliet,” this weekend and next weekend on campus. Although other works by the Bard of Avon have been done in Ethington Theatre, it’s the first time for this tragic love story to come to that GCU stage.  

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Club cultivates Valleywide ‘Buddies’

February 03, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

GCU News Bureau The GCU Best Buddies club invited other chapters from around the Valley to Thursday’s men’s basketball victory over Kansas City. Best Buddies focuses on friendship and self-development programs for people with developmental and intellectual disabilities. GCU Best Buddies is led by student officers Jordan Burnbridge, Geneva Heinkel and Amber Williams, in addition to advisors Rebekah Dyer (full-time ground professor) and Shelley Evans (full-time online instructor). The chapter is one of more than 40 other university, high school and middle school chapters in Arizona. (Photos courtesy of Rebekah Dyer)  

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Chapel: Giving your best, in this case, shoes

February 03, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Monday’s Chapel speaker, Palmer Chinchen of The Grove in Chandler, announced that GCU women’s basketball coach Trent May has asked the fans attending Thursday’s game donate the shoes they are wearing to Chinchen’s ministry, which has sent 40,000 pairs to Africa. GCU Today has the story on where May got the idea and what his coaching staff will do to make the night a little more meaningful.

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GCU’s Todd Schoenberger at the Super Bowl

February 02, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Todd Schoenberger, a GCU adjunct professor of digital film and production, worked Sunday’s Super Bowl at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale. He was among more than 300 students and staff members who worked in a variety of jobs at the stadium and venues around the Valley.

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Lopes fans fill the Thunder Zone

February 02, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

By Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau It was a party in the upper deck of GCU Arena during Saturday’s men’s basketball game, as Lopes fans enjoyed free food, T-shirts, visits from Thunder and more in the new Thunder Zone. The fans are inaugural members of the University’s “First Teamers.”      

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