Archive for July, 2015

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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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Ducey, volunteers help kids prep for school

July 15, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

The 21st annual Back to School Clothing Drive will wrap up Thursday at GCU as more than 5,000 underprivileged Valley elementary school students received free clothes and school supplies through the nonprofits massive volunteer operation. Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey joined the event this morning, helping kids to pick out some fresh threads that suit them for the upcoming school year. GCU Today has more about the governor’s visit and the event’s impact on helping children see what higher education looks like.

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Antelope Intros: Amy Dietzman and Dr. Wyatt Hockmeyer

July 10, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

This week’s Antelope Intros feature one new employee who takes flexibility to places that bend the mind (and a few other body parts) and another who pushes himself to the limits with his passion for running.

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The Grove, other projects near completion

July 09, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Much of the furniture is in place and all four residence halls in The Grove, the new hub for freshmen on the northwest side of Grand Canyon University’s campus, are on track to be open for the start of the school year. But you don’t have to walk far to see all the other projects that have been completed or are in motion.

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Arena event clothes, preps kids for school

July 08, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Grand Canyon University Arena will be buzzing with more than 5,000 Valley children on campus July 13-16 for the 21st annual Back to School Clothing Drive. The event pairs underprivileged K-6 students with volunteers who help them pick out new, donated clothes and school supplies for the fall. If you haven’t seen it yet, imagine the Arena converted into a giant store for kids that otherwise might not have access to new shirts, shoes, backpacks and other essentials for the new school year.

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Honors College mirrors GCU’s academic success

July 07, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Like nearly everything on campus, Grand Canyon University’s Honors College is growing fast. The college, which changed from the Honors Institute to Honors College in June, will have a total enrollment of more than 700 students this fall, 11 times its size at inception three years ago, including 467 incoming freshmen with an average GPA of 4.16. Also new this year, Camelback Hall will be the first dedicated housing for Honors students on campus. The rapid growth has brought added benefits to students and increased GCU’s status as a quality academic institution.

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Former GCU doctor showed his love for University

July 02, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Dr. Charles Cooke, who passed away last month at age 89, was a fixture at GCU for 35 years. His son and longtime friend shared their memories of a man who went out of his way for people every chance he got.

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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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Public history interns shed light on colorful past

July 01, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Grand Canyon University’s public history program is only one year old, yet its students have already landed internships in museums and historic preservation offices in Arizona and other states. The program is designed to prepare students to work as preservationists, museum curators, community archivists and other careers where their history knowledge is used for the greater good.

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