Archive for September, 2015

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Take a hike: Outdoor recreation program encourages students to explore Arizona

September 09, 2015 / by / 1 Comment

By Cooper Nelson GCU News Bureau From the desert mountains of Phoenix and the caves of Tucson to the glistening blue natural pools of Sedona and snowy regions of Flagstaff, Arizona is home to some of the nation’s best natural destinations  and is ideal for those who love to hike, swim, explore and be active. Chad Schlundt, outdoor recreation coordinator at Grand Canyon University, wants to make sure the University’s nearly 15,000 traditional students, especially those from out of state, get to see firsthand the natural beauty of the Grand Canyon State. Schlundt joined GCU this summer and has organized several information classes and training sessions in addition to hiking, backpacking, skiing, swimming and other trips across the state as part of the University’s new outdoor recreation program. Future trips will include hiking Camelback Mountain in Phoenix and snowboarding in Flagstaff this winter and possibly surfing in San Diego over spring break. The trips are designed to foster relationships, create memories, explore Arizona and grow their faith. Most are free and first-come, first-served, and sign-ups will be capped. A list of classes and trips are available at imleagues.com/GCU under the “Outdoor Recreation” tab. Schlundt said the program is a way for students who may prefer exploring nature in addition to […]

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CSET professor Dr. Galyna Kufryk
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Professor pursues bacteria-to-fuel research abroad

September 09, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Dr. Galyna Kufryk, a professor of biological sciences in the College of Science, Engineering and Technology, was invited by the Institut Pasteur in Paris to continue her research of tiny photosynthetic organisms that someday could help solve the world’s energy crisis. You can read more about Kufryk, who received the Distinguished Faculty Scholar Award last year from CSET, and her work in this GCU Today story.

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GCU student Yousif Al Dalaimi
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GCU student flees Iraq for Arizona ‘heaven’

September 08, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

One of the many bright new freshmen who started classes three weeks ago is Yousif Al Dulaimi, a pre-med biology major who grew up in Baghdad, Iraq, amid Saddam Hussein’s ouster and his country’s war. Yousif arrived in Chandler with his family about 14 months ago, enrolled in and graduated from Hamilton High and now is taking five courses and working two jobs.

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Antelope Intros: Sean Hanlon and Adena Glasper

September 04, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

This week’s Antelope Intros feature two former GCU students, one who appeared on a popular game show and another who hasn’t been afraid to take divergent career paths and test her considerable skills in a number of areas.

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CCOB provides access students need for career success

September 03, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

The number of students in the Colangelo College of Business has almost doubled in just two years, and with that growth have come even more opportunities to get involved in programs and clubs on campus and in roles in the business community. The faculty is focused on facilitating those opportunities, Dean Dr. Randy Gibb emphasized at the CCOB kickoff event Wednesday morning. GCU Today has the story.

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Shoppers flock to new Lope Shop

September 02, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

The new GCU Lope Shop opened for business at 8 a.m. Wednesday to brisk sales and rave reviews. Students were snapping up T-shirts, mugs and hats. Many praised the variety of shopping options. Campus Stores Director Andy Dunn said the place had been “rocking and rolling.” Check it out, shoppers.

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GCU installs new message board on freeway

September 02, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Notice anything different on Interstate 17 next to Grand Canyon University’s 27th Avenue office building? Something big and purple? It’s the University’s cool-looking new billboard, which became fully operational this week.

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GCU Lope Shop at Lopes Way
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Lope Shop’s new era fits it to a T — and more

September 01, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

From baby bibs to iPad bags, more than 1,200 items of Lopes merchandise will be on sale when the new GCU Lope Shop opens for business this week on Lopes Way. About 99 percent of the merchandise is new, including a pet wall filled with leashes, bandanas and portable purple pet bowls. Sweatshirts and T-shirts abound in cool colors and bearing the sleek Lopes logo.

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