Archive for August, 2016

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Honors College has more brainpower than ever

August 26, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Hundreds of Honors College students joined together Thursday at the Grand Canyon University Arena to celebrate the largest freshman class since the College’s beginning in 2013 and to learn about the opportunities available for a brighter future.

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Antelope Intros: Chad Glendenning and Kathy Richard

August 26, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

This week’s edition of Antelope Intros features a financial aid specialist who has a funny story to tell about how he met a well-known writer and a counselor who loves Christ and road trips to Disneyland.

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Lope-A-Palooza

August 26, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

It was time to get a little crazy Thursday night in GCU Arena, site of the first Lope-A-Palooza. The idea was pretty straightforward: GCU has become well-known for its spirit at sports events, and this was a chance to give new students a glimpse of what it’s all about.

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Transfer Student Social

August 26, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Students transferring to Grand Canyon University got their own social Thursday afternoon to get to know each other better and continue their acclimation to the campus. Several new socials for various groups were introduced this year.

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How to apply your faith to your career

August 25, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

By Aysha Bell GCU Career Services As a Grand Canyon University alumni, you have a unique perspective that serves as an asset to you as you navigate and pursue your desired career path. Your values-based education allows you to strategically align your faith with the pursuit of ideal employment opportunities. The scriptures state, “I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future” (Jeremiah 29:11 New International Version). What an amazing biblical reference that speaks to so many aspects of our lives, especially our careers! How many times have we heard this scripture quoted from pulpits and in Christian reading material and then sat back waiting for this scriptural promise to ‘materialize’? Unfortunately, results are not achieved by hope alone. It is vital that we become intentional about our future. Faith without works is dead (James 2:14-26)! So how do we, as educated Christians, align our faith in developing our strategic career plan? There are clear steps to take to ensure we are pursuing a career field that is the best fit and those steps are clearly supported by scripture. Step One: Have […]

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Move-In, Day 3: Hump day is fun day

August 25, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Brandon Sullivan GCU News Bureau Move-In continued Wednesday at Camelback and Chaparral halls and then at the new Roadrunner Apartments. There’s never any shortage of smiles during Move-In, especially when Thunder is around.  

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New apartments add roomy to room and board

August 25, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Finally getting their own bedroom, in some cases for the first time in their young lives — that had students excited about moving in to the new Roadrunner Apartments on Wednesday. But just as appealing is the amount of space they have in the new units.

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Kickstart does a number on freshman angst

August 25, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

The new Kickstart program, designed to help freshmen become acclimated to GCU more quickly and easily, was unveiled Wednesday night. About 1,500 freshmen did classroom tours, got to ask any question they wanted and played various games, such as “red rover” and “sinking ship.” “There’s been a lot to learn and process, but the first few days of being here have been amazing,” said one student.

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Common bond: Special socials unite freshman groups

August 25, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Students who are the first in their families to attend college have much in common: different expectations, little help filling out applications and the potential for a sense of wonder, according to Charity Norman, new student and family programs manager. This year, GCU has formed four new networks for students with less traditional experiences to help them enjoy additional socialization with like-minded students.

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A night to shout about: GCU Stadium set to open

August 24, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

The opening night of soccer season Friday at the new GCU Stadium is a special event you won’t want to miss — a pregame celebration, food, music and the roaring Havocs. “Anyone can host a soccer game, but we’re trying to create an event where even little kids who don’t understand soccer are just enjoying the fireworks. This is an opportunity for history … an opportunity to make Phoenix a home for soccer,” GCU soccer coach Schellas Hyndman said.

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