Archive for August, 2016

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GCU adding 10 new sports facilities in 2 years

August 16, 2016 / by / 4 Comments

By Jeannette Cruz GCU News Bureau New construction projects in Grand Canyon University’s $1 billion expansion continue to transform the campus, and GCU athletes and visitors alike will benefit from the 10 new state-of-the-art sports facilities scheduled to be completed within the next two years. The “GCU 10 in 2” initiative begins Aug. 26 with the opening of 3,000-seat GCU Stadium, which will host GCU athletics and University events. “This is a historic time for our athletic program as we enter the final year of our four-year transition period to Division I athletics,” said Mike Vaught, vice president of athletics. “We want to be Top 25 in everything that we do, and these incredible facilities will help us continue to compete at the highest level and strive for excellence both academically and athletically. I can’t think of another university in the country that has embarked on such an ambitious construction project in such a short time frame, but that’s how we do things at GCU.” Men’s soccer coach Schellas Hyndman, who ranks sixth in NCAA history in men’s soccer victories, said GCU Stadium will be “one of the best fields in collegiate soccer.” The stadium, which sits on the west end of campus, has natural grass in […]

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Career adviser puts her passion into I.D.eal book

August 16, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Aysha Bell of Career Services has published a book that helps people figure out where their passion lies as they choose a career path. “When you seek positions for the purpose of a paycheck and you really have no fulfillment, you are, in essence, broke,” she writes in “I.D.entifying Your I.D.eal Career.”

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GCU to complete construction of 10 major athletics facilities in two years

August 16, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

The “GCU 10 in 2” initiative begins next week with the opening of GCU Stadium and includes nine more on-campus athletic facilities that will be completed by August 2018. It’s part of ta $1 billion campus expansion.

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Hotel restaurant, student-run coffee shop open

August 15, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Two grand new places to grab a beverage or a tasty meal opened their doors at Grand Canyon University: The Grand Canyon Beverage Company (GCBC), located in a copious space the second-floor of the Student Union, and the Canyon 49 Grill, situated in the front of the Grand Canyon University Hotel. “Come support your fellow graduates,” said Parker Shipe, one of four graduates running the GCBC, which is also the University’s first student-managed, student run business.

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Welcome Week is (un)loads of fun — and much more

August 15, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Welcome Week is almost here, which means a lot of amazing scenes are almost here, too. But this year there are many new events in addition to Move-In, where more than 1,600 volunteers will greet incoming students. Here’s a rundown of the week’s schedule, complete with lots of new activities.

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McCain shows his purple pride at GCU rally

August 12, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Arizona Sen. John McCain was back on campus Thursday, showing once again how much he enjoys visiting GCU. The occasion was a rally in his re-election campaign, and McCain clearly enjoyed speaking to a packed-in audience in the Student Union just as much as University officials valued having him stop by. “He’s very genuine. He’s authentic,” President Brian Mueller said.

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Antelope Intros: Sandra Miller and Liam Jacobs

August 12, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

This week’s edition of Antelope Intros features two new Peoria enrollment counselors who have a heart to give back. One of them helps single moms with clothes for work. The other enjoys life by spreading God’s good.

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MBA students get advice that won’t go to waste

August 12, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Sometimes, the best lessons are learned through setbacks. Orin Anderson showed a group of MBA students Thursday how rejection letters motivated him to work harder to get an opportunity in the National Basketball Association, and his career took off from there.

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McCain greeted by big crowd in GCU campaign stop

August 12, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau Arizona Sen. John McCain made a campaign stop at Grand Canyon University on Thursday. He spoke to a big turnout on the fourth floor of the Student Union.  

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New counseling focus is on motivating, not persuading

August 11, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Helping others is what GCU is all about, and Denise Krupp, College of Humanities and Social Sciences lead counseling instructor, did just that this summer. She used her skills in motivational interviewing to train two other employee groups over the summer, an enrollment counselor team and student conduct coordinators. One group works with prospective GCU students and the other current students, but both benefit from learning to motivate, not persuade, people to make a change.

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