Archive for January, 2017

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Slideshow: Men’s basketball vs. Utah Valley

January 09, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau The Grand Canyon University men’s basketball opened Western Athletic Conference play with an 82-72 victory over Utah Valley on Saturday night at GCU Arena. Joshua Braun returned from an injury-related absence of almost six weeks and scored 31 points. He also tied the GCU Division I record by making seven 3-pointers.  

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Antelope Intros: Erica Golbach and Melinda Piantedosi

January 06, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

This week’s edition of Antelope Intros features a cohort student services counselor who was led to GCU by a special person in her life and a University counselor who gets a kick out of random road trips with her loved one.

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Chapel schedule for spring features diverse speakers

January 05, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

The Chapel schedule for the spring semester features a diverse group of speakers, including four first-timers. The first Chapel of the new year is at 11:15 a.m. Monday in the Arena.

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GCU has huge IMPACT on students’ job opportunities

January 05, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

The relationships between GCU career services, students and a variety of local and national organizations continues to strengthen. Pipelines are being formed between GCU and companies such as Enterprise, ADP, Vanguard and many more across all business sectors. “When someone attends or graduates from GCU, they have a higher standard,” said Katie Berry, a talent acquisition specialist for Enterprise.

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The circle of GCU life — from student to colleague

January 05, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Brandon Juarez first walked the grounds of Grand Canyon University 15 years ago as an out-of-state student. Today, he is a full-time assistant professor and the best part about his story at GCU is that his office now sits across the hall from the professor who helped shape his future.

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Think forensic science is easy? They’ll clue you in

January 04, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Don’t believe everything you see on crime TV, says a group of GCU senior Forensic Science students who want to set the record straight. There’s a lot more to forensic science than “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.” Their major is one of the most rigorous at GCU, and they’ve learned that processing crime scene evidence requires a lot of expertise.

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Online student’s inspirational story goes viral

January 03, 2017 / by / 11 Comments

The story of a GCU online student, Dejah Hall, has become an Internet sensation, and with good reason: Her transformation from a miserable existence dominated by drug use to a new life filled with faith and promise is nothing short of amazing. “It was God. It was the only way to be saved from the imminent hell I was in,” she said.

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Vietnam War vet fights on — and keeps learning

January 03, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Ralph Morgan vividly recalls the injuries, blood and horror of his tour in Vietnam as a Green Beret with the Fifth Special Forces group, and he has suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) for years. But he says he’s getting “a second wind in life,” and a big part of that is the doctorate he’s working on at GCU.

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