Archive for August, 2017

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Slideshow: Welcome Week, Day 1

August 22, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Slaven Gujic and Travis Neely GCU News Bureau The Grand Canyon University campus was electric Monday as freshmen arrived in droves for the first day of Welcome Week. Hundreds of student volunteers assisted them at Move-In, and the freshmen then were kept busy with orientation and, in the evening, the Canyon Cooldown. And, just for good measure, a solar eclipse was thrown into the mix.      

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Partial solar eclipse wows gazing Lopes

August 22, 2017 / by / 1 Comment

Hundreds of people across campus clustered outside of GCU Arena on Monday to watch the partial eclipse of the sun. The viewing party, hosted by the newly formed Astronomy Club, was a big hit even though Phoenix got only 60 percent coverage. People watched in wonder through telescopes and protective glasses. Witnessing the total eclipse was “surreal and a little scary,” said Stephanie Paluch, a COE faculty member.

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Freshman farewell fills parents with mixed emotions

August 22, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Whether parents are mournful at the thought of no longer living with their GCU freshman or cheered because they can finally convert the bedroom into a study, the milestone of a child going away to a college or university is significant for all involved. At a Parent Hospitality Corner on Monday, some family members discussed what they were feeling and how they were responding.

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Videos are nice, but seeing Move-In is believing

August 21, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

The videos are out there. Anyone planning to attend GCU can see what Move-In looks like. But then they experience it, and they’re even more mesmerized.

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Move-In is a moving experience for everyone

August 21, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Even the people on campus who have seen Move-In before find it irresistible. It officially began Monday morning, and the buzz could be felt everywhere.

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Spiritual enrichment on campus keeps adding value

August 18, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

All of Chapel live-streamed, including the music … more Ministry Forums for students … a newly designed One Foundation for faculty. There will be plenty of spiritual life opportunities on campus this fall, including an in-depth look at the Reformation on its 500th anniversary.

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A moving welcome for welcomers

August 18, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

The cheers of volunteers welcoming early arrivals could be heard across campus Friday morning as students, faculty and staff moved students into residence halls. Those arriving Friday will, in turn, welcome the bulk of the students during Welcome Week, which kicks off Monday. GCU Today has the story.

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Antelope Intros: Tyler Olender and Douglas Ulrich

August 17, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

This week’s edition of Antelope Intros features two East Coast university admissions counselors. One has some pretty wild, fun facts to share. Hint: He visited a single theme park 95 times last year. The other likes to make the most out of each day in addition to lending a hand to others and maintaining his facial hair.

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Career Services: Opportunities to get involved

August 17, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

By Katherine Urrutia Career IMPACT Center  Do you remember participating in Serve the City? Canyon Cares Christmas? Or the Run to Fight Children’s Cancer? As Grand Canyon University students, you had many opportunities to serve the community. Why should that stop now that you are among the alumni? The answer is, you don’t have to! The Bible states, “Give, and it will be given to you” (Luke 6:38). Just as God has given us the opportunity to rejoice in our achievements, it is also important to remember the good you can do by giving back. As members of the GCU community, you learned that serving others was a key aspect of your daily student activities. As alumni, it might seem that many of those opportunities were limited to the campus, but guess again! There are several different organizations seeking volunteers. Even if you don’t have a lot of time, there are opportunities available to give back, and they’re not overwhelming at all. Although it might be hard to step away from your busy schedule, there are always different opportunities that you can take part in when it comes to volunteering. Whether it is caring for animals, assisting veterans or teaching […]

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Alumnus hits the heights with passion for climbing

August 17, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Tim Campbell, a Grand Canyon University nursing graduate who works at a hospital in Yakima, Wash., has an interesting hobby: He climbs mountains. Really, really big ones — including Denali, the tallest peak in North America.

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