Archive for January, 2018

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Grand Canyon University submits application to return to non-profit status

January 05, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Grand Canyon University has submitted an updated application to the Higher Learning Commission to re-establish the institution as a non-profit university upon its purchase of certain academic-related assets from Grand Canyon Education, Inc. (GCE). Following the sale, GCE would operate as a for-profit third-party provider of educational and related services to GCU and potentially, in the future, to other universities.

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FAQs for transaction to re-establish GCU as a nonprofit institution

January 05, 2018 / by / 2 Comments

Editor’s note: These FAQs, originally posted on Jan. 5, 2018, were updated on July 2, 2018, to reflect the completion of the transaction. Why is GCU returning to its nonprofit status? The transaction reverts the University to the historical nonprofit roots it held from 1949-2004. That is in the best long-term interests of our students, faculty and staff, and community, in that it would: Provide faculty and students equitable opportunities to participate in academic and co-curricular opportunities with our peer institutions without being segregated based on tax-status. Open up the world of nonprofit philanthropic giving, grant writing and research opportunities. Better enable the University to continue to hold the line on tuition – which has been frozen on the ground campus for 10 years – and keep higher education affordable for all socioeconomic classes of Americans. Allow the University to continue to invest in infrastructure and maximize opportunities for faculty/staff growth. Maximize opportunities for continued investments in the community. Provide the opportunity for the University to become a full voting member of the NCAA. In short, this return to our historical nonprofit status conveys an accurate reflection of who GCU is today and will be in the future. How does […]

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New program provides S.M.A.R.T. fitness solutions

January 04, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

There’s no better time for employees at Grand Canyon University to reconsider resolutions and choose new fitness solutions. “Wellness 360,” a new program designed to promote healthier lifestyles, is featuring the New Year Solutions Challenge and soon will start Weight Watchers and healthy-cooking classes.

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Spring schedule set for Chapel, The Gathering

January 04, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

The spring semester schedules for Chapel and The Gathering are set, and Chapel will feature new first-time speakers — one of whom, in particular, has quite a story to share. Chapel begins at 11:15 a.m. Mondays (except holidays or during breaks) in GCU Arena.

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Expanded facilities making workouts an easy fit

January 03, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Students and staffers have more workout resources than ever this academic year after the expansion of the Lopes Performance Center. The LPC added space and equipment, giving students 11,000 square feet of combined space in the second-floor fitness and weight rooms.

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Fitness Facts: Cut the sugar!

January 03, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

We’ve been hearing it for years — you need to limit the amount of your sugar intake. In the latest Fitness Facts, Connie Colbert lists all the different names for sugar and how it affects the body.

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Dr. Deb’s Mental Health Vitamin: Tackle the new year!

January 02, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

In this week’s Mental Health Vitamin, Dr. Deb Wade urges everyone to take on the new year with a positive spirit that will make it a year to remember — for the better.

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GCU visit rewards Yuma students who stepped up

January 02, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Students from Crane Elementary School District don’t have a lot to give. Many struggle with poverty. Yet they have the biggest hearts, helping make shoes for children in Africa and spreading kindness through Ben’s Bells. They recently won the “Be the Change” video contest organized by the Arizona School Board Association. The prize? A trip to GCU.

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