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Delta Mu Delta student leaders go on growth spurt

December 10, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s chapter in Delta Mu Delta, the international business honor society, just keeps growing in numbers and stature, and this fall that meant growing its leadership group as well. Because the three top officers all will be gone after this week, new leaders had to be recruited and trained. Thanks to President Shannon Walker, it got done.

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Virtual museum, other VR projects exhibit promise

December 10, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

Virtual museums, virtual tours of the White House, a virtual skeletal cadaver lab — they all became reality in Dr. Isac Artzi’s CS 320 Human-Computer Interaction Class. Computer science students created a slew of imaginative VR and mixed reality projects, which they presented during a mini VR showcase on Monday. The class has come a long way since the College of Science, Engineering and Technology invested in one virtual reality headset not too long ago. Now students have access to 14 such devices. It’s one more tool to help make them even more industry-ready.

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Santa Calls dials up Canyon Challenge victory

December 09, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

The first Canyon Challenge entrepreneurial competition held in December was won, appropriately, by a Christmas-oriented business, Santa Calls. What appealed to the judges was the fact that the idea could be expanded beyond this time of year.

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What’s new? The talent at Songwriters Showcase

December 03, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

The Songwriters Showcase, a twice-a-year gathering on the Canyon 49 Grill patio to hear the latest songs Worship Arts students have written, once again featured several who have been regulars on the Canyon Worship albums, but there were plenty of new faces and sounds Monday night. “It’s so neat to see people rising right up and filling spots when people leave,” said Dr. Randall Downs, Coordinator of the Worship Arts program.

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Slideshow: Songwriters Showcase

December 03, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by David Kadlubowski GCU News Bureau The Worship Arts programs’ Songwriters Showcase convened again Monday night on the Canyon 49 Grill patio. Students performed the songs they hope will make the Canyon Worship album.      

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GCU freezes tuition for 12th consecutive year

December 02, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

PHOENIX (Nov. 12, 2019) – For the 12th year in a row, Grand Canyon University has remained committed to its students by freezing tuition costs. The private Christian university’s ground campus tuition will remain at $16,500 for the 2020-21 school year. A large majority of students – more than 90% – receive institutional scholarships that bring the average tuition cost to approximately $8,700, which is comparable to public universities and well below other private schools. That total does not include federal aid such as Pell grants and subsidized student loans or external scholarships that lower students’ out-of-pocket expenses further. According to “Trends in College Pricing” released by the College Board, the average annual cost to attend a four-year public college in 2019-20 rose 2.3% to $10,440, while tuition and fees at four-year private institutions increased by 3.4% to $36,880 during the same period. GCU also remains very competitive when it comes to room and board. The average cost of room and board at a four-year public college rose to $11,510 in 2019-20 and to $12,990 at a four-year private institution. GCU’s average room and board cost is just $8,038 per year even though roughly 50% of the university’s beds are […]

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Fa-la-la-la-lots of ideas for GCU holiday gifts

November 26, 2019 / by / 2 Comments

From GCU-branded sherpas, socks and ties to a Stay-and-Play package for golf and a stay at GCU Hotel, you’ll find something for every Lopes fan in the family in our first Christmas gift guide.

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Thunderbots earn award at robotics tournament

November 25, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

GCU News Bureau The GCU Robotics team, the Thunderbots, competed earlier this month in the VEX U Fall Tournament, a preliminary/practice competition, at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott. The team earned the Judges Award, given to a team the judges felt should be recognized for its efforts and outstanding character. “I am extremely pleased with their performance as a team. We have a large number of freshmen on the team this year that haven’t experienced a collegiate-level competition. I think that everyone learned from this experience, and we are well prepared to redesign our robots for the spring competition,” said Ed Koeneman, team advisor and an electrical engineering technology instructor in the College of Science, Engineering and Technology. GCU Robotics has had a busy semester, not only in preparing for the practice competition, but in hosting the Girl Powered STEM workshop for fourth through eighth grade girls. The next competition for the 19-member Thunderbots is Feb. 22 at Embry-Riddle.

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Innovation Center offers a lot, including students

November 21, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

It didn’t take long for the new Innovation Center to get noticed by entrepreneurs across the Valley — it attracted 25 businesses in its first 2 1/2 months. The reason is simple: It has many aspects that make it an attractive deal, especially the fact that hiring GCU students is part of the package.

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Slideshow: ‘Hanging of the Greens’

November 21, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Elizabeth Tinajero GCU News Bureau GCU students got in the Christmas spirit Wednesday night at “Hanging of the Greens” in GCU Arena. The annual formal dance was called “Fa La Land” this year and featured plenty of food, music and, of course, dancing.  

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