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Their expertise reaches students where they live

July 26, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

With an unprecedented 12,000 students living on the Grand Canyon University campus beginning next month, Lopes Resident Directors D.J. Heyward, Rachel Patton and Katie Ellis shared strategies to build relationships with Resident Assistant’s RA’s and RD’s, participate in floor and hall activities, and confer on a roommate agreement to build harmony.

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Dance Whisperer Genung-Koch has team on move

July 25, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Grand Canyon University Dance team coach Jacque Genung-Koch is the driving force behind the phenomenal success of the program, which integrates with the Cheer team, Thunder, the Havocs and the band for a highly charged atmosphere at athletic contests and campus and community events. She says there’s more anticipation than ever for this year.

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GCU grad rates hit 58% for traditional students, 65% online

July 20, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

The four-year graduation rate for traditional students at Grand Canyon University has climbed to 58 percent for the 2014 cohort, while the graduation rate for online students sits at 65 percent. When the current management team assumed a leadership role at the University in 2008, those numbers were 40 and 48 percent, respectively. GCU will welcome approximately 7,200 new students to campus in August, bringing total enrollment to 20,500.

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Paint Night: Students’ brush with creativity

July 18, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Grand Canyon University summer school students reveled in the opportunity to chat, munch on refreshments and channel their inner van Gogh at Paint Night, a Canyon Activities Board-sponsored event. The results were amazing: bold, colorful canvases, from black birds against a sunset to a baby blue narwhal to a prickly pear cactus and a giant pineapple.

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Student government leaders already hard at work

July 10, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

The leaders of the Associated Students of GCU (ASGCU) are running a small business this summer. In preparation for the school year, they are planning events, budgeting, hiring vendors and student leaders, and publicizing their efforts to maximize student engagement. Each of the four leaders brings leadership experience to their collaborative effort, thanks to their campus jobs.

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New chefs reconnect at Canyon 49 Grill

July 06, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

The new chefs at Canyon 49 Grill know a thing or two about working with each other. They met more than a decade ago at a resort, where they cooked together for six years in multiple restaurants. They say their past experience has made the transition to GCU a fun one, and they agree with the herd: There’s something different about this place. “Here, it’s like a family,” Sous Chef Mike Willison said.

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Student, staff, faculty reflect on Independence Day

July 03, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Members of the GCU community — a student, a faculty member, an online staff member, a campus staff member and an academic leader — reflect on the meaning of Independence Day and describe how they will celebrate with family and friends.

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GCU nonprofit transaction completed

July 02, 2018 / by / 3 Comments

Under the terms of a transaction that closed on July 1, 2018, Grand Canyon Education sold Grand Canyon University to a nonprofit entity that will retain the GCU name. The transaction returns GCU to its historical roots as a nonprofit university and ensures the long-term legacy of both GCU and GCE.

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Construction projects cooking, including Taco Bell

June 29, 2018 / by / 1 Comment

Campus construction projects are barreling forward this summer, from the addition of 1,000 field-level seats at GCU Ballpark that will put spectators right in the action, to a new Lope Shop, two new residence halls, a soon-to-be-completed parking garage, a new Colangelo College of Business building, a new Canyon Activities Center, and perhaps the most exciting addition for students — a long-anticipated Taco Bell. The projects are on track, many of them expected to be completed by the time students arrive for the fall semester.

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Lopetrotters: exploring Blarney Castle in the Republic of Ireland

June 28, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

  Grand Canyon University employee Wacey Ray Hancock shows his Lopes spirit on a trip to the famous Blarney Castle in the Republic of Ireland, near the city of Cork.  Hancock traveled there with his wife, Jenny. Hancock lived in Ireland from 2008-10 on a mission for his church, so he was eager to revisit friends and see new sites. Traveling around the United States or to a distant land? Wear purple, pose in front of a famous site and email the photo to GCU Today.  Contact Theresa Smith at (602) 639-7457 or theresa.smith@gcu.edu.

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