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Student Parking Plan in Works for Increased Campus Traffic in Fall

April 30, 2012 / by / 2 Comments

The GCU campus is expected to hold nearly 7,000 students by next school year, meaning that parking violations will be strictly enforced beginning in August as traffic volumes peak.

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Dr. James Beggs, GCU’s Resident Rapper, Leaving a Legacy of Good Cheer

April 30, 2012 / by / 4 Comments

After a 37-year teaching career, including the last 11 at GCU, Beggs is retiring at the end of the school year. As part of the farewell, several GCU employees paid tribute to him in the same way that he did for so many others – with a rap video. Beggs also has done his own video about his retirement.

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Class of 2012: Saenz a Servant and a Scholar

April 27, 2012 / by / 1 Comment

Not many students relish the community atmosphere at Grand Canyon University as much as Raul Saenz. The Servant Scholar program brought Saenz to GCU, and he’s leaving with a truckload of memories as the first graduate of the program.

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‘Kony 2012’ Campaign Against Ugandan Rebel Leader Comes to GCU

April 19, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

On Friday, Invisible Children will lead an international night of activism titled “Cover the Night.” GCU students will hold a prayer vigil at 7 p.m. on the Quad in front of the Arena before fanning out in groups to post fliers and introduce people to the issues surrounding Joseph Kony.

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Prescott Hall to Welcome Student Life, Health Services, Career Services, ASGCU

April 19, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

Student Life’s new office space in the residence hall will have a lounge area, conference room, 12 offices for staff, plus a separate office space with outside access for ASGCU.

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Moriah Peters Celebrates New CD Before Appreciative Campus Crowd at Thunder Alley

April 18, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

Peters’ strong, soulful voice has hints of R&B, country, folk and pop, similar to what Christian-music audiences have heard for years from Amy Grant. The GCU freshman is off to Florida this weekend as one of the opening acts for the band MercyMe.

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Is It Hot Enough Yet for This? Does Anyone Care?

April 17, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

Warmer weather brought about a little water slide merriment on the northwestern corner of the intramural field on Monday afternoon. The event, organized by the fifth-floor residential assistants at Prescott Hall, was open to anyone who wasn’t afraid to get a little wet. “The RAs usually plan events at night, but these particular girls just wanted to do something a little different,” said Nicole Clifton, residential director for Prescott Hall. The first 100-degree day of 2012 could be on the way this weekend.  

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Students Serve the City at Christian Recovery House, Catholic Monastery

April 16, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

Most of the volunteers, including the GCU men’s and women’s basketball teams, settled at the Phoenix Dream Center. The previously run-down motel south of Indian School Road on Grand Avenue houses 300 residents recovering from years of heavy drug use, prostitution and crimes that landed many in prison.

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Need for Student Leaders to Increase With Influx of Campus Residents

April 13, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

About 1,500 students currently live on campus. By this fall, the number climbs to around 3,200. Campus officials already have begun training and organizing dozens of new student leaders to cover the numbers of underclassmen filling two new residence halls.

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Mann, Ely Head to Washington, D.C., for Student Leadership Summit

April 13, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

The National Campus Leadership Council Summit is an opportunity to hear from Washington decision makers on issues such as the national debt, job opportunities, financial aid, educational assistance and environmental policy.

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