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GCU Team on the Road to Joplin!

June 02, 2011 / by / 1 Comment

GCU’s tornado-relief team of three — Enrollment Counselor Aaron Johnson, Community Outreach Manager Jose Moreno and Communications Specialist Jennifer Willis — hit the road Thursday morning for southwestern Missouri. They’re planning to stop in Amarillo, Texas, for the night and be in Joplin, Mo., by late afternoon Friday. The generous donations of GCU employees and the Phoenix community filled a van and a U-Haul trailer with clothing and toiletries. The rest of the donations collected will be transported by semi to Joplin in the next week to 10 days. Gift cards with a total value of more than $1,200 also were donated and are being taken along by the team. A special ’Lopes Up to staffers who helped sort clothing and supplies and load the van and trailer Wednesday afternoon and evening at McKinley Hall. The can-do crew included Chad Troxel, Chrystal Phillips, Lanae Benser, Geneva Dellabitta, Atiya Bynum, Ericka Rodriguez Vazquez, James Orosco, Tristan Crooks, Sean Piper, Clinton Harris, Heather DiFrancesco and Ami Francisco.

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GCU Drive Receives Suns, Mercury Support

June 01, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

The clothing and supplies drive for residents of Joplin, Mo., displaced by the May 22 tornado received news coverage Wednesday morning by Channels 3, 10 and 12 from US Airways Center in downtown Phoenix. The Suns and Mercury collected toiletries for the drive at the arena’s Casino Arizona Pavilion. GCU was represented by Thunder, members of the Event Services team and Community Outreach Manager Jose Moreno. Boxes were donated by Quick Product Solutions. GCU’s team of three — Moreno, Enrollment Counselor Aaron Johnson (a Joplin native) and Communications Specialist Jennifer Willis — will leave for southwestern Missouri early Thursday morning in a van packed with donations. You can follow them via daily updates on Herd on Campus.  

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Online Students ‘Friend’ GCU for Campus Connections

May 17, 2011 / by / 16 Comments

Online learning is a unique experience. Online students do not have the chance to hang out in the hallway before class. They do not get lunch in the cafeteria. They do not get to play volleyball on the sand courts by the pool. A group of online students wanted a deeper connection with Grand Canyon University despite never setting foot on its campus. How have they done it? Facebook, of course.

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GCU’s Class of 2011 Shares Stadium Stage

May 06, 2011 / by / 13 Comments

Grand Canyon University gave a rousing sendoff Friday afternoon to the Class of 2011 and to Chase Field in downtown Phoenix, in the final Commencement to be held at the home of the Arizona Diamondbacks. With the opening of the 5,000-seat Arena in September, Commencement will be on campus next spring. An estimated 2,200 degree candidates participated Friday in the ceremony at the baseball stadium, which hosted GCU for the third consecutive year. The University conferred more than 8,000 degrees, and those included the first members of its College of Doctoral Studies.

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Herd’s Unsung Heroes: Wonder Woman Tonja Smith

April 27, 2011 / by / 9 Comments

With Tonja Smith, GCU’s corporate travel manager and senior event planner, the engine is always running. There is no “off” switch. It’s running when she shows up for work at 5 a.m. in Annex II, ready to jump on the phone and dash off emails from her cubicle. It’s even running when she’s delivering a baby and the Antelopes’ head baseball coach is trying to reach her to make a change in plans for a trip. (True story. Happened four years ago, and she got kicked out of the hospital’s recovery room over it.)

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April ‘FYP’ Now Available on Campus and Online

April 25, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

The April 2011 issue of FYP is now available at locations around campus including the Student Union, the Promenade, Latte Dah, Canyon Cafe and more. Get your copy at locations all around Grand Canyon University or click here for the PDF version.

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Latino Student Union Hosts Festival April 21

April 19, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

Join the Latino Student Union for its April Festival on Thursday, April 21 at 5 p.m. on the Mariposa Lawn. The event features activities and entertainment for families, including music, dancers, face painting, an Easter Egg Hunt and more.

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Slideshow: Soccer, Volleyball Win ‘Clash of Titans’

April 14, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

Eight Antelope fall and winter sports teams participated Wednesday evening in “Clash of the Titans,” an end-of-the-year event organized by strength and conditioning coach Chuck Howard and his Performance Athletics staff. On the men’s side, the soccer team prevailed against a field that included basketball, wrestling and swimming. On the women’s side, volleyball came in first against the same three sports.

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How to Complete On and Off Campus Housing Applications

April 04, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

ALL STUDENTS MUST COMPLETE EITHER AN ON-CAMPUS OR OFF-CAMPUS APPLICATION

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Q&A: Student Housing Costs for Fall

March 31, 2011 / by / 8 Comments

The Office of Campus Life has announced several changes in student housing and campus amenities that will take place for the summer and fall of 2011.

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