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SAS Building creates new arc for student services

January 29, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

When students returned for the spring semester, no doubt they noticed the latest addition to campus — the five-story Student Advising Services Building on a prominent spot on the Promenade, between the Student Life and College of Humanities and Social Sciences buildings. The structure was designed to be impressive and welcoming, since it’s where prospective students and their families likely will first get to know the University in the first-floor Antelope Reception Center. It’s also where Student Services, whose counselors meet with existing students, has found a new home, along with Admissions. “I just think it’s going to have a new energy that’s reflective of our culture and how we serve and support,” said Vice President of Operations Sarah Boeder.

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New building, Herd Stop are biggest spring additions

December 31, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

The second decade of the new millennium has come to an end, and it was a big decade of explosive grown for Grand Canyon University — not that the University isn’t continuing to evolve. The new decade begins with the opening of the new five-story Student Advising Services Building, the largest post-tension structure on campus, along with the introduction of the Herd Stop mini-mart on the first floor of the Antelope Apartments. The semester also will see the return of the usual suspects, from TEDxGCU to Mr. GCU, the College of Fine Arts and Production’s presentation of Shakespeare’s “The Tempest,” and, of course, men’s basketball at the WAC tournament. Here’s a look of what’s coming up this first semester of 2020.

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GCU’s builder has blueprint for success: teamwork

August 09, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

Just one builder constructing almost an entire university? It’s unheard of. But it’s something Pono Construction, under the leadership of owner Butch Glispie, has done, beginning with North Rim Apartments in 1986. For 33 years, Glispie and his team of subcontractors have helped carry out the vision of the University, raising and renovating more than 60 structures on campus.

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Architecture of GCU: The past meets the future

August 09, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

GCU doesn’t quite look like other universities. Instead of Georgian colonial- or Greek revival-inspired structures, the University’s buildings are more futuristic, with their rectangular shapes that jut in and out, spans of glass, and touches of color, such as warm yellows, oranges and greens. But those designs also incorporate a nod to the University’s past with their brick bases. “The campus is rooted in its history. That’s why you see this (brick) block, which is really the strong foundation of the Christian values that ground the campus,” said suoLL architect Caroline Lobo.

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Special delivery: New Mail Center opens on campus

July 22, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

A new Grand Canyon University mail center opened Monday to meet the needs of a growing student population and its consumer habits of shopping online. Stephanie Salas said the center will process more than 1,500 packages every day. Inside the complex located across the bridge of the Little Canyon Trail in Building 44 is a huge warehouse filled with shelves that will be holding everything from shipped bicycles to lamps and refrigerators. After all, Salas said, it is a “click-and-shop generation.”

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New apartments to add even more color to campus

June 27, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

Three new apartment buildings on Grand Canyon University’s campus will add 1,800 beds for returning students when construction is completed later this summer. The new apartments add to a growing population of students living on campus, a four-fold increase since 2012.

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Going up! The inside stories of a building project

May 28, 2019 / by / 2 Comments

The entertainment just keeps building for employees in the Student Life and College of Humanities and Social Sciences buildings — they get to watch the new Student Advising Services building go up next door. The process has fascinated people so much, GCU Today decided to explain in more detail what they’re watching.

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New food, fun options on campus are almost here

January 07, 2019 / by / 1 Comment

It’s another big year of construction at GCU: Pita Jungle … Taco Bell … Canyon Activities Center … Student Advising Center … three more apartment buildings plus a pool … another parking garage … which will include a new Mail Center. All are on the docket for this year, and the grand openings of the first three are imminent.

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Slideshow: Expansion continues on GCU’s east side

August 07, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Theresa Smith GCU News Bureau The east side of the Grand Canyon University campus is rapidly expanding. Just beyond Little Canyon Trail, the Colangelo College of Business building is rising, right next to Agave Apartments and down 30th Drive from the Canyon Activity Center, which will house multiple courts for intramurals and club sports.  

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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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