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From parking to Pita Jungle, the build is on at GCU

May 21, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Construction is a staple of summer at Grand Canyon University, but this year it’s even more noticeable. There’s a long list of projects, many of them major additions. Here’s everything you need to know.

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Nike store, tech area, boutique part of new Lope Shop

May 16, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

The Lope Shop will have a lot of space to fill as it moves into its new home in the old College of Doctoral Studies. The campus retail store will be going from 1,800 to 9,500 square feet and will include a Nike concept store, boutique, women’s fashion area, technology department and much more. The 12-week build is getting underway this summer with plans to reopen the store in its new home a week before students return for Welcome Week.

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2017-18 GCU Year in Review: The top 10 stories

May 03, 2018 / by / 2 Comments

The top 10 stories of the academic year at Grand Canyon University begin with a no-doubter — the University’s non-profit application being approved by the Higher Learning Commission. But there was a lot of other big news, and then there was the development that peopled just loved.

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27th Avenue Fitness Center expanded, improved

January 16, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s 27th Avenue Fitness Center got a fancy spiff-up over the holidays in a renovation that expanded the women’s and men’s locker rooms and added some space and new equipment.

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GCU’s east side quietly becoming a destination

January 11, 2018 / by / 3 Comments

The east side of campus is a beehive of construction activity — coming later this year are two new apartment buildings, a four-story Colangelo College of Business building, a club sports facility and another parking garage. Many students have found that they enjoy living there, and it’s about to become even more of a destination.

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Making way for new CCOB building

November 28, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Slaven Gujic GCU News Bureau The Colter office complex, which housed the Facilities department at Grand Canyon University, is being demolished to make way for the new Colangelo College of Business building. The College of Fine Arts and Production classrooms on the south side of the complex will remain in use temporarily, but the other offices were scheduled to come down later Tuesday.  

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It’s game on with summertime construction projects

June 28, 2017 / by / 1 Comment

Compared to past summers, campus construction is a tad quieter this year. But there’s still lots of high-profile activity obvious to anyone walking on the west side, where the baseball and softball stadiums both will get new grandstands and the Lopes Performance Center soon will have expanded training and sports medicine facilities. The new Diamondback Hall apartments on the east side of campus also are on schedule.

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GCU 2016-17 Year in Review: Like a good neighbor …

May 02, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

It was another busy year at Grand Canyon University, with new facilities opening (of course) and other advancements. But the focus, as always, was on serving the student population and the surrounding neighborhood.

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New apartments on track for August opening

April 07, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

The most high profile current construction project on campus is the six-story Diamondback Apartments, located north of the parking garage at 29th Avenue and Camelback Road. They are expected to be ready for the 2017-18 school year. Work is scheduled to begin next month on the remodel of Brazell Stadium and the second phase of GCU Softball Stadium.

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Employee meeting shows how busy GCU has been

January 17, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

The all-employee meeting Friday contained a lot of facts and figures, all presented by President Brian Mueller with an enthusiasm that befits GCU’s continued advancements. He provided details of the five major site visits by major organizations in the last three months.

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