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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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In view: The new 27th Avenue offices are here

October 27, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s new state-of-the-art office building at 27th Avenue and Camelback Road, which will bring employees from Peoria and Tempe to the main campus, is set to open this weekend. It will house more than half of all the employees at the University and includes a new parking garage and easy access to the Canyon 49 Grill. In addition, a new park is being built on the property.

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A beautiful site: GCU Stadium is ready for action

August 19, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Of all the facilities on campus in the last year, GCU stadium will be the first one a lot of people notice. But students will reap the benefits of many others.

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GCU adding 10 new sports facilities in 2 years

August 16, 2016 / by / 4 Comments

By Jeannette Cruz GCU News Bureau New construction projects in Grand Canyon University’s $1 billion expansion continue to transform the campus, and GCU athletes and visitors alike will benefit from the 10 new state-of-the-art sports facilities scheduled to be completed within the next two years. The “GCU 10 in 2” initiative begins Aug. 26 with the opening of 3,000-seat GCU Stadium, which will host GCU athletics and University events. “This is a historic time for our athletic program as we enter the final year of our four-year transition period to Division I athletics,” said Mike Vaught, vice president of athletics. “We want to be Top 25 in everything that we do, and these incredible facilities will help us continue to compete at the highest level and strive for excellence both academically and athletically. I can’t think of another university in the country that has embarked on such an ambitious construction project in such a short time frame, but that’s how we do things at GCU.” Men’s soccer coach Schellas Hyndman, who ranks sixth in NCAA history in men’s soccer victories, said GCU Stadium will be “one of the best fields in collegiate soccer.” The stadium, which sits on the west end of campus, has natural grass in […]

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