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Honors College Banquet celebrates best, brightest

April 20, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

The fourth annual Honors College Banquet at GCU Arena on Thursday was an outstanding celebration recognizing the academic excellence, commitment, leadership and impact of the University’s high achievers. “It’s always so hard to pick one or two award recipients because as celebratory as this event is, they are all so deserving of recognition,” said Breanna Naegeli, Assistant Dean of the Honors College.

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Students will miss Maxson for a world of reasons

April 19, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Dr. Charles Maxson is retiring after 34 years at GCU, and students talked at length about all the things they have learned from the College of Humanities and Social Sciences professor. Mainly, they appreciated one-on-one conversations with him.

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Students Inspiring Students fete displays excellence

April 18, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

The annual Students Inspiring Students scholarship banquet on Tuesday was a true testament of not only the student’s hard work, but that of the families, teachers and community leaders who together are making a difference in the lives of hundreds of high school students. “This is not just Grand Canyon University – it’s a whole bunch of people coming together and saying that as a greater West Valley community we can do something significant through the lives of the students that are coming up in this next generation,” said President Brian Mueller.

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Choir to shine a light at GCU — and Carnegie Hall

April 16, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

“There’s nothing like it,” Dr. Juan de Dios Hernandez says of performing at Carnegie Hall, which he and 120 GCU vocalists will do April 23. The campus community has one last chance to see those vocalists in concert before their big trip. The Canyon Choral Society will tackle Morten Lauridsen’s “Lux Aeterna” and Dan Forrest’s “Jubilate Deo” at 7 p.m. Wednesday at First Southern Baptist Church.

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Students learn from ad campaign that holds water

April 12, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

The Colangelo School of Sports Business brought in another prominent speaker Wednesday, but it wasn’t someone directly from the sports world. Ed Huber, Vice President/General Manager of The Clorox Company, talked about the successful advertising campaign for Brita water-filtering pitchers that he launched with basketball star Steph Curry.

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Twin events will double the entrepreneurial spirit

April 06, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

The Colangelo College of Business will be host to two major entrepreneurial events Wednesday afternoon — an educational seminar for angel investors and then the AZ Conscious Capitalism Collegiate Challenge, which will feature two Grand Canyon University entries competing against teams from six other Arizona universities and community colleges. Both events are free and open to everyone.

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Songwriters Showcase ready to air it out(side)

April 05, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

The Canyon Worship Songwriters Showcase will have a new look for its Spring 2018 version — it will be on the outdoor patio of the Canyon 49 Grill. Everyone on campus is invited to listen to songs written and performed by Center for Worship Arts students.

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Crowder sounds off on message in his ‘folktronica’

April 04, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Contemporary Christian music artist David Crowder said that early in his music career all he wanted to do was not mess everything up. But now the multiple Grammy nominee said he hopes his music conveys words that really make an impact on people. Crowder, who is on his “American Prodigal 3.0” tour, will bring what he calls his “folktronica” sound to GCU Arena on Sunday, April 8.

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Canyon Challenge finalists show event’s evolution

March 23, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

The Canyon Challenge is coming up on Wednesday, and this year it will feature five companies that really are companies, not just ideas for companies. “They are actually selling – at a very early, early, early, super early stage. But, nonetheless, they’re selling,” said Tim Kelley, who supervises the entrepreneurial event.

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Safety in numbers: GCU, Phoenix Police team up

March 23, 2018 / by / 1 Comment

People who live in the neighborhood around Grand Canyon University say they can easily see the positive effects of the Neighborhood Safety Initiative, GCU’s partnership with the Phoenix Police Department.

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