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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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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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TEDx speaker lineup provides fresh connections

February 20, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

TEDx, a series of talks designed to be thought-provoking and inspirational, is coming to Grand Canyon University for the second time on Friday night, with a group of speakers who instantly connected when they met for the first time at the preview event last month. That synergy should be evident during their presentations.

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University lifts ’em up, and GCU Magazine tells how

February 02, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

The February issue of GCU Magazine contains a story that is heartbreaking and at the same time heartwarming — the details of a Grand Canyon University pilot program that is coming to the aid of the struggling Murphy Elementary School District. In a similar vein, the issue also features two other uplifting stories: what GCU’s crime-smashing partnership with the Phoenix Police Department has meant to local residents, and former basketball player Jerome Garrison’s quest to get a gymnasium built at his Avondale charter school. And there’s more: the impact of international athletes at the University, GCU’s continuing emphasis on cybersecurity education, its leadership in the online education community and the story behind the organization that’s now running Right to Fight Children’s Cancer. To view the digital version of the magazine, click here.

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ASGCU debate illuminates initiatives, inclusiveness

January 30, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

The Associated Students of Grand Canyon University held its 2018-2019 debate Monday night. Candidates for president and vice president were given the opportunity to highlight their platforms and discuss important issues on campus in front of hundreds of students, staff and faculty at GCBC on the second floor of the Student Union.

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‘Think A+ Tour’ builds rap-port with young students

January 26, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Nate Whitsett, who got his Master of Arts in Teaching from Grand Canyon University in 2011, decided to resign from his classroom job because he wanted to take his teaching method around the country. Thus was born the “Think A+ Tour,” in which Whitsett teaches by using rap music.

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There’s no skating around these life lessons

January 12, 2018 / by / 1 Comment

Mike Smith has a pretty common-sounding name, but his entrepreneurial message is anything but common. Students at his talk Thursday were riveted by the story of how he has built his nonprofits and the tips he has for making things happen in today’s world.

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Graduation is family celebration for congresswoman

December 15, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Rep. Grace Napolitano showed up at Grand Canyon University Friday to see her grandson walk across the stage. Napolitano smiled and made her way through the crowd inside GCU Arena following the ceremony and shared her admiration for the University, her excitement for her grandson’s achievement and her hope for the future.

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Impactful commencement hits home with graduates

December 15, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Many of the graduates at winter commencement are the smarties who earn extra credits, work extra hard and make a big impact even though they graduate in fewer than four years. But, for them, Friday’s ceremonies are a bit bittersweet because of the relationships they built and the experiences they had in their relatively short stay at GCU.

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Unlocking new business model for evening cohorts

November 28, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

The goal of the Colangelo College of Business is to make sure its graduates are learning the way the world is working today — and will be working well beyond tomorrow. That’s why cohort students are being taught the importance of Blockchain.

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