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How campus culture embraces students with autism

February 07, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

As Grand Canyon University grows, more students arriving on campus are identified with autism spectrum disorders. Efforts to welcome and include these students occur naturally on a campus where students look out for each other. Intentional efforts are expanding all across campus, from faculty members to Student Disability Services staffers who have implemented a new program, ASD Connection, to boost social and academic support. Part 1 of GCU Today’s series on the University’s approach to students on the spectrum includes the viewpoint of Austin Forney, a GCU junior who shared the highs and lows of navigating college life.

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Concert to share songs of faith with east Phoenix

February 06, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

The Music Department will venture into east Phoenix for the first time to present its Masterworks Concert, “Songs of Faith,” to reach new audiences. The concert will be performed Thursday at First United Methodist Church of Phoenix and Feb. 15 at Paradise Valley United Methodist Church.

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GCU Magazine shows how student enterprises work

February 06, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

The February issue of GCU Magazine has been distributed to the purple bins across the main campus and at 27th Avenue, and it features an in-depth look at the GCU enterprises that have become game-changers for both students and local residents.

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Grand Canyon University extends invitation to Ben Shapiro to speak on campus

February 05, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

Grand Canyon University announced Tuesday that it is extending an invitation to conservative commentator Ben Shapiro to speak on its campus.

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Ready, set, go: Chapel message prepares the way

February 05, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

Students worry about being prepared for their next big test and eventual career, but Dr. Tim Griffin urged them to focus on a different kind of preparation when he delivered his Chapel message Monday. The Pastor and Dean of Students said it’s far more important to prepare ourselves for eternal life.

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Yonan-Malkin ticket wins ASGCU election

February 04, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

The creativity of the Samuel Yonan-Bret Malkin campaign paid dividends when all the votes were counted late Friday night. Yonan-Malkin were elected as president and vice president, respectively, of the Associated Students of Grand Canyon University (ASGCU) over the team of Jacob Montgomery and Anthony Clark. Along with humorous posters, the winning pair used an interactive billboard to exchange ideas with potential voters, asking them to write down what they “Don’t Stop Believing in …’’. Among their proposed initiatives for the 2019-2020 academic year: a Church Fair and adding a House of Representatives to ASGCU to include more students. One member from each of the approximately 150 clubs on campus would comprise the HOR.

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GCU statement regarding decision to cancel Ben Shapiro speaking engagement

February 01, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

Grand Canyon University released a statement regarding its decision to cancel a speaking engagement on campus by Ben Shapiro that had been scheduled by a student club.

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Violins of Hope bring story of Holocaust to campus

February 01, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

In the Theatre Department’s “Who Will Carry the Word?”, the characters are determined that at least one of them must survive to tell their story. It’s a theme shared by the Violins of Hope, a collection of violins restored by Israeli master violin maker and restorer Amnon Weinstein. The instruments were played by Jewish musicians during the Holocaust. Like the play, the violins also tell the stories of the victims and survivors of the Holocaust. Weinstein, his son Avshalom, and a few of the instruments will be on campus Feb. 15-16 in conjunction with the presentation of the play, just one of the stage productions, art exhibits, concerts and more in the two-month-long Violins of Hope program being brought to Phoenix in February and March by the Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix.

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White House internship was in family’s DNA

January 31, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

Kara Morrow is the first GCU Honors College student to be selected for a White House internship. The 2018 graduate is surrounded by exceptional students. Her sister, Kelsey, is a 2015 GCU graduate slated to complete chiropractor school in May, and her brother, Kaleb, a GCU freshman, is a National Merit Finalist and an aspiring forensic scientist.

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Difference-making accounting students earn grants

January 31, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

Two proteges of Dr. Kelly Damron of the Colangelo College of Business, Carlos Canchola and Meghan Metzger, each earned a $1,500 scholarship from the Accounting advisory board. For the students, it’s another step toward taking the Certified Public Accountant exam. For Damron, it’s two more examples of how she inspires students.

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