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Counseling director emphasizes compassion

May 19, 2014 / by / 3 Comments

Grand Canyon University program director Noé Vargas oversees academic counseling programs that groom students to help people struggling with behavioral issues, addiction and mental illness.

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GCU’s 1st Ph.D. a heady accomplishment

May 19, 2014 / by / 2 Comments

The first learner to complete the Ph.D. program at GCU impressed everyone with her efficiency, but she gives the credit to the presence of God in the process.

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Student vets club president sets sights high

May 16, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s chapter of Student Veterans of America has grown to nearly 300 ground campus members and 3,000 online. New chapter president Ben Verseman says the SVA has proposed an expansion of the campus Veterans Center to keep pace with growth.

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With upper deck in place, Arena on schedule

May 16, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

The concrete for the new upper deck at GCU Arena has been poured, which means much of the heavy lifting has been done.

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Digital design program hosts portfolio review

May 15, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Nearly 40 local designers, including Grand Canyon University students, met in the College of Arts and Sciences building to have their portfolios reviewed in a first-of-its-kind event on campus.

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Pre-science coordinators guide health care students

May 13, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

College of Arts and Sciences staffers Cherissa Chacon and Helen Howard serve as pre-science coordinators, helping pre-med students and others develop the portfolios they need for graduate schools.

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Student Union’s new interior pairs academics, food

May 12, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

The Grand Canyon University Student Union received an aesthetic upgrade earlier this year, swapping its outdated beach motif for a more modern, student-focused design. The new look features images of three-dimensional, over-sized utensils, images of famous faces and giant pull quotes about food.

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Duty calls 30,000 feet up, and GCU alumna answers

May 09, 2014 / by / 1 Comment

GCU alumna Courtney Mitchelle was at least 30,000 feet above Ireland, bound for Frankfurt, Germany, when a fellow passenger became ill with stroke-like symptoms. Mitchell, a nursing college graduate, didn’t hestitate to help out with the medical emergency.

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Former Olympian gives boot camp a lift

May 08, 2014 / by / 1 Comment

GCU academic admissions counselor Jackie Johnson has a lot of stories to tell from her experience as a heptathlete in the 2008 Summer Olympics.

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GCU introduces Center for Worship Arts

May 07, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

GCU pulled out all the artistic stops Tuesday evening with the official launch of its Center for Worship Arts, which will begin training students in worship ministry this fall. The event was filled with lights, inspirational music by the University’s Chapel band, and a conversation between Dr. Jason Hiles, dean of the College of Theology where the Center is housed, and Bart Millard, co-founder and lead singer of MercyMe, an internationally acclaimed contemporary Christian group.

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