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GCU, GCE employees nearly double fundraising goal

May 06, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

GCU and GCE employees came through in a big way when they were given the opportunity to donate money for the University’s production of personal protective equipment (PPE). The goal, with GCU and GCE matching each donation dollar for dollar, was $100,000, but the final total was nearly twice that. Employees also are jumping in to help with PPE production.

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GCU faces up to challenges to make masks, shields

April 20, 2020 / by / 9 Comments

To some, making face masks out of unused T-shirts might seem like a simple task. It’s not. The Canyon Promotions team had to use considerable ingenuity to adapt its machines and by last week had the project fully up and running. Similarly, the College of Science, Engineering and Technology quickly figured out a way to make face shields in its 3-D printers.

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Hall of Fame was teachable moment for Killingsworth

April 16, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

Theresa Killingsworth, Principal of Westwood Elementary School and a 2008 GCU graduate, never expected to be inducted into the GCU Hall of Fame. But Dr. Kimberly LaPrade, Dean of the College of Education, said the honor is richly deserved. Killingsworth’s guiding hand has been key to Westwood becoming a GCU Academic Excellence site.

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Families get to watch innovative Honors banquet

April 15, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

The COVID-19 pandemic couldn’t stop the Honors College from holding its annual awards banquet. Associate Dean Breanna Naegeli and her staff just had to find a different way to do it. So for the first time, the banquet was made available via livestream Tuesday night as students celebrated the year with an added benefit — their families could be with them.

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GCU contributing to coronavirus relief efforts

April 10, 2020 / by / 6 Comments

GCU will begin production next week of personal protective equipment (PPE), such as masks and respirators, for both its campus and community partners. It also is providing housing in GCU Hotel for first responders who are serving on the front lines in the fight against this pandemic and is in discussions with the Phoenix Veterans Administration Medical Center to use the Canyon Activities Center as an overflow area for non-COVID patients.

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Allocate funds by April 15 for tax credit

April 09, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

Emily Belt’s daughter, Elisabeth, will start her first semester at Xavier Preparatory School — her dream school — in the fall, thanks to support she will receive through employee-giving program Allocate to Elevate. “I wouldn’t be able to afford this without the support of my co-workers,” said Belt, GCU’s Regional Director of Ground Admissions Operations. While the deadline to file state taxes has been extended through July, the deadline to sign up for Allocate to Elevate so that you receive a tax credit on this year’s taxes is still April 15.

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GCU sets up virtual career fairs for students

April 08, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

When the COVID-19 pandemic forced the cancellation of all campus events, that included the career fairs. No problem: The Strategic Employer Initiatives and Internships (SEI) staff quickly shifted gears and will conduct four virtual career fairs before the month is over.

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There’s still plenty of life in campus spirituality

April 06, 2020 / by / 1 Comment

There WAS a Chapel service Monday morning — one in line with the “new normal” of the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead of the usual service in GCU Arena, it was recorded on campus and made available digitally. Here’s a look at what the Spiritual Life staff and Worship Arts students are doing these days to help people keep the faith.

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GCU is helping paint new view of west Phoenix

March 26, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s partnerships with Habitat for Humanity Central Arizona, the Phoenix Police Department and other entities have paid off with a dramatic transformation of its west Phoenix neighborhood in the last 10 years. But students have benefited greatly as well. Reprinted from the February issue of GCU Magazine.

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New Homecoming events bring out historic memories

March 09, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

It was a year of firsts for GCU’s 2020 Homecoming Celebration, and based on Alumni responses, may not be one of lasts. Along with the beloved homecoming traditions such as the Derby car races, the homecoming tailgate and the Hall of Fame ceremony, alumni also got to participate in a Campfire and Cocktails social event at Canyon 49, an Alumni Reunion Mixer at GCU Arena Hall and a Golden Lopes Ceremony at the tailgate. “We’re really trying to build out some lasting traditions at the university and a reunion is something that I think resonates with a lot of people,” Alumni Relation Specialist Brianna Bell said.

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