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Habitat for Humanity aids GCU employee

November 03, 2014 / by / 1 Comment

Grand Canyon University maintenance worker Kimanuka Nkumbuyinka was gifted a house through a Habitat for Humanity neighborhood revitalization initiative. GCU partnered with Habitat in October to build and/or renovate thousands of homes in the local community.

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GCU to redesign, manage Maryvale Golf Course

October 24, 2014 / by / 5 Comments

By Michael Ferraresi GCU News Bureau Few desert-style courses in Phoenix are as lush or mature as Maryvale Golf Course, with its huge 1960s-era trees and long stretches of turf that are neither tan nor taupe. It is considered an oasis in the otherwise urban surroundings of west Phoenix. Grand Canyon University intends to enhance that setting even further when it redesigns the course next year through a 30-year operating agreement approved Thursday by the Phoenix Parks and Recreation Board. As part of the agreement, GCU will oversee plans to create new tee boxes, shape brand-new greens, extend fairways, enhance bunkers, update practice facilities and build a 10,000-square-foot clubhouse, among other features, to reach its goal of making Maryvale a golf destination. The public course, located just three miles west of GCU’s main campus at 5902 W. Indian School Road, will undergo its major facelift beginning in January. The course will be closed until October 2015 as GCU directs construction and assumes control of operations. GCU President and CEO Brian Mueller said the Antelopes men’s and women’s NCAA Division I golf teams will use Maryvale as their home course. He added that the course could host college or high school tournaments after […]

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GCU announces Habitat for Humanity partnership

October 22, 2014 / by / 2 Comments

Put on some old clothes and get ready to help out! The University, in a partnership with Habitat for Humanity, has launched an unprecedented initiative to renovate homes in our neighborhood and, eventually, across the Valley and even around the country. It’s not too late to volunteer to be a team leader (you don’t need any experience in construction or home repairs) for the project, which formally begins in January. And don’t forget that, in August, GCU announced a new Community Service Policy in which employees are eligible for up to 16 hours of community service time.

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Students get proof-positive look at Seed Spot

October 06, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

A group of GCU students got a first-hand look at the what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur when they visited the Seed Spot office in downtown Phoenix for “Venture Friday.” The Colangelo College of Business has created a partnership with Seed Spot, a Phoenix business incubator that helps entrepreneurs turn their ideas into thriving businesses. GCU Today has the story.

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GO Week gives students a taste of mission trips

September 15, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Grand Canyon University’s Global Connect Team designed this year’s Global Outreach (GO) Week to better prepare students to serve others during global mission trips through hands-on events. Students who are interested in attending a mission trip should contact the Office of Spiritual Life.

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Palin rallies conservative support at Arena event

September 05, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin and filmmaker/author Dinesh D’Souza rallied Christian conservatives at Grand Canyon University Arena on Thursday night. The event drew nearly 2,000 GCU students, staff, and other Valley visitors.

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China trip precedes teaching challenge for alumnus

August 20, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

College of Education alumnus Anthony Perez taught English to ESL students in China before starting a new job as a second grade teacher in Phoenix.

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Chapel returns with ‘Make a Difference’ theme

August 20, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

The fall Chapel series with the theme “Make a Difference” will return to GCU Arena after a brief stint in Antelope Gym during Arena expansion.

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Summer mission trips: Jesus said GO!!

August 20, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

GO (Global Outreach) Week will offer myriad experiences and opportunities for students to find out more about 2015 summer mission trips. Events are scheduled Sept. 15-19 on campus.

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Nursing students look into faces of poverty

August 07, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Students in GCU’s College of Nursing and Health Care Professions had the opportunity this summer, through their new community health course, to stare poverty in the face. On Wednesday, about 85 students completed a poverty simulation in which they roleplayed fictional characters who struggled daily to eat, live, learn and survive.

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