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Unity is world’s missing link, Mueller tells Chapel

August 25, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

President/CEO Brian Mueller kicked off the 2015-16 Chapel sessions with an emotional talk about what he sees as one of the most critical things in the world today — finding ways to unite people behind common, positive goals. The University would not be where it is today without unity, Mueller said, and he wants GCU to continue to be a leader in bringing students, staff and the community together.

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Beach social brings Lope life to Cali freshmen

August 12, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Nearly 100 incoming Grand Canyon University students had the opportunity to meet other fellow Lopes and get a taste of GCU life before moving to campus in the fall during a July beach nurturing event in Los Angeles.

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GCU hosts Southern California beach event for incoming freshmen

August 12, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU Today Magazine Nearly 100 incoming Grand Canyon University students from Southern California got a taste of campus life in July during the University’s second-annual beach nurturing event in Los Angeles. Students met and socialized with future classmates while playing beach-themed games, talked with counselors and loaded up on GCU swag.  

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Ninos Seguros event strengthens local community ties

July 20, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Piggybacking on last week’s Back To School Clothing Drive event held in GCU Arena, the University continued its strong community outreach over the weekend hosting the 11th annual Ninos Seguros Back to School & Safety Fair. More than 5,500 Valley youth and their families were in Antelope Gym to receive free school supplies and health screenings from GCU nurses and win prizes like bikes, laptops and iPads. Even Phoenix Councilman Daniel Valenzuela was in attendance to make the event one of the best yet.

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Back to School and Safety Fair draws 5,550 to GCU

July 20, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

An estimated 5,500 GCU community members received health screenings and supplies at the 11th Annual Canyon Cares and Ninos Seguros Back to School & Safety Fair Saturday in Antelope Gym. The group also enjoyed entertainment, collected safety resources from various local organizations and listened to welcoming remarks from Phoenix City Councilman Daniel Valenzuela. Photographer Jak Keyser was there to capture the fun.  

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Alhambra STEM Scholars finish first college course

July 16, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

A group of science-minded Alhambra High School students completed a biology course on campus this week, marking the launch of Grand Canyon University STEM Scholars.

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Ducey, volunteers help kids prep for school

July 15, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

The 21st annual Back to School Clothing Drive will wrap up Thursday at GCU as more than 5,000 underprivileged Valley elementary school students received free clothes and school supplies through the nonprofits massive volunteer operation. Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey joined the event this morning, helping kids to pick out some fresh threads that suit them for the upcoming school year. GCU Today has more about the governor’s visit and the event’s impact on helping children see what higher education looks like.

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Arena event clothes, preps kids for school

July 08, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Grand Canyon University Arena will be buzzing with more than 5,000 Valley children on campus July 13-16 for the 21st annual Back to School Clothing Drive. The event pairs underprivileged K-6 students with volunteers who help them pick out new, donated clothes and school supplies for the fall. If you haven’t seen it yet, imagine the Arena converted into a giant store for kids that otherwise might not have access to new shirts, shoes, backpacks and other essentials for the new school year.

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Honors College mirrors GCU’s academic success

July 07, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Like nearly everything on campus, Grand Canyon University’s Honors College is growing fast. The college, which changed from the Honors Institute to Honors College in June, will have a total enrollment of more than 700 students this fall, 11 times its size at inception three years ago, including 467 incoming freshmen with an average GPA of 4.16. Also new this year, Camelback Hall will be the first dedicated housing for Honors students on campus. The rapid growth has brought added benefits to students and increased GCU’s status as a quality academic institution.

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STEM campers learn to bake brownies in solar ovens

June 25, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

More than 20 middle school and high school girls in Grand Canyon University’s all-female STEM academic camp braved the searing hot weather Wednesday as they cooked brownies in solar ovens on the Promenade by the Student Union.

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