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Online nursing faculty honored for volunteering in Philippines

May 07, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Online faculty member Carma Erickson-Hurt earned a top honor from international nonprofit Project HOPE for teaching teams of Filipino nurses to manage hospice care for terminally ill patients in the aftermath of Typhoon Yolanda.

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1,500 Special Olympians inspire, compete at GCU

May 05, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

GCU hosted the Arizona Special Olympics as students, staff and other volunteers supported the annual competition for local athletes with intellectual disabilities.

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GCU employees embrace K-12 support

April 18, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

GCU employees have pledged nearly $500,000 to Canyon’s Donation to Education, a year-old program that directs state tax funds to help pay for private-school tuition for families who otherwise couldn’t afford it, and to public school districts and public charter schools facing budget cuts impacting extracurricular activities.

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Playing nice: GCU supports conflict resolution

April 17, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

On May 9, GCU will host a commencement ceremony and team-building event for about 180 fifth-graders in Arizona who are junior coaches in Playworks, a national nonprofit that trains adults and children to bring respect, inclusion and peace to school playgrounds.

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Failed property tax bill won’t deter GCU

April 16, 2014 / by / 3 Comments

Senate Bill 1303 would have reduced the school’s property tax assessment ratio from 18.5 to 5 percent. However, the total amount the University pays in the future – even at the reduced rate – would continue to increase because of investment in infrastructure on the Phoenix campus.

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One grand story: How GCU began rewriting its destiny 10 years ago

April 16, 2014 / by / 6 Comments

Story by Doug Carroll Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau As the students, faculty and staff of Grand Canyon University adjourned for Christmas break near the end of 2003, few of them had much knowledge of the financial health of the sleepy, west Phoenix campus where they studied, taught and worked. They were in the dark, and that was not a bad place to be. Like many private institutions of higher education, Grand Canyon had endured its share of struggles since its humble beginnings in 1949, after three Baptist pastors each had plunked down a silver dollar to start Grand Canyon College in Prescott. Lacking either the taxpayer support of public universities or the substantial donor base of successful private colleges, the school depended primarily on tuition-paying students, of whom there were about 1,500 on campus and a similar number taking classes online in 2003. Budgetary surgery was a way of life. “Every few years, there was a financial crisis,” recalls Dr. Charles Maxson, then in his 20th year on the faculty at Grand Canyon. “That’s how it was, and how most small colleges still are.” In 1997, the University’s lenders had pressured the governing board for a change […]

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GCU supports city’s budget-challenged programs

April 11, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

The University has made a $125,000 contribution to the City of Phoenix to help offset city budget shortfalls in community education around drowning prevention and graffiti abatement. The announcement is the latest in the University’s partnerships to augment Phoenix public programs.

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Annual children’s cancer run raises $100,000

April 11, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

The fourth Phoenix edition of the Run to Fight Children’s Cancer, held on March 8, pushed total proceeds to nearly $300,000.

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Youth leadership institute honors University

March 31, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Brian Mueller says GCU’s commitment to west Phoenix has been reinforced by the successes of its students.

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Cheers and tears at Run to Fight Children’s Cancer

March 08, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

The fourth running of the event on the GCU campus drew more than 3,000 participants, along with a host of family members and supporters, on a glorious spring Saturday.

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