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Hospitality students served well by new manager role

July 02, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

Hospitality students at GCU are consistently placed in positions where they learn by doing, and some of them learn by leading. Now they have a new leader, Karen Madlock, who has the most important take-charge position of all — she’s the first student general manager for the GCU Hotel and Canyon 49 Grill. “We’ve put our students in key positions where they’re making key decisions, and they get to see how they play out,” General Manager Brett Cortright said.

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‘Love you, too’: A dad’s video for GCU daughters

June 14, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

When his daughters Mackenzie and Madison headed to school for a new year, Kevin Scruggs knew that someday he would want to see those moments again. So he filmed his daughters on those first days of school, every year — and they’ve gone viral. The videos, put together in time-lapse montages, have been viewed by more than 100 million people. “You get tears. There is a lot wrapped up in that video,” said Scruggs of his latest video of younger daughter Madison, who is an incoming freshman at GCU (Mackenzie graduated from GCU in April). “As a dad, you get to see her life play out in a minute.”

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Building momentum: GCU’s top stories of 2018-19

May 31, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s first academic year in its return to nonprofit status was filled with so many important stories, picking just 10 was a challenging exercise for the GCU Today staff. Here’s how we voted, with links to the many stories that are worth revisiting.

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GCU student wins international DECA competition

May 06, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

The Collegiate DECA chapter in the Colangelo College of Business came through with another outstanding finish in the competition at the recent International Career Development Conference in Orlando, Fla. For the second time in three years, a GCU student — freshman Noah Schultz this time — took first place, and the chapter had three other top-10 finishers. Co-advisors Dr. Kelly Damron and Marnie Davis also were honored.

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Slideshow: Spring commencement, Friday evening ceremony

April 27, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by David Kadlubowski GCU News Bureau The Friday evening ceremony at Grand Canyon University spring commencement featured 1,074 graduates from the College of Doctoral Studies and Colangelo College of Business. To watch the entire ceremony, click here.   

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Slideshow: Spring commencement, Friday afternoon ceremony

April 26, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by David Kadlubowski GCU News Bureau The Friday afternoon ceremony of spring commencement at Grand Canyon University featured 912 online graduates from the Colangelo College of Business, the College of Fine Arts and Production, the College of Nursing and Health Care Professions, the College of Science, Engineering and Technology, and the College of Theology. To watch a replay of the ceremony, click here.     

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Commencement celebrates sense of community

April 25, 2019 / by / 1 Comment

It’s a day of celebration on campus, but spring commencement 2019 is about more than just conferring degrees on worthy graduates. It also is another reminder of the sense of community that fills the campus. “One of the things that I’ve appreciated the most about that growth is just seeing how the culture of who we are has remained intact,” ASGCU President Noah Wolfe said.

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More Delta Mu Delta inductions wrap up big year

April 16, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

The Eta Chi chapter of Delta Mu Delta, the international business honor society, keeps growing by leaps and bounds, and Monday afternoon it officially inducted another large group. The event wrapped up a big year highlighted by achieving Star Chapter status, signifying that it is in the top 5% of chapters.

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GCU Magazine sends off the Class of 2019

April 10, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

The idea for the April issue of GCU Magazine actually was hatched in 2015, when we told the stories of some of the incoming students in the Class of 2019. Now they’re graduating, and it was time to see what their four years were like. The answer: It was a head-spinning time of growth, both on campus and for the students themselves. This issue also features the University’s first graduates from its engineering program and its Students Inspiring Students initiative, a look at how GCU teaches computer programming differently, the heartwarming story of Jesse Dalla Riva‘s transformation from drug addict to graduate, and a My LopeLife piece by another 2019 grad. There’s more: what’s ahead for the GCU men’s basketball program, the increasingly important communication tool utilized by online instructors and students, and yet another heartwarming story — this one on recent GCU Hall of Fame inductee Sharky Baker. To read the digital version, click here.  

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Latino Student Union attracts big-name guest speaker

April 05, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

A large gathering turned out Thursday night for the Latino Student Union’s meeting, which featured a talk by award-winning journalist Mary Rabago and a performance Costa Rican accordion player Tatiano Crespo, whose appearance at TEDxGrandCanyonUniversity was such a hit. It was just another sign of the success the Latino Student Union is having with its inclusive approach.

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