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GCU Arena packed for warm, winter commencement

December 11, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

There was a slight chill in the air Friday, but things quickly warmed up inside a full GCU Arena as more than 600 members of the Class of 2015 and thousands of their closest family members and friends celebrated a variety of incredible accomplishments. Keynote speaker Erik Wahl speed-painted two interesting pieces of art during his talk, which reflected on his own mistakes in life of listening too closely to critics and being afraid to find and live his purpose. He encouraged the new alumni to never be afraid to fail and to think differently than anyone has before.

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Green light for golf in GCU Today Magazine

December 01, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

The latest edition of GCU Today Magazine tees up a cover story on the newly renovated Grand Canyon University Golf Course and what it means to west Phoenix and to the University. See why it’s such a big victory, and watch a video that shows off the transformation from Maryvale Golf Course. The December magazine also features an inside look at how GCU students are being the hands and feet of Jesus in the community, introduces you to five recent graduates of the College of Fine Arts and Production who are having lots of success in the working world, traces the University’s origins as the Antelopes and the evolution of its popular mascot, Thunder, and offers a behind-the scenes look at our own Thunder Dan Majerle.   

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COE graduates dominate Arizona top-teacher contest

November 20, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

It was a win-win-win day Thursday for GCU’s College of Education when alumna Christine Marsh was named the 2016 Arizona Teacher of the Year, and two other alumni placed in the top five finalists for the prestigious award. Marsh, an English teacher at Chaparral High in Scottsdale, was joined in the winner’s circle at the Arizona Educational Foundation’s awards ceremony at the Arizona Biltmore by Angelia Ebner and Beth Snyder. All three have master’s degrees from GCU.

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Fall commencement 2015: Hard work pays off

October 17, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Neither rain nor lightning nor dust storm nor traffic could detract from Grand Canyon University’s online commencement ceremonies Friday and Saturday. Once the attendees were safely inside GCU Arena, which took some doing when the dust started blowing Friday, there were congratulations for a job well done and triumphantly raised fists to signify an impressive achievement.

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GCU, Alhambra benefit from growing partnership

September 21, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s student teacher partnership with neighboring Alhambra High School started small in 2012, when professor Jim Mostofo sent a handful of College of Education math students there to earn practicum and student teaching hours toward their degrees. The partnership has grown dramatically since with 70 GCU practicum students and five student teachers there this fall and 90 more practicum students expected for the spring semester. Alhambra had its largest summer school ever this year with the help of GCU, and two alumni now teach there as a result of the program. Read more about the partnership here.

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Antelope Intros: Tori Apolinar and Erica Bailin

August 27, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

This week’s Antelope Intros feature two new employees who love trying new things and were so inspired by what they saw at GCU they wanted to join the team. You might say their interests are up in the air and being up on what’s on air.

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‘Backpack to briefcase’ strategies help students stay on track for success

August 27, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

The tools to succeed as a student at GCU have never before been so intentional and integrated throughout the colleges and curriculum. From the time they step onto campus until their commencement, students are continuously exposed to purposeful planning, advising and other guidance to make the most of their programs of study, academics, career aspirations and spirituality. And soon, a new First Year Center of academic excellence will open in Juniper Hall, which is home to 250 of GCU’s 750 Honors College students. Click here to read more in GCU Today.

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Antelope Intros: Brittany Dickerson and Shelly Schrimpf

August 21, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Moms are a big part of Welcome Week, and Antelope Intros is keeping in the spirit of things by featuring a new mom and a grateful grandma. Just as it’s always touching to see a mom on the verge of tears as she drops off her youngster, reading about the love these moms have for their families is equally uplifting.

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Mueller showcases GCU’s stunning transformation

August 17, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Record-breaking high temperatures Friday in Phoenix couldn’t hold a candle to the enthusiasm of President/CEO Brian Mueller and other GCU leaders during the all-employee meeting in the Arena. Mueller delivered his own take on a “State of the University” address by hosting a Q-and-A with more than a dozen representatives of the faculty, colleges, programs, enrollment, student body, community outreach and staff.

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GCU Today Magazine welcomes Class of 2019

August 12, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

The cover story in the latest edition of GCU Today Magazine introduces you to 10 new faces on campus who are shining representatives of this fall’s incoming freshmen class. Check out the students’ stellar academics, servant qualities and deep faith and watch a cool video about their first-year expectations. The September magazine also has full coverage of a beach get-together for new GCU students from Southern California as well as a story about the University’s new engineering degrees, a feature and video about its promising soccer program and an article about a unique collaboration between GCU and Arizona hospitals to train and employ new nursing graduates. Other content: a look at where GCU students spread the Gospel during summer mission trips, a story and video about new alumnus Zenon Castro, who is moving from school janitor to teacher thanks to GCU’s s online program and a profile of alumna/future doctor Erica Wadas, plus alumni class notes.  

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