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Government degree launches in January

September 24, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Students interested in working for state or local governments, or working in the legal arena, have two options through Grand Canyon University’s new bachelor’s degree program in government.

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University updates emergency management plans

September 19, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Grand Canyon University is in the process of updating how its Public Safety force responds to emergencies and how the campus community is alerted to potential threats.

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Counseling program evolving with dedicated students, new club

September 12, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

By Michael Ferraresi GCU News Bureau After the 2002 accident in which he lost the use of his legs, Jared Monroe felt he had hit rock bottom. The frame of a new house on which Monroe had been working at a Gilbert construction site had fallen, crushing his shoulder, breaking his back and leaving him in the hospital for a month. He was learning to use his wheelchair. But just in his mid-20s, Monroe no longer was able to work as a framer, his life seemed too much of a struggle, and he thought his future was limited because he wasn’t in college. As a result, he turned to drugs and alcohol. But eventually, through substance-abuse recovery and counseling that helped him deal with his repressed emotions of the traumatic event, Monroe decided to dedicate the rest of his life to helping people who are experiencing similar substance-abuse challenges. Today, Monroe is working on a bachelor’s degree in counseling with an emphasis in addiction, chemical dependency and substance abuse from Grand Canyon University. The 38-year-old senior also is president of GCU’s new Canyon Counselors club. “I love all my teachers,” he said. “They’re very professional, they have a lot of knowledge in their fields, they have good teaching skills and they’re available. They try to help us get […]

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College of Theology introduces 2 new event series

September 05, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Two new recurring events — a Lunch and Learn for faculty members and a Ministry Forum open to anyone on campus — are important additions to the activities in the College of Theology. The first Lunch and Learn is Friday, Sept. 12, and the Ministry Forum starts Monday, Sept. 15.

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College of Arts and Sciences split into two colleges

June 11, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Grand Canyon University’s College of Arts and Sciences will split off into separate colleges by the fall as the University unveils its College of Humanities and Social Sciences and its College of Science, Engineering and Technology.

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History program overhaul to prepare students for jobs

June 11, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s new College of Humanities and Social Sciences will offer three bachelor’s degrees in history, including an emphasis on public history, to prepare students for jobs as historians and preservationists.

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Counseling director emphasizes compassion

May 19, 2014 / by / 3 Comments

Grand Canyon University program director Noé Vargas oversees academic counseling programs that groom students to help people struggling with behavioral issues, addiction and mental illness.

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GCU Today Magazine: ‘Sydney’s Kids’ graduate

April 23, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Nearly 14 years ago, Grand Canyon University made a promise in the wake of a senseless tragedy, the murder of one of its alumni. Meet the five students who made good on that promise.

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Senior to compete at national speech events

March 31, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

GCU senior Jasmine Richardson, a leader on GCU’s speech and debate team, will perform against some of the most talented college students in the country at two national tournaments in April.

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Day 1 blog: Commencement at Comerica Theatre

March 14, 2014 / by / 1 Comment

Highlights from Friday’s graduation of nearly 900 students in four of GCU’s colleges: Arts and Sciences, Theology, Doctoral Studies and Business.

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