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GCU Magazine is worth further inspection

November 14, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

The November issue of GCU Magazine, available digitally here, explains in detail how the University’s Christian worldview governs its approach to teaching science. Senior writer Lana Sweeten-Shults’ in-depth report includes two other stories, on a virtual-reality project students are doing to bring the Bible to life and on students’ responses to an end-of-course survey asking how GCU’s integration of faith and science affected their personal faith. Other stories in this issue include inside looks at a growing trend in the Worship Arts program, basketball star Alessandro Lever’s improbable transition from Italy to GCU, the popularity of the new esports facility in the Technology Building, and how the College of Humanities and Social Sciences helped a student earn and then prosper in a major New York internship. 

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Faith and science purposefully coexist at GCU

November 13, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Editor’s note: This story is reprinted from the November issue of GCU Magazine. To view the digital version, click here.  By Lana Sweeten-Shults GCU Magazine Grand Canyon University biomedical engineering junior Gabriela Calhoun wanted to do more than just deep-dive into a typical anatomy project for her undergraduate research. She wanted to move mountains. “I said, ‘Let’s do something more.’ We have so much potential as engineers and STEM students to make an impact. So why don’t we?” Calhoun’s biotechnology undergraduate research group found the “more” they were searching for when one of the students in the group started painting a picture of what his mother, a nurse in Rwanda, sees daily. She had told him about amputee after amputee in her care. It was a problem that resonated with the undergraduate researchers. The team learned that a small cut would lead to an infection and eventually the amputation of a finger or a hand, a foot or a leg. They wondered, could they engineer a better bandage to prevent infection? Could they save someone from losing a limb because of something as treatable as a minor cut? Could they change the course of someone’s life? “It was really important […]

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‘American Idol’ finalist wows Chapel audience

October 16, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Monday’s Chapel was unusual. The Worship Team got the week off, but there still was plenty of great music — oh my, was there ever. Scott MacIntyre of “American Idol” fame was the guest speaker and, in between a half-dozen songs, delivered his message about making the most of the talent God has given you. MacIntyre certainly has — he’s blind.

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Shirer is right on point at packed GCU appearance

October 15, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Priscilla Shirer drew a huge crowd to her appearance Saturday at GCU Arena, and it’s no wonder: Her down-to-earth talk shows why so many women have tuned into her work. “I love her transparency. I love how she’s a normal mom. She’s folding her own clothes,” one attendee said.

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Students will profit from GCU’s nonprofit transition

August 07, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Grand Canyon University’s transition back to nonprofit status was done for a lot of reasons and means a lot of things, but it all keeps coming back to this: It’s for the benefit of the students.

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GCU Magazine goes in-depth and gets INside

August 06, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

The August issue of GCU Magazine, available here, features two in-depth looks into two important issues at Grand Canyon University: the recently completed transition back to nonprofit status, and the importance of diversity on campus. Also featured are stories on women’s basketball coach Nicole Powell, who recently was inducted into the National Federation of State High School Associations Hall of Fame, and on a group of Phoenix-area firefighters who are former Grand Canyon baseball players. And you can get an inside look at campus trends and developments with the annual GCU INsider.    

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What the nonprofit GCU is not: A not-for-profit

July 03, 2018 / by / 1 Comment

The terminology might sound the same, but when it comes to “nonprofit” and “not-for-profit,” there are subtle differences between the two. So when it comes to referring to Grand Canyon University, it’s important to use the correct terminology: We are a nonprofit.

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Making commencement memories is show of hands

April 28, 2018 / by / 5 Comments

Time after time over three days of commencement, Grand Canyon University volunteers sought to make the experience special for the graduates. One of the ways they do it is the “tunnel walk” after each ceremony — applauding the grads as they walk out of the Arena after the ceremony. It was just one of many memorable moments.

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Community treasured: Students share views of GCU

April 06, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

The cover story of the April issue of GCU Magazine features students who got here in a roundabout way and then made the most of their opportunities on campus. It’s fascinating to see the commonalities — and yet the wide range of diversity — in what they say, but it all comes back to one thing: They love it here.

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GCU awards 50 more Students Inspiring Students scholarships

March 21, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

The final 50 Students Inspiring Students full-tuition scholarship recipients from local schools in Phoenix and Glendale walked into a life-changing surprise Tuesday at GCU Library. “This continues to be one of the most memorable nights each time at GCU,” said Dr. Joe Veres, GCU’s Vice President of Student Development and Outreach.

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