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Get a jump on fall semester with GCU Magazine

August 06, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

GCU News Bureau The August issue of GCU Magazine provides important information for all current and prospective students in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. It recounts why a GCU task force pivoted this summer to the new academic plan for the fall semester, details the thorough work of the Health and Safety Committee, explains how GCU’s online technology keeps the University a step ahead of the learning curve and previews what campus life will look like this fall. Dylan Mahoney, President of the Associated Students of GCU, shares his thoughts about turning this experience into something that unifies the campus and brings everyone closer to God, and the annual GCU INsider has nuts-and-bolts information about where to eat and gather, what intramural sports will be available and what the plan is for Chapel, among other things. Besides all that, Paul Coro wrote an insightful profile about GCU’s new basketball coaches, Bryce Drew and Molly Miller, and history buffs will delight in the inside look at the new Historical Archives produced by the GCU Library. It’s all available digitally by clicking here.

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Onward, upward: GCU helps students step into jobs

May 14, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

There is one overarching factor in how GCU administrators and faculty are judged: Did their students get good jobs after graduation? It is the true meaning behind the University’s “Find your purpose” slogan. “It’s the passion to serve our students that our faculty and staff have,” Provost Dr. Hank Radda said, “which makes them willing to dive in, shepherd and advise students toward their ultimate career goal.”

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She defied death to earn her doctoral degree

May 01, 2020 / by / 15 Comments

He was a gentle man from a loving family, she a tough woman with a Boston accent and a rough upbringing. But together they meshed. Together, they both got cancer — just weeks apart. Melissa Hathaway found the will to keep going toward her doctorate degree at GCU, and she feels her husband’s presence with her.

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GCU Magazine shows how campus works together

April 08, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

From front to back, the April issue of GCU Magazine is filled with important news and information. It begins with a special letter from President Brian Mueller about the University’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and it ends with a priceless photo of graduating seniors — many in caps and gowns — marching down Lopes Way after they learned that Commencement had to be postponed. But there’s much more, and you’ll notice this thread: The connection to the GCU community is life-changing, from the way it helps students get jobs (that’s the cover story) to what it did for Honors College student Brian Mucyo. To read the digital version, click here.

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GCU expert forecasts post-virus shift to more dynamic future of learning

March 30, 2020 / by / 6 Comments

Dr. Jean Mandernach has dug deep into the methods of online learning for nearly two decades. Now her expertise is in demand across the country as teachers at all levels seek out her advice on how to teach remotely during the COVID-19 crisis. She says while it can be boiled down into some basic principles during an emergency, this crisis may have a positive impact on the future of teaching that could make it more interactive and engaging.

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Students happy to be back together … virtually

March 24, 2020 / by / 1 Comment

Spring break wasn’t much of a break for the GCU faculty, which had to transition ground classes to an online environment after the COVID-19 outbreak forced University officials to close much of the campus. But the hard work paid off. Instructors reported a seamless transition on the first day of classes Monday.

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Latest issue of GCU Magazine is a keeper

February 14, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

The February 2020 issue of GCU Magazine will be a keepsake for students, faculty, staff and alumni. The special dedication to GCU’s stunning transformation in the last 10 years includes stories, photos and videos covering every aspect of this remarkable story — academics, spiritual life, campus life, community outreach, athletics, online education and alumni — plus President Brian Mueller’s personal thoughts about what it has meant to him. Here’s the digital version.

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Community shines through in GCU’s dazzling decade

February 14, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

The story of GCU’s ascent in the last decade is one of determination, discovery and bit of defiance. “We do what others say can’t be done,” said Will Gonzalez, Chairman of the GCU Board of Trustees, “and we do it every … single … day.” The cover story of the February issue of GCU Magazine tells how it unfolded, through the eyes of the people who saw it through.

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GCU Magazine has wide range of important stories

November 11, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

GCU News Bureau The November issue of GCU Magazine tackles a touchy subject — civil discourse — and shows what Grand Canyon University is actively doing to maintain the unity of the campus environment. GCU launched an initiative this year designed to bring people together for thoughtful discussions, not pull them apart with divisive rhetoric. Also in this issue are stories on two other important initiatives, the Barnabas Pastoral Program and the Innovation Center, and a look at how key female leaders in the College of Science, Engineering and Technology are showing women that they, too, have a place in that field.  Paul Coro‘s piece on T.C. Dean, the first African American student at GCU in the 1950s, raises the periscope to show what life was like then, and there’s also a fun new annual feature: a Christmas shopping guide for everything a GCU family might want.

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GCU initiative aims to make campus discourse civil

November 11, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

With another presidential election figuring to foment even more division in the United States, campus officials have taken steps to try to prevent that from affecting the campus culture. GCU’s initiative is designed to make civil discourse just that — civil. “It is important to treat others with dignity and compassion, even if we disagree with them, in order to carry on a civilized discussion,” GCU President Brian Mueller said.

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