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GCU Magazine reconstructs how campus was built

August 13, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

The August issue of GCU Magazine is definitely constructive. The cover story explains how the University partnered with Pono Construction to get all these campus facilities built so efficiently and inexpensively, which is part of the reason why tuition has remained frozen for 11 years. Also featured are Joseph Allen’s rise to “America’s Got Talent” fame, volleyball player Klaire Mitchell’s decision to pass up a lucrative ballet career, what GCU and GCE are doing to combat the nursing shortage, and the stories that students brought home from mission trips this year. And don’t miss the annual GCU INsider, which gives you info and tips about what’s new at GCU. To read the digital version of the magazine, click here.

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GCU’s builder has blueprint for success: teamwork

August 09, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

Just one builder constructing almost an entire university? It’s unheard of. But it’s something Pono Construction, under the leadership of owner Butch Glispie, has done, beginning with North Rim Apartments in 1986. For 33 years, Glispie and his team of subcontractors have helped carry out the vision of the University, raising and renovating more than 60 structures on campus.

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Class of 2019 sizes up four big years of growth

April 10, 2019 / by / 2 Comments

The Class of 2019 got to GCU at a time when the campus was starting to really grow. The soon-to-be graduates have a lot of thoughts about what they’ve seen.

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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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Final Chapel of year hits high notes of emotion

April 09, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

The final Chapel of any semester is an opportunity for the Worship team to perform longer and get the crowd into it even more. But what happened Monday in GCU Arena went far beyond that. With the incredibly talented Katie Brown leading the way, the musicians delivered a performance that made this one of the most memorable Chapels ever.

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GCU Magazine shows how student enterprises work

February 06, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

The February issue of GCU Magazine has been distributed to the purple bins across the main campus and at 27th Avenue, and it features an in-depth look at the GCU enterprises that have become game-changers for both students and local residents.

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She’s a 7-year-old gymnast … and cancer survivor

January 17, 2019 / by / 1 Comment

Gwyn Satterlee, 7, cartwheels along the mat — and cartwheels and cartwheels — at her Chandler gymnastics studio. But it wasn’t long ago when the young gymnast didn’t have enough energy to do even one cartwheel. She was just 4 years old when she was diagnosed with leukemia. This year, she will serve as the honorary race starter for the 2019 Children’s Cancer Network Run to Fight Children’s Cancer, headed to the GCU campus for the ninth year on March 16.

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A grand new cornerstone of Colangelo’s GCU legacy

January 09, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

When GCU celebrated the grand opening of the Colangelo College of Business Building on Wednesday morning, it was an opportunity to reflect on just how much Jerry Colangelo has brought to the University — and to the entire Valley. As Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey put it, “It’s been said, ‘What’s the difference between Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Phoenix, Arizona?’ And I would say this: Jerry Colangelo.”

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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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