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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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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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