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GCU’s 1st Ph.D. a heady accomplishment

May 19, 2014 / by / 2 Comments

The first learner to complete the Ph.D. program at GCU impressed everyone with her efficiency, but she gives the credit to the presence of God in the process.

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Student vets club president sets sights high

May 16, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s chapter of Student Veterans of America has grown to nearly 300 ground campus members and 3,000 online. New chapter president Ben Verseman says the SVA has proposed an expansion of the campus Veterans Center to keep pace with growth.

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With upper deck in place, Arena on schedule

May 16, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

The concrete for the new upper deck at GCU Arena has been poured, which means much of the heavy lifting has been done.

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Pre-science coordinators guide health care students

May 13, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

College of Arts and Sciences staffers Cherissa Chacon and Helen Howard serve as pre-science coordinators, helping pre-med students and others develop the portfolios they need for graduate schools.

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Student Union’s new interior pairs academics, food

May 12, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

The Grand Canyon University Student Union received an aesthetic upgrade earlier this year, swapping its outdated beach motif for a more modern, student-focused design. The new look features images of three-dimensional, over-sized utensils, images of famous faces and giant pull quotes about food.

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Duty calls 30,000 feet up, and GCU alumna answers

May 09, 2014 / by / 1 Comment

GCU alumna Courtney Mitchelle was at least 30,000 feet above Ireland, bound for Frankfurt, Germany, when a fellow passenger became ill with stroke-like symptoms. Mitchell, a nursing college graduate, didn’t hestitate to help out with the medical emergency.

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Former Olympian gives boot camp a lift

May 08, 2014 / by / 1 Comment

GCU academic admissions counselor Jackie Johnson has a lot of stories to tell from her experience as a heptathlete in the 2008 Summer Olympics.

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GCU aims to turn camps into hoop dreams

May 07, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Fresh off its first year in Division I, GCU is going all-out to make its basketball camps destinations for top players and teams.

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New eateries coming to Student Union

May 06, 2014 / by / 1 Comment

Grand Canyon University and food services provided Sodexo are working to bring local healthy food vendor MOJO Bowl and Qdoba Mexican Grill to the Student Union. A separate healthier food option and a gourmet by-the-slice pizza spot are also possibilities.

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Quimba named Phoenix ‘40 Under 40’ leader

May 02, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Assistant dean Maria Quimba, who oversees academic programs taught by nearly 450 faculty at the College of Nursing and Healthcare Professions, was honored as one of the Phoenix Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” community business leaders.

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