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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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Hope never dashed at 2,200-strong Run to Fight

March 12, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Abriel Bentley, donning her new prosthetic leg Saturday, looked across the crowd at the eighth Run to Fight Children’s Cancer, where she spotted Larry Chloupek, another leg amputee who broke a Guinness World Record in the run’s 10K in 2017. Those are just two stories from event this weekend, which saw more than 2,200 registered runners and walkers helping to bring attention to pediatric cancer while also helping raise funds for Children’s Cancer Network and Phoenix Children’s Hospital.

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Perseverance pays off for GCU scholarship recipients

January 17, 2018 / by / 2 Comments

The tears flowed Tuesday as 22 students from high schools in Phoenix and Glendale received the surprise of a lifetime when GCU awarded them with full-tuition scholarships as part of the Students Inspiring Students program. Here are two stories about perseverance in the face of obstacles.

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