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GCU team wins global competition in Barcelona

November 17, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Storage Together was named the overall champion and “Best Solution” at this week’s Smart City App Hack international finals competition in Barcelona. Luke Amargo and current students Josh McGuire, Jedidiah Woods and Braeden Scheer took top honors among 10 competing business ideas from around the world, as determined by a four-person panel of judges following a three-minute presentation and Q&A session.

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GCU extends tuition freeze for 9th straight year

November 16, 2016 / by / 3 Comments

Grand Canyon University announced that it is extending its tuition freeze for the ninth consecutive year. “Students should not be deterred from higher education simply because of the cost,” GCU President Brian Mueller said.

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Students give green light to recycling campaign

October 28, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

The Associated Students of GCU are encouraging students to reduce waste by promoting and increasing recycling on campus. During the University’s first-ever Green Week Reduce Reuse Recycle campaign, students are handing out 250 recycling bins and inviting a local environmental organization to provide educational materials and games.

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Pianist says finding ‘supernatural purpose’ is key

October 14, 2016 / by / 1 Comment

Classical pianist Jade Simmons, keynote speaker at Grand Canyon University’s fall commencement, encouraged the graduates to take a few steps backward to find their initial purpose. “When I look at people in their cap and gowns I do not see merely degree holders. I see world changers,” Simmons said. “Now, I do not say future world changers because I believe that from the moment you were born you began a journey of impacting our world, but the tragic thing is that most people will live and die only knowing their natural role on this earth.”

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Online graduates prove adept at juggling life

October 14, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Fall commencement began Friday morning at GCU Arena, and, as is always the case with online students, it is filled with great stories of determination and perseverance. But it’s also about tremendous hopes for the future. GCU has the story, which includes advice some of the graduates have for other online students.

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Two great ‘Students Inspiring Students’ stories

October 12, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

The new “Students Inspiring Students” initiative brought together 100 scholarship recipients for an emotional evening to celebrate their many achievements. Here are two of the most inspirational stories.

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INsider provides INside INformation about GCU

October 12, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

The new academic year is a time to get up to date on what’s happening in 2016-17 and also get informed about what’s new. GCU INsider, a new feature in the August issue of GCU Magazine, provides a rundown.

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A new experiment: CSET is conducting scientific research

October 06, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

(Editor’s note: This story is from the August 2016 issue of GCU Magazine. To view the digital version of the magazine, click here.) By Laurie Merrill GCU Magazine How helpful are certain plants in cleaning toxins from soil? Will 3D printing technology eventually create anatomical replacements? Can a fitness curriculum help firefighters prevent injuries? What is exciting about these topics — and about 17 more like them — isn’t that students and faculty at Grand Canyon University are posing such questions. It’s how they will attempt to arrive at the answers  that is of major significance. In the dawning of a new era, GCU’s College of Science, Engineering and Technology (CSET) this fall established a scientific research program on campus. “One of the things I was brought here to do was to revisit the idea of whether we could build a research capability for the faculty and students,” said CSET Assistant Dean Jon Valla, who came to GCU in June 2015 after working at Midwestern University in Glendale, Ariz., and Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix. The resounding answer, Valla learned, was yes. Once it was proposed, science faculty and students began flocking to the fledgling program. The reasons are clear. Promoting a […]

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State’s winningest coaches both have Lope legacy

September 23, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Gary Ernst has won more games than any high school basketball coach in Arizona history. J.C. Helton has won more games than any middle school basketball coach in Arizona history. But besides their success, they have one very important thing in common: They both played basketball for what was then Grand Canyon College. Here are the story and video from the August issue of GCU Magazine.

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He’s a student and pastry chef, all rolled into one

September 21, 2016 / by / 2 Comments

A visit to the Canyon 49 Grill, the new restaurant at the Grand Canyon University Hotel, means a chance to sample some of Jabari Corbin’s special desserts. Corbin has graduated from culinary arts school, has worked at some of the top restaurants in the Valley, and has designs on managing an entire restaurant, not just a kitchen. But there’s one other very important part of the story: He’s a GCU student.

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