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Basketball players, Havocs have uncommon bond

December 01, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

The relationship between the GCU men’s basketball team and the Havocs student cheer section is an excellent example of how the campus culture works. They’re friends, and in one case they’re even roommates. “There’s a mutual respect,” said Steve Hunsaker, the Havocs’ president.

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GCU Magazine takes in-depth look at campus life

November 30, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

What is it about this place, a campus that has grown overnight into the equivalent of a little town? What do students like best about the GCU culture, and why do so many of them continue to live on campus during their entire stay at the University? The December issue of GCU Magazine provides the answers to those and other questions in an in-depth look at “Lopeville,” as some students like to call it. The coverage looks at the culture as it pertains to the campus, students’ involvement in the community, men’s basketball, the new engineering building and GCU.TV. To view the digital version of the magazine, click here.

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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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