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Online Student Keeps Up the Fight Against MS

June 15, 2011 / by / 5 Comments

Although Brooklyn-born Deborah Lynn Lovell has Multiple Sclerosis (MS), it took her years to admit it. Her mission in life now is to help people avoid making the same mistakes. She is now following another dream — earning a college degree. She enrolled in the Communications program at Grand Canyon University.

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Redesigned GCU Website Enters Pre-Launch Phase

June 02, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

By Doug Carroll Communications Staff A completely redesigned website for Grand Canyon University is less than a month from being up and running. The new-and-improved www.gcu.edu, in the works for most of a year, officially will debut during the week of June 27, according to Senior Marketing Manager Suzanne Lyons. An extensive review of the site will take place during the week of June 13. “We’ve constructed this website in such a way that it can grow with the University,” Lyons says. “I think people will like the way it has integrated our online, campus and prospective students. There will definitely be a sense of community.” Visitors to the site will notice dramatically improved navigation, and the site’s flexibility will allow changes to be made swiftly. Components such as photo slideshows and video will be much more prominent. The site also will emphasize Search Engine Optimization (SEO), to help with marketing to prospective students. “We looked inside and outside the education space at what made a good website, and we also responded to what our internal staff said they wanted,” Lyons says. “We asked, ‘What would be the student’s expectations when they came to our site?’” Community outreach efforts such […]

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It’s an Online Life for Military Couple From Kansas

May 24, 2011 / by / 1 Comment

For many, Memorial Day is just another holiday. A day to barbecue, hang out at the pool and enjoy not having to be at work. But for those who have served in the armed forces, the day means something else.
GCU has a variety of active and veteran military students taking classes on campus and online. For two online master’s students, husband and wife Chris and Janice Voeller of Kansas, Memorial Day has a special meaning that only those who have put their lives on the line could possibly understand.

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Online Students ‘Friend’ GCU for Campus Connections

May 17, 2011 / by / 16 Comments

Online learning is a unique experience. Online students do not have the chance to hang out in the hallway before class. They do not get lunch in the cafeteria. They do not get to play volleyball on the sand courts by the pool. A group of online students wanted a deeper connection with Grand Canyon University despite never setting foot on its campus. How have they done it? Facebook, of course.

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GCU’s Class of 2011 Shares Stadium Stage

May 06, 2011 / by / 13 Comments

Grand Canyon University gave a rousing sendoff Friday afternoon to the Class of 2011 and to Chase Field in downtown Phoenix, in the final Commencement to be held at the home of the Arizona Diamondbacks. With the opening of the 5,000-seat Arena in September, Commencement will be on campus next spring. An estimated 2,200 degree candidates participated Friday in the ceremony at the baseball stadium, which hosted GCU for the third consecutive year. The University conferred more than 8,000 degrees, and those included the first members of its College of Doctoral Studies.

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February ‘FYP’ Now Available

February 17, 2011 / by / 2 Comments

The February 2011 issue of FYP is now available on campus and online. Get your copy at locations around Grand Canyon University.

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The Secret to a Flat Stomach

February 16, 2011 / by / 1 Comment

Cardio. Cardio. Cardio. I cannot emphasize it enough. Doing a 100 crunches a day may seem like a great path towards a flat stomach (or a six-pack) but did you know that cardio is actually a much more successful route to burning belly fat?

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Booster Courses Offer Tools for Success

February 15, 2011 / by / 2 Comments

Grand Canyon University offers several success booster courses that are free and self-paced so that you can review the foundations of writing, math, or technology. Below is a summary of each. These success boosters can be found within the ‘Classroom’ tab in your ANGEL course.

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Library Web Site Changes Improve Student Research Tools

February 10, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

The Grand Canyon University Library has some incredible new content for every academic subject, including 30 new databases covering expanded full text content for the Fine Arts, Education, Nursing, Health Sciences, Business, Social Sciences, Computing and more!

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Missed Chapel? Watch it Online

February 07, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

Online and campus students never have to miss GCU’s Chapel Series. The Office of Spiritual Life posts Monday’s Chapel session on its web site at Spiritual Life’s Chapel Services Home. Catch up on the last few weeks of Chapel sessions including talks from Campus Pastor Tim Griffin. Come back to the site every week for the newest presentation. Never miss a week of Chapel. Chapel is every Monday at 10:45 a.m. in North Gym. Upcoming speakers include GCU CEO Brian Mueller and Jeff Durbin of Calvary Treatment Centers. For more information on GCU’s Spiritual Life events and services, visit the Spiritual Life web site, email ministry@gcu.edu or stop into the Office of Spiritual Life in the Student Union.

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