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How a marketing class impacted local companies

April 20, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Students in a GCU marketing class did projects that had long-lasting effects, both on the participants and local companies. One of the students even turned it into an internship.

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GCU bookstore is moving on to bigger and better things

April 17, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

The old bookstore at GCU is scheduled to be closed in early May and reopen in August at a new, larger location in Prescott Hall. The new outlet will have more of a retail feel and will feature a large selection of GCU apparel and souvenirs as well as well as non-insignia items such as birthday cards.

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Career Services Student Worker of the Month: Bailey Lindsey

April 15, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

By Marette Hahn GCU Career Services The customary back-and-forth of “thank you, you’re awesome!” and “no, thank YOU – YOU’RE awesome!” is emblematic of the hard-working and polite nature of junior Bailey Lindsey, April’s Student Worker of the Month at Grand Canyon University. Nominated by her hiring manager, Ricky Bezanson, for her willingness to take on extra projects with a smile and for being a shining example of GCU’s mission, Lindsey has excelled in her student worker position as an accounting specialist. Lindsey’s role in accounting has allowed her to be successful in the classroom and her “three-ish” jobs that take up her free time. In addition to working four days a week at GCU, she also coaches fifth- and sixth-grade girls’ basketball and is doing freelance design work for her summer internship at AudioFlood, based in Pleasant Grove, Utah. Lindsey, whose major is digital design with an emphasis in web design, came to GCU as a pole vaulter on the Lopes track team. After two years as a student athlete, she now is focusing more on academics and her jobs. After graduating, Lindsey hopes to do freelance design work and perhaps own a business. As someone who loves to […]

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GCU sponsors Valley teens at world robotics competition

April 14, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

After earning a $500 Grand Canyon University STEM grant to help fuel their passion for robot, a team of four Valley boys known as the “Phoenix Lights” team received some additional support from the University to fund their travels to Louisville, Ky., this week for the 2015 VEX Robotics World Championships. GCU Today has a story about how the University’s Alliance Program for Homeschool Achievement (ALPHA) has stepped up to help foster STEM passion with the Phoenix Lights boys and others.

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Research colloquia designed to refine range of academic ideas

April 07, 2015 / by / 1 Comment

Several Grand Canyon University faculty members will be making presentations related to their academic research from 3-5 p.m. today and Thursday at Howerton Hall as part of the annual spring research colloquia.

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Philosopher bares his soul in campus talks

April 02, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Faculty and students both turned out in large numbers Tuesday and Wednesday to hear Dr. J.P. Moreland, a prominent Christian philosopher from Biola University who takes delight in refuting neuroscience’s claims about the soul.

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Colangelo shares pearls of wisdom with GCU management team

April 02, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

By popular demand, Phoenix sports business icon Jerry Colangelo, for whom the University’s College of Business is named, on Wednesday addressed about 450 GCU managers, directors, faculty, deans and administrators. Colangelo answered questions and shared inspirational quotes and guiding principles, including this familiar one: “Your relationship with your Lord, your family, your business is the pecking order. When people get messed up it’s when that order gets messed up.”

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Celebrating the ubiquity of Ashley Laneri: 1993-2015

March 30, 2015 / by / 6 Comments

Like a memorable performance in a stage play or choir concert, Ashley Laneri won’t soon be forgotten, it was apparent during her memorial service Saturday on campus. About 450 family members, students, faculty and staff and others gathered to pay tribute to the life of the GCU senior who died March 13 from injuries she sustained in a car accident in Phoenix.

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Mission Possible: Koetter named Mr. GCU

March 27, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Story by Cooper Nelson Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau Grand Canyon University President and CEO Brian Mueller had one quest for students Thursday night at the 13th annual Mr. GCU, a male beauty pageant that was themed, “Mission Possible.” Said Mueller, “Find ‘Bae.’” To kick off the popular event in GCU Arena, Mueller was depicted in a black and white video, filmed like the popular Tom Cruise movie “Mission Impossible” from which the pageant got its theme. In the video, Mueller, after deliberating with members of the University’s executive staff, tasks Dean of Students Pastor Tim Griffin with helping students finding the missing bae. (Before we reveal who won the prestigious title of Mr. GCU, we probably should start by defining the object of the mission. Unless you were one of the nearly 3,500 students at the event, you may not know what a “bae” is. We’ll let emcee Julia Bates, GCU’s student activities coordinator, have the honor.) “To find the definition of ‘bae,’ you have to look in the dictionary … unfortunately, it’s not in the dictionary,” Bates said. “So I had to ask a student, and the true definition is your babe or significant other.” After the 12 contestants performed in a talent competition and a “Baewatch” swimsuit fashion […]

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Student speeches champion social awareness

March 26, 2015 / by / 2 Comments

Grand Canyon University’s award-winning speech and debate team will perform its top student speeches, including those that champion stronger awareness of child sex slavery and mental illness, at the second annual campus Speech Showcase on April 15.

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