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A beautiful site: GCU Stadium is ready for action

August 19, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Of all the facilities on campus in the last year, GCU stadium will be the first one a lot of people notice. But students will reap the benefits of many others.

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There’s a lesson in Southwest’s sky-high success

August 17, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

The business model of Southwest Airlines is just that — a model for how to do business. Its annual ranking among the top companies in the country has become a foregone conclusion, and Colangelo College of Business master’s students got insights into its culture Tuesday from marketing adviser Richard Sweet. He said Southwest emphasizes servant leadership — just like GCU.

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CHSS offers new degrees plus new curriculum twists

August 17, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

A surprising number of students are enrolling in a new Sociology Degree with an Emphasis in Social Work that the College of Humanities and Social Sciences is offering for the this first time this school year. Another exciting change for students is a revised Justice Studies program that includes relationship building and conflict resolution.

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GCU adding 10 new sports facilities in 2 years

August 16, 2016 / by / 4 Comments

By Jeannette Cruz GCU News Bureau New construction projects in Grand Canyon University’s $1 billion expansion continue to transform the campus, and GCU athletes and visitors alike will benefit from the 10 new state-of-the-art sports facilities scheduled to be completed within the next two years. The “GCU 10 in 2” initiative begins Aug. 26 with the opening of 3,000-seat GCU Stadium, which will host GCU athletics and University events. “This is a historic time for our athletic program as we enter the final year of our four-year transition period to Division I athletics,” said Mike Vaught, vice president of athletics. “We want to be Top 25 in everything that we do, and these incredible facilities will help us continue to compete at the highest level and strive for excellence both academically and athletically. I can’t think of another university in the country that has embarked on such an ambitious construction project in such a short time frame, but that’s how we do things at GCU.” Men’s soccer coach Schellas Hyndman, who ranks sixth in NCAA history in men’s soccer victories, said GCU Stadium will be “one of the best fields in collegiate soccer.” The stadium, which sits on the west end of campus, has natural grass in […]

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Career adviser puts her passion into I.D.eal book

August 16, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Aysha Bell of Career Services has published a book that helps people figure out where their passion lies as they choose a career path. “When you seek positions for the purpose of a paycheck and you really have no fulfillment, you are, in essence, broke,” she writes in “I.D.entifying Your I.D.eal Career.”

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McCain shows his purple pride at GCU rally

August 12, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Arizona Sen. John McCain was back on campus Thursday, showing once again how much he enjoys visiting GCU. The occasion was a rally in his re-election campaign, and McCain clearly enjoyed speaking to a packed-in audience in the Student Union just as much as University officials valued having him stop by. “He’s very genuine. He’s authentic,” President Brian Mueller said.

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New counseling focus is on motivating, not persuading

August 11, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Helping others is what GCU is all about, and Denise Krupp, College of Humanities and Social Sciences lead counseling instructor, did just that this summer. She used her skills in motivational interviewing to train two other employee groups over the summer, an enrollment counselor team and student conduct coordinators. One group works with prospective GCU students and the other current students, but both benefit from learning to motivate, not persuade, people to make a change.

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Doctoral residencies take up residency on campus

August 10, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

The opening of the GCU Hotel and the ever increasing classroom space at the University enabled the College of Doctoral Studies to bring its residencies to the main campus. Dr. Michael Berger, the CDS dean, said the move has helped to “energize and focus the learners.”

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Employees, students lend a hand in sand at GCU Golf Course

August 09, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Here’s yet another example of how there’s more than a grain of truth to the spirit at GCU: When every sand trap at GCU Golf Course was damaged in last week’s storm, Jesse Mueller, the director of golf, needed some assistance. He turned to Greg Harman and Jeff Glosser in Academic Alliances, and they rounded up some employees and students to pitch in on a granular level.

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Employee meeting highlights achievements, goals

August 05, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s annual all-employee meeting Friday was a chance to catch up on all the things the University has accomplished in recent years and look ahead to more of the same. “I don’t think anybody believed we could accomplish what we’ve accomplished in the last seven years. It’s going to keep getting better. We’re only limited by what we can imagine,” President Brian Mueller said.

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