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Campus wellness seminars to offer healthy-eating tips

August 30, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

We’ve all heard it a million times — avoid fried foods, empty calories and, of course, too much sugar. But it’s an especially important message for people on the go, such as students, who might not have time to plan their meals as well as they should. Here are some healthy-eating tips in advance of the campus wellness seminars scheduled for next month.

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Honors College has more brainpower than ever

August 26, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Hundreds of Honors College students joined together Thursday at the Grand Canyon University Arena to celebrate the largest freshman class since the College’s beginning in 2013 and to learn about the opportunities available for a brighter future.

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New apartments add roomy to room and board

August 25, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Finally getting their own bedroom, in some cases for the first time in their young lives — that had students excited about moving in to the new Roadrunner Apartments on Wednesday. But just as appealing is the amount of space they have in the new units.

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Common bond: Special socials unite freshman groups

August 25, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Students who are the first in their families to attend college have much in common: different expectations, little help filling out applications and the potential for a sense of wonder, according to Charity Norman, new student and family programs manager. This year, GCU has formed four new networks for students with less traditional experiences to help them enjoy additional socialization with like-minded students.

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‘First 72’ provides fun plus fodder for new friendships

August 24, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

The new First 72 Experience at GCU keeps freshmen busier than ever meeting new people, enjoying social activities, hanging out on their floors and discovering places on campus. For the students at Juniper Hall, it was a smash hit.

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Cheer, dance teams and Thunder score big victories

August 23, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s cheer and dance teams and its mascot, Thunder, have become nationally recognized for their spirit and skill, and the results in a recent competition in Santa Barbara, Calif., confirmed it. Cheer and dance had their best finishes ever, and Thunder won for the fourth straight year.

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For parents, Move-In a mix of Lopes up, letting go

August 23, 2016 / by / 2 Comments

The Move-In experience is happy and sad for parents at the same time — they’re thrilled to send off their child to GCU and love the Welcome Week spirit, but they also dread going back to a newly empty nest. “I don’t really know whether to laugh or cry, feel happy or sad,” said one mom.

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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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