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List of Welcome Week events might continue to expand

September 09, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

By all accounts, the 2016 Welcome Week was a huge success, said Charity Norman, GCU’s new student and family programs manager. The long list of new activities and socials proved popular and not too overwhelming, so much so that Norman said her team is looking at possibly adding even more events next year.

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GCU doctoral grad leads the followership discussion

September 09, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

We all know the importance of good leadership, but what about followership? Dr. Rob Koonce, a GCU doctoral graduate, has written a book on the subject, and he’ll share his views Monday evening during the residency at the Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort in Phoenix.

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Students get 3-D view of what’s ahead in printing

September 08, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

The future of printing can be seen through 3-D glasses, and Titan CEO Joe Manzo was on campus Wednesday to explain it to members of the IDEA Club. The presentation was part of the Canyon Angels entrepreneurial program.

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Business students sample a smorgasbord of ideas

September 08, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

There were so many options for students to explore at the annual Colangelo College of Business Kickoff on Wednesday in GCU Arena, it took many of them an hour to sift through them all. Particularly noteworthy were all the new entrepreneurial opportunities and the change in how Canyon Challenge entries will be submitted.

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Military scholarships serve these students well

September 06, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Two online students with far-reaching goals to help others have begun working toward their GCU degrees thanks to the “We Care for America” full-tuition scholarships they received recently. Kristen Stark, a neonatal nurse, would like to take her skills to countries that lack proper health care, and Michele Vogel, the 175th Wing Command Chief in the Maryland Air National Guard, would like to help military families.

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Learning Lounge expands to new apartments

August 31, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s Learning Lounge has been so successful, it’s multiplying. New Lounges have been created in the three new apartment buildings — Roadrunner, Encanto and Agave. “We’re ready for one-on-one, group sessions — whatever the learner needs,” said Trish Anderson, program manager of student development and outreach.

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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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