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Warm hugs and prayers help relieve finals stress

December 09, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

In an effort to help encourage students during finals week, the university’s Office of Student Engagement hosted Fuel for Finals on Thursday. It featured candy canes, warm apple cider and many prayer requests.

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GCU wins cybersecurity-awareness campaign award

December 08, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

GCU has won a prestigious award for its effective cybersecurity-awareness program. Using a new twist, GCU’s IT Security department has raised employee awareness of suspicious emails, resulting in early reporting and thwarting of cyber attacks.

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Emotional tribute to open Winter Dance Concert

December 05, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Inspired by Kayla Castro’s life and the song created by friend and former roommate Kristyn Roberts, “Dancing by Your Side” is an emotional opener to this weekend’s “Impermanence” program performed by the Ethington Dance Ensemble as they explore the tension and opportunities created by change.

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Future grads learn from alumni’s successes — and failures

December 02, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

A group of GCU alumni had great advice Thursday night for students who soon will be graduating. But the key to the advice at the “Ask an Alum” event was all the adversity they overcame.

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Finals Focus gives students a hand and even a hug

December 02, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Finals Focus offers a number of ways that students can get assistance during this stressful time, from tutoring to snacks to extended library hours. They even can get an emotional boost. “We just want to be able to tell students to hang in there, give them a hug,” said Jeanne Lind, parent and family program coordinator for the Office of Student Engagement.

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GCU spreads drug and alcohol awareness

November 29, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Students and staff at Grand Canyon University launched a campaign Monday to prevent drug abuse and create awareness. “At GCU we are fairly straight-edge and we are trying to keep students away from drugs for as long as possible,” Sean Thomason, student senator. “The hope of the campus is to produce and send off leaders into the world. That means having people who are educated on the destructive behaviors of such substances.”

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Two GCU students in finals for $100,000 award

November 28, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Grand Canyon University students Michael Garcia and Vaugn Devera are finalists for a $100,000 investment at the BioAccel Solutions Challenge. The Dec. 1 award is given to those whose entrepreneurism and innovation could improve community health and well-being. Garcia and Devera created HandleTech, a copper-infused liquid or spray that can act as an antimicrobial on commonly touched objects around health care facilities, hospitals, schools and beyond.

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Justice Courts officials say ‘thank you’ with trophy

November 22, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

During a season of gratitude, Maricopa County Justice Courts officials gave Grand Canyon University an award Tuesday thanking the University for “invaluable and enthusiastic support.”

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CCOB has more top-3 placers than ever in fall DECA

November 22, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

The Colangelo College of Business had more students than ever competing in the Collegiate DECA Fall Leadership Conference, and they did well, as usual: 16 of the 24 finished in the top three of their category.

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Mission Cookies are tasty way to change lives

November 21, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Mission Cookies are available for purchase at The Grid, Chaparral and Juniper on Grand Canyon University’s campus, and 100 percent of the proceeds go back to help Phoenix Rescue Mission clients as they transition from dire circumstances toward vocational and re-career training.

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