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GCU ready for largest group of incoming students

August 19, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

GCU News Bureau Grand Canyon University will welcome the largest group of incoming students in its history when classes resume Aug. 25 on the burgeoning Phoenix campus. GCU’s class of 5,500 new students carries an average incoming GPA of more than 3.5 and will have several new academic programs to choose from. The school is ramping up its science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) offerings with degrees in computer science and information technology in 2014-15, followed by three engineering programs the following year. In addition, GCU is launching its Center for Worship Arts this fall. The Worship Arts program, under the leadership of MercyMe founder and lead singer Bart Millard, will prepare students for careers ranging from national recording artists and songwriters to audio and lighting technicians and worship leaders at local churches. To prepare for the influx of new students — which brings total enrollment on the traditional Phoenix campus to a record of nearly 11,000 — GCU has added three new residence halls, a classroom building and a parking garage for the 2014-15 school year. “The student demand for what we’re doing here on our Phoenix campus just continues to grow,” said Brian Mueller, president and CEO of […]

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Academic Conference exercise is nerdy fun

August 13, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

A creative challenge at the 2014 Annual Academic Conference turned the morning session into a hilarious and educational trip inside the world of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

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Four more res halls, other buildings slated for 2015

August 01, 2014 / by / 3 Comments

The new residence halls opening this fall at Grand Canyon University are just the beginning of a major phase of new dorm construction. On Thursday, GCU President and CEO Brian Mueller announced plans to build four six-story residence halls at the northwest corner of campus.

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Nursing students cap summer course with health fairs

July 30, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Senior citizens in Scottsdale and Phoenix ate chicken quinoa lettuce wraps and dark chocolate, played brain games, learned ways to avoid or manage diabetes and hypertension and participate in other health-related activities during three health fairs organized and presented on Monday by GCU nursing students. The health fairs concluded the students’ summerlong community health course, in which they built relationships and provided care each week to residents of three communities.

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Antelope Intros: Alena Lancour and Jimmy Bouse

July 18, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

In this week’s edition of Antelope Intros, GCU Today features a talent acquisition coordinator who creates jewelry from fimo, and an enrollment counselor who – to our great perturbation – is a Dodgers fan.

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Hot job for summer: leading campus tours

July 10, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

It helps to love where you go to school if you’re going to show off a campus during a red-hot Arizona summer. GCU’s student tour guides say they enjoy bringing the inspiration to go with the seasonal perspiration.

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Antelope Intros: Michael Miller, Dr. Priscilla Bamba, Billy Thrall, Brit Miller

July 07, 2014 / by / 1 Comment

In the latest edition of Antelope Intros, we introduce you to a Web analytics manager who once dressed in the style of Blue Man Group, an online English instructor who has traveled the world, a church relations director who is passionate about reaching Phoenix for Christ, and an enrollment counselor who is crazy about Legos.

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Dressing for success in the workplace

July 02, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

It’s important to develop a sense of what’s appropriate for on-the-job attire, and GCU’s Office of Career Services has some suggestions.

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D-I transition: Northern Kentucky

June 20, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Northern Kentucky University hopes its location and new arena will prove attractive to future basketball opponents.

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Ken Blanchard, GCU to end partnership

June 20, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Transition to a new name for the College of Business set to begin in the fall of 2014.

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