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Star search begins, ends at God, Mueller tells Chapel

January 10, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

GCU President Brian Mueller traditionally kicks off the new semester with a talk at Chapel, and on Monday morning he delivered a message that might seem untraditional to the mainstream, celebrity-obsessed media: Being worshipped is totally unnatural to human beings. We were made to solely worship God, Mueller said.

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Student workers to be feted, fed, face-painted

January 09, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s annual Student Worker Appreciation Week, honoring the more than 2,400 students who perform essential functions for more than 50 campus departments, begins Wednesday. There will be food and fun for them, and one student worker will be awarded a $2,500 scholarship.

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Chapel schedule for spring features diverse speakers

January 05, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

The Chapel schedule for the spring semester features a diverse group of speakers, including four first-timers. The first Chapel of the new year is at 11:15 a.m. Monday in the Arena.

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Think forensic science is easy? They’ll clue you in

January 04, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Don’t believe everything you see on crime TV, says a group of GCU senior Forensic Science students who want to set the record straight. There’s a lot more to forensic science than “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.” Their major is one of the most rigorous at GCU, and they’ve learned that processing crime scene evidence requires a lot of expertise.

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Vietnam War vet fights on — and keeps learning

January 03, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Ralph Morgan vividly recalls the injuries, blood and horror of his tour in Vietnam as a Green Beret with the Fifth Special Forces group, and he has suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) for years. But he says he’s getting “a second wind in life,” and a big part of that is the doctorate he’s working on at GCU.

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Online student, 69, teaches life lessons in book

December 29, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Alfreta Sailor has lived a little — the Grand Canyon University online student is 69. And she also has learned a lot, as demonstrated by her book of motivational essays, “Seasons Change, So Can You.” It covers a wide variety of topics and provides concrete steps toward positive change.

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Christmas spirit lights up these GCU offices

December 20, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Ray Flores’ efforts to get his fellow 27th Avenue employees in the Christmas spirit do not go unnoticed. “All I have to do to get into the holiday spirit is to look at the trees in our cubicles,” said one co-worker.

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Cancer couldn’t keep her from commencement

December 16, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Roxanne Maier, 60, watched her class graduate from Grand Canyon University on Friday from a seat in GCU’s Arena. Cancer sidelined her education temporarily, but she plans to resume studying in the College of Nursing and Health Care Professions in January and graduate in April.

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This graduate’s GCU script played out perfectly

December 16, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Jennifer Estrada graduates Friday from Grand Canyon University with a degree in Business Management, but just as important to her GCU experience has been her behind-the-scenes work on 11 main stage productions at Ethington Theatre. Her finale, “Our Town,” was also her first experience as stage manager.

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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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