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Concert reopens Arena, signals new era at GCU

August 25, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

GCU Arena is back in business, and it showed well Saturday when a free concert featuring Switchfoot provided a spirited finale to Move-In.

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GCU to ban tobacco use beginning Jan. 1

August 22, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Smoking and any other kind of tobacco use, including chewing tobacco and e-cigs, will be banned on GCU property and in University-owned vehicles beginning Jan. 1.

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New fitness schedule offers more sweat equity

August 22, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

The new fitness schedule for the Recreation Center, which features several new classes, begins Monday and goes through Sept. 26. The reason: The Rec Center is scheduled to become the Lopes Performance Center, and some classes will move to other fitness centers on campus.

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China trip precedes teaching challenge for alumnus

August 20, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

College of Education alumnus Anthony Perez taught English to ESL students in China before starting a new job as a second grade teacher in Phoenix.

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Peet’s coming to campus

August 20, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Peet’s Coffee & Tea, the premier specialty coffee and tea company in the U.S., is coming to Grand Canyon University with multiple locations on campus. Peet’s will move into the second floor of the Student Union, replacing Starbucks after the contract with that vendor was not renewed. Another Peet’s location is planned for GCU Arena in the concession area of the first floor. “We are excited about making Peet’s our coffee provider with multiple locations on campus and to offer students and employees lower prices — about 10 percent less, on average,” said Kristen Fraley, GCU’s food services manager. “Multiple locations mean shorter lines and the ability to grab coffee at convenient locations across our growing campus.” Both GCU locations are expected to open Monday, Aug. 25, for the first day of classes. The Student Union location initially will offer brewed coffee and tea while the space is being renovated, and is expected to be full-service by Monday, Sept. 8. The Arena location will carry the majority of Peet’s hand-crafted beverages, including hand-roasted coffee, espresso, tea and specialty blended drinks. Between now and Monday, employees and students can stop by any of the Simply to Go stores on campus or […]

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Summer mission trips: Jesus said GO!!

August 20, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

GO (Global Outreach) Week will offer myriad experiences and opportunities for students to find out more about 2015 summer mission trips. Events are scheduled Sept. 15-19 on campus.

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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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