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Wolfe, Steininger are winners in ASGCU election

February 01, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Noah Wolfe and Stephen Steininger were elected president and vice president, respectively, of the Associated Students of Grand Canyon University in the voting that took place this week.

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Campus saddened by loss of biochemistry professor

January 31, 2018 / by / 2 Comments

Biochemistry professor Dr. Tiffany Mealman always had a positive attitude even though she had reasons not to. Her joyful disposition, her faith and her dedication to her students is what those students and her fellow faculty members in the College of Science, Engineering and Technology will remember most about her. Mealman passed away Sunday after a five-year battle with cancer.

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Hooked: Employees quickly catch on to cyber wars

January 31, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Not everyone knows what goes on at the Arizona Cyber Warfare Range-Metro Phoenix. But GCU employees got a chance to learn about the cybersecurity training center and do a little password cracking, network forensics and more during the Cyberfest open house on Tuesday.

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Speech and Debate to showcase what all the talk is about

January 30, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

The Speech and Debate team invites the community to “Current Hot Topics Discussions,” a town hall-style debate scheduled for 6-8 p.m. Wednesday in Ethington Theatre. Competitors will assume the role of political leaders as they discuss the hottest topics of the day.

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Passing of Bishop Alexis Thomas mourned at GCU

January 23, 2018 / by / 21 Comments

Bishop Alexis Thomas, a renowned and beloved senior pastor of the Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church in Phoenix and Gilbert, who had a wide-sweeping influence in Arizona, died Jan. 18 at age 50. One of his five sons, Micah, is a junior studying business administration in the Colangelo College of Business. Viewing and services are Sunday and Monday.

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Letter to five U.S. Senate Democrats about GCU’s application for non-profit status

January 22, 2018 / by / 4 Comments

(Editor’s note: The letter below was sent from GCU President Brian Mueller to five U.S. Senate Democrats in response to this letter they sent to members of the U.S. Department of Education’s National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity.) Elizabeth Warren U.S. Senator, Massachusetts 317 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510 Sherrod Brown U.S. Senator, Ohio 713 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510 Patty Murray U.S. Senator, Washington 154 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510 Richard J. Durbin U.S. Senator, Illinois 711 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510 Richard Blumenthal U.S. Senator, Connecticut 706 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510 Dear Senators: Thank you for your interest in Grand Canyon University and our proposal to revert to the historical non-profit status that we held from 1949-2004. We believe it is the logical next step to ensure the legacy of the institution and is an accurate reflection of who GCU is today and will be in the future as we continue our efforts to make higher education affordable to all socio-economic classes of Americans. We agree with the premise of your letter that all conversions need to be looked at closely and judged on their […]

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GCU flexing a new health initiative

January 19, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

GCU is flexing its latest recognition as an Exercise is Medicine campus. What that means is that, in addition to the typical questions at the health clinic, students will be asked about their exercise habits and may get a prescription for exercise. The idea is to improve the health of students on college campuses.

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Dance team takes 4th in 1st try at Division I nationals

January 18, 2018 / by / 2 Comments

Even though it was competing in Division I for the first time, the GCU Dance team placed fourth in Jazz Dance last weekend at the College Cheerleading and Dance Team National Championship in Orlando, Fla. And while the Cheer team did not make the finals, it showed a lot of grit by performing after one of the cheerleaders was injured and had to be taken to a hospital.

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27th Avenue Fitness Center expanded, improved

January 16, 2018 / by / 1 Comment

GCU’s 27th Avenue Fitness Center got a fancy spiff-up over the holidays in a renovation that expanded the women’s and men’s locker rooms and added some space and new equipment.

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Speech and Debate team gets 2018 off to strong start

January 09, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s debate partnerships displayed the wisdom and guile of winners as they talked their way into the top ranks at the recent Mile High Swing invitational tournament.

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