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Grand Canyon University submits application to return to non-profit status

January 05, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Grand Canyon University has submitted an updated application to the Higher Learning Commission to re-establish the institution as a non-profit university upon its purchase of certain academic-related assets from Grand Canyon Education, Inc. (GCE). Following the sale, GCE would operate as a for-profit third-party provider of educational and related services to GCU and potentially, in the future, to other universities.

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FAQs for transaction to re-establish GCU as a nonprofit institution

January 05, 2018 / by / 2 Comments

Editor’s note: These FAQs, originally posted on Jan. 5, 2018, were updated on July 2, 2018, to reflect the completion of the transaction. Why is GCU returning to its nonprofit status? The transaction reverts the University to the historical nonprofit roots it held from 1949-2004. That is in the best long-term interests of our students, faculty and staff, and community, in that it would: Provide faculty and students equitable opportunities to participate in academic and co-curricular opportunities with our peer institutions without being segregated based on tax-status. Open up the world of nonprofit philanthropic giving, grant writing and research opportunities. Better enable the University to continue to hold the line on tuition – which has been frozen on the ground campus for 10 years – and keep higher education affordable for all socioeconomic classes of Americans. Allow the University to continue to invest in infrastructure and maximize opportunities for faculty/staff growth. Maximize opportunities for continued investments in the community. Provide the opportunity for the University to become a full voting member of the NCAA. In short, this return to our historical nonprofit status conveys an accurate reflection of who GCU is today and will be in the future. How does […]

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Spring schedule set for Chapel, The Gathering

January 04, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

The spring semester schedules for Chapel and The Gathering are set, and Chapel will feature new first-time speakers — one of whom, in particular, has quite a story to share. Chapel begins at 11:15 a.m. Mondays (except holidays or during breaks) in GCU Arena.

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GCU visit rewards Yuma students who stepped up

January 02, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Students from Crane Elementary School District don’t have a lot to give. Many struggle with poverty. Yet they have the biggest hearts, helping make shoes for children in Africa and spreading kindness through Ben’s Bells. They recently won the “Be the Change” video contest organized by the Arizona School Board Association. The prize? A trip to GCU.

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Graduation is family celebration for congresswoman

December 15, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Rep. Grace Napolitano showed up at Grand Canyon University Friday to see her grandson walk across the stage. Napolitano smiled and made her way through the crowd inside GCU Arena following the ceremony and shared her admiration for the University, her excitement for her grandson’s achievement and her hope for the future.

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Impactful commencement hits home with graduates

December 15, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Many of the graduates at winter commencement are the smarties who earn extra credits, work extra hard and make a big impact even though they graduate in fewer than four years. But, for them, Friday’s ceremonies are a bit bittersweet because of the relationships they built and the experiences they had in their relatively short stay at GCU.

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First IT grads establish links with each other, GCU

December 14, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

The rapidly expanding College of Science, Engineering and Technology on Friday will graduate its first information technology students. Paul Rodriguez, Jake Womer, Bridgette Smith and Timothy Prescott said it has been a challenging maneuvering through a new program, but found comfort in the words of their professors their freshman year in 2014, who told them they would need to stick together through it all.

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Program whips teens’ business skills into shape

December 13, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Teens with ideas for bullwhip, custom shoes and comic book businesses wrapped up their seven-week training with GCU’s New Business Development Center.

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Brewers-GCU partnership is home run for learning

December 11, 2017 / by / 1 Comment

GCU and the Milwaukee Brewers have a new deal to place a Learning Lounge at the team’s spring training facility in Maryvale. The baseball team has committed to staying in Phoenix for another 25 years, renovating and expanding the complex, and offering GCU’s tutoring services. Tyler Barnes, Vice President of Communications for the Brewers, said, “This is a community initiative, and the goal is to have this program serve as a key with our relationship with GCU and the local Maryvale schools.”

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Symposium brings entrepreneurial ideas into focus

December 07, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Students, staff and faculty at Ethington Theatre Wednesday morning got to hear from Grand Canyon University’s top five Learning Communities at the Semi-Annual Learning Community Symposium. President Brian Mueller said the event was “a hallmark of who GCU is becoming.”

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