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Learning isn’t passive in new Canyon Inquiry Project

September 21, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Teachers are always seeking new ways to reach students. The University is getting set to launch the GCU Canyon Inquiry Project, in which teachers and administrators from 10 schools will delve into “inquiry-based learning,” a type of teaching that shuns passive memorization for more active, project-based learning.

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Geologist digs on dinosaurs – and the Bible

September 20, 2017 / by / 1 Comment

Geoscientist Dr. Timothy Clarey, who worked for Chevron USA for many years, says what the rocks have shown him support biblical text: “It’s a beautiful thing. I really get to tell people that God’s word is true.” He will speak Friday at GCU.

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Christians unite at GCU for Movement Day Arizona

September 18, 2017 / by / 1 Comment

The first Movement Day Arizona, which took place Saturday at GCU, featured passionate speeches and workshops and calls for Christians to unite in common causes.

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GCU students rush to join hurricane relief efforts

September 12, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

When Dr. Tim Griffin, GCU Pastor and Dean of Students, put out a call for hurricane relief volunteers, students provided an overwhelming and heart-stirring response. A total of 629 signed up for a mission trip to aid ravaged Houston. “It’s a huge blessing,” said Global Outreach Manager Blake Small.

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One Foundation explores worldview of creation

September 11, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Grand Canyon University faculty gathered Friday for the first One Foundation Lunch and Learn of the fall semester. Faculty can join community groups to further break down the message.

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Letter to faculty, staff regarding New Times story

September 07, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Dear GCU faculty and staff, I am writing to follow up with information that was shared during last week’s all-employee meeting. We are providing the information below to a reporter from the Phoenix New Times, and want to ensure that you have it as well if you are asked questions about the story by friends, family, students, church members or others with whom you come in contact. It is our expectation that any story will depict a fair, balanced, accurate and factual portrayal of the University. But given the reporter’s behavior and line of questioning to this point, we believe he may have a different agenda. The reporter has reached out to a number of GCU students, employees and alumni, and is also looking into some issues that date back before the current management team came on board and began the remarkable transformation that all of you have helped shape. We now have nearly 10,000 full- and part-time employees who are building fulfilling careers at GCU, roughly 85,000 current students who are getting an affordable, high-quality education and more than 125,000 alumni who are leading productive careers. The overwhelming majority of these employees and students have had incredibly positive experiences […]

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GCU statement regarding DACA announcement

September 06, 2017 / by / 5 Comments

Grand Canyon University supports initiatives that provide legal clarity for DACA students. There are 300-400 DACA students currently on our campus and we will continue to support and embrace them as they pursue their education and build a better future for themselves and their families.

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Scholarship winners are new faces of west Phoenix

August 31, 2017 / by / 1 Comment

The Students Inspiring Students scholarship initiative took an interesting turn as a second class of recipients was awarded full-tuition grants: They’re focused on staying in the community after graduation and helping west Phoenix.

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New option for students: medical advice by phone

August 30, 2017 / by / 1 Comment

Grand Canyon University has added a new way students can get medical advice — by phone. It is free to students who have GCU health insurance.

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Campus life once again transformed by start of classes

August 28, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Building off the crescendo of Welcome Week, the first day of classes meant a campus filled with students hustling to classes and good deals at GCBC and elsewhere. “It’s back to the grind, but in a good way,” said one student.

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