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In the spotlight: COFAP dancers produce pieces rooted in Scottish lore and Greek mythology

October 12, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s talented dance students will be running the show at both Fall Student Spotlight Dance Concerts, scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday in Thunder Alley. They have choreographed and will be dancing, lighting the stage and managing the details for the College of Fine Arts and Production’s dance department first performances of the year. Read more about two of the dancers, a Scottish senior and a freshman who imbued Greek mythology into her piece, in this GCU Today story.

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Construction update: New projects affect parking

October 08, 2015 / by / 1 Comment

New fences have sprung up around campus with work on three more buildings — a second engineering building and two new apartment complexes — set to begin. That, in turn, has resulted in the closure of two parking lots. Get the details on all the latest construction and parking news in this GCU Today story.

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For GCU officer, saving lives is second nature

October 08, 2015 / by / 1 Comment

Public Safety Officer Matthew Grupe risked his own life in an Aug. 7 fire to save a man who had been asleep. This morning, he was awarded a medal for using quick actions and putting aside his own safety to save the life of another. “He disregarded his own safety,” said GCU Public Safety Commander Kirk Fitch, who awarded Grupe the rare medal during a brief ceremony.

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Ministry Forum delves into Scripture on the topic of baptism

October 06, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

What does the Bible say about whether babies should be baptized or whether the sacrament should wait until after an individual can profess his or her faith and join the body of Christ? As four faculty members from the GCU College of Theology pointed out during a Ministry Forum on campus Monday, a definitive Biblical answer is not available. The debate on paedobaptism (infant baptism) and credobaptism (believer’s baptism) continues.

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New faculty members add to academic rigor, momentum of CSET program

October 02, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

CSET’s faculty grew by nine members this fall as its student enrollment rose to more than 2,800 students. Dr. Jon Valla, the new assistant dean, is playing a role in transitioning GCU to a strong research facility. GCU Today has the story.

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Speech and debate team begins season this weekend

October 01, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Foster children on prescription drugs and why men choose to play women characters are just two of the social issues that GCU Speech and Debate Team members will present during the Aztec Invitational tournament this weekend in San Diego. The team, now it in its third year, has some returning champions.

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GCU freezes tuition for eighth straight year

September 29, 2015 / by / 2 Comments

PHOENIX (Sept. 29, 2015) — Grand Canyon University, one of the nation’s premier Christian universities, is freezing tuition on its west Phoenix campus for the eighth consecutive year. Tuition for the 2016-17 school year will remain at $16,500 for current and incoming students, a figure that has not changed since 2009. However, more than 90 percent of GCU students also receive institutional scholarships that bring the average tuition cost to $7,900 — on par with state universities and well below other private universities. That total does not include federal aid such as Pell Grants and subsidized student loans, which lowers students’ out-of-pocket expenses further. “The cost of higher education continues to rise across the country, and it is incumbent on us to keep private, Christian education affordable to all,” said Brian Mueller, GCU’s president. The University’s room and board costs, which start at $6,250, also are lower than the national average. According to the College Board, the average cost of room and board in 2014-15 ranged from $9,804 at four-year public schools to $11,188 at private schools. Along with low tuition and housing costs, GCU continues to transform its 200-acre campus, with new classrooms, laboratories and residence halls, and additional […]

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New CHSS psychology, counseling programs reflect workforce demand

September 25, 2015 / by / 1 Comment

Aging baby boomers, increasing dependence on technology and rising substance abuse among trauma victims are among societal changes prompting a growth market for professional therapists. GCU’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences is offering eight new programs to students who interested in careers in counseling and psychology.

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Parents to learn science + math = better than electronics

September 24, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Parents who want to switch their children’s attention from video games, TVs and cell phones to science, math and engineering can take free classes at GCU. The two-hour Everyday STEM Workshops begin at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 8. They are intended to teach parents how to engage children from preschool to 8th grade in activities that are fun as well as educational. The sessions are divided by age group and child care is provided. GCU Today has the story.

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GCU Department of Public Safety named 14th in country

September 23, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Grand Canyon University’s Department of Public Safety has been named one of the Top 25 university departments in the country. The National Campus Safety Summit announced the results of the “Top 25 University Departments” list, awarding GCU’s public safety department the No. 14 spot. “These are the Top 25 university administrative departments making a difference in student safety,” members of the safety summit said in a statement. “This list includes administrative departments whose achievements go above and beyond for their campuses.”

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