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GCU adding 10 new sports facilities in 2 years

August 16, 2016 / by / 4 Comments

By Jeannette Cruz GCU News Bureau New construction projects in Grand Canyon University’s $1 billion expansion continue to transform the campus, and GCU athletes and visitors alike will benefit from the 10 new state-of-the-art sports facilities scheduled to be completed within the next two years. The “GCU 10 in 2” initiative begins Aug. 26 with the opening of 3,000-seat GCU Stadium, which will host GCU athletics and University events. “This is a historic time for our athletic program as we enter the final year of our four-year transition period to Division I athletics,” said Mike Vaught, vice president of athletics. “We want to be Top 25 in everything that we do, and these incredible facilities will help us continue to compete at the highest level and strive for excellence both academically and athletically. I can’t think of another university in the country that has embarked on such an ambitious construction project in such a short time frame, but that’s how we do things at GCU.” Men’s soccer coach Schellas Hyndman, who ranks sixth in NCAA history in men’s soccer victories, said GCU Stadium will be “one of the best fields in collegiate soccer.” The stadium, which sits on the west end of campus, has natural grass in […]

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Career adviser puts her passion into I.D.eal book

August 16, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Aysha Bell of Career Services has published a book that helps people figure out where their passion lies as they choose a career path. “When you seek positions for the purpose of a paycheck and you really have no fulfillment, you are, in essence, broke,” she writes in “I.D.entifying Your I.D.eal Career.”

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McCain shows his purple pride at GCU rally

August 12, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Arizona Sen. John McCain was back on campus Thursday, showing once again how much he enjoys visiting GCU. The occasion was a rally in his re-election campaign, and McCain clearly enjoyed speaking to a packed-in audience in the Student Union just as much as University officials valued having him stop by. “He’s very genuine. He’s authentic,” President Brian Mueller said.

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New counseling focus is on motivating, not persuading

August 11, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Helping others is what GCU is all about, and Denise Krupp, College of Humanities and Social Sciences lead counseling instructor, did just that this summer. She used her skills in motivational interviewing to train two other employee groups over the summer, an enrollment counselor team and student conduct coordinators. One group works with prospective GCU students and the other current students, but both benefit from learning to motivate, not persuade, people to make a change.

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Doctoral residencies take up residency on campus

August 10, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

The opening of the GCU Hotel and the ever increasing classroom space at the University enabled the College of Doctoral Studies to bring its residencies to the main campus. Dr. Michael Berger, the CDS dean, said the move has helped to “energize and focus the learners.”

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Employees, students lend a hand in sand at GCU Golf Course

August 09, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Here’s yet another example of how there’s more than a grain of truth to the spirit at GCU: When every sand trap at GCU Golf Course was damaged in last week’s storm, Jesse Mueller, the director of golf, needed some assistance. He turned to Greg Harman and Jeff Glosser in Academic Alliances, and they rounded up some employees and students to pitch in on a granular level.

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Employee meeting highlights achievements, goals

August 05, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s annual all-employee meeting Friday was a chance to catch up on all the things the University has accomplished in recent years and look ahead to more of the same. “I don’t think anybody believed we could accomplish what we’ve accomplished in the last seven years. It’s going to keep getting better. We’re only limited by what we can imagine,” President Brian Mueller said.

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Fall lineups for Chapel, The Gathering announced

August 04, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

The fall schedules for Chapel and The Gathering are set, and both will once again raise spirits and provoke deep spiritual thought. “It’s how I hit the reset,” said Josh James, a Christian Studies major.

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University cleans up quickly from ‘100-year storm’

August 03, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Grand Canyon University officials were ready for the massive storm Tuesday that soaked the campus with nearly three inches of rain and created lakes and rivers, caused minor flooding, shut down the Internet and phone system, and wreaked havoc on the roads. Thanks to dozens of facilities and public safety crew members and the University’s sophisticated drainage system, the campus was all but back to normal Wednesday morning.

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Cancer survivor ready to pay it forward at GCU

August 01, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Tania Herrera’s journey with cancer taught her at a very young age that life can change in an instant. Because of her experience, the soon-to-be freshman at GCU was inspired to pursue a career in nursing. She was among 50 cancer survivors and families to receive a scholarship from the Children’s Cancer Network, a partner with Phoenix Children’s Hospital and a beneficiary of the GCU Foundation Run to Fight Children’s Cancer.

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