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FBI provides tactical training to GCU Public Safety

August 02, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

FBI conducted two training sessions for GCU Public Safety employees
The Federal Bureau of Investigations spent two days on GCU’s main campus this past month conducting Basic Active Shooter Response Training for GCU Public Safety employees. “Due to this training, (the) Public Safety Department is better prepared to address an active shooter situation,” said Director of Public Safety Joseph Yahner.

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GCU’s recycling campaign cleaned up in 2016-17

August 01, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Thanks to a campaign that increased awareness on campus, especially among students, Grand Canyon University recycled 129 tons of trash during the 2016-17 academic year, according to a report by Phoenix-based Waste Management. “They made a concerted effort last year and it paid off. Students played a big role in the recycling success,” Waste Management Communications Director Jennifer Rivera said.

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Fall Chapel speakers will address important topics

July 18, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

The fall semester schedule for Chapel is a mix of new speakers and returnees, as usual. But what’s notable about it is that speakers could choose from a list of topics that are important to Christians, and there also will be the first annual Chapel session on bioethics.

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Engineering a path to computer science jobs

July 14, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

An Amazon software engineer described her colorful career path Thursday to a Code.org cohort of 25 Arizona educators. The K-12 teachers are at GCU this week to learn AP Science Principles, part of the GCU Strategic Educational Alliances mission to spread love of STEM through the teachers.

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Changing lives (including their own) at Dream Center

June 08, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Summer vacation or not, GCU College of Humanities and Social Sciences counseling professors and students continue to bring group therapy sessions to sex-trade survivors sheltered at the Phoenix Dream Center. “The students benefit from the service work,” said CHSS counseling lead Denise Krupp. “I want them to have a good, wonderful feeling when they leave.” And the survivors benefit by bonding, learning about themselves and gaining self-esteem.

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Alhambra students get straight talk at ‘Believe & Achieve’

June 07, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Alhambra High School students heard some important messages Tuesday in the fifth annual “Believe & Achieve” at GCU Arena. University admissions counselor Kyle Speed was among the speakers who urged students to make the right choices.

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Instagram gives insights into GCU’s heart and soul

June 05, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Grand Canyon University’s new Instagram account is a great way for students, especially those who are considering GCU, to connect with what’s happening on campus. “It’s a meeting place for prospective students to hear from current students with authentic voices,” said Sarah Boeder, executive vice president of campus operations.

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Injury, illness couldn’t stop these two alumni

May 31, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Grand Canyon University alumni Bo Hall and Matt Cavallo both have had some challenges, some bigger than others — Cavallo, for example, is fighting multiple sclerosis. But both have come through their travails like champions. “Pity and self-wallowing can last forever if you let them,” Cavallo said.

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GCU employees show giving spirit at volunteer fair

May 25, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Grand Canyon University employees typically have big hearts and a desire to help others, and the Volunteer with a Purpose Fair held Wednesday gave them a chance to do just that. More than 200 attended the event and signed up to support some of the charities that help the young, the poor and the ill. “We want to be a Kingdom of God, both as a University and individually, and as followers of Jesus Christ we want to help bring justice and hope,” said Jim Miller, GCU’s new corporate chaplain.

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Ethington season will be big on history and ‘Peanuts’

May 23, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

The 2017-2018 Ethington Theatre season features two ballets, two musicals and three plays, all of which are sure to amuse and delight the theatre and dance fan. ”You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown,” “Anything Goes” and “The Good Doctor” are among the College of Fine Arts and Production shows and there’s something on the menu for every taste.

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