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Students prefer to keep hanging out on campus

April 06, 2021 / by / 0 Comment

The pools are open. The hammocks are spread out. The lawns are green. And GCU students have a laptop they can take anywhere on the pleasant campus to do the final two weeks of instruction online. Many opted to stay instead of leaving for home early to finish the semester — as of Monday only one in 10 had moved out.

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Public Safety leaders retire after serving with smiles

March 18, 2021 / by / 0 Comment

Joe Yahner, GCU’s Director of Public Safety, and Assistant Director/Assistant Police Chief Chuck Miiller are retiring Friday. That’s sad news for a lot of people at GCU, where they have been a fixture in the campus community for more than three years. Their legacy will be friendly, knowledgeable customer service and a meticulous attention to detail. “Their contributions were a blessing,” GCU President Brian Mueller said.

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Pandemic perseverance: 5 Lopes who led the way

March 16, 2021 / by / 0 Comment

At the one-year anniversary of when COVID-19 first affected GCU’s campus, it’s a good time to reflect on how we endured. These five Lopes provide prime examples of determination, ingenuity and resolve who didn’t settle for just making it through but making it better. Reprinted from the February issue of GCU Magazine.

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Window of opportunity for future student leaders

December 30, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

It’s a window of opportunity for Student Leaders. The window is on the Student Life Building, where a large graphic art piece was installed Tuesday that showcases student leadership and the chance for students to apply for positions for next academic year. It’s not the biggest that GCU graphic installer Martell Robinson has done, but it’s close. Even bigger is what it represents: Student Leaders who set the tone for campus life.

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GCU’s students on target for campus togetherness

November 25, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

This semester has been like no other. But GCU’s leaders and students adapted to the pandemic. They went to class in face coverings, gathered outdoors for Bible study and took part in fun events specially designed to avoid close contact. Campus life endured. And these creative examples are proof positive. Reprinted from the November issue of GCU Magazine.

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GCU’s Multicultural Office opens window to diversity

November 13, 2020 / by / 1 Comment

Multicultural Office Director Donald Glenn views diversity as a stained glass window made up of different sizes, colors and textures, each piece beautiful in its individuality — but they’re magnificent when they come together. It’s that message of unity that the University is embracing in its approach to diversity — the Christian worldview of bringing people together. For GCU, that means unifying its diverse student body of approximately 90 countries and cultures so that everyone has a seat at the table.

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New housing complex to offer fresh (air) amenities

October 02, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

Though it’s become common for GCU to introduce new buildings every fall, the new complex off 29th Avenue will be like no other. The student apartments will feature everything to love about Arizona living — plenty of indoor-outdoor space to have coffee, work out or play games. Called theRivers, it will bring the number of beds on campus to 16,000 when it opens in August 2021.

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As campus adapts, sense of community will remain

August 17, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

GCU is known for its vibrant campus life. To maintain that spirit was a big challenge that University and student leaders tackled this summer. Here’s how the adaptions they launched — everything from residence hall living to intramural sports and events — will preserve that sense of community.

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Latest issue of GCU Magazine is a keeper

February 14, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

The February 2020 issue of GCU Magazine will be a keepsake for students, faculty, staff and alumni. The special dedication to GCU’s stunning transformation in the last 10 years includes stories, photos and videos covering every aspect of this remarkable story — academics, spiritual life, campus life, community outreach, athletics, online education and alumni — plus President Brian Mueller’s personal thoughts about what it has meant to him. Here’s the digital version.

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‘Living as Lopes’ provides inside look at campus

July 01, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

Students are the top priority at GCU, of course, but that ideal is shown in many ways. One of them is web shows featuring students talking about their time at the University, and the latest one is “Living as Lopes,” which aims to give current and prospective students insights into the many activities on campus. “I feel like it’s a really cool opportunity because it shows our genuine lives, but it also shows that we’re all so different and unique and we all love such different things that it just shows from different perspectives what you can do, what the options are,” said Hailey-James Hines, one of several “Living as Lopes” cast members.

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