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Student, staff, faculty reflect on Independence Day

July 03, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Members of the GCU community — a student, a faculty member, an online staff member, a campus staff member and an academic leader — reflect on the meaning of Independence Day and describe how they will celebrate with family and friends.

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Construction projects cooking, including Taco Bell

June 29, 2018 / by / 1 Comment

Campus construction projects are barreling forward this summer, from the addition of 1,000 field-level seats at GCU Ballpark that will put spectators right in the action, to a new Lope Shop, two new residence halls, a soon-to-be-completed parking garage, a new Colangelo College of Business building, a new Canyon Activities Center, and perhaps the most exciting addition for students — a long-anticipated Taco Bell. The projects are on track, many of them expected to be completed by the time students arrive for the fall semester.

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Lopes pets show school spirit

June 28, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

GCU fans love their pets and adorn them in Lopes spirit wear.

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Summer sweat pays off for Student Engagement

June 27, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

It might appear to be time for summer chill instead of summer sweat, yet with hundreds of events and activities to plan the mode is busy for the 14-member staff of GCU’s Office of Student Engagement. Nearly 600 activities were planned and executed under the umbrella of Student Engagement last school year, not including hundreds of events managed by the 126 clubs. “It’s not the volume [of events] but the engagement,’’ said Jeremy Mack, director of Student Engagement. “We want to make students feel welcome on campus while making friends.’’

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Hotel an at-home sanctuary for doctoral learners

June 27, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

The quality of the GCU Hotel’s pool has doctoral learners cracking jokes about skipping class to take a dip. The learners stay at the hotel for residency, giving them a sanctuary just steps away from the classroom. “On Monday, I thought I might just stay in the pool,” one of the learners joked. “It’s just been really nice. Everything is here. I would hate to think that I’d be clear across town.” http://bit.ly/2MsZwyX

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GCU students show they’re suited to top internships

June 26, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

GCU students are doing great things in internships again this summer. Two of the standouts, Kadin Breeze and Angela Bratt, have duties that go far beyond what an intern typically is allowed to do. “When people get exposure to our students, they see the ‘it’ factor,” said Marquis Scott, Director of Internships.

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Student teaches recycling at St. Vincent de Paul

June 25, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Senior Bre L’Estrange will compete in July in the Miss Earth United States contest after being selected as Colorado’s delegate for the pageant. But in her down time, she volunteered at St. Vincent de Paul’s Dream Center to teach children about recycling. The center plays many roles for Phoenix families, especially their children, who are in need of a helping hand.

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Summer school students chill in Commuter Lounge

June 22, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

The Commuter Lounge is one of the busiest places on the Grand Canyon University campus during summer school, but the students who use it love its more relaxed ambiance this time of year. As Ruben Garcia said, “I have more time to talk to some of the students I see in the lounge. Now that it is summer, we dive and delve.’’

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Collegiate Scholars chapter grows to largest in U.S.

June 21, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

The story of Grand Canyon University’s growth and accomplishments added a new chapter this week when its chapter in the National Society of Collegiate Scholars earned Platinum Star Status and was deemed the largest in the country. Here’s the catch: The chapter was formed only four years ago.

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Dominican Republic trip enlightens Honors students

June 14, 2018 / by / 1 Comment

A group of Honors College students had high hopes of worship and career development on a mission trip to the Dominican Republic. The students hit their expected goals. But what enlightened them to the core was what they didn’t expect — love.

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