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Economic summit illuminates GCU’s local impact

May 20, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

When GCU President Brian Mueller was a panelist Thursday at a West Valley economic development summit in Glendale, he shared with the audience his passion for the west and his vision for how the University is helping transform the community. “We’re building businesses everywhere we can in our neighborhood,” he said.

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Internship in McCain’s office gets their vote

May 18, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

The GCU students who are interns for John McCain love their jobs, but they love even more their opportunities to interact with the Arizona senator.

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‘Hackers with halos’ prepare for cyberspace war

May 17, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

GCU has introduced cybersecurity degrees to teach students to be “hackers with halos,” graduates armed with tools necessary to join the fight against cybercriminals. It’s part of GCU’s initiative to roll out a rapidly multiplying list of online and ground STEM degrees as it continues its mission to produce well-trained, highly competitive graduates in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math.

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Determination pays off with Colangelo Scholarships

May 10, 2016 / by / 1 Comment

The Colangelo Scholarships are being handed out this week, and the emotional scene was played out the last two mornings at three Phoenix-area high schools. It’s always a heart-warming scene to see dreams come true, but when you dig into the stories of these students and their families, you come upon a spirit of determination that will play well at the University.

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Community is in the swing of Canyon Kids program

May 09, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

On Saturday mornings during the school year, Canyon Kids volunteers gather by 9 a.m. and spread out shepherd-like into neighborhoods north and south of GCU, gathering children as they walk to Little Canyon and Cielito parks. GCU students engage dozens of children ages 3-15 in games, a skit, a Bible verse study, and a crafts project. The outreach, volunteers say, brings the Lord to the children.

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Holen shows that she’s headed in a positive direction

May 05, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Brittany Holen had passion and determination to play golf when she arrived to campus in 2012. A member of the Honors College, Delta Mu Delta and a leader in the women’s golf team — Holen accomplished that and more. It was no surprise she was named one of nine Outstanding Senior award recipients for the graduating class of 2016.

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This business instructor just keeps rolling along

May 02, 2016 / by / 1 Comment

Jon Ruybalid, who just completed his first semester at GCU, is a maverick in a lot of ways — most noticeably when he travels across campus on a skateboard. But he’s also a great role model for students because he can share with them a wealth of experiences he has had in his highly entrepreneurial career.

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Business professor, former interim dean retires after 14 years

April 27, 2016 / by / 1 Comment

After 14 years as a professor and a stint as interim dean of GCU’s Colangelo College of Business, Dr. Kevin McClean is retiring. But don’t expect him to stay away from campus too much. He plans to visit often to attend games and is also considering online teaching. During his tenure, his servant style of leadership helped set an example. “That means relying on our faith, our learning and our beliefs to inform our decisions in business,” he said.

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GCU 2015-16: Golf course is just one of the big hits

April 25, 2016 / by / 2 Comments

The opening of the Grand Canyon University Hotel and Grand Canyon University Championship Golf Course were big stories in 2015-16, but they were just part of the continued community revitalization. And the rapid growth on campus continued, too. GCU Today Magazine picked the top 10 stories of the academic year just completed.

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‘Lopes on the Road’ makes GCU’s sense of community mobile

April 25, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

The Alumni and Athletics departments have collaborated to create “Lopes on the Road,” which provides GCU alumni and out-of-state students and employees a chance to get together and cheer on the Lopes. It has been so successful at basketball games, they’ve expanded it to baseball, and the next one is scheduled for Tuesday, May 3, in San Jose, Calif.

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