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Smile! It’ll be GCU’s biggest Family Weekend ever

October 09, 2019 / by / 1 Comment

Family Weekend at GCU keeps growing and growing. This year, 7,000 have registered for three days of fun that will include some new events, such as Tour de Thunder Bolt and Guided Prayer Tours. “We put out the welcome mat for them, per say, to just have a great time,” said Robyn Hord of the Office of Welcome Programs.

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GCU adds spirit to mascot Spirit’s birthday

October 01, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

GCU News Bureau The GCU Spirit Team recently helped Spirit, the Fiesta Bowl Charities mascot, celebrate his birthday. Thunder, Cheer and Dance team members, as well as other mascot friends and more than 100 Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix flag footballers were all there. Said Jose Moreno Chief Marketing Officer for Fiesta Bowl Charities, who also happens to be a GCU alum and current Colangelo College of Business Sports Business Advisory Board member, “Having Grand Canyon University represented at Spirit’s Birthday is an amazing display of community support, and the energy that Thunder and his crew brings is pivotal to the success of the event. To showcase to these kids who live only a few miles from the University what college could be like is an important part of promoting higher education to our youth. As a GCU Alumni it makes me proud to see the work the university is doing in the Phoenix community.”

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Third annual Kevin McClean Research Colloquium

September 18, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

What: Third annual Kevin McClean Research Colloquium Date: February 27, 2020 Presented by: Eta Chi Chapter, Delta Mu Delta, International Honor Society in Business; Colangelo College of Business; Grand Canyon University We are pleased to announce a call for papers for the third annual Kevin McClean Research Colloquium (KMRC). Students, staff, faculty and alumni of Grand Canyon University are invited to submit an abstract of their current or proposed research for consideration to present at the KMRC. The goal of the KMRC is to advance and promote the scholarship and scholarly culture at GCU, by offering an avenue for faculty, staff and students to share their research in a supportive environment that promotes the identification of new theoretical and empirical directions that cover a broad set of frameworks. Scholars are encouraged to propose new areas and methods as they explore their novel propositions. Empirical contributions, as well as theoretical development and conceptual papers, are all welcome. We seek thought-provoking presentations that will provide novel insights into various topical and interdisciplinary issues. Specific topics may be drawn from science, business, education, the arts, health care, and theology, among other areas. Submissions will be considered for recognition and presentation on February 27, 2020, at the Kevin McClean Research Colloquium […]

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COFAP draws on industry guests for student success

September 05, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

The College of Fine Arts and Production gives students many opportunities to connect with industry professionals. Students from multiple programs in the college have a chance to engage with guest dance artists and directors, scene designers and a professional drone cinematographer, to name a few. “I think it has to do with our push and our goal of helping our students succeed once they leave here,” said Claude Pensis, Dean of the College of Fine Arts and Production. “It’s a matter of really trying to use every tool that we could possibly get to help them make contacts, to help them get to know industry professionals in the Valley and hopefully to be interviewed by them and find jobs.”

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Slideshow: Faith Weese, Rich Oesterle retirement

June 13, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

GCU News Bureau Photos by Jedidiah Woods Faith Weese not only received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from GCU, but she also has been an employee at the University for more than 30 years. And Rich Oesterle, Director of Campus Development and Facilities, has been at GCU for 14 years, starting his career here as an assistant coach for women’s soccer. Both were honored Wednesday at a retirement ceremony.

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GCU’s Overwatch team eyes top spot at ESPN event

May 10, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s Varsity Overwatch Team never expected to topple one of the top-seeded teams in their esports Tespa league, but that’s exactly what the team did, beating No. 2-ranked University of California at Irvine. Now the team, which ESPN calls the underdogs of the Overwatch games in the midst of a “Cinderella run,” is in Houston playing in the most high-profile tournament ever for GCU esports, the ESPN Collegiate Esports Championship.

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Engineering, tech students showcase their ingenuity

April 12, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

It was innovation on parade at the Engineering Building on Thursday, where dozens of computer science, computer programming and mechanical, electrical and biomedical students on about 35 teams presented their yearlong projects as part of the Engineering and Technology Capstone Showcase.

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Students surprised with full-tuition SIS scholarships

March 27, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

Washington High School senior Juan Ballez has watched his father struggle with mobility in his hand and, for years, wished there was a way he could help. Now, on the cusp of graduating, he thinks he knows a way — by becoming a biomedical engineer. His dream of helping people, like his father, came closer to fruition Tuesday at GCU, when he found out he was one of 43 students in the neighborhood surrounding GCU to receive the Students Inspiring Students scholarship. “It feels like a huge weight lifted off my shoulders,” said Juan after receiving the scholarship, which covers four years of tuition and books. “… I was determined. I was like, I can’t have my parents pay for it (college). I don’t want that burden on them.”

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GCU students show their hearts for the homeless

March 15, 2019 / by / 2 Comments

Students volunteering with GCU’s Homeless Ministry ventured out recently to St. Vincent de Paul to serve the homeless, giving haircuts and donated clothes and washing individuals’ feet. “These people are our friends, and we are so grateful to have the chance to love and serve them in the name of Jesus,” said communications student Anders Carlson, who helps lead GCU’s Homeless Ministry team.

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