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Katie Brown is a truly outstanding artist. She is full of both boldness and humility, and she is utilizing her passions and talents for God’s glory in GCU’s worship arts program. She recently released her first extended play (EP), “On My Knees,” with six original tracks that are now available on Spotify, iTunes and Google Play. In a recent interview, Katie looks back at the creation of her EP and reflects on how her time at GCU has grown her to where, and who, she is today.

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Grand Canyon University’s Bachelor of Arts in Government degree is offered by the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and has two emphasis areas for students to choose from. If you feel called to study government and pursue a career in law or policy, then keep reading for an introduction to the two emphasis areas of our Bachelor of Arts in Government program.

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California students interested in attending Grand Canyon University will be glad to learn that we offer a Cal Grant Match Program, which is available to students who qualify for California Grant A funds and choose to attend our beautiful campus in the heart of Phoenix.

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Ed Koeneman is an electrical engineering technology instructor here at Grand Canyon University. Ed has an impressive background with 25 years of experience as a product design engineer, with 15 of those years spent running a medical device company that Ed and his father founded. The company, Kinetic Muscles, creates rehabilitation devices to help people who have suffered from strokes regain proper function of damaged limbs.

When Ed sold the company, GCU’s engineering program was starting to pick up speed. This was during a time that Ed was mentoring several dozen biomedical engineering students at Arizona State University – it was here that he found his calling and discovered that being a teacher was the right career for him.

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By Quin Jackson
Local Outreach Student Leader

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:6-7)

There are so many times (too many times, maybe) where I feel like I need a pause in this life. I need to refocus; I need to reset my life and the path before me. I imagine myself on a trail, and with all of life’s distractions and responsibilities, I begin to take turns and shortcuts that eventually lead me off and away from the original path I was on, the one that was made for me, not by me.

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By Jessalyn Johnson
English Literature Major, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

It’s no secret that some colleges around the country raise their tuition each year. Unlike those schools, Grand Canyon University has kept tuition frozen at $16,500 per year for traditional campus students since 2009. This rate is the same for in-state, out-of-state and international students, making it affordable for everyone to earn a private, Christian education.

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By Steve Sherman, PhD
Faculty, College of Theology

A recent headline in a national newspaper read, “NYT could try a little humility . . .” It made me wonder whether replacing “NYT” with “Christians” might be appropriate as it concerns our attitudes and interpretations . . . at least now and then. What could be a way forward in both loving the truth and humbly doing so?

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If you are interested in attending a private, Christian university, but have concerns about financing your education, then listen to Taylor Garten’s story. She is pursuing the Bachelor of Science in Marketing degree from GCU. After her mom suggested that she look into Grand Canyon University, and Taylor found that she loved it, they decided on the school and that they would figure out the payment.

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Grand Canyon University’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) with an Emphasis in Project Management is offered by the Colangelo College of Business and provides you with an opportunity to develop advanced project management skills. This degree can prepare you to pursue a career as a manager or business leader in workplaces such as service organizations, government agencies, business entities and IT firms.

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