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By Breanna Alverson
Business Management Major, Colangelo College of Business

Grand Canyon University offers so much more than a quality education. While the university strives to help its students find their purpose and prepare them to become global leaders who better their communities, its impact does not end there. GCU not only challenges its students to become Christian leaders in their fields, but the university itself has stepped up as a leader in the community as well. Most notably, GCU recently purchased, renovated and brought new life to two of West Phoenix’s businesses: the GCU Hotel and the GCU Golf Course.

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By Judah Esparza
Business Management Major, Colangelo College of Business

Are you looking for ways to advance your career in business analytics? Grand Canyon University’s Master of Science in Business Analytics is a program that can help you accomplish this goal! This degree helps you gain the skills necessary to advance your career within the business industry, as well as make a significant, positive impact in your company or corporation. Learn about how this degree is constructed to help you advance your business analytics career, as well as the specific career outcomes that are available to graduates:

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By Andrea Strock, MNS
Faculty, College of Science, Engineering and Technology

Since 1995, NASA has discovered close to 3,500 exoplanets. Exoplanets are planets that orbit stars other than our own sun. On Feb. 22, 2017, NASA held a news briefing out of their headquarters in Washington, DC announcing that astronomers had discovered a set of seven more exoplanets using a global network of telescopes.

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By Breanna Alverson
Life Leader

“But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8)

Love. It is one word with such a vastness of meaning. It is articulated and defined so intimately by each person, yet holds common truths to the masses. We use this word every day as a noun, verb, adjective and more in describing all that we encounter, from free pizza to our very best friend. How can one word be used to describe all that we hold dear, from the simplest of pleasures to the deepest of loyalties?

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When contemplating whether to begin your doctoral journey, it is important to not only consider what you will study, but also how you will study. Today, perhaps more than ever in our technology- and information-based society, talented decision-makers are highly sought after. Grand Canyon University’s relevant and rigorous doctoral programs can prepare you to become this type of valuable leader in your specialized field. But before starting your doctoral journey, you should determine your degree modality in order to set yourself up for success:

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By Jason Hiles
Dean, College of Theology

The human heart is prone to long for heroes capable of leading their people out of difficulty and into prosperity. Unfortunately, storybooks aside, heroes are far and few between. By the time Jesus was born, the people of Israel had begun to long for a real-life hero they referred to as the Messiah (or the Christ). Their longing was informed to some degree by their prophets who wrote of a Messiah who would one day proclaim liberty to the oppressed and free people in bondage (e.g. Isaiah 61:1). But their hopes were also fueled by the circumstances of their day, their personal longings and desires and the religious leaders among them who shaped understandings about God and his people. As a result, expectations for the Messiah were deeply skewed by the time of Jesus’ arrival, which meant that Jesus would need to clarify what God expected of this real-life hero.

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When you work hard, you should also play hard! That’s why Grand Canyon University offers a wide variety of exciting events to help students and their loved ones kick back, relax and enjoy themselves. Take a look at some of the upcoming events at GCU:

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By Chelsea Evans
Marketing Major, Honors College

Training for the long-awaited soccer tryouts. Planning a family road trip to the Grand Canyon. Organizing your friend’s surprise party. Completing that dreadful CLC project that probably won’t be done until 11:57 pm on Sunday. Alright, all of these sound like a lot of work, but what do they have in common? Simply put, they all fall into the category labeled, “projects.”

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