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By Breanna Alverson
Business Administration Major, Colangelo College of Business

As an Idahoan, a “potato native,” attending Grand Canyon University has been the adventure of a lifetime packaged into four years. During my time in the heart of Phoenix, at GCU’s vibrant and growing campus, I have come to love and appreciate the desert and the people it holds. However, like any new resident, learning the culture and attitudes of a new state takes time. For any new and incoming Arizona residents, I hope to help you skip some of this learning curve and dive right into behaving as a true Arizonan would.

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The student athletes at Grand Canyon University are hardworking individuals who continue our proud tradition of strong athletics and academics. Each of our student athletes is an invaluable addition to our learning community, and Kavita Akula is certainly no exception. This 5’5” guard—who is a junior as of the 2017-2018 season—has averaged an impressive 8.9 points per game, 1.2 assists and 2.0 rebounds. Kavita’s journey to GCU is a remarkable testament to the strength of the human spirit in overcoming adversity.

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Jobs are necessities that allow us to live and support our families, and Grand Canyon University (GCU) is committed to supporting business development in the surrounding community. Watch this video to learn about the true story of West Phoenix’s transformation, which we call United by Purpose, and how GCU is supporting job growth in its surrounding neighborhoods.

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

“Do I dare disturb the universe? In a minute there is time for decisions and revisions which a minute will reverse.” (The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock by T.S. Eliot)

For the past three years I’ve been studying English literature working towards my bachelor’s degree. Now, I am just about done, preparing to graduate from my undergraduate career and move to New York City to pursue an MFA in creative writing.

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By Allison Richmond
Professional Writing Major, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

This week on #AskGCU, Julian Oliver and his team set out to prove that GCU is indeed a real school. Despite its small size, GCU is a real and reputable university. It was founded in 1949 and has been growing ever since! In fact, the university recently got approved for non-profit status again.

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By Kaylor Jones
Professional Writing, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Grand Canyon University offers students a close-knit community with Christian foundations, as well as small classrooms and many opportunities for student leadership and other involvement. One of the ways students can customize their college experience with GCU is by electing to graduate in less than four years.

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By Kaylor Jones
Professional Writing Major, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Grand Canyon University provides many options for continuing education students to refresh their skills and learn new topics while earning graduate credits. Read more to learn about why GCU is the best option for continuing your education with individual courses.

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By Allison Richmond
Professional Writing Major, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Grand Canyon University is nestled in the heart of Phoenix, AZ. Contrary to its name, the school is about four hours from the actual Grand Canyon, but it is a beauty nevertheless. Living on GCU’s campus allows students to make friends, give back to the outlying community and have fun. The campus is small but growing, allowing for a small-campus feel and a community-oriented environment. The campus contains 17 living areas containing amenities like pools, laundry, fitness centers and common areas with an additional two new living areas opening up in the fall of 2018. In addition, all the living areas are within walking distance to all the happenings on campus. Restaurants, coffee shops, sporting events, concerts, plays and more are all within reach for students living on campus.

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