Archive for February, 2012

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Accounting Student Gives Gift of Life to Leukemia Sufferer

February 28, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

Andy Chebuhar has made two bone-marrow donations in three years to a Houston grandmother who has suffered from leukemia since 1998.

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Children’s Cancer Run Has Special Meaning for GCU Academic Counselor

February 28, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

Childhood cancer survivor Jessica Louis, 29, works as an academic counselor at GCU’s Peoria Avenue office. She helps students navigate their coursework for the Ken Blanchard College of Business and College of Arts and Sciences. And she plans to attend the Run to Fight Children’s Cancer, which benefits the Children’s Cancer Network, on March 10 on the GCU campus.

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GCU Choirs Make Broadway Favorites Sound Fantastic in Concert

February 27, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

To conclude a choral concert, there’s nothing quite like the sonic power of the 74-member Canyon Chorale, which sang from hit shows such as “The Producers,” “Into the Woods,” “Rent,” “The Lion King,” “Wicked” and “Hairspray,” as well as Verdi’s opera “Nabucco.”

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Slideshow: Tempe-Peoria Interoffice Basketball Game

February 24, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Jak Keyser, Jerry Bauer and Tim Winzeler The Tempe Educators upset the Peoria Pride, 24-23, in last Wednesday night’s interoffice exhibition game at halftime of the men’s basketball game in GCU Arena. Some of our impressions of a surprisingly intense matchup, which began with Peoria applying a full-court pressure defense: ● Best shirts: Tempe. Its players wore black with only the white block letters “TEMPE” on the front, as if they were representing the city itself. Nothing said “bring it” like that. ● Best fans: Peoria. The purple P’s seen throughout the Arena were a terrific way to show support, like something you’d see at an NBA game. ● Best sign: Peoria. “Hey Tempe, Your Game Needs an Education” was clever.

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GCU’s Latino Student Union Leaders Making ‘Awesome’ Community Impact

February 24, 2012 / by / 4 Comments

With the Arizona primary on Tuesday, national media have noticed the grass-roots political involvement of juniors Viridiana Hernandez and Aldo Gonzalez and other GCU students. In November, the students’ efforts helped Daniel Valenzuela become the first Latino elected to the Phoenix City Council’s District 5 seat.

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Basketball Player Maylinn Smith: ‘My Dad Embraced GCU’

February 24, 2012 / by / 2 Comments

Randy Smith, 54, who died unexpectedly three weeks ago, could be heard and seen at the home games of the Antelope women’s basketball team and was a true fan. “Basketball is just a game,” his daughter says, “but to know that he touched people through the game means so much more.”

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Students Visit Mayo Hospital to Connect Faith With Wellness

February 23, 2012 / by / 1 Comment

The north Phoenix hospital offered Dr. Tim Larkin’s class a glimpse at some of the most tranquil, comforting amenities available in modern health care. The students met chaplain Patrick Hansen as part of a Spirituality and Health Care course that emphasizes the impact of faith on health and wellness.

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GCU Professor, Club Launch Major Business-Plan Competition

February 23, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s Canyon Challenge will involve three phases. A two-page executive summary of a business plan will be due on March 23. Two weeks later, select candidates will be asked to submit a full business plan and a PowerPoint presentation. Then five finalists will present their plans before a panel of judges and an audience.

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Children’s Cancer Network Was Begun From Family’s Concern for Others

February 22, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

The charity, the sole beneficiary of GCU’s Run to Fight Children’s Cancer on March 10, helps families find comfort and stability through the medical bills and hospital visits that come with a childhood cancer diagnosis. Volunteers connect with hospitals and social workers to find families struggling with the stress of a cancer diagnosis.

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Christian Studies Dean Outlines Long-Range Plans for College

February 22, 2012 / by / 1 Comment

Dr. Steve Gerali says respect has been slow in coming for youth ministry, but that’s changing and an opportunity awaits a well-rounded curriculum at GCU.

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