Archive for March, 2012

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Arena Audience Hears From Colangelo About What It Takes to Be Great

March 30, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

“There’s so much you can do in your lifetime to make not only something of yourself, but I’m saying to really enjoy what life has to offer, if you’re willing to pay the price,” said the Phoenix sports executive, who last appeared publicly at GCU in October at the unveiling of his namesake sports business school.

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ARCH Exhibition Game Still a Winner for ‘Lopes, Special-Needs Adults

March 29, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s baseball team has hosted the event for several years, giving physically- and mentally-challenged adults from the Arizona Recreation Center for the Handicapped the thrill of connecting with a pitch or throwing out a baserunner on a big-time field.

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Popular Cancer Fundraiser Relay for Life to Make Debut at GCU

March 28, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

Relay for Life involves teams of people who take turns walking laps around a track, spelling teammates while they sleep in tents or participate in overnight festivities. The idea is to constantly have a representative running, jogging or walking the track. Teams raise money in advance.

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Alumnus Builds Winning Basketball Program at Alabama College

March 28, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

Danny Young, who played for GCU in the late 1980s, has taken the University of Montevallo (Ala.) to the NCAA Division II men’s basketball tournament in seven of his nine years at the school, reaching the championship game last week.

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Jerry Colangelo to Return to Campus for Panel Discussion at Arena

March 26, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

Colangelo has stated an interest in being more involved with faculty and students at GCU’s sports business school, which bears his name and is part of the Ken Blanchard College of Business.

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Digital Film Program Thriving, Growing With Abundance of Opportunity

March 26, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

Some students complete as many as 18 projects in a semester, ranging from shorts to professional-grade or feature-length videos. Some also are exploring storytelling through documentary videos, working with Phoenix Children’s Hospital and local non-profits on video testimonials.

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Student Worker of the Month: Jon Parris of IT

March 20, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

The junior pre-med major was nominated by his supervisor, David Hensiek, who values his attention to detail and willingness to tackle advanced troubleshooting situations.

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Mychala Lynch Comes All the Way Back to Win NCAA Swim Title

March 19, 2012 / by / 5 Comments

After walking away from competitive swimming for an extended time, the GCU senior found her way back into the pool and honored her late mother with last week’s triumph in the 100-yard butterfly at the NCAA Division II Championships in Mansfield, Texas. The national title was the first ever for an Antelope swimmer.

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Sophomore Nick Ely Already Preparing for Student Body President

March 15, 2012 / by / 2 Comments

Ely and junior running mate Trent Bruns were elected in February with 39.5 percent of 546 student votes. Ely will succeed popular ASGCU President Anthony Mann, and he has begun to familiarize himself with issues that will impact GCU students in 2012-13.

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First Deadline Approaches for Canyon Challenge Business Plans

March 15, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

Assistant Professor Tim Kelley says he has fielded at least 80 inquiries, most of them online, about the challenge, which will award a first prize of $3,500 to the best plan for a start-up business. Cash prizes also will be given for second and third places.

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