Archive for October, 2013

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New Defenders Club Brings Noted Christian Apologist to Campus

October 31, 2013 / by / 1 Comment

Dr. Nabeel Qureshi, a former Muslim, converted to Christianity eight years ago and now represents Ravi Zacharias International Ministries.

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Notes From San Diego Edition of GCU Run to Fight Children’s Cancer

October 28, 2013 / by / 0 Comment

The event at NTC Park at Liberty Station drew runners, walkers, stroller riders and volunteers — many with personal stories to tell.

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Switchfoot to showcase film, songs from ‘Fading West’ at Arena

October 28, 2013 / by / 0 Comment

Students and fans will get a taste of the “Fading West” film and album at GCU Arena on Sunday night during an intimate evening with Switchfoot.

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Slideshow: San Diego Edition of Run to Fight Children’s Cancer

October 28, 2013 / by / 0 Comment

Photo highlights from the first San Diego running of the GCU Run to Fight Children’s Cancer.

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Runners, Walkers Go for the Gold in GCU’s San Diego Event

October 26, 2013 / by / 0 Comment

By Janie Magruder GCU News Bureau Photos by Paul F. Gero SAN DIEGO — Maya Thompson was dealt an unexpected and very much unwanted hand in 2010, when doctors found two cancerous tumors in her young son Ronan. Despite surgery and aggressive chemotherapy treatments of his Stage 4 neuroblastoma, the Phoenix  boy died on May 9, 2011, just three days shy of his fourth birthday.  His devastated mother’s mission is this: to ensure that the gold ribbon — the symbol for childhood cancer, which kills more children in the United States than any other disease — is as well-known in the world as is its pink counterpart, for breast cancer.  “The gold ribbon represents our kids, our families,” Thompson said. “I don’t understand why athletes don’t wear gold ribbons.”  Gold ribbons were omnipresent — threaded through tennis shoes, tying back ponytails and doubling as bracelets — on Saturday morning during Grand Canyon University’s inaugural San Diego edition of the Run to Fight Children’s Cancer. The energy-charged 5K event, followed by a spirited one-mile family run and an emotional survivors’ walk, in which gold capes draped the shoulders of people of all ages who have beaten cancer, drew nearly 800 participants […]

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Fall Commencement’s Sunny Skies Matched Only by Graduates’ Outlook

October 26, 2013 / by / 0 Comment

GCU Arena was packed for the first-ever fall ceremony for nontraditional students, many of whom came for the weekend from great distances to celebrate their accomplishment.

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Masterworks Concert Has Something for Everyone, Including Bluegrass

October 26, 2013 / by / 0 Comment

The performance, which included the Canyon Chorale, the Canyon Singers and the New Life Singers, kicked off a busy stretch for the Music Department as the holiday season approaches.

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GCU Student Worker of the Month: Cheryl Yap

October 25, 2013 / by / 1 Comment

Accounting major, a junior with a 4.0 GPA, has demonstrated a short learning curve in only four months as a data support assistant.

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Slideshow: Fall Festival Brings Canyon Corridor to GCU

October 25, 2013 / by / 0 Comment

A selection of photographs from the annual pre-Halloween event, hosted by GCU in the center of campus.

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Renowned Educators to Conduct Teacher Training for GCU Arena Audience

October 24, 2013 / by / 0 Comment

Dr. Harry Wong, considered the “guru of getting new teachers off on the right foot,” is a sought-after speaker and the author of the book “The First Days of School.”

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