Archive for January, 2015

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Antelope Intros: Melisa Gomez and Anderson Antonio Peoples Jr.

January 30, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

This week’s Antelope Intros are about two hardy people, one who does intense hiking trips and is a worship dancer and another who does intense workouts and has been in the military for nine years.

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Dr. Ben Carson at GCU Arena

January 30, 2015 / by / 2 Comments

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau Dr. Ben Carson, a renowned neurosurgeon and Republican presidential hopeful, addressed more than 1,000 people following Thursday night’s men’s basketball victory over Kansas City at GCU Arena, delivering an inspirational message that urged people to get involved in the nation’s political future.

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Carson encourages Arena crowd to reshape America

January 30, 2015 / by / 1 Comment

Dr. Ben Carson told a Grand Canyon University Arena audience Thursday following the men’s basketball team’s victory over Kansas City that it’s critical to be actively involved in the U.S. government, especially through a dark political time that’s led to so much social division. The neurosurgeon who separated conjoined twins at the head spoke as part of a national tour to promote his book, “One Vote: Make Your Voice Heard.” Carson has emerged lately as a potential Republican Presidential candidate, though he didn’t allude to that in his Arena speech. Rather, his inspirational message centered on how everyone must actively participate in the free society that we all value so much.

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ASGCU candidate profile: Griffin Walker and Jonny Van Ommering

January 30, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Get to know 2015-16 ASGCU presidential and vice-presidential candidates Griffin Walker and Jonny Van Ommering.

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ASGCU candidate profile: Cody Dumas and Slate Herman

January 30, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Get to know 2015-16 ASGCU presidential and vice-presidential candidates Cody Dumas and Slate Herman.

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Athletic training and exercise science students hear from experts

January 28, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Geoff Head (back row, center), assistant strength and conditioning coordinator for the San Francisco Giants, shows off his World Series bling during a recent visit to a professional development lecture hosted by campus by the GCU Student Wellness and Health Association. He’s surrounded by students (back row, from left) Andrea Soto, Tiffany Fiesler, Kayson Matela and Felicia Burr and (front row, from left) Raquel Wright, Ryle Garland, Kellie Lotshaw and Maranda Huff. Dr. Matt Maddox, the Lopes’ orthopedic surgeon, also talked with the group.

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Students help raise awareness of sex trafficking

January 28, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Grand Canyon University Psychology Department faculty, led by Dr. Jennifer Jones, organized an event on campus over the weekend in which 30 students helped stuff 2,300 giveaway bags designed to share a united message about preventing prostitution that fuels the sex trafficking industry. The handout bags included bars of soap and information on resources that sex trade victims could potentially use to get help. Students heard stories from recovered sex trade victim Theresa Flores — founder of the “SOAP” initiative, or “Save Our Adolescents from Prostitution” — and attended a training before helping deliver the bags to Phoenix hotels and motels.

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NFL exec gives Sports Business students a good game plan

January 28, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Jeremy Walls, a top executive with the Miami Dolphins at 35, gave Grand Canyon University Colangelo School of Sports Business students some excellent pointers Tuesday. Walls story is one students can seek to emulate: He has had a variety of roles and has made it a point to try to work for great people.

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Chapel: Look past ‘trinkets’ and see God’s gifts

January 27, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Chapel speaker Sean Myers urged the audience Monday to avoid “righteous swagger” and realize that God works through our weaknesses. Myers considers himself blessed to be in God’s service after a tumultuous childhood in which his parents both were drug addicts, and he said we all need to realize that we can be soldiers for Christ no matter how flawed we are — after all, look at all the major figures in the Bible — if we just ignore the messages of the modern world and turn to God for our needs.

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GCU’s project with Habitat for Humanity gets off to big start

January 24, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau Grand Canyon University’s partnership with Habitat for Humanity Central Arizona kicked off Saturday with 200 volunteers working at eight sites. It was a successful opener, and not just because so much got done. Homeowners who hadn’t heard about the project saw the commotion and, in several cases, expressed interest in having their homes renovated.      

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