Archive for March, 2015

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Business students volunteer at Feed My Starving Children

March 31, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Students from the Colangelo College of Business volunteered last week to pack food at Feed My Starving Children.  

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Chapel: Get your ‘hope’ app up and running

March 31, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Monday’s Grand Canyon University Chapel featured a double dose of motivation. First, President/CEO Brian Mueller shared his thoughts about the weekend memorial service for Ashley Laneri, and then the main speaker, Kent DelHousaye of Bethany Bible Church, used his experience in a footrace to underscore his point about running away from immaturity and sprinting toward a life of righteousness.

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Celebrating the ubiquity of Ashley Laneri: 1993-2015

March 30, 2015 / by / 6 Comments

Like a memorable performance in a stage play or choir concert, Ashley Laneri won’t soon be forgotten, it was apparent during her memorial service Saturday on campus. About 450 family members, students, faculty and staff and others gathered to pay tribute to the life of the GCU senior who died March 13 from injuries she sustained in a car accident in Phoenix.

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Mission Possible: Koetter named Mr. GCU

March 27, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Story by Cooper Nelson Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau Grand Canyon University President and CEO Brian Mueller had one quest for students Thursday night at the 13th annual Mr. GCU, a male beauty pageant that was themed, “Mission Possible.” Said Mueller, “Find ‘Bae.’” To kick off the popular event in GCU Arena, Mueller was depicted in a black and white video, filmed like the popular Tom Cruise movie “Mission Impossible” from which the pageant got its theme. In the video, Mueller, after deliberating with members of the University’s executive staff, tasks Dean of Students Pastor Tim Griffin with helping students finding the missing bae. (Before we reveal who won the prestigious title of Mr. GCU, we probably should start by defining the object of the mission. Unless you were one of the nearly 3,500 students at the event, you may not know what a “bae” is. We’ll let emcee Julia Bates, GCU’s student activities coordinator, have the honor.) “To find the definition of ‘bae,’ you have to look in the dictionary … unfortunately, it’s not in the dictionary,” Bates said. “So I had to ask a student, and the true definition is your babe or significant other.” After the 12 contestants performed in a talent competition and a “Baewatch” swimsuit fashion […]

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Antelope Intros: Jade Lillie and Trish Anderson

March 27, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

If you’re looking for love or a good hiking trail, check out this week’s Antelope Intros. These two new employees aren’t shy about sharing on those two subjects.

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Tuxes to water wings: Mr. GCU delights big Arena crowd

March 27, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau The University’s 13th annual  Mr. GCU, a beauty pageant of sorts for male students, was a smash hit Thursday in the Arena, where 12 contestants participated in a swimsuit competition and demonstrated their considerable talents, from singing and dancing to comedy and roping. The Mr. GCU title went to sophomore Joseph Koetter, who performed a soulful rap that was a testimony of his life growing up in a divorced household

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Student speeches champion social awareness

March 26, 2015 / by / 2 Comments

Grand Canyon University’s award-winning speech and debate team will perform its top student speeches, including those that champion stronger awareness of child sex slavery and mental illness, at the second annual campus Speech Showcase on April 15.

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Counseling director leads local trauma workshop

March 26, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Dr. Noé Vargas, director of Grand Canyon University’s counseling programs, is hosting a workshop on the roots of childhood trauma at the 11th annual Cesar E. Chavez Behavioral Health Conference at Arizona State University West in Glendale, which is hosted by Terros.

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Joblyt gets job done, wins Canyon Challenge

March 25, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Story by Janie Magruder Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau In the best sense of the word, Brad Scruggs, Ahmad Saleem and Brian Scruggs are taskmasters. The recent biology graduates of Grand Canyon University put medical school on hold six months ago to jump aboard an international phenomena fueled by the popularity of Uber, the mobile-app-based transportation service. They created a software application that matches people who need tasks done sooner rather than later with people who have the know-how, desire and time — now — to do them and launched Joblyt. The young entrepreneurs needed funding, and they got it Tuesday when the judges selected Joblyt the grand prize winner of the 2015 GCU Canyon Challenge, which was hosted by the Colangelo College of Business before an estimated crowd of 400 in GCU Arena. The Scruggs brothers and Saleem, instructional assistants in the College of Science, Engineering and Technology, received a $7,000 check for first place plus $4,000 more for nabbing 49 percent of the votes in a 20-hour texting campaign drawing nearly 5,200 voters. That’s 11 grand that goes, you guessed it, back into the business. “You can’t patent an idea,” Brian Scruggs said of a concept that […]

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Chapel: Pray to find key to your city

March 24, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Christopher Brooks of Evangel Ministries in Detroit reminded the first post-spring break Grand Canyon University Chapel audience that in order to follow the spirit of the second commandment, to love thy neighbor as thyself, Christians must explore cities where they might make the greatest impact. It’s not all about a one-on-one with God, he said. In Detroit, Phoenix and other U.S. cities, people are hurting and in need of help. He challenged students to pray for a path to the city where God wants them.

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