Archive for December, 2016

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Slideshow: Men’s basketball vs. Cal Poly

December 29, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Slaven Gujic GCU News Bureau The GCU men’s basketball team won its fourth straight game Wednesday night, 71-64 over Cal Poly at GCU Arena. DeWayne Russell led the Lopes with 25 points.          

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Online student, 69, teaches life lessons in book

December 29, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Alfreta Sailor has lived a little — the Grand Canyon University online student is 69. And she also has learned a lot, as demonstrated by her book of motivational essays, “Seasons Change, So Can You.” It covers a wide variety of topics and provides concrete steps toward positive change.

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New engineering building is ready for students

December 28, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s new engineering building is more than just an enormous science center that offers state-of-the-art capabilities. It also adds luster to GCU’s reputation as a university that graduates a rising number of highly trained STEM students who help fill a void in the workplace.

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Better together: Three’s a charm for GCU triplets

December 27, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

When the Jones sisters are together at GCU, it’s understandable if people do a triple-take — they’re triplets. Emily, Becca and Libbie Jones all are freshmen who are studying to become teachers. They don’t live together, but they’re most definitely a unit.

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Find GCU events and ‘Tatum’s Purpose’ on GCU.TV

December 27, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

GCU.TV, the University’s new digital video platform, has a wide range of content, from sports and spiritual events to innovative features such as “Finding Tatum’s Purpose” and “Trending Faith.” “We are capturing a vibrant picture of GCU,” said Steven Niedzielski, GCU.TV associate producer.

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Slideshow: Men’s basketball vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff

December 27, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau Everyone got to play and Nehemiah Allen and Adrian Carrion scored the first points of their collegiate careers as the Grand Canyon University men’s basketball team blasted Arkansas-Pine Bluff 89-49 Thursday night at GCU Arena. It was the Lopes’ biggest margin of victory in a Division I game.  

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Ocotillo Hall’s Christmas decor contest

December 22, 2016 / by / 1 Comment

By GCU News Bureau staff Christmas spirit abounds at Ocotillo Hall, where displays of the season adorn many a wall, door and desk. Student services counselors whose officers are located at Ocotillo are competing in a Christmas decoration contest. “I have tons of Christmas spirit,” said Katie Bock, a student services counselor. Her colleague, Latasha Johnson, agreed: “She’s Santa and we’re the elves.”  

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Antelope Intros: Melody Wright

December 22, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

This week’s edition of Antelope Intros features a sweet, small-town online university counselor who loves family, God, friends and watching TV — especially one show.

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Children get the gift of reading ‘Thunder’s Vision’

December 21, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Dr. Kim LaPrade, dean of the College of Education, is the author of “Thunder’s Vision,” a 14-page children’s book that follows Thunder, a curious little Lope struggling to find his purpose. Through the adventures of Thunder, LaPrade communicates the often unique and unconventional path to purpose. She got to read the book while spreading the holiday cheer for a group of youngsters Tuesday during the all-employee Lopes Christmas Party.

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Christmas spirit lights up these GCU offices

December 20, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Ray Flores’ efforts to get his fellow 27th Avenue employees in the Christmas spirit do not go unnoticed. “All I have to do to get into the holiday spirit is to look at the trees in our cubicles,” said one co-worker.

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