Archive for March, 2017

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Purple will be everywhere at Final Four festivities

March 28, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

This weekend’s NCAA Division I men’s basketball Final Four will be played at University of Phoenix Stadium, but the festivities begin at Grand Canyon University Arena on Thursday night with the 29th annual Slam Dunk and 3-point Championships. GCU also will be represented in other ways — by the Thundering Heard Pep Band and by dozens of students who will be volunteering at the various festivities.

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Scholarships are wish of a lifetime for 100 students

March 28, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

The tears flowed Monday as the first Students Inspiring Students full-tuition scholarships to Grand Canyon University were handed out at three local high schools. “I’ve worked my butt off to get where I am today, but honestly, I didn’t believe that I could ever get something like this,” said Erika Corrales of Bourgade Catholic.

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Variety spices up the cast for GCU’s ‘West Side Story’

March 28, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

When you’re a Jet you’re a Jet all the way, the song from “West Side Story” goes. At Grand College University, when you audition – no matter what your major – you have a shot at getting a part in a theatrical production. West Side Story is a melting pot of majors.

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Chapel talk shows how to fight the good fight

March 28, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Kent DelHousaye brought with him to Chapel on Monday morning a stark message about what it means to be in concert with God. It can be like a fight, DelHousaye said, and you can win even if you seemingly tie or lose.

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GCU visit has special meaning for rehabbing student

March 28, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Micah Williams, the Lancaster, Calif., student who was forced to delay living on campus because of a severe auto accident, finally got to visit Chapel on Monday, and it was everything she hoped it would be. Even the talk by Kent DelHousaye seemed right on target for her situation. “I got chills listening to the message of winning by fighting,” she said.

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Speech and Debate Team hits another high note

March 27, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

The Speech and Debate team was ranked 14th in the nation out of 179 schools and team member performance elevated the team to new heights after competing in the National Parliamentary Debate Association championships this weekend.

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Doctoral learner’s first look at GCU is an eye-opener

March 24, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

One of the learners at the College of Doctoral Studies residency this week is from Virginia and is out west for the first time, but Jayme Miles’ experience with the Grand Canyon University doctoral program is about much more than geography. She has found it to be extremely helpful and feels gratified to finally see the campus.

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Google Summit focuses on equitable learning

March 24, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Educators from all over the state came to campus Thursday for the Arizona Google EdTechTeam Summit, which seeks to help them learn how to better use technology. The workshops had instruction on everything from using Google Geo Apps to creating your own emoji.

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Antelope Intros: Luke Axworthy

March 24, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

This week’s edition of Antelope Intros features a graduate who is grateful for what the University has done for him and liked his time here so much, he wanted to stay.

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Not even a two-week coma could end her GCU dream

March 23, 2017 / by / 2 Comments

Micah Williams was so determined to attend GCU, it was one of the first things she asked about after she came out of her coma. That’s right — a coma, one that lasted two weeks. Williams, who was severely injured in an auto accident last June and has been taking online classes while recovering, will visit Chapel for the first time Monday.

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