Archive for March, 2017

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Slideshow: GCU hosts Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships

March 31, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Slaven Gujic and Travis Neely GCU News Bureau DeWayne Russell was one of the stars of the show, but the Havocs drew most of the attention Thursday night when the 2017 College Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships came to Grand Canyon University Arena.  

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Russell, Havocs portray a pretty picture of GCU

March 31, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

DeWayne Russell made the most of his last chance to play in front of the Havocs, who, in turn, made the most of their chance to show their voluminous skills. All the other players could talk about at the 2017 College Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships was how loud and fun the Havocs were. And they certainly had their way with a particularly interesting visiting player.

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Antelope Intros: Aaron Thurber

March 31, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

This week’s edition of Antelope Intros features a field experience counselor and former student athlete with a passion for family, friends and all of the uniqueness downtown Phoenix has to offer.

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Slideshow: ‘West Side Story’ a sizzling, powerful musical

March 30, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Slaven Gujic GCU News Bureau  Grand Canyon University’s “West Side Story,” which opens Friday to a sold-out crowd at Ethington Theatre, is a powerful, entertaining story about star-crossed lovers trying to keep their love innocent and sweet amid rival gang warfare.      

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‘West Side Story’ is as enthralling as it is dark

March 30, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s production of ‘West Side Story’ tells a riveting, sweet tale of star-crossed love set against a backdrop of gang warfare. As the lovers from opposing gangs try to find a place for them, their world explodes with tragic consequences. This sold-out show is already a smash hit, but tickets will be made available on a performance-by-performance basis.

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BSU Success Panel

March 30, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

GCU Black Student Union (BSU) held a Success Panel Tuesday in which they were able to hear from some of the valley’s successful people in international business, law, aviation, health and Fortune 100 companies. Included in the panel were LaChrisha Dourisseau, manager and sales engineering at Fiserv; Carol Scott Berry, judge of the Phoenix Municipal Court; Anderson Johnson, pilot, UPS; Edmond Baker Jr., chairman of women’s health, Mountain Park Health Center; and Nathan Cabbil, executive vice president of operations support, Republic Services.  

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Slideshow: Students Inspiring Students scholarship presentations

March 29, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Slaven Gujic GCU News Bureau Students from three Phoenix high schools — Carl Hayden, Glenview College Prep and Trevor G. Browne — on Tuesday received full-tuition scholarships to Grand Canyon University as part of Students Inspiring Students, a collaboration of the University, the GCU Scholarship Foundation, schools and business and philanthropic leaders.  

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Doctoral Community Cohort installs new leaders

March 29, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

The Doctoral Community Cohort, designed to help learners get through the doctoral process, recently installed a new leadership group, led by its new president, Cheryl Martin. “Since the DCC has been such a powerful learning tool for me, I wanted to be a part of producing great DCC sessions to affect other doctoral learners,” Martin said.

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Purple will be everywhere at Final Four festivities

March 28, 2017 / by / 2 Comments

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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