Archive for October, 2017

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GCU helpers wash cars, aid Big Brothers Big Sisters

October 19, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

It was GCU night Wednesday at Paul’s Car Wash, — celebrating its 10th year of raising money for Big Brothers Big Sisters Central Arizona — and purple-clad helpers were on the scene washing cars for a purpose. Among volunteers were women’s basketball players and their coach, Nicole Powell, the Cheer, Dance and Pep Bands, and plenty of student and staff volunteers.

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Find your inner author on National Day on Writing

October 18, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences is celebrating the National Day on Writing from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday on the Promenade. Faculty, students and staff are invited to participate in creative writing activities, including describing themselves in six-word autobiographies.

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Strains, sprains? Student athletic trainers step up

October 18, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

With 2,200 students involved in intramural sports and 800 to 1,000 in club sports, that’s a lot of sprains, strains and abrasions GCU’s student athletic trainers see during their clinical rotations. Those trainers also serve the campus community at such events as the Wellness Challenge weigh-in. It’s not just about learning for these student athletic trainers; it’s also about serving their fellow students.

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Fitness Facts: The dangers of sitting too much

October 17, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Sitting too much isn’t just kind of bad for you. It’s a major cause of health problems today.

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Dr. Deb’s Mental Health Vitamin: Overcoming phobias

October 17, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Fear is a natural human response, but phobias can greatly affect how we live. Here are some ways to overcome them.

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Students speak out against sexual assault

October 17, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

One by one, students stepped up Monday to take a pledge to end sexual violence. It was GCU’s part of a national campaign called “It’s On Us” that encourages campus communities to take an active role in preventing sexual assault and supporting its victims.

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Chapel: Blessings of Boyle’s ministry go both ways

October 17, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Fr. Greg Boyle’s talk at Chapel on Monday told stories of a ministry that truly makes a difference — for both the former gang members he employs and for him. “If we go to the margins, we all find rescue,” he said.

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Students, genres band together in Canyon Worship

October 17, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

The 2017 Canyon Worship album is an interesting mix of genres, the result of collaboration between students and the freedom they feel to explore their musical talent. “It was a really cool testament to what the body of Christ can do when they’re on the same page,” said one of the artists, sophomore Courtney Welker.

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Slideshow: Saturday commencement ceremonies

October 16, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Travis Neely GCU News Bureau Nontraditional (online) students from the Colangelo College of Business, the College of Theology, the College of Education and the College of Fine Arts and Production received their diplomas Saturday at Grand Canyon University fall commencement.    

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Slideshow: Friday commencement ceremonies

October 16, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Slaven Gujic GCU News Bureau Nontraditional (online) students from the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, the College of Nursing and Health Care Professions and the College of Doctoral Studies received their diplomas Friday at Grand Canyon University fall commencement.    

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