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Dominican mission trip a real lift for students

June 27, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Nine GCU students had the opportunity this spring to travel to the Dominican Republic, where they received field experience, learned a new culture and found their spiritual calling. Each student had a different, life-changing experience, especially one who was baptized while he was there.

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Amp Up campers make their own guitars

June 15, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Laurie Merrill and Kathryn Scott GCU News Bureau Eight musical students are making their own instruments during Amp Up! Electric Guitars and STEM, one of this summer’s STEM camps held at GCU. On Wednesday, they got to tour the GCU recording studio with recording studio manager, Eric Johnson. “It’s fascinating looking at at all the science and engineering and math that goes into music,” said Amanda Hughens, GCU’s K-12 STEM outreach manager. “The thing I like best about STEM is that it’s ‘life done correctly.’ ”          

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Havocs student section attracting national attention

June 15, 2016 / by / 1 Comment

The success of the Havocs keeps growing, not just in terms of the participants but also in terms of national stature, and its leaders say it’s because GCU provides an unprecedented level of support. The highly effective student section, one of the craziest in all of college sports, is attracting the attention of colleges that want a student section that is Havocs-cool.

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Little hoopsters bring smiles to Lil Lopes basketball camp

June 14, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau What could be more fun than coaching some 50 basketball hopefuls during a two-day summer camp?  GCU women’s basketball players are enjoying the break from working out to enjoy the heart-warming play of the youngsters.        

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Summer Dance Intensive challenges budding artists

June 14, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s Summer Dance Insensive, which begins July 11, has something to offer nearly any level of dancer. Whether it’s a taste of college life or working closely with instructors on technique, composition, choreography and more, the program appeals both to younger students who seek top-notch education and area dancers who crave a challenge.

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Dr. Jason Hiles, dean of the College of Theology, said the 2016-17 Ministry Forum sessions are designed to "bring more light than heat to potentially contentious issues."
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Ministry Forum to tackle tough topics in 2016-17

June 08, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

The 2016-17 Ministry Forum schedule was announced, and it contains some hotly debated subjects — everything from social justice to religious liberty to immigration. “Students continue to wrestle with the challenging issues of our day, so we’ve decided to join the struggle by engaging tough topics,” said Dr. Jason Hiles, dean of the College of Theology.

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Mexico national soccer team practices at GCU

June 07, 2016 / by / 1 Comment

GCU men’s soccer coach Schellas Hyndman hosted Mexico, the number 16 ranked national soccer team in the world Monday after the team requested to practice at the University’s new soccer stadium, scheduled to be opened in the fall. The team’s visit came after its big win against Uruguay at at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale.

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Speech and Debate Team is talking point for GCU excellence

June 06, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

When Ashlyn Tupper was a freshman in 2012, Grand Canyon University didn’t have a speech and debate team, and even though she had been on the team at North Pointe Preparatory high school in Phoenix, she didn’t think she wanted to continue in college. Boy, was she wrong, Tupper, who graduated this year, said joining GCU’s Speech and Debate team was one of her best decisions, and the team has become so strong it will surely attract families to the University.

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Alhambra students unite as one at GCU event

June 02, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

“Believe and Achieve,” now in its fourth year, welcomed more than 1,000 Alhambra High School students to GCU on Wednesday for a campus tour and to hear from university representatives and a speaker who brought laughter, tears and even led some students to ask for forgiveness.

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Grand Canyon Theological Seminary starts this fall

June 01, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

GCU is making another major academic advancement with the unveiling of Grand Canyon Theological Seminary, which is accepting students and will begin classes this fall. The Seminary will teach the same doctrinal principles and Biblical truths as the rest of the University and also will be interdenominational. Unlike many seminaries, it will offer students a rich campus experience and opportunities to serve in the community.

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