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Students explore race, history and biblical concepts

January 20, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Students joined Thursday night to take part in a conversation about race and the division of society based on color. The Diversity Speaks event, “Rated R: Let’s Talk about Race,” was sponsored by the Associated Students of GCU and featured a talk by guest speaker Rev. Adam Thomason. Brittany Paschall, director of diversity awareness for ASGCU, said, “This discussion was beneficial in light of what is happening around us, especially integrating how history affects our present and future.”

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Employee meeting shows how busy GCU has been

January 17, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

The all-employee meeting Friday contained a lot of facts and figures, all presented by President Brian Mueller with an enthusiasm that befits GCU’s continued advancements. He provided details of the five major site visits by major organizations in the last three months.

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Touching moment at Turkey Trophy presentation

January 12, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

The GCU employee team that raised the most money during the Thanksgiving turkey drive ceremoniously received the Golden Turkey Trophy, while the Salvation Army received a check for $5,810.

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Students aim to pour money into global water crisis

January 11, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

GCU students see the seriousness of the global clean water shortage is just about every time they go on a mission trip, and GO Nights is looking to do something about it through The Water Project. Participants will be asked to drink water exclusively for two weeks and donate the money they save to the project.

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Slideshow: Welcome Weekend 2017

January 09, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau Grand Canyon University students returned from Christmas break this weekend to several special events, including orientation for newcomers and a parent dinner at which President Brian Mueller spoke. As students were moving in or returning, there lots of Lopes Up — even if they were carrying something.  

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Chapel draws a large crowd to GCU Arena on Monday mornings. (Photo by Darryl Webb)
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Chapel schedule for spring features diverse speakers

January 05, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

The Chapel schedule for the spring semester features a diverse group of speakers, including four first-timers. The first Chapel of the new year is at 11:15 a.m. Monday in the Arena.

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The circle of GCU life — from student to colleague

January 05, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Brandon Juarez first walked the grounds of Grand Canyon University 15 years ago as an out-of-state student. Today, he is a full-time assistant professor and the best part about his story at GCU is that his office now sits across the hall from the professor who helped shape his future.

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Emily, Becca and Libbie Jones are all freshmen at Grand Canyon University.
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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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Gina Sandoz (left) and Connor Brinton get valuable experience producing a GCU.TV broadcast.
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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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Dr. Kim LaPrade reads her book, "Thunder's Vision" to a group of youngsters Tuesday at Grand Canyon University. The 14-page children’s book follows Thunder, a curious little Lope struggling to find his purpose
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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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