Dr. Ben Carson at GCU Arena
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Carson encourages Arena crowd to reshape America

January 30, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Dr. Ben Carson told a Grand Canyon University Arena audience Thursday following the men’s basketball team’s victory over Kansas City that it’s critical to be actively involved in the U.S. government, especially through a dark political time that’s led to so much social division. The neurosurgeon who separated conjoined twins at the head spoke as part of a national tour to promote his book, “One Vote: Make Your Voice Heard.” Carson has emerged lately as a potential Republican Presidential candidate, though he didn’t allude to that in his Arena speech. Rather, his inspirational message centered on how everyone must actively participate in the free society that we all value so much.

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Junior Griffin Walker (left) is campaigning for ASGCU president with running mate sophomore Jonny Van Ommering.
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ASGCU candidate profile: Griffin Walker and Jonny Van Ommering

January 30, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Get to know 2015-16 ASGCU presidential and vice-presidential candidates Griffin Walker and Jonny Van Ommering.

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ASGCU candidate profile: Cody Dumas and Slate Herman

January 30, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Get to know 2015-16 ASGCU presidential and vice-presidential candidates Cody Dumas and Slate Herman.

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Collecting smooches from her brothers Jimmy (left) and Jacob, Mia Bryant is fighting back at the cancer that was diagnosed last spring. Her whole family, including parents Jimmy and Miriam, will be attending the GCU Foundation Run to Fight Children's Cancer on March 7 at GCU, where Mia will be the official race starter. Photo by Darryl Webb
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Tiny starter for GCU cancer run a comeback kid

January 29, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Cancer delivered a punch in the gut last spring to Mia Bryant and her family. But the 7-year-old is fighting back, dutifully taking her treatments and medications and looking forward to the GCU Foundation Run to Fight Children’s Cancer on March 7, where she will be the official race starter. GCU Today has a story about the second-grader and her family and information about how you can sign up to participate in or otherwise support the run, an inspirational event that raises money for cancer research and support of children and their families.

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GCU’s project with Habitat for Humanity gets off to big start

January 24, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau Grand Canyon University’s partnership with Habitat for Humanity Central Arizona kicked off Saturday with 200 volunteers working at eight sites. It was a successful opener, and not just because so much got done. Homeowners who hadn’t heard about the project saw the commotion and, in several cases, expressed interest in having their homes renovated.      

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Student volunteers place the fence from John Peltz's house on a truck after knocking it down.
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Home run! Habitat opening day touches ’em all

January 24, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

They came. They saw. They painted (a lot). Saturday was opening day for GCU’s partnership with Habitat for Humanity, and 200 student volunteers turned out with sunny attitudes to match the perfect weather. Renovations began on eight homes in the local neighborhood and, just as important, other homeowners who hadn’t heard about the project took note as well.

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Honors Institute increases reach with growing student membership

January 15, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

In less than two years, the GCU Honors Institute has expanded to include nearly 300 students and more than 100 incoming freshmen are prepared to join in the fall, according to program manager Breanna Boling. The Institute provides students with exclusive access to guest speakers, internship opportunities and professional development training, among other academic perks. GCU Today has the story.

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2014 in review: GCU’s influence keeps growing

December 31, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

So many things happened at Grand Canyon University in 2014, it’s hard to pick the 10 most important.

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With heads in the cloud, student club pioneers tech projects

December 11, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Students in Grand Canyon University’s new “innovative Computing” club (known by its iC abbreviation) are already working with advisers to help launch academic cloud-computing technology for the first-ever GCU computer science/information technology course. The club of mostly freshmen are also looking forward to collaborating on extracurricular tech projects.

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New band, local churches highlight spring Chapel/theGathering

December 10, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

By Cooper Nelson GCU News Bureau Grand Canyon University will continue its fall Chapel/theGathering theme, “Making a Difference,” in the spring semester with a new crop of pastors from West Valley churches scheduled to speak at the popular Monday morning service in GCU Arena. Chapel will remain at 11:15 a.m., with message-board announcements beginning at 11. Students and staff will hear messages from pastors from Fellowship Church, Catalyst Church, New City Church and Bethany Bible Church of Phoenix, along with Faith Bible Church and Church of the Cross of Glendale and Gateway Church of Scottsdale.  Pastors from East Valley parishes, including The Grove Church and Redemption Church, also will be on campus next semester. GCU’s Director of Spiritual Life Danielle Rinnier said a conscious effort was made to bring in pastors from churches near campus to encourage students to join local church communities and expand their worship habits. “We know Chapel isn’t a church service and we really want students to get involved with local churches,” Rinnier said. “We really want to allow students to hear the message from pastors of great local churches so they will hopefully reach out and try these churches and find a good fit.” Jared Ulrich, worship coordinator, held freshman-only auditions in […]

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