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GCU visit has special meaning for rehabbing student

March 28, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Micah Williams, the Lancaster, Calif., student who was forced to delay living on campus because of a severe auto accident, finally got to visit Chapel on Monday, and it was everything she hoped it would be. Even the talk by Kent DelHousaye seemed right on target for her situation. “I got chills listening to the message of winning by fighting,” she said.

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Not even a two-week coma could end her GCU dream

March 23, 2017 / by / 2 Comments

Micah Williams was so determined to attend GCU, it was one of the first things she asked about after she came out of her coma. That’s right — a coma, one that lasted two weeks. Williams, who was severely injured in an auto accident last June and has been taking online classes while recovering, will visit Chapel for the first time Monday.

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Speech and Debate is on point as host of big event

March 21, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s Speech and Debate Team broke several team records at the 2017 National Christian College Forensics Invitational on Saturday through Monday at Grand Canyon University. It was GCU’s first try at hosting a national college speech and debate tournament, and the weather, the campus and the organization of the event drew praise.

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Canyon Challenge finalists include two returnees

March 17, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Finalists for the Canyon Challenge include two competitors that made the top 10 last year, Storage Together and Lectric Longboards. Each startup organization will present a business plan March 28 for one of five spots in the finals, scheduled for April 13 in GCU Arena.

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Final ‘Lunch and Learn’ shows what really matters

March 17, 2017 / by / 1 Comment

The Integration of Faith, Learning and Work “Lunch and Learn” series concluded Friday with a discussion about our relationships, especially the most important one — the one with Jesus. Colangelo College of Business instructor Ken Hein shared some personal anecdotes and said, “It takes courage to stand up and sacrifice what might be everything in order to have a permanent relationship with our Savior.”

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Students get relevant look at trauma of severe injury

March 17, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

After her near death experience on St. Patrick’s Day 2016, Nichola Drake has recovered thanks to round-the-clock care by her father and daily rehabilitation sessions with College of Education instructor Ted Telepak, director of Rehab Without Walls. Thursday, Drake spoke with Telepak’s COE students, who benefited from learning about her journey.

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Hospitality students get first-hand experience

March 16, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s Hospitality Management program gives students a grip on the industry with first-hand knowledge. The Colangelo College of Business (CCOB) program teaches students core business principles while offering applicable work experience at properties owned and run by the University, including the newly constructed Grand Canyon University Hotel, Canyon 49 Grill, GCU Golf Course and Lope House Restaurant. “We have professionals who are in the industry, we offer a business-based approach to learning a career field, and the learning lab is all the GCU properties,’’ said Dr. Randy Gibb, the CCOB dean.

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A proper primer to speech and debate event at GCU

March 15, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

GCU is host this weekend to the 2017 National Christian College Forensics Invitational, a prestigious event that reflects the quality of the University’s Speech and Debate Team and its leadership. Attendance is free, but if you go, certain rules apply. Think Broadway rather than Lopes basketball.

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Dance excellence on display again this week

March 13, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

The creativity and the accountability of students in the GCU dance program will be demonstrated again Wednesday and Thursday in the Spring Student Spotlight Dance Concert. The event is managed by students — and it’s free.

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Evidence shows Forensic Science Day again is a hit

March 08, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Nearly 1,500 students from 83 high schools across Arizona learned about crime scene evidence, toured DNA and cadaver labs and listened to forensic experts speak during Grand Canyon University’s annual Forensic Science Day. They also got to take a crack at solving a “murder” set up for their benefit.

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