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Speakers, listeners ‘part of something great’ at TEDx

March 03, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Nearly 1,000 people gathered Thursday at GCU Arena to hear 18 speakers and watch a full day’s worth of thought-provoking, emotional and inspirational TEDx talks. GCU students Austin Mosher and Jedidiah Woods, who conceived and organized the event, believe this year’s inaugural TEDx Grand Canyon University production will become an annual staple.

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New club charges out of the blocks with Lego-mobile

March 01, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s new Robotics Club, one of six new engineering clubs approved last month, got off to a racing start when its Derby Kart entry, a brightly painted Lego-mobile, won the “Most Creative” award in the homecoming weekend event.

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How GCU is helping west Phoenix turn the corner

March 01, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s commitment to revitalizing west Phoenix was recognized in a big way when a long list of dignitaries, including Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey and Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, took part in the press conference at 27th Avenue. “This is a true Arizona success story,” Ducey said.

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Focus on faith, not fame, Tappan tells Chapel

February 28, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

What’s the first thing people think of when they dwell on your reputation? Dustin Tappan of Christ’s Church of the Valley told Chapel on Monday that your faith needs to be at the top or right near it — and it’s a daily challenge for all of us to keep it there.

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Look out, world, here comes GCU’s 1st TEDx event

February 28, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s first TEDx is just about here, and there’s still time to be among the expected crowd of 4,000 Thursday at the Arena. The all-day event will feature 18 speakers covering a wide range of topics for what could be a global audience.

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Cheers, tears for new Hall of Fame inductees

February 25, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Five highly regarded Grand Canyon University graduates with remarkable careers and a strong record of giving back to the community were inducted into the GCU Alumni Hall of Fame on Saturday in a stirring ceremony that invoked laughter, the Bible and tears.

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Five graduates to be enshrined into GCU Alumni Hall of Fame

February 23, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Five Grand Canyon University graduates will be inducted into the GCU Alumni Hall of Fame on Saturday afternoon for the professional and community contributions. Michael Rochelle, Kimberly Doolittle-Tobey, Tim Carter, Michelle Knapp and Jackie Schiller will be enshrined in a ceremony on the fourth floor of the Student Union.

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GCU slated for busy homecoming weekend

February 22, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Alumni are bringing memories, school spirit and friends to GCU Homecoming 2017. Whether a student on campus or online, all graduates are invited to festivities, beginning with a mixer happy hour on Friday and ending with a Lopes men’s basketball game Saturday against the University of Missouri—Kansas City.

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Getting to know GCU police at Coffee with a Cop

February 21, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

GCU Police Chief Kenny Laird and Officers Ryan Sand, Dave Chambers and Matt Barnett held a meet and greet with students at their first Coffee with a Cop event Friday at GCBC. Similar gatherings will be scheduled regularly and are intended to encourage students to enjoy casual and comfortable conversations with the police charged with their safety.

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Lunch and Learn explores identity challenges

February 17, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

The fifth installment of Grand Canyon University’s “Lunch and Learn” speaker series discussed personal and biblical identities that each of us must seek out and find. GCU Speech and Debate coach Barry Regan along with COFAP assistant professor Sheila Schumacher shared stories and discussed the need to forge an identity both as a person and through Jesus.

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