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Storage Together prevails in Canyon Challenge

April 14, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Storage Together had a big advantage going into the Canyon Challenge — its team has been tested in numerous competitions, from local to international, over the last year. That experience showed when the judges made it the unanimous winner Thursday at GCU Arena.

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All in good fun: Big crowd celebrates ‘Mr. GCU’

April 13, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

A night of laughs, music and dance was just what the doctor ordered before final exams as talent (or lack thereof, in a few hilarious cases) helped students relax before final exams during Wednesday night’s 15th annual “Mr. GCU” competition at GCU Arena. Spencer Maier was the winner in voting done by students via text message.

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Theology instructor finds peace in the long run

April 13, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

College of Theology instructor Gary Osmundsen is a serious athlete. How serious? He has qualified to compete in the Boston Marathon next year. But Osmundsen’s path to distance running was a little different than the norm.

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Like old times: Powell, Slattery are together again

April 12, 2017 / by / 1 Comment

Nearly 20 years ago, Nicole Powell and Sara Slattery (then Sara Gorton) were star athletes at Mountain Pointe High School in Phoenix. They’ve been friends all this time, and now they’re together again — Slattery is GCU’s cross country coach.

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Canyon Challenge finalists all are mission-driven

April 10, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

This year’s Canyon Challenge, scheduled for Thursday afternoon at GCU Arena, features five mission-driven finalists competing for the $15,000 in prize money. Storage Together, which won an international competition in Barcelona last fall, is among the competitors.

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‘StartleBloom’ spreads the word about GCU creativity

April 06, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

The second volume of “StartleBloom: The GCU Literary Review” was celebrated at a literary release party Wednesday on the Promenade. Some of the writers and poets read their pieces at the event. More than 500 books were handed out to passersby, and the fiesta serves as a reminder that the literary community is thriving at GCU. GCU Today has the story.

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Russell, Havocs portray a pretty picture of GCU

March 31, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

DeWayne Russell made the most of his last chance to play in front of the Havocs, who, in turn, made the most of their chance to show their voluminous skills. All the other players could talk about at the 2017 College Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships was how loud and fun the Havocs were. And they certainly had their way with a particularly interesting visiting player.

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‘West Side Story’ is as enthralling as it is dark

March 30, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s production of ‘West Side Story’ tells a riveting, sweet tale of star-crossed love set against a backdrop of gang warfare. As the lovers from opposing gangs try to find a place for them, their world explodes with tragic consequences. This sold-out show is already a smash hit, but tickets will be made available on a performance-by-performance basis.

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BSU Success Panel

March 30, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

GCU Black Student Union (BSU) held a Success Panel Tuesday in which they were able to hear from some of the valley’s successful people in international business, law, aviation, health and Fortune 100 companies. Included in the panel were LaChrisha Dourisseau, manager and sales engineering at Fiserv; Carol Scott Berry, judge of the Phoenix Municipal Court; Anderson Johnson, pilot, UPS; Edmond Baker Jr., chairman of women’s health, Mountain Park Health Center; and Nathan Cabbil, executive vice president of operations support, Republic Services.  

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