Parker Shipe, Julisa Smith, Brennan Williams and Lauren Lentini are recent GCU graduates hired to manage GCBC.
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Monsoon menu taking GCU by Haboob

October 31, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Coffee fans seeking a kick in their cups are lining up at Grand Canyon Beverage Company for the new monsoon menu, which features, among other sweet treats, the new, high-powered, extra sugary Haboob. Ordering it prompts a storm warning.

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Slideshow: ‘Of Thee I Sing’ opens at Ethington Theatre

October 14, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau “Of Thee I Sing” opens today at Ethington Theatre, a welcome respite from Presidential election fever. This singing and dancing political satire has been making audiences laugh and hum since 1931. Performances are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday and Oct. 21-22; 2 p.m. Oct. 16 and 23. Tickets are available here, and students get tickets free with ID.      

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Wayne Purdin (left) and his wife Julie share their views about the need to go back to our Christian roots in their weekly radio show on KFNX.
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Purdins’ radio show is rooted in Christian values

October 11, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Wayne Purdin is lead curriculum editor at GCU during the week, but on Saturdays he has a different assignment: He and his wife, Julie, offer their views on Christianity in their “God and Country” radio show on KFNX (1100 AM). “We’re all looking for answers,” he said. “Whatever the religion or politics, it seems like God is missing and we need to get back to our roots.”

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Slideshow: Family Weekend filled with love and laughter

October 10, 2016 / by / 1 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau From the main campus fanning out to Grand Canyon University Golf Course, GCU Hotel and Canyon 49 Grill, students and their loved ones enjoyed the largest Family Weekend on record at GCU. Festivities began with a golf tournament Friday morning and concluded with a Lopes women’s soccer game Sunday afternoon, and there was a packed schedule of activities in between. Activities included family fun time, a Lil Lopes cheerleading clinic, a fun run, a golf tournament, a Chapel service, a movie night and a parents meet-and-greet where they enjoyed special desserts.

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‘Of Thee I Sing’ opens at Ethington at perfect time

October 07, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

“Of Thee I Sing” opens Oct. 14 at Ethington Theatre, a welcome respite from Presidential election fever. This singing and dancing political satire has been making audiences laugh and hum since 1931. Performances are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Oct. 14-16 and Oct. 21-23.

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Hinkle raises awareness for vets one step at a time

September 29, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Larry Hinkle, a former United States Marine, stopped by campus Wednesday during the cross-country walk he’s doing to raise money and awareness for fellow veterans. He was extremely impressed by GCU’s Veterans Center. “My eyes have been opened here. I never knew this type of place existed,” he said while visiting with students.

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It was a bounty of fresh food, $8 for all you can fit in a bag, at GCU's farmer's market Thursday.
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Farmers market a fresh addition to GCU life

September 16, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Apples, bananas and carrots, oh my! And pears and peaches and plums, kale and spinach and oranges and figs. Tables were heaped with fresh produce Thursday during GCU’s second farmers market of the year.

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Thunder and Havocs with Heart cheered up Phoenix Children's Hospital patients Wednesday.
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GCU Foundation, Havocs bring ‘recess’ to cancer patients

September 15, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

A superhero-themed extended recess inside the “ChildLife Zone” room at Phoenix Children’s Hospital on Wednesday night came together because of the partnerships between Grand Canyon University Foundation and its Run to Fight Children’s Cancer charities — PCH and the Children’s Cancer Network (CCN).

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Campus food changes are sweet for local businesses

September 07, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s passion for its local community extends to the food on campus this year. A record number of local businesses supply items in the Grand Canyon Beverage Company (GCBC) and other campus restaurants and stores. “We want GCU to flourish, but we want the community to flourish with us,” said Brennan Williams, the GCBC general manager.

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GCU student Yousif Al Dalaimi
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GCU student flees Iraq for Arizona ‘heaven’

September 08, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

One of the many bright new freshmen who started classes three weeks ago is Yousif Al Dulaimi, a pre-med biology major who grew up in Baghdad, Iraq, amid Saddam Hussein’s ouster and his country’s war. Yousif arrived in Chandler with his family about 14 months ago, enrolled in and graduated from Hamilton High and now is taking five courses and working two jobs.

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