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Soccer and superheroes: Run to Fight Night soars

September 25, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

While the men’s soccer team had a goal — to defeat Oral Roberts University — some families who attended Friday night’s game had a second goal: to offer support to families battling cancer. The Children’s Cancer Network was at the game to kick off its eighth annual Run to Fight Children’s Cancer.

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GCU statement regarding DACA announcement

September 06, 2017 / by / 5 Comments

Grand Canyon University supports initiatives that provide legal clarity for DACA students. There are 300-400 DACA students currently on our campus and we will continue to support and embrace them as they pursue their education and build a better future for themselves and their families.

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This family has found its (dual) purpose at GCU

August 07, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Here’s a family that has taken devotion to Grand Canyon University to a new level: Not only does Renee Taillon work and study at GCU, so do her three children — twins Christian and Jared and daughter Kirie. “We really do bleed purple in our family,” Renee said.

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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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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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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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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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