Dr. Ben Ihms, a GCU premed alumnus, speaks to students during GCU Day at Midwestern University about his experiences at both universities prior to becoming a resident osteopathic physician at Mountain Vista Medical Center in Mesa. (Photo by Tyler McDonald)
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Midwestern hosts GCU’s pre-health students

November 20, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

More than 130 aspiring doctors, dentists, veterinarians and other GCU future health care professionals toured Midwestern University in Glendale on Thursday and interacted with faculty and students from a range of graduate programs. Through a series of agreements announced this fall, Midwestern set aside 66 seats in a range of its graduate programs — including osteopathic medicine, optometry, physical therapy and cardiovascular perfusion — for GCU students who meet the rigorous requirements for acceptance.

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Ahnjellyka and Angela Duque-Parks
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Foster Care Night hits home for GCU twins

November 19, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Thursday’s basketball game is Foster Care and Adoption Awareness Night, and that means something special for Ahnjellyka and Angela Duque-Parks. Seven years ago after their adoption by a Phoenix couple, they are freshmen at GCU and want to devote their lives to helping people in need, just as their adoptive parents did.

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Beth Guckenberger shared stories Monday morning that demonstrated to the Chapel audience that you don't need to have everything figured out before you  start a ministry. Photo by Darryl Webb
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Chapel: A difference-maker tells her story

November 18, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Monday’s Chapel talk was a first-hand look at why you don’t need to have all the answers to do God’s work. Beth Guckenberger of Back2Back Ministries told of how she and her husband felt called to start an orphanage in Mexico from scratch, with their own money, and turned it into an organization that spans three continents and has helped thousands of children.

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The Phoenix Fire Department's "Car 99" inspection program faced elimination through recent budget cuts until GCU offered to help save it.
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Phoenix sees impact of GCU assist on public safety

November 17, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Back in April, the University announced that it would donate $125,000 to help Phoenix Fire Department and the city’s Neighborhood Services Department avoid cutting resources used for drowning prevention and graffiti abatement. Now, those efforts are properly funded and in full swing. GCU Today has a story and video with more details, including feedback from City Councilman Daniel Valenzuela, who’s helped GCU champion the revitalization of west Phoenix.

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Just in time for the holidays, the College of Fine Arts and Production presents a rollicking pot of fun, Dylan Thomas' "A Child's Christmas in Wales," in Ethington Theatre.
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Rollicking pot of fun dished up in new Ethington play

November 12, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Christmas memories from across the pond come to GCU’s Ethington Theatre this weekend and next, as the College of Fine Arts and Production presents “A Child’s Christmas in Wales.” Several of the shows are sold out, but there are seats available for Nov. 21-23, and a waiting list is available, too.

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Terry Crist of City of Grace delivered a powerful message about women in Chapel on Monday morning.
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Chapel: Women are empowered by God

November 11, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

The Chapel talk by Terry Crist of City of Grace on Monday morning was an unusual but incredibly important message: Women showed their strength in the Bible and should feel empowered by God “to own who you are, to accept who you are and to use who you are to change the world to the glory of God.” GCU Today has coverage.

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Jesse Stewart, a former U.S. Army Ranger who led troops in Iraq, teaches students in his servant leadership course for GCU's Colangelo College of Business. (Photo by Alexis Bolze)
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Battlefield vet shares servant leadership lessons

November 11, 2014 / by / 1 Comment

Jesse Stewart, an adjunct servant leadership professor for Grand Canyon University’s Colangelo College of Business, tends to reflect on the memories of fallen friends on Veterans Day. The former U.S. Army Ranger retired at 32 and has found his calling as a mentor of future business men and women at GCU.

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Phoenix teens (from left) Jocelyn Arellano, Jennifer Medina and Bianka Salomon were among 17 high school students at Saturday’s first Jump Start to Jobs workshop at GCU.
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Future Lopes get early help on job searches

November 10, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Grand Canyon University on Saturday launched its Jump Start to Jobs, an initiative to help Phoenix high school students who already have been admitted to attend the University learn skills to find and land employment and save money. About 17 local students from six high schools learned about the job-search process and resume development during the first of three workshops to be held over six weeks.

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Fans at GCU's men's basketball games this season will see the games devoted to a variety of causes. Photo by Darryl Webb
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Men’s basketball home games devoted to charity

November 05, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

A good little thing has become a great big thing. This season, instead of having a handful of men’s basketball games devoted to charitable causes, virtually every game will benefit a local organization. It’s all about giving back to the community, and GCU Today has the story on how this became a staple for the University.

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Magda Herzberger lived through three Nazi death camps and chronicled her harrowing experiences in her biography, "Survival."
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Holocaust survivor shares powerful story of hope

November 04, 2014 / by / 3 Comments

Grand Canyon University has a rare opportunity Wednesday to hear from a woman who lived through history and survived the Nazi genocide of the Holocaust. Magda Herzberger, an 88-year-old Romanian who lives in Fountain Hills, will share her story of faith and survival in World War II death camps during an 11:15 a.m. presentation at the Library on the fourth floor of the Student Union. The author and poet was a teenager when she saw her native country poisoned by the violent anti-Semitism that led to the horrors of Hitler’s Final Solution. She’ll also be signing copies of her book, “Survival,” after the presentation.

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