Members of Lopes Justice Society practiced their skills Saturday at the Ben Avery Shooting Facility in Phoenix. (Photo courtesy of Cornel Stemley)
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Justice students prepare for life behind the badge

April 20, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

To prepare for their careers with law enforcement agencies and other justice organizations, Grand Canyon University justice-studies faculty urge students to hit the streets. Through dozens of ride-alongs and tours with police departments, sheriff’s offices, federal agencies and prisons this year, students have been able to get see the often-startling realities of what their future careers entail. GCU Today has a story about how professor Cornel Stemley and the Lopes Justice Society club have created those opportunities.

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The Ethington Dance Ensemble will present its second major concert of the year, "Ballet to Broadway: And Everything in Between," Friday and Saturday on campus. (Photo by Darryl Webb)
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GCU dance students step up variety in spring show

April 15, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

As the title suggests, there will be something for everyone at the GCU Ethington Dance Ensemble’s spring concert, “Ballet to Broadway: And Everything in Between,” this weekend. A variety of works, choreographed and performed by faculty and students, will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday in Ethington Theatre. GCU Today has a story with ticket info.

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Harmony is the key to 1st Worship Arts EP

April 13, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

The College of Theology’s Center for Worship Arts program is releasing its first EP on Tuesday, and the story behind one of the songs, “Follow You,” is one of great collaboration and divine intervention. The fact that Desiree Aguilar and Jessi Sams both wound up at GCU is amazing; the way they landed in the Worship Arts program and became friends is almost beyond comprehension.

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Colangelo Scholarships to transform students’ lives

April 02, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

The Colangelo Scholarships, a new initiative in the Colangelo College of Business, were awarded this week, and the emotions of the high school seniors were off the charts when CCOB Dean Dr. Randy Gibb and a purple-shirted contingent, including Thunder, descended upon them to share the news. The three recipients are from Alhambra, Maryvale and Valley Christian high schools.

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For the robotics competition, students receive an assignment and a kit, but have six weeks to prepare their robot to compete.
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Teens, robots swarming campus for STEM showdown

April 01, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

For many students, high school robotics events get them interested in the STEM disciplines they will eventually study in college. If this week is any indication, as Grand Canyon University Arena hosts the West Regional of the Arizona FIRST Robotics Competition, the showdowns are wildly popular and filled with the showmanship of major sporting events. The event is free and open to the public beginning at 8:30 a.m. both days.

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No. 1 GCU men’s lacrosse team to face Arizona State

April 01, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

The No. 1-ranked GCU men’s lacrosse team plays No. 3 Arizona State April 4 for control of the conference. GCU has a chance to win a national championship in 2015. Senior leadership and knowledgeable coaches have propelled the Lopes to the top program in the country in GCU’s fourth year as an MCLA club sport.

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Chapel: Get your ‘hope’ app up and running

March 31, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Monday’s Grand Canyon University Chapel featured a double dose of motivation. First, President/CEO Brian Mueller shared his thoughts about the weekend memorial service for Ashley Laneri, and then the main speaker, Kent DelHousaye of Bethany Bible Church, used his experience in a footrace to underscore his point about running away from immaturity and sprinting toward a life of righteousness.

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Pastor Christopher Brooks of Evangel Ministries in Detroit led the first Chapel after spring break. (Photo by Darryl Webb)
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Chapel: Pray to find key to your city

March 24, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Christopher Brooks of Evangel Ministries in Detroit reminded the first post-spring break Grand Canyon University Chapel audience that in order to follow the spirit of the second commandment, to love thy neighbor as thyself, Christians must explore cities where they might make the greatest impact. It’s not all about a one-on-one with God, he said. In Detroit, Phoenix and other U.S. cities, people are hurting and in need of help. He challenged students to pray for a path to the city where God wants them.

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Big ‘Oklahoma!’ to sweep through Ethington

March 19, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Ethington Theatre’s final production of the 2014-15 year, “Oklahoma!,” opens this weekend with a smattering of available tickets. The popularity of GCU’s College of Fine Arts and Production’s main stage performances has continued to grow this year, with virtually every show in Ethington’s 311-seat theater selling out or being oversold. For “Oklahoma!,” there will be eight performances over this weekend and next.

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A student spurts fake blood  onto a blank canvass as part of a blood-spatter analysis demonstration at GCU's Forensic Science Day.
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Forensic Science Day showcases crime-fighting jobs

March 10, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

It’s not every day that you get to experience how blunt force trauma causes blood spatter patterns that can actually be studied and cataloged to help solve a murder. This morning, more than 1,800 visiting high school students had a shot to learn blood-spatter analysis and other forensic reconstruction techniques as part of Grand Canyon University’s annual Forensic Science Day.

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