The noontime boot camp now meets in the new workout room on the second floor of the Lopes Performance Center. (Photo by Darryl Webb)
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Expanded fitness facilities help everyone on campus

September 29, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

The Lopes Performance Center has more options than ever for students and staff, and the building soon will be expanded to make room for more workout areas and sports medicine equipment for student-athletes plus a Gatorade Fueling Station to aid in their hydration and nutrition. A new workout room on the second floor is reserved for students and staff, and the six boot camps a week have the room all to themselves. It’s all about creating community — in this case a fitness community.

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Students ready to spread love at Serve the City

September 29, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Hundreds of students, faculty and staff will team up and fan out into the community Saturday to take part in Serve the City, a semi-annual event to repair the neighborhoods that surround GCU. “Through this event volunteers are not only serving the community, but they’re also showing the true love of God to the community to make one large impact,” said Cassandra Jarles, assistant director of resource development and faith relations for Habitat for Humanity Central Arizona. “There is definitely a lot of purple and many smiles until the moment leading up to the transformation.”

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Soccer game goes gold for 2017 Run to Fight

September 28, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

This is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and a special Run to Fight Night at the GCU men’s soccer game Friday will launch the seventh annual Run to Fight Children’s Cancer. “It just makes sense that our soccer season would begin during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month,” said Debbie Accomazzo, race director and community outreach manager for GCU. “We want to increase our number of participants, volunteers, sponsors and champions.”

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New fellowship to teach project management skills

September 28, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

A new program in the Honors College will equip 100 ambitious students with basic project management skills and offer an opportunity to execute GCU-sponsored research projects as part of a 10-week Project Management Fellowship. For freshmen Jordan Montgomery and Anthony Novoa, the program is an opportunity to execute their own idea for a GCU on-demand food-delivery platform. “We want to bring students and faculty together and continue finding a ways to set them up with opportunities that are going to be beneficial to them,” said Breanna Naegeli, assistant dean at the Honors College.

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Chapel shows what a ladder of success looks like

September 27, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Ron Merrell uses a comedic and delightfully quirky tone to get across his message, and Monday at Chapel he also used a ladder to tell the story of Jonah. Merrell’s passion for Jesus Christ resonated as he urged his listeners to love each other and love themselves as they keep trying to climb the ladder of life.

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GCU is paving the pathway to computer science

September 26, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

GCU has taken a starring role in a new science, technology, engineering and math initiative geared to training K-12 teachers to better prepare Arizona students for computer science and information technology careers.

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Easy does it? Not in Kruckenberg’s Chapel talk

September 20, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Most Chapel talks challenge listeners to venture outside their comfort zone, but some undoubtedly will find Brian Kruckenberg’s message particularly challenging. Kruckenberg said we must seek to know God and then be willing to do what He wants us to do. “If you don’t feel the tension of walking the Christian life,” the New City Church pastor said, “maybe you’re not walking it.”

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Women’s basketball players smile for the cameras

September 16, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

GCU women’s basketball players show team smiles during media day.

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Men’s basketball players say ‘cheese’ on Media Day

September 14, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

GCU men’s basketball coach Dan Majerle and players pose for photos and discuss their lofty expectations for the 2016-17 season during Wednesday’s annual Media Day at GCU Arena.

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‘Lunch and Learns’ demonstrate faith in faculty

September 14, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

The Integration of Faith, Learning and Work is an important part of the classroom experience at GCU, and this year the faculty is having more input than ever into the program. The goal, of course, is to benefit students, and Dr. Jason Hiles, dean of the College of Theology, is confident that will be the result of his decision to form a faculty task force to help him plan and execute the program. Members of the task force already are seeing the benefits.

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