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Summit shows value of school/community alliance

January 20, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

More than 30 superintendents, 400 community leaders and guests gathered inside GCU Arena for the 2017 School Connect Summit, a collaborative conversation about engaging and supporting schools in the Valley. A highlight of the event was when President Brian Mueller discussed the value of community and how it shaped the success for one GCU sophomore who went from surviving to thriving.

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Students explore race, history and biblical concepts

January 20, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Students joined Thursday night to take part in a conversation about race and the division of society based on color. The Diversity Speaks event, “Rated R: Let’s Talk about Race,” was sponsored by the Associated Students of GCU and featured a talk by guest speaker Rev. Adam Thomason. Brittany Paschall, director of diversity awareness for ASGCU, said, “This discussion was beneficial in light of what is happening around us, especially integrating how history affects our present and future.”

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Jace Hyduchak, 6, will be the race starter for the 2017 GCU Foundation Run to Fight Children's Cancer.
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His cancer fight showed the superhero in all of us

January 19, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Every year, the race starter for the GCU Foundation Run to Fight Children’s Cancer is a superhero who has valiantly fought the disease. The 2017 starter, 6-year-old Jace Hyduchak, is no different, and his parents, George and Ann, also have responded heroically, too.

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Brad Scruggs (left), Ahmad Saleem and Brian Scruggs have taken their original concept, which won the Canyon Challenge in 2015, and made it even better by launching Great Pros.
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They learned great lessons in launching Great Pros

January 19, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

When Ahmad Saleem and twins Brad and Brian Scruggs won the Canyon Challenge in 2015 with a startup called Joblyt, it seemed as if they were on their way toward carving out a niche in the home-repair industry. But like so many entrepreneurs, they had to learn the hard way before they got it right. Thanks to a ton of phone calls and a partnership with the Better Business Bureau, the three GCU alumni launched their company — now called Great Pros.

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Cheer, dance spirit stands out in national event

January 18, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

When Grand Canyon University competed last weekend in the College Cheerleading and Dance Team National Championships in Orlando, Fla., they did more than just show their skill with strong finishes. “Other teams tell us all of the time that we are so kind and we love each other — and we do,” said Emily Stephens, GCU director of spirit programs and cheer coach.

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GCU President Brian Mueller addresses the all-employee meeting Friday at GCU Arena. (Photo by
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Employee meeting shows how busy GCU has been

January 17, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

The all-employee meeting Friday contained a lot of facts and figures, all presented by President Brian Mueller with an enthusiasm that befits GCU’s continued advancements. He provided details of the five major site visits by major organizations in the last three months.

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The Havocs fill the entire east side of GCU Arena and will make their presence known Saturday night.
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Havocs set to camp, get amped for Louisville game

December 01, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Saturday night’s basketball game against Louisville is the biggest in GCU history, and the Havocs are making sure the spirit is strong — they’ll be camping out Friday night on the Quad to be first in line. They also are promising some new routines and, of course, more noise than ever for the game.

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Mr. Charles Gibbs with the stage manager/narrator, Brenna Warren.
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‘Our Town’ urges us to open our eyes

November 18, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Ethtington Theatre’s production of “Our Town” opens tonight. Set in Grovers Corners, N.H., it’s a place like most others. People are born, they live, they fall in love, they marry and they die. That such a simple story is so universal is the very basis of the shattering tragedy in this 1938 Pulitzer Prize winning drama by playwright Thornton Wilder.

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Chad Moore of Sun Valley Community Church stressed the importance of humility in his Chapel talk Monday morning. (Photo by Kaitlyn Terrey)
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Chapel message on humility is anything but meek

November 15, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Chad Moore of Sun Valley Community Church is a forceful speaker, which worked well with his message Monday morning at Chapel. Moore talked about the importance of humility and stressed that it should not be confused with being timid. Instead, it’s about being the real you.

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In her Chapel talk Monday morning at Grand Canyon University, Courtney Cleveland explained how a biblical story helped her with her personal struggles. (Photo by Kaitlyn Terrey)
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Cleveland’s Chapel message merits attention

November 08, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Courtney Cleveland used her Chapel talk Monday morning to get into uncomfortable territory for some people: depression and feeling worthy. She said the story of Jesus and the Samaritan woman at the well brought some clarity to her feelings.

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