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Slideshow: 24 Hours at GCU, March 12-13

April 17, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Campus photographer Darryl Webb, camera at the ready, caught these images in a 24-hour period that began late in the evening on March 12.

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Junior coaches at Machan School, from left, Sbedyi Alvarez, Xochitl Ocegueda, Josselyn Gonzalez and Jessica Velazquez, help keep the peace on the playground. Photo by Evelia (Stacey) McCarty
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Playing nice: GCU supports conflict resolution

April 17, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

On May 9, GCU will host a commencement ceremony and team-building event for about 180 fifth-graders in Arizona who are junior coaches in Playworks, a national nonprofit that trains adults and children to bring respect, inclusion and peace to school playgrounds.

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Failed property tax bill won’t deter GCU

April 16, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Senate Bill 1303 would have reduced the school’s property tax assessment ratio from 18.5 to 5 percent. However, the total amount the University pays in the future – even at the reduced rate – would continue to increase because of investment in infrastructure on the Phoenix campus.

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Cindy Westbrook (white jacket) assesses the health of "patient" Rebecca Nelson during the first day of GCU's residency for students in its onlin nurse practitioner program. The nurses developed a friendship even before meeting this week.
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First residency for nurse practitioner students

April 16, 2014 / by / 1 Comment

The first residency for online students in GCU’s nurse practitioner degree program, which is being held on campus this week, has drawn 14 nurses from Arizona and other states who are practicing and being tested on their medical knowledge of the human body, from clammy foreheads and swollen feet to most everything in between.

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New challenges await dance instructor Zari Le’on

April 16, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

The adjunct faculty member, who is big on the accessibility of the arts, wants to work with incarcerated women to help them “reclaim some of their power.”

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"Raise Your Voice" from "Sister Act" became and song-and-dance number by the women in the Canyon Singers at Tuesday night's annual Broadway and opera choral concert at First Southern Baptist Church.
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Choirs end year with a moving performance

April 16, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

The annual Broadway and opera concert kept the great American music coming, in the final performance of 2013-14 by the Canyon Singers, the New Life Singers and the Canyon Chorale.

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Kindergartners at Phoenix Christian Preparatory School are hard at work in their class. The school is among those that GCU employees support through the Canyon's Donation to Education program.
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GCU employees embrace K-12 support

April 15, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

GCU employees have pledged nearly $500,000 to Canyon’s Donation to Education, a year-old program that directs state tax funds to help pay for private-school tuition for families who otherwise couldn’t afford it, and to public school districts and public charter schools facing budget cuts impacting extracurricular activities.

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Sarunas Marciulionis (center) and NBA executives Kim Bohuny (left) and Brooks Meek answer questions after the "The Other Dream Team" documentary was shown.
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‘The Other Dream Team’ transcends sports

April 14, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Former NBA player Sarunas Marciulionis visits campus for screening of documentary film, which tells the story of the rise of the Lithuanian basketball team after the fall of the Soviet Union.

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The cast and crew from "Into the Woods" was joined onstage after Sunday's performance by alumni from the 1999 production.
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GCU theatre alums proud of program’s revival

April 14, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Members of the cast of the 1999 production of “into the Woods” returned to Ethington Theatre for the 2014 version of the Stephen Sondheim musical — and liked what they heard and saw.

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GCU President and CEO Brian Mueller characterized the University's $125,000 contribution as essential to maintaining  public safety in the community.
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GCU supports city’s budget-challenged programs

April 11, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

The University has made a $125,000 contribution to the City of Phoenix to help offset city budget shortfalls in community education around drowning prevention and graffiti abatement. The announcement is the latest in the University’s partnerships to augment Phoenix public programs.

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