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Let Jesus calm turbulent times, Merrell tells Chapel

September 12, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Ron Merrell injected a bit of a humor but a lot of heart into his Chapel talk Monday about the pain and suffering we all encounter. “When your soul, when your heart gets damaged and wrecked, when it is darkened, then you and I need to run to Jesus,” he said.

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You’ll laugh on your visit to ‘The Good Doctor’

August 31, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Brilliant performances and side-splitting humor are on the playbill of Ethington Theatre’s newest production, “The Good Doctor.” The Neil Simon play features short stories by Russian writer Anton Chekhov that reveal a gamut of humanity and elicit one laugh after the next. You’ll laugh your way through the visit.

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Astronomy Club to offer safe viewing of eclipse

August 16, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Talk about a different way to kick off Welcome Week. Monday is the day of the solar eclipse, and the newly formed Astronomy Club — led by Dr. Tom McCarthy, an assistant physics professor — will be set up on the Quad to offer a way to view it safely. Remember, you never look directly at a solar eclipse.

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Cheer, Dance teams and Thunder earn more hurrahs

August 15, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Emily Stephens, GCU’s Director of Spirit Programs, couldn’t have said it better after the Cheer and Dance teams once again dominated a competition in Santa Barbara, Calif.: “We are doing what we are doing for our love of each other, GCU and for our love of the Lord. Our focus on that love goes above and beyond and truly allows our light to shine through.”

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User’s guide to Welcome Week: All hands on deck

August 09, 2017 / by / 1 Comment

Welcome Week 2017 promises to be another busy and festive time for students as they return to campus. But it’s extremely important, too. “The week says to all, ‘You belong here,’” said Charity Norman, manager of GCU’s Student and Family Program.

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Summer dance program’s intensity is contagious

July 13, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Dance students traveled from across the country to attend GCU’s Summer Dance Intensive this week, bringing enthusiasm and a joy of learning that reignites GCU Director of Dance Susannah Keita’s passion for teaching. The students appreciate the challenging yet supportive program.

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Instagram gives insights into GCU’s heart and soul

June 05, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Grand Canyon University’s new Instagram account is a great way for students, especially those who are considering GCU, to connect with what’s happening on campus. “It’s a meeting place for prospective students to hear from current students with authentic voices,” said Sarah Boeder, executive vice president of campus operations.

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Higher purpose: He teaches students to let it fly

June 01, 2017 / by / 1 Comment

Paul Waterman is no ordinary instructor. For one thing, he’s an accomplished pilot. But he also is a multitalented entrepreneur who has brought a learn-by-doing wisdom to his role in the Colangelo College of Business at Grand Canyon University. He recently was named the college’s Outstanding Service faculty member for the 2016-17 academic year.

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SimMan gives students a real-life look at medicine

May 31, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Students from Osborn Middle School toured the nursing simulation lab Tuesday as part of a summer career camp, and getting a first-hand look at SimMan definitely had an effect. “He seems so real, and working with him gets me excited about being a surgeon,” one of the students said.

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GCU Summer Soccer Camps have variety of options

May 30, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Registration is open for the GCU Summer Soccer Camps for boys ages 6-18 and girls ages 6-15, the first of which is scheduled for June 5-9 on campus. Camps are offered to a wide range of ages, and all are at GCU campus fields. The 2017 camp season begins with the opportunity to train alongside GCU players, men’s coach Schellas Hyndman, his staff and volunteers.

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