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Ethington season will be big on history and ‘Peanuts’

May 23, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

The 2017-2018 Ethington Theatre season features two ballets, two musicals and three plays, all of which are sure to amuse and delight the theatre and dance fan. ”You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown,” “Anything Goes” and “The Good Doctor” are among the College of Fine Arts and Production shows and there’s something on the menu for every taste.

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GCU faculty bring style AND substance to Comicon

May 22, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Some of the best science fiction is based on concepts that might actually become reality, such as the hoverboard that first appeared in “Back to the Future” and tablets used by “Star Trek” characters. Two faculty members from the GCU College of Science, Engineering and Technology plan to explore the science in some of the most beloved fantasty fiction at this year’s Phoenix Comicon, May 25-28.

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Asmus is on the money, and students will cash in

May 11, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

It doesn’t take long to see why Dr. Barry Asmus was ranked by USA Today as one of the five most requested speakers in the country. Starting with the fall semester, Colangelo College of Business students will get a first-hand look at his passion for economics and the joy he gets from teaching and sharing his faith.

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Students help elders refresh the fount of knowledge

May 10, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

One of the unique features of Grand Canyon University’s online program is the fact that students — many of them in their 40s and 50s — can get academic help from learning advocates (LEADs) less than half their age. A great example is the story of how Felicia Roberts, 20, aided 58-year-old Sheila Miller. “I get emotional talking about GCU and Felicia,” Miller said. “They are like family to me.”

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Morals of the story: He helps coaches see the light

May 09, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Dr. Rick Roth was a longtime high school and college basketball coach before coming to GCU to work as an assistant professor in the Colangelo College of Business. He’s using what he learned from his experiences and a case study he did for his dissertation to do workshops for the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) titled “Champions of Character: Coaches as Moral Influencers.”

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Summertime and the GCU livin’ is still busy

May 08, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Sure, the campus is quieter with most of the students gone for their summer break, but there still are plenty of visitors and activities — including a record number of doctoral residencies. Here’s a rundown of what’s coming up and what’s available.

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These are golden years for GCU track and field

May 05, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

The men’s and women’s track and field teams at Grand Canyon University have been stunningly successful during the transition to NCAA Division I. They have won six straight Western Athletic Conference championships and will compete for Nos. 7 and 8 in the WAC outdoor finals at Edinburg, Texas.

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Thousands set to gather for GCU commencement

April 24, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

More than 5,000 graduates and their 30,000 guests will be on the Grand Canyon University campus this week for spring commencement. There will be six ceremonies — two each, at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m., on Thursday through Saturday.

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Run to Fight banquet blooms into a ‘thankfest’

April 21, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

The GCU Foundation Run to Fight Children’s Cancer honored and celebrated the cancer-fighting superheros — from the littlest cancer survivors to the largest corporate donors — at a heart-felt banquet Thursday at the Canyon 49 Grill. Race Director Debbie Accomazzo thanked everyone who contributed to the raising $90,000, and the recipients, Children’s Cancer Network and Phoenix Children’s Hospital, returned the gratitude.

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Students Inspiring Students celebrates another 100 full-tuition scholarships

April 20, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

By Jeannette Cruz Photos by Travis Neely GCU News Bureau If given a chance, K-12 students are west Phoenix’s best hope for becoming an education-minded community.  The Students Inspiring Students initiative at Grand Canyon University, which celebrated its second 100 recipients Wednesday night, told that story – a story of 100 local achievers who have studied their hearts out, despite their less than ideal circumstances, to conceive a brighter future. Matthew Casian of Alhambra High School stepped onto the stage to share an emotional story about how hope was a metaphorical seed planted by his late grandmother, Nena. That seed sprouted into the full-tuition scholarship he received to study engineering at GCU. “Her motto was always, ‘Why step so low when you are destined to go so high?’” Casian said. “She called me her ‘chiquito’ (little one) and bragged about how I would be the one to find a cure for cancer. “She always saw the potential in me and believed in me when I didn’t, and on the day I called her to tell her I was awarded the Students Inspiring Students scholarship, she said, ‘I told you so.’” It was the last conversation Casian and Nena had. She passed away Saturday. […]

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