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‘StartleBloom’ spreads the word about GCU creativity

April 06, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

The second volume of “StartleBloom: The GCU Literary Review” was celebrated at a literary release party Wednesday on the Promenade. Some of the writers and poets read their pieces at the event. More than 500 books were handed out to passersby, and the fiesta serves as a reminder that the literary community is thriving at GCU. GCU Today has the story.

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Purple will be everywhere at Final Four festivities

March 28, 2017 / by / 2 Comments

This weekend’s NCAA Division I men’s basketball Final Four will be played at University of Phoenix Stadium, but the festivities begin at Grand Canyon University Arena on Thursday night with the 29th annual Slam Dunk and 3-point Championships. GCU also will be represented in other ways — by the Thundering Heard Pep Band and by dozens of students who will be volunteering at the various festivities.

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Speech and Debate Team hits another high note

March 27, 2017 / by / 1 Comment

The Speech and Debate team was ranked 14th in the nation out of 179 schools and team member performance elevated the team to new heights after competing in the National Parliamentary Debate Association championships this weekend.

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Speech and Debate is on point as host of big event

March 21, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s Speech and Debate Team broke several team records at the 2017 National Christian College Forensics Invitational on Saturday through Monday at Grand Canyon University. It was GCU’s first try at hosting a national college speech and debate tournament, and the weather, the campus and the organization of the event drew praise.

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A proper primer to speech and debate event at GCU

March 15, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

GCU is host this weekend to the 2017 National Christian College Forensics Invitational, a prestigious event that reflects the quality of the University’s Speech and Debate Team and its leadership. Attendance is free, but if you go, certain rules apply. Think Broadway rather than Lopes basketball.

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Speakers, listeners ‘part of something great’ at TEDx

March 03, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Nearly 1,000 people gathered Thursday at GCU Arena to hear 18 speakers and watch a full day’s worth of thought-provoking, emotional and inspirational TEDx talks. GCU students Austin Mosher and Jedidiah Woods, who conceived and organized the event, believe this year’s inaugural TEDx Grand Canyon University production will become an annual staple.

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Speech and Debate posts ‘most impressive’ finishes

February 27, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s Speech and Debate Team had one of the smallest entries with only four members but earned third place overall in the Bronco Bash “Swing” tournament at Hastings College in Hastings, Nebraska. At the same time, the University hosted the Arizona District Congress Tournament National Qualifier on Saturday. On March 17-19, GCU will hold the Christian College Forensics Invitational tournament.

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Speech and Debate Team ranked in top 20

February 22, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s Speech and Debate Team earned a top 20 spot in the National Parliamentary Debate Association rankings released this week. Though moving into the No. 17 spot officially, the score doesn’t include the team’s stellar success earlier this month in two California tournaments, and the current number is probably in the top 15, said team director Barry Regan.

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Lunch and Learn explores identity challenges

February 17, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

The fifth installment of Grand Canyon University’s “Lunch and Learn” speaker series discussed personal and biblical identities that each of us must seek out and find. GCU Speech and Debate coach Barry Regan along with COFAP assistant professor Sheila Schumacher shared stories and discussed the need to forge an identity both as a person and through Jesus.

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Mental Health Week sets relationship boundaries

February 15, 2017 / by / 1 Comment

While it’s romantic to think that love is all about that first crush and the rush of your pulse, a healthy relationship is more about self love and learning to set strong boundaries. “First of all, you have to learn about yourself and knowing your emotions,” said Dr. Elizabeth Valenti, a psychology instructor in GCU’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences. Her session on “Tools for a Healthy Relationship” is part of Mental Health Week.

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