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Speech and Debate Team earns its best weekend yet

February 14, 2017 / by / 1 Comment

The Speech and Debate team keeps notching ever-more impressive victories, and over the weekend, completed “what is arguably the most successful weekend in our team’s history,” said team director Barry Regan, College of Humanities and Social Sciences instructor. “I am extremely proud to say that our competitors exceeded even our highest expectations with this all-around team win.”

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TEDx finalists chosen for March 2 event at GCU

February 10, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

A wide array of professionals, executives, students and interesting stories comprise the 20 finalists chosen to give talks in the TEDx event March 2 at GCU Arena. Organizers hope to draw a crowd of at least 4,000.

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Mischief afoot in Shakespeare/Harry Potter comedy

February 10, 2017 / by / 1 Comment

“Two Gentlemen of Verona,” which opens Friday night in Ethington Theatre, is a creatively re-imagined romp through Shakespeare’s Milan and Verona and the wizarding world in the popular Harry Potter series. Elves and dementors share the stage with classic characters, and love is in the air as best friends vie for the same woman’s hand.

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GCU’s Mental Health Week is all about love

February 10, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s first annual Mental Health Week, which kicks off Monday, is timed to coincide with Valentine’s Day and is about helping students love themselves as well as their fellow Lopes. Four days of short but powerful workshops will include lessons on how to unwind, practice mindfulness and have healthy relationships on campus.

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Developing local businesses with student leadership

February 01, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

In just six months, the New Business Development Center (formerly the Small Business Consulting Center) has given more than 2,512 hours of professional development to local entrepreneurs. But, just as important, it also has employed 67 student ambassadors who get great hands-on experience. “The students are making this happen,” said Eduardo Borquez, the NBDC manager.

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‘Lunch and Learn’ explores true love in Christianity

January 30, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Grand Canyon University’s latest gathering in the Integration of Faith, Learning and Work “Lunch and Learn” speaker series focused on the idea that love is all encompassing and, at times, difficult. Biblical definitions and interpretations of love include goodwill and forgiveness to those who have done you harm.

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GCU has huge IMPACT on students’ job opportunities

January 05, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

The relationships between GCU career services, students and a variety of local and national organizations continues to strengthen. Pipelines are being formed between GCU and companies such as Enterprise, ADP, Vanguard and many more across all business sectors. “When someone attends or graduates from GCU, they have a higher standard,” said Katie Berry, a talent acquisition specialist for Enterprise.

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Children get the gift of reading ‘Thunder’s Vision’

December 21, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Dr. Kim LaPrade, dean of the College of Education, is the author of “Thunder’s Vision,” a 14-page children’s book that follows Thunder, a curious little Lope struggling to find his purpose. Through the adventures of Thunder, LaPrade communicates the often unique and unconventional path to purpose. She got to read the book while spreading the holiday cheer for a group of youngsters Tuesday during the all-employee Lopes Christmas Party.

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They prepared, they persevered … they prevailed

December 16, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Winter commencement on Friday afternoon at Grand Canyon University demonstrated the preparation and perseverance the graduates needed to reach their goal. But it also was about what they had done for others. “What I will remember most,” President Brian Mueller said, “is how you served not just each other, but that you served God and this neighborhood.”

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They’re blazing a trail from San Miguel to GCU

December 14, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Three members of the graduating class at Friday’s winter commencement are the first from San Miguel High in Tucson, a school for the economically disadvantaged. It’s the only Arizona school in the Cristo Rey Network, a collection of high schools that integrate four years of college preparatory work with work experience. “I’ve shared my experiences with other students, and I know that many will, like me, go to GCU,” said one of the three, Esperanza Sesteaga.

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