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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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GCU celebrates growth, excellence of Honors College

December 12, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

The successful journey of growth and academic excellence inspired a celebration for the Honors College Saturday, recognizing President Brian Mueller for his impact and innovation, the college’s 50 inaugural members, a warm speech by recent graduate Brittany Holen and an introduction of the advisory board and team. Students also were invited to meet two outstanding power couples with perspective on balancing careers and marriage.

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From pain comes gain in Worship Arts Showcase

December 08, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

The fall 2016 Worship Arts Songwriter Showcase highlighted a dozen songs from Worship Arts students, molded around each other through a common theme of “struggle,” that affects everyone throughout life. The 12 songs will be combined with a dozen from spring semester and finalists will be chosen for a 12-track compilation CD.

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Beal gets real in Chapel about life’s circumstances

November 29, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Tim Beal of Cornerstone Christian Fellowship used the 11th chapter of Matthew to drive home his Chapel message Monday morning: Life is going to be filled with all sorts of circumstances, many of them challenging, but they should never take our focus away from Jesus.

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Justice Courts officials say ‘thank you’ with trophy

November 22, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

During a season of gratitude, Maricopa County Justice Courts officials gave Grand Canyon University an award Tuesday thanking the University for “invaluable and enthusiastic support.”

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Female theologians discuss women’s place in ministry

November 15, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

A high-powered panel of women theologians at GCU tackled the question, “Does God Call Women into the Ministry?” The answer may seem obvious, but it was’t and was the subject triggered interesting debate.

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Chapel message on humility is anything but meek

November 15, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Chad Moore of Sun Valley Community Church is a forceful speaker, which worked well with his message Monday morning at Chapel. Moore talked about the importance of humility and stressed that it should not be confused with being timid. Instead, it’s about being the real you.

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‘Our Town’ packs powerful message about life

November 15, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Story and photos by Laurie Merrill GCU News Bureau For stage manager Jennifer Estrada, the message of Ethington Theatre’s “Our Town” is both poignant and personal. “The show talks a lot about living life to the fullest and how every minute could be your last,” Estrada said. “I’m a senior graduating in December, so it’s even more sentimental for me.” Our Town, which follows the loves and lives of Emily and George of Grover’s Corners, N.H., from 1899 to 1913, is an intimate experience that packs a powerful reminder: Pay attention to the wonderful things in life — before it is too late. “As a parent, it’s hard to get through without weeping,” said director Michael Kary, College of Fine Arts and Production instructor. “Coming from this side, all that time is gone, but now I have kids and I want to hug them and open their eyes and let them know that I love them because I never know when my final comment will come.” The 1938 play by American playwright Thornton Wilder is the second Pulitzer Prize winner in a row that COFAP has produced, following the musical political satire, “Of Thee I Sing.” Our Town is unusual in […]

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Slideshow: 2,600 students participate in HSET Day

November 11, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Slaven Gujic GCU News Bureau Grand Canyon University’s fall HSET (Health Sciences, Engineering and Technology) Day, held Thursday, is an event that lets the University shine a light on its STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) programs, one of its most innovating, exciting and rapidly growing. More than 2,600 high school students from across Arizona were invited to hear from speakers working in STEM field, attend interactive presentations and live demonstrations, tour GCU’s human anatomy, nursing and DNA labs, and participate in hands-on activities and networking.

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Money Week’s financial advice: Priceless

November 08, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Money Week 2016 offers invaluable tips on topics ranging from student debt to Home Buying 101 and presents it in a simple format anyone can grasp. What’s the best way to use your credit card? Pay it off every month. When do you buy a major item? After you have saved up for it. This and much more is available through Wednesday at GCU.

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