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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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Variety spices up the cast for GCU’s ‘West Side Story’

March 28, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

When you’re a Jet you’re a Jet all the way, the song from “West Side Story” goes. At Grand College University, when you audition – no matter what your major – you have a shot at getting a part in a theatrical production. West Side Story is a melting pot of majors.

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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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Doctoral learner’s first look at GCU is an eye-opener

March 24, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

One of the learners at the College of Doctoral Studies residency this week is from Virginia and is out west for the first time, but Jayme Miles’ experience with the Grand Canyon University doctoral program is about much more than geography. She has found it to be extremely helpful and feels gratified to finally see the campus.

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GCU degree is one of Burgett’s badges of honor

March 23, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Phoenix Police Commander Lori Burgett counts her 2002 GCU degree in Public Safety as one of her most proudest achievements. “Getting a bachelor’s degree was something I wanted to accomplish, and it was something I needed to move ahead,” said Burgett, a 29-year police veteran who oversees 175 officers in the Community Relations Bureau. She was one of few women in the Phoenix department when she joined in 1987.

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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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Canyon Challenge finalists include two returnees

March 17, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Finalists for the Canyon Challenge include two competitors that made the top 10 last year, Storage Together and Lectric Longboards. Each startup organization will present a business plan March 28 for one of five spots in the finals, scheduled for April 13 in GCU Arena.

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Final ‘Lunch and Learn’ shows what really matters

March 17, 2017 / by / 1 Comment

The Integration of Faith, Learning and Work “Lunch and Learn” series concluded Friday with a discussion about our relationships, especially the most important one — the one with Jesus. Colangelo College of Business instructor Ken Hein shared some personal anecdotes and said, “It takes courage to stand up and sacrifice what might be everything in order to have a permanent relationship with our Savior.”

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Students get relevant look at trauma of severe injury

March 17, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

After her near death experience on St. Patrick’s Day 2016, Nichola Drake has recovered thanks to round-the-clock care by her father and daily rehabilitation sessions with College of Education instructor Ted Telepak, director of Rehab Without Walls. Thursday, Drake spoke with Telepak’s COE students, who benefited from learning about her journey.

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Slideshow: Spring Student Spotlight Dance Concert

March 16, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Ralph Freso GCU News Bureau Grand Canyon University dance students are performing this week in the Spring Student Spotlight Dance Concert. The second and final night of performances is at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.  

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