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Lopes spice up the night with salsa dancing

October 06, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Students and staff came together Wednesday night to enjoy a night of salsa dancing, music and food just outside of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. Hand in hand and paso a paso (step by step) students smiled, laughed, turned and showed off their dance moves.

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Slideshow: Lopes serve their city

October 03, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau The Grand Canyon University spirit spread throughout the community Saturday as nearly 300 student volunteers spent the day renovating seven homes and nearby Bourgade Catholic High School as part of the Serve the City neighborhood revitalization event alongside Habitat for Humanity.  

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Men’s basketball players say ‘cheese’ on Media Day

September 14, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

GCU men’s basketball coach Dan Majerle and players pose for photos and discuss their lofty expectations for the 2016-17 season during Wednesday’s annual Media Day at GCU Arena.

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The GCU year in pictures for 2015

December 30, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau Talk about a year with a lot going on: Big things were happening on the GCU campus and well beyond its borders throughout 2015. Here are the year’s best photos:    

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It’s Christmas sales time at the Lope Shop

November 25, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Check out the new Christmas merchandise at the GCU Lope Shop on Lopes Way:

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Turkey trophy under lock and key

November 23, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

GCU Public Safety officers Danny Ryan (left) and Enrique Pallares aren’t about to let anyone abscond with the Golden Turkey Trophy the Peoria office proudly displays in its lobby. Peoria has raised the most money in turkeys and cash for the University’s Battle of the Turkeys to benefit the Big Give Turkey Drive for the Salvation Army for the past four years, and the folks there are going for a fifth. They’ve issued a challenged to fellow Lopes on the main campus and other office sites to just try to beat them. Turkeys/cash are due at noon Tuesday.

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Lopes Justice Society-Law Enforcement Club triumph in competition

November 11, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

GCU won high scores in the recent Region 1 American Criminal Justice Association Competition in Sacramento: Top Academic – Bridgette Smith 1st Place, Criminal Law, Lower Division – Bridgette Smith 1st Place, Police Management, Lower Division – Bridgette Smith 2nd Place, Corrections, Lower Division – Bridgette Smith 2nd Place, LAE Knowledge, Lower Division – Bridgette Smith 2nd Place, Juvenile Justice, Professional Division – Cornel Stemley 3rd Place, Police Management, Professional Division – Cornel Stemley 3rd Place, Corrections, Professional Division – Cornel Stemley Physical Agility: 1st Place, Upper Division – Chris Rogers 3rd Place, Upper Division – James Luong Firearms, Individual: 1st Place, Lower Division – Sarah Rapp 2nd Place, Upper Division – Blake McCormick 3rd Place, Upper Division – James Luong 3rd Place, Lower Division – Bridgette Smith Firearms, Team: 1st Place, Upper Division – James Luong, Chris Rogers, Blake McCormick 1st Place, Lower Division – Arturo Echeverria, Tyler Carlson, Sarah Rapp

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GCU nurse practitioners feted during National Nurse Practitioner Week

November 09, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Nurse practitioners at Grand Canyon University and around the country are being recognized this week for the good work they do during National Nurse Practitioner Week and Arizona Nurse Practitioner Week. Holding a proclamation signed by Gov. Doug Ducey are, from left, GCU nurse practitioners/faculty members Anne Wendt, Jennifer Billingsley, Rick Lloyd, Ruth Skinner, Connie Colbert and Tamara Wisely. The proclamation reads, “Nurse practitioners around the country have a special reason to celebrate Nurse Practitioner Week this year. Fifty years ago, at the University of Colorado, the first nurse practitioner program was established. Now, 50 years later, nurse practitioner programs graduated approximately 17,000 students in the 2013-2014 academic year. There are more than 205,000 nurse practitioners licensed to practice in the United States, and nurse practitioners now have full practice authority in 21 states and the District of Columbia.” (Photo courtesy of the College of Nursing and Health Care Professions)  

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Day of the Dead display on campus

November 02, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences on Monday created a Day of the Dead altar decorated with flowers, colorful streamers, photos of departed loved ones, crosses, crucifixes, even plates of cookies. Nov. 2 is a day when some believe the souls of the departed return to earth and provide counsel and advice to loved ones. (Photos by GCU News Bureau and Kathy Britton, GCU counseling program manager)  

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Canyon Counselors club members join walk to help mentally ill

October 21, 2015 / by / 1 Comment

GCU students from the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Canyon Counselors club walked to help the mentally ill on Oct. 17.

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