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Changing lives (including their own) at Dream Center

June 08, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Summer vacation or not, GCU College of Humanities and Social Sciences counseling professors and students continue to bring group therapy sessions to sex-trade survivors sheltered at the Phoenix Dream Center. “The students benefit from the service work,” said CHSS counseling lead Denise Krupp. “I want them to have a good, wonderful feeling when they leave.” And the survivors benefit by bonding, learning about themselves and gaining self-esteem.

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Alhambra students get straight talk at ‘Believe & Achieve’

June 07, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Alhambra High School students heard some important messages Tuesday in the fifth annual “Believe & Achieve” at GCU Arena. University admissions counselor Kyle Speed was among the speakers who urged students to make the right choices.

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Instagram gives insights into GCU’s heart and soul

June 05, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Grand Canyon University’s new Instagram account is a great way for students, especially those who are considering GCU, to connect with what’s happening on campus. “It’s a meeting place for prospective students to hear from current students with authentic voices,” said Sarah Boeder, executive vice president of campus operations.

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Injury, illness couldn’t stop these two alumni

May 31, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Grand Canyon University alumni Bo Hall and Matt Cavallo both have had some challenges, some bigger than others — Cavallo, for example, is fighting multiple sclerosis. But both have come through their travails like champions. “Pity and self-wallowing can last forever if you let them,” Cavallo said.

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GCU employees show giving spirit at volunteer fair

May 25, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Grand Canyon University employees typically have big hearts and a desire to help others, and the Volunteer with a Purpose Fair held Wednesday gave them a chance to do just that. More than 200 attended the event and signed up to support some of the charities that help the young, the poor and the ill. “We want to be a Kingdom of God, both as a University and individually, and as followers of Jesus Christ we want to help bring justice and hope,” said Jim Miller, GCU’s new corporate chaplain.

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Ethington season will be big on history and ‘Peanuts’

May 23, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

The 2017-2018 Ethington Theatre season features two ballets, two musicals and three plays, all of which are sure to amuse and delight the theatre and dance fan. ”You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown,” “Anything Goes” and “The Good Doctor” are among the College of Fine Arts and Production shows and there’s something on the menu for every taste.

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Plugged-in IT Security team receives major award

May 23, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

As a result of several security controls and initiatives, GCU’s IT Security team has been ahead of ransomware attackers to keep GCU’s students and staff safe and secure. Those efforts were recently recognized at the national level when the team received a prestigious CSO50 Award.

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New chaplain eager to assist GCU employees

May 17, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Jim Miller, the new corporate chaplain in the executive office building at 27th Avenue, will bring years of experience to the position plus a passion for helping. “Work doesn’t happen in a vacuum. I’m here to talk and pray with anyone,” he said.

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Morals of the story: He helps coaches see the light

May 09, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Dr. Rick Roth was a longtime high school and college basketball coach before coming to GCU to work as an assistant professor in the Colangelo College of Business. He’s using what he learned from his experiences and a case study he did for his dissertation to do workshops for the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) titled “Champions of Character: Coaches as Moral Influencers.”

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GCU team wins national intramural championship

May 04, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

GCU News Bureau A year after finishing second in the nation, Grand Canyon University recently won the women’s basketball championship in the National Intramural Recreational Sports Association tournament at Columbus, Ohio. GCU earned the title with a 48-31 victory in the final over Georgia State, the same team it earlier lost to by three points. That was GCU’s only loss in pool play, where it defeated North Carolina A&T, Baylor and Valdosta State. Hannah Frederick of GCU was named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player, and teammates Sabrina Johnson and Mariah Kempf also made the all-tournament team. In the men’s tournament, GCU reached the quarterfinals before losing to Arkansas Tech in overtime. Like the women’s team, the men had finished second in the country in 2016.

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