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Fans turn out in huge numbers to cheer women’s soccer team to victory

August 24, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau GCU held its first “March to the Match” Friday, in which hundreds of students and others revved up their engines with a spirited walk across campus that ended at the Soccer Field, where the Lopes women played Northern Arizona. GCU won the thrilling overtime match, 3-2, beating NAU for the first time in school history.

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Students light up The Grove during Glow Party

August 24, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau Music, lights, glow sticks, dancing — GCU’s first-ever Glow Party on Friday in The Grove was had it all. After a week of high temperatures and spirits during the longest Move-In in the University’s history, our new residents seemed to display no shortage of energy.

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Phillip Phillips plays before packed Arena house

August 24, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau Capping off a fantastic Welcome Week, musician Phillip Phillips delivered a solid performance before a shoulder-to-shoulder crowd Saturday night at GCU Arena.

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More fun on campus: out-of-state student welcome wagon and the Mash Up

August 21, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau Grand Canyon University continued rolling out the purple carpet for new and returning students living on campus this year during an event just for out-of-state students and a huge comedy show for everyone. GCU Arena was packed — again — for The Mash Up on Thursday, setting the stage for a weekend of big events on campus, including the Glow Party Friday and the Phillip Phillips concert Saturday.

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Move-In, Day 4

August 20, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau GCU’s servant-hearted volunteers were everywhere as thousands more new students descended onto campus to move into Saguaro and Sedona Halls and the Papago Apartments Thursday, the fourth day of a weeklong Move-In. Volunteers kept spirits high and continued to make this year’s event one for the record books.  

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Class of 2019 gathers to worship, receive a blessing at Ignite

August 19, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau Nearly 3,000 students gathered on the Quad outside GCU Arena on a warm, muggy Tuesday evening to be commissioned by University leaders during a solemn ceremony called Ignite. The candlelit event followed a 45-minute worship service in the Arena led by one of GCU’s Chapel bands playing music that had everyone on their feet the entire time.

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Move-In, Day 2

August 18, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU Today Digest The second day of a record five-day Move-In at GCU was highlighted by more smiles, ice, fans and water and fewer lines and waiting. Students moving into Willow and Juniper halls in The Grove had lots of help from enthusiastic volunteers, many dressed in purple and all happily displaying their Lopes Up.  

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After hot day of moving in, the water feels fine at Canyon Cool Down

August 18, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau After a busy, sweaty day of moving into two new residence halls in The Grove, GCU students splashed around in the Papago II pool and enjoyed frozen treats from Culver’s. A zip line and water inflatables added to the fun.  

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Move-In, Day 1

August 17, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau Thunder and the Havocs were out in force, and so were (of course) hundreds of student helpers Monday morning for the opening of Welcome Week. Move-In is one of those got-to-experience-it-to-believe-it scenes, as the arriving students and their parents discovered.      

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GCU hosts Southern California beach event for incoming freshmen

August 12, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU Today Magazine Nearly 100 incoming Grand Canyon University students from Southern California got a taste of campus life in July during the University’s second-annual beach nurturing event in Los Angeles. Students met and socialized with future classmates while playing beach-themed games, talked with counselors and loaded up on GCU swag.  

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