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Slideshow: 27th Avenue celebration

February 16, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Slaven Gujic GCU News Bureau Employees and local dignitaries gathered Wednesday afternoon for the official grand opening of the new office complex at 27th Avenue and Camelback Road. The event had all the purple-tinted GCU trimmings, including appearances by the Thundering Heard Pep Band, the cheer and dance teams, and Thunder.      

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Slideshow: Volunteers spruce up homes with a smile

February 13, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Grand Canyon University students and Habitat for Humanity volunteers gave their elbow grease and love to early a dozen homes, bringing the total number of homes fixed up to nearly 125.

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Slideshow: Men’s basketball vs. New Mexico State

February 13, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Slaven Gujic and Takashi Sato GCU News Bureau The atmosphere at GCU Arena was white-hot on Saturday as Grand Canyon University defeated conference rival New Mexico State at home for the second straight year, 83-71. The men’s basketball game drew a white-out crowd of 7,479 fans, the second-largest ever at GCU Arena. Among those in attendance were Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Taijuan Walker and Western Athletic Conference Commissioner Jeff Hurd.                 

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Slideshow: Men’s basketball vs. Bethesda

February 01, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Slaven Gujic GCU News Bureau The Grand Canyon University men’s basketball team took a big early lead and coasted to a 95-66 nonconference victory over Bethesda on Tuesday night at GCU Arena.  

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CSET volunteers tackle Habit for Humanity project

January 25, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Photos courtesy of Mark Wireman Faculty and staff from the College of Science, Engineering and Technology volunteered their time Saturday to paint a house, move 15 tons of rock, remove two stubborn bushes, plant a tree and four new bushes, and lay down weed repellent. “The lead person from Habitat for Humanity told us repeatedly that he was impressed with the amount of work that we accomplished, and he stated that they usually would have 30 people complete the work that we did with much less (13 people),” Dr. Mark Wireman, a CSET assistant professor, said. “I am proud of the work we did and to see everyone pitch in with their best effort. Thank you, all!” Wireman said he intends to make this an annual CSET event.      

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Slideshow: Welcome Weekend 2017

January 09, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau Grand Canyon University students returned from Christmas break this weekend to several special events, including orientation for newcomers and a parent dinner at which President Brian Mueller spoke. As students were moving in or returning, there lots of Lopes Up — even if they were carrying something.  

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Slideshow: Men’s basketball vs. Utah Valley

January 09, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau The Grand Canyon University men’s basketball opened Western Athletic Conference play with an 82-72 victory over Utah Valley on Saturday night at GCU Arena. Joshua Braun returned from an injury-related absence of almost six weeks and scored 31 points. He also tied the GCU Division I record by making seven 3-pointers.  

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Slideshow: Men’s basketball vs. Cal Poly

December 29, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Slaven Gujic GCU News Bureau The GCU men’s basketball team won its fourth straight game Wednesday night, 71-64 over Cal Poly at GCU Arena. DeWayne Russell led the Lopes with 25 points.          

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Slideshow: Men’s basketball vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff

December 27, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau Everyone got to play and Nehemiah Allen and Adrian Carrion scored the first points of their collegiate careers as the Grand Canyon University men’s basketball team blasted Arkansas-Pine Bluff 89-49 Thursday night at GCU Arena. It was the Lopes’ biggest margin of victory in a Division I game.  

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Slideshow: ‘Shop with a Cop’

December 19, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

GCU News Bureau Several Grand Canyon University police department members spent Saturday morning at a “Shop with a Cop” community service program in Mesa. The department had adopted a family whose house was destroyed in a fire and who also had been a traffic collision. The officers met the family members and took them on a $100 per person shopping spree at Target, and each child won additional prizes. “They were very appreciative,” said one of the officers, Ryan Sand, an emergency management specialist. “It was a very emotional day for all of us.”  

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