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27th Ave. office Christmas decorations

December 18, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

GCU News Bureau Employees in Grand Canyon University’s 27th Avenue office turned their digs into a festive place for Christmas, with lots of lights, trees, boughs, displays and, well, more lights. The most colorful ones are displayed here.      

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Peoria office Christmas decorations

December 17, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

GCU News Bureau This season, a gingerbread house competition for enrollment teams in the College of Nursing and Health Care Professions turned out to be one of the big Christmas festivities for staff at GCU’s Peoria office. Staffers designed Lopes lodges and a gingerbread trailer park, among other edible oddities. Check out our slideshow for a glimpse inside the office’s winter wonderland. The gingerbread competition was fierce, but enrollment manager Laurel Ramsey’s team members (Cristina Balamof, Previn Carr, Casey Cenatiempo, Salms Jones, Heather La Conte, Michelle Lipp, Mary Manning, Dani Merrill, Adam Ottosen, Karla Randall, Jen Tierney and Aric Wistar) took the prize with their version of Whoville in Dr. Seuss’ “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.” The team is shown in the first photo here, and a detailed shot of their handiwork is in the second photo.

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Winter commencement warms the hearts of graduates and guests

December 15, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau An estimated 4,000 cheering family members and friends of the Class of 2014 attended the University’s first winter commencement on Friday in GCU Arena. There were more than enough smiles, high-fives and hugs to go around.  

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Worship Arts Showcase features 20 original songs

December 09, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau The 40 students in the new Center for Worship Arts at Grand Canyon University put on quite a performance Monday night in Thunderground. All of the 20 songs were originals written by the students this semester.  

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Winter dance show combines movement, emotion, conversation

December 08, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau GCU’s Dance Department performed 10 pieces that evoked a range of emotions among the audiences last weekend at Ethington Theatre. The shows, which included 10 pieces (the last one, “Tunnel,” lasted 20 minutes), were the results of three months of hard work by students and faculty.

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Fall Fitness Challenge brings out athletic community

December 05, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau Grand Canyon University athletes got to compete against each other — and have a little fun — Thursday in the Fall Fitness Challenge. “It’s all about teams getting to be with each other and supporting each other,” said Chuck Howard, GCU’s director of performance athletics. “My thing is to make a community out of it. We’re all in this together.” The athletes competed in a variety of events, everything from pushing sleds and flipping truck tires to running obstacle courses and doing pull-ups, and then had an after-party at the pool at which Jerome Garrison (basketball) and Madeline McArthur (soccer) sang, several other current and former athletes gave testimonies, 100 Bibles were handed out and 30 athletes decided to give their lives to Jesus Christ. The winner in the men’s competition was a group that combined athletes from the golf and tennis teams, and the same combination won on the women’s side. (Who said golfers and tennis players aren’t athletes?) But the 250 athletes who participated all were winners in one way or another. “We want to do it around finals because they’re stressed and this is good stress relief,” Howard said.  

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Inside look at GCU’s trip to Kentucky

December 02, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau The Grand Canyon University men’s basketball team got a taste of the big time when it played in Rupp Arena against No. 1-ranked Kentucky in its season opener. After falling behind early, the Antelopes showed a lot of grit and toughness in the second half.          

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Lopes win home opener

November 18, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau GCU’s men’s basketball team defeated Montana State 61-45 Monday in the Antelopes’ regular season home opener at GCU Arena.  The Lopes limited the Bobcats to just 34.9 percent from the field and forced 22 Montana State turnovers.  

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Making a global difference among the little ones: Chapel with Beth Guckenberger

November 18, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau Beth Guckenberger used her Chapel talk Monday morning to tell some amazing and humorous stories about how she and her husband felt called by God to start an orphanage in Mexico and turned it into an incredible ministry.          

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Lopes hold their own at Kentucky

November 17, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau The GCU men’s basketball team was all over the court at famed Rupp Arena at the University of Kentucky on Friday evening. The Wildcats beat the Lopes, 85-45, but the final score didn’t reflect GCU’s effort.    

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