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Thunderstruck percussion and guitar ensembles upbeat at first performance

October 29, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau GCU’s band program rocked First Southern Baptist Church of Phoenix on Tuesday evening during “Boom! Pluck!” The concert featured music by the Thunderstruck Percussion Ensemble and was the debut of the University’s new Guitar Ensemble.  

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God is focused on our heart: Chapel with Ron Merrell

October 28, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau In his Chapel talk, Ron Merrell of Heights Church in Prescott combined humor with a serious message about the importance of letting God into your heart.  

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Fall commencement at GCU

October 27, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau Nontraditional students in Grand Canyon University’s Class of 2014 earned their diplomas on Saturday during two ceremonies that were punctuated by laughter, pride, music and a whole lot of picture-taking. Here’s some of what we took in.  

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Thunder, cheer team visit Palomino Intermediate students

October 23, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

  GCU News Bureau Sixth-graders in teacher Anne Piano’s class at Palomino Intermediate School were treated to fist bumps, break-dance moves and other fun moments with Thunder and members of the Lopes cheer squad early Thursday as part of the school’s Advancement Via Individual Determination program. Each university, college and community college in Arizona, in addition to universities from Duke to Oregon, has some presence at the school to expose students to higher education possibilities. GCU’s K12 Pathways Executive Director Leigh Critchley helped organize the event with Piano and Principal Jenny Robles. We’ve got photos of Thunder with the kids.  

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Bury your fears, shine your talents: Chapel with Jon Demeter

October 21, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Jon Demeter of the Ultimate Training Camp used the parable in Matthew 25 to urge Chapel attendees to not bury their talents out of fear.  

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Midnight Madness Fever at GCU

October 20, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau GCU Arena was transformed into the most rad disco of all at Friday evening’s Midnight Madness Fever, where the men’s and women’s basketball teams and coaching staffs were introduced. Rumor has it Coach Dan Majerle, dressed in a white leisure suit and chunky-heeled shoes, was John Travolta‘s dance double in “Saturday Night Fever.”    

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GCU hosts Bubba’s Bash

October 13, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

By Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau On Saturday evening, GCU’s Arena once again was filled with cheering students, parents and others at the 3rd annual Bubba’s Bash, hosted by two-time Masters Champion Bubba Watson. The concert featured GCU favorite Lecrae, along with Andy Mineo, Britt Nicole, Thi’sl and FEDEL.  

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Lip Sync packs the Arena

October 13, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

By Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau The Arena was loud and proud Friday night as Grand Canyon University’s student body presented its annual talent show, Lip Sync. The judges were Dr. Anne McNamara, dean of the College of Nursing and Health Care Professions, Dean of Students Pastor Tim Griffin, Grace Fuller, resident director at Mesquite Apartments, and Chase Kerrey, a faculty member in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. Check out our photos of the costumes, the antics, the dancing, the laughter and a special new look for Griffin. Will it catch on?  

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Rend Collective at GCU Arena

October 09, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Northern Ireland band Rend Collective drew nearly 2,400 people to Grand Canyon University Arena on Wednesday. Urban Rescue and GCU’s own Moriah Peters opened.

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COE enrollment team tackles Habitat for Humanity project

October 09, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Members of the GCU College of Education northeast enrollment team spent Friday, Oct. 3, painting and organizing construction materials at a Habitat for Humanity project in Phoenix. The 12 volunteers from the University’s Tempe office complex, led by enrollment manager Jeffrey Serpa, used GCU’s new policy on Community Service Time to take a work day for the project. The team, pictured in the first photo (back row, from left), Derek Marquardt, Joey Bouse, Kevin Sample, Serpa and Brittany Denney and (front row, from left), Melanie Johnston, Jen Rumzis, homeowner Andy Anderson, Tinika Scott, Marne Verdusco, Monique White, Peggy Heins and Michele Kramlich.        

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