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GCU’s project with Habitat for Humanity gets off to big start

January 24, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau Grand Canyon University’s partnership with Habitat for Humanity Central Arizona kicked off Saturday with 200 volunteers working at eight sites. It was a successful opener, and not just because so much got done. Homeowners who hadn’t heard about the project saw the commotion and, in several cases, expressed interest in having their homes renovated.      

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GCU names new men’s soccer coach, unveils stadium plans

January 14, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

By Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau Grand Canyon University pulled out all the stops on Tuesday in introducing its new men’s soccer coach, Schellas Hyndman, and announcing plans to build and open a new soccer stadium on campus by next fall. Hyndman, one of the most successful coaches in college soccer and a former MLS coach, was GCU’s only choice to fill the position.

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Girl Scouts begin 2015 cookie campaign at GCU

January 12, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau Girl Scouts from the Arizona Cactus-Pine Council and their families brought an assortment of cookies to GCU Arena Saturday evening to launch their 2015 cookie campaign. The girls had fun making signs and selling more  1,500 boxes of their yummy goodies, including two new varieties, and there were plenty of smiles to go around.

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Men’s volleyball vs. USC in Arena

January 08, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau The Lopes took on the Trojans of USC Wednesday evening in front of a pumped-up crowd in GCU Arena. Here are photos of the action.  

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Launch of MercyMe’s 2015 tour at GCU prompts marriage proposal

January 05, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU senior Makayla Phelps attended the Lopes basketball game on Sunday afternoon with her boyfriend, Nathaniel Brown, not suspecting what would happen a couple hours later during the MercyMe concert on the Quad. The senior business management major, who has been dating Brown for about five months, thought something was a little odd in that her dad, Kevin, had brought a camera to the game, which he never does, and that her mom, Julie, took Phelps purse and other items from her arms when Brown asked her to approach the stage with him. Once there, Brown, a 2014 GCU alumnus, got down on one knee and asked Phelps to marry him as MercyMe played its lovely song, “Beautiful.” Phelps was presented with a MercyMe You’re Beautiful T-shirt and a copy of the band’s CD on which the song is recorded, along with her great-grandmother’s engagement ring. A class act on Brown’s part, and Phelps said … yes.  

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Harvard basketball game is a festive occasion

December 31, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau GCU employees were treated to a pregame barbeque, complete with music and lots of things for the kids to do, and post-game fireworks Tuesday night when the men’s basketball team played Harvard. A sellout crowd of 7,412 filled GCU Arena for the game, which Harvard won 72-59.      

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A look back at 2014 through the camera’s lens

December 30, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

GCU News Bureau At GCU, 2014 was a whirlwind of photographable moments, encompassing everything from academics and athletics to concerts and construction, and from leadership and learning to Welcome Week and worship. If we had more room and time, we’d post every photo in our extensive gallery. But here are 38 representative shots, courtesy of campus photographer Darryl Webb and other contributors at GCU. Happy New Year!    

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Smiles with Santa at GCU Christmas party

December 29, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau Santa’s visit to GCU last week was a memorable time for many GCU employees and their family members and friends. Check out our photos with the jolly St. Nick himself.  

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12 Days of Christmas on main campus

December 22, 2014 / by / 1 Comment

Photos by GCU News Bureau Dozens of employees on GCU’s main campus got into the holiday spirit this month by participating in the 12 Days of Christmas. They brought dozens of delicious dishes, decorated their office spaces with stockings and garland, piped in music and welcomed their coworkers, many of whom they’d never met before. A big shout-out to chief elf Mark Nelson who dreamed up the concept, along with sugar plums, of course.  

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GCU community packs food for the world

December 22, 2014 / by / 1 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau Hundreds of folks turned out Saturday to assemble 100,000 manna packs, a nutritious mix of rice, soy, vitamins and minerals that will be shipped to Haiti to feed hungry kids. The volunteer effort was for Feed My Starving Children, a global nonprofit that was selected by GCU as one of the charities tied to the men’s basketball season this year.

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