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Dedication of the Paul Houston Literary Collection

September 16, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau The Paul Houston Literary Collection dedication on Tuesday drew education officials from around the metro Phoenix area and Arizona to the GCU Library. Dr. Glen Harvey, CEO of WestEd, which bolstered the collection with about 450 print and digital titles on education research, policy and practice, called GCU a “hub in the community” for equity and learning. Harvey praised the University for making the materials available not only to faculty and students, but to its more than 1,700 participant schools, free of charge. “WestEd believes very strongly that all children, despite the circumstances they’re born into should have the ability to be successful.” Dr. Paul D. Houston, former executive director of the American Association of School Administrators, delighted the audience with stories of his non-bookish beginnings, his  global travels, from Antarctica to Vietnam, and his teachers who planted the seeds of learning. Regarding GCU’s “Find Your Purpose” campus signs, he said, “That’s about a perfect thought to plant in your students’ heads. Finding your purpose is to understand who you are and what you can become.”      

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GCU brightens day for children battling cancer

September 15, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Thunder and GCU’s cheerleading squad did what they do best — bringing cheer — during an event last week at Phoenix Children’s Hospital, which was co-hosted by the hospital and Children’s Cancer Network. To commemorate September as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, GCU Community Outreach Manager Sussely Morales organized a time for young patients in the oncology unit to make crafts, including gold superhero capes and wishing wands, and to have fun. GCU will host its annual Run to Fight Children’s Cancer on Saturday, March 7.  

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9-11 memorial on campus

September 11, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau GCU honored the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks with a ceremony that began early Thursday morning and continued well into the day. There were 2,977 flags — one for each victim — in the shape of the Twin Towers and the Pentagon on the lawn of the Quad and flags arranged in the shape of Arizona and representing the number of veterans from the state killed in the line of duty during the war on terror. Dr. Randy Gibb, dean of the College of Business and a former U.S. Air Force colonel, was the main speaker at the event.        

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GCU at Experience Conference

September 10, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

The 5th annual Experience Conference, a national gathering of worship leaders and worship industry leaders that was held Sept. 3-5 at Walt Disney World in Florida, was the optimal place for Grand Canyon University to promote its new Center for Worship Arts. GCU was the conference’s presenting sponsor and the College of Theology was well represented in the list of speakers, including Dr. Jason Hiles, the college’s dean, John Frederick, assistant professor and worship leader, and Bart Millard, founder of MercyMe and director of the Center for Worship Arts. GCU’s faith-based marketing department shared these photos. Check out the purple ponchos!

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Monday, rainy Monday

September 08, 2014 / by / 1 Comment

GCU News Bureau The skies opened over Grand Canyon University (and pretty much across the Phoenix metropolitan area) and in some places, more than five inches of rain fell Monday. Gerrard Carmichael of Event Services and GCU Today were out on campus with students who enjoyed Arizona’s version of a snow day. Among them were sophomore Chloe Graves, an exercise science major and member of the women’s lacrosse team, who used the nice weather as an opportunity to read a book from her hammock. Graves, from Anchorage, Alaska, was very familiar with the term “snow day.” Not so for freshmen Joe Schwab (in fishing photo, left) and Zach Cornelius, both from California, who decided to test their luck fishing in the makeshift lake that in drier times is the Intramural Field. “We got a couple of nibbles, no bites yet,” Schwab joked. Director of Athletics Keith Baker said the GCU Soccer Field was almost completely engulfed, and water ran off into the North Gym to the south, including the women’s softball locker room. The huge high jump pit floated from next to the field all the way to the track. The softball field also was submerged.  

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GCU community packs the rafters for first Chapel

August 26, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb/GCU Grand Canyon University’s first Chapel of the year on Monday drew about 6,500 people to the newly expanded Arena, where President/CEO Brian Mueller, unveiling the year’s theme of “Making a Difference,” encouraged students to be a catalyst for Christ in all that they do.

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Ignite: Inspiring students to let their lights shine

August 25, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb/GCU One of the most inspirational moments of Welcome Week was Ignite, a solemn commissioning of Grand Canyon University’s largest-ever freshman class, held on Friday night after a very full three days of moving onto campus nearly 6,200 students.

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Arena 2.0 unveiled at Switchfoot concert

August 25, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb/GCU GCU’s newly expanded Arena showed how the University has grown during a free concert featuring Switchfoot for students and staff on Saturday.    

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The Mash Up: Welcome to GCU!

August 22, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau The line to get in to The Mash Up, a takeoff on Saturday Night Live that has become one of the most talked-about features of Welcome Week at GCU, stretched from Antelope Gym to Prescott Hall on Thursday evening. The packed audience saw skits along the lines of “You know it’s hot when …”    

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Move-In Day 2: Spirits still high

August 21, 2014 / by / 1 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau Day 2 of GCU’s Move-In provided more fun on Thursday: quick-as-can-be vehicle unpacking, assistance from the men’s basketball team and their head coach Dan Majerle, Lopes Up galore and lots of purple.

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