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GCU celebrates online community at reception, game

February 23, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau GCU welcomed online students and faculty to campus Saturday with a reception and free tickets to the men’s basketball game. In rolling out the purple carpet, the University also feted three exemplary students who gave testimonials during the reception, and it awarded scholarships to the children of one of the students, Jessica Smith.    

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COFAP brings ‘Romeo and Juliet’ to Ethington

February 04, 2015 / by / 1 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau The College of Fine Arts and Production is performing one of William Shakespeare’s most beloved plays, “Romeo and Juliet,” this weekend and next weekend on campus. Although other works by the Bard of Avon have been done in Ethington Theatre, it’s the first time for this tragic love story to come to that GCU stage.  

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Club cultivates Valleywide ‘Buddies’

February 03, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

GCU News Bureau The GCU Best Buddies club invited other chapters from around the Valley to Thursday’s men’s basketball victory over Kansas City. Best Buddies focuses on friendship and self-development programs for people with developmental and intellectual disabilities. GCU Best Buddies is led by student officers Jordan Burnbridge, Geneva Heinkel and Amber Williams, in addition to advisors Rebekah Dyer (full-time ground professor) and Shelley Evans (full-time online instructor). The chapter is one of more than 40 other university, high school and middle school chapters in Arizona. (Photos courtesy of Rebekah Dyer)  

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Lopes fans fill the Thunder Zone

February 02, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

By Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau It was a party in the upper deck of GCU Arena during Saturday’s men’s basketball game, as Lopes fans enjoyed free food, T-shirts, visits from Thunder and more in the new Thunder Zone. The fans are inaugural members of the University’s “First Teamers.”      

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Dr. Ben Carson at GCU Arena

January 30, 2015 / by / 2 Comments

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau Dr. Ben Carson, a renowned neurosurgeon and Republican presidential hopeful, addressed more than 1,000 people following Thursday night’s men’s basketball victory over Kansas City at GCU Arena, delivering an inspirational message that urged people to get involved in the nation’s political future.

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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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