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Construction update, May 22

May 21, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Tyler McDonald GCU News Bureau Construction is humming along at Grand Canyon University, only now it has spread to the center of campus as well. Mariposa Field has been cleared so that work can begin on the new soccer stadium, the intramural field is getting artificial turf and new sod is being rolled out on the Quad.  

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GCU alums minister to needs of Ugandans during medical mission trip

May 20, 2015 / by / 2 Comments

GCU Today Magazine A group of health care professionals who studied together at Grand Canyon University before going to medical school traveled to western Uganda last year to bring medical care and God’s love to people for whom modern necessities are scarce. Among them were Dr. David Engstrom and his wife, Jamie, a physician’s assistant, who operate Pinnacle Family Medicine in Litchfield Park, Drs. Nicole and Brent Nedella, Courtney Mitchell and Stephanie Bradley, all GCU alumni. (Photos courtesy of the Nedella family)

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Commencement is a family affair

April 27, 2015 / by / 1 Comment

By Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau The three days of commencement at Grand Canyon University were important for the graduates, but it was a big day for their families as well. Watching the grads being greeted by their families — especially their children — was perpetually heartwarming.        

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Commencement Day 1: Traditional students

April 24, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau

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GCU students help with HopeFest Phoenix

April 20, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Grand Canyon University students helped sort clothing in advance of Saturday’s CityServe Arizona’s HopeFest Phoenix, then came to the event to hand out food boxes, entertain children and volunteer in other ways. More than 20,000 underprivileged, underserved and underinsured people attended the event in downtown Phoenix. (Photos courtesy of Kelsey Dean)  

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Worship Songwriters Showcase

April 14, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau Students from the Center for Worship Arts at Grand Canyon University gathered Monday night in Thunderground for the second Worship Songwriters Showcase, which featured eight new songs. The performers and their song titles: Katie Schmitz: “My Dear One” Angel Morris: “Over and Over” Seth Gosch: “Lord Have Your Way” Chloe Langford: “I’m Set Free” Haley Hodge and Hannah Mount: “Eden” Sarynne Earls: “Waves” Karina Torres with Sarynne Earls: “Coming Closer” Ben Sweet: “Desolation”    

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Class of 2015 shines at GCU Senior Dinner

April 10, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau More than 450 graduating seniors, faculty members and guests gathered in the GCU Arena Thursday for the inaugural Senior Dinner, hosted by the Alumni Relations Office. Awards for to outstanding students, faculty and staff were given, and words of wisdom by President/CEO Brian Mueller, Phoenix sports business icon Jerry Colangelo and others were shared.  

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LoGo students cleanse spirits through homeless outreach

April 02, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Grand Canyon University students shared their love for humanity early Thursday by washing the feet of homeless people and helping in other ways in the homeless community in central Phoenix. The effort was organized through GCU’s Office of Spiritual Life through a partnership with Phoenix Dream Center’s Church on the Street.

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Tuxes to water wings: Mr. GCU delights big Arena crowd

March 27, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau The University’s 13th annual  Mr. GCU, a beauty pageant of sorts for male students, was a smash hit Thursday in the Arena, where 12 contestants participated in a swimsuit competition and demonstrated their considerable talents, from singing and dancing to comedy and roping. The Mr. GCU title went to sophomore Joseph Koetter, who performed a soulful rap that was a testimony of his life growing up in a divorced household

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O-K-L-A-H-O-M-A! ends Ethington Theatre’s 60th season on a big, high note

March 19, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau Sure as shootin’, “Oklahoma!” will delight audiences this weekend and next in Ethington Theatre as the College of Fine Arts and Production caps the theatre’s 60th season and the 2014-15 academic year. In eight nearly sold-out performances, COFAP’s spin on Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musical will be jam-packed with fun music, gorgeous costumes, fantastic sets and praiseworthy acting, dancing and singing.    

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