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Slideshow: Spring Student Spotlight Dance Concert

March 16, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Ralph Freso GCU News Bureau Grand Canyon University dance students are performing this week in the Spring Student Spotlight Dance Concert. The second and final night of performances is at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.  

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Slideshow: Run to Fight Children’s Cancer

March 13, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Ralph Freso and Slaven Gujic GCU News Bureau The seventh annual GCU Foundation Run to Fight Children’s Cancer was a mix of serious runners and participants who were just fine with walking the course, but everyone had one thing in common: They were united in the battle against the dreaded disease. The event included a 5K, a 10K and a Cancer Survivors Walk. And there was plenty of other things for kids, some of them cancer survivors, to do. They were led by the race starter, 6-year-old Jace Hyduchak.  

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Slideshow: Men’s basketball vs. UMKC

February 27, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Brandon Sullivan GCU News Bureau The Grand Canyon University men’s basketball team extended its winning streak to six games with an 84-77 victory over Missouri-Kansas City on Saturday night at GCU Arena. Seniors DeWayne Russell and Darion Clark were honored on Senior Night.  

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Slideshow: Homecoming weekend

February 27, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Brandon Sullivan GCU News Bureau Grand Canyon University alumni returned to campus Saturday for a day that included a brunch, a golf tournament, the Hall of Fame induction ceremony, the Kick-Off Party and a tailgate before the basketball game that evening. There even were go-kart races.  

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Slideshow: Men’s basketball vs. Chicago State

February 24, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Slaven Gujic GCU News Bureau  The tailgate, pregame fireworks, honoring military members including Luke Air Force base leaders Brook Leonard and Randall Kwiatkowski, plus free T-shirts and flags made the “God Bless America” theme to Thursday night’s men’s basketball game an honorable success. Then a raucous crowd – including Cardinals quarterback Drew Stanton – watched the Lopes cruise to an 82-59 victory against Chicago State for the Lopes’ 20th win this season. GCU’s final regular season home game is Saturday night against UMKC.  

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Slideshow: GCU baseball vs. Arizona Diamondbacks

February 23, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Slaven Gujic For employees and students it was a midweek, guilty pleasure on a bright, sunny Wednesday, the kind of perfect weather that might make visitors wish to relocate here. For GCU baseball players, it was a chance to play against major league players, stand on the same field with stars and compete with the Arizona Diamondbacks. The spring training exhibition game was part of the rotating annual Collegiate Baseball Series between the Diamondbacks and Arizona’s three NCAA Division I baseball programs. This matchup will happen again in 2020.   

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Slideshow: 27th Avenue celebration

February 16, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Slaven Gujic GCU News Bureau Employees and local dignitaries gathered Wednesday afternoon for the official grand opening of the new office complex at 27th Avenue and Camelback Road. The event had all the purple-tinted GCU trimmings, including appearances by the Thundering Heard Pep Band, the cheer and dance teams, and Thunder.      

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Slideshow: Volunteers spruce up homes with a smile

February 13, 2017 / by / 1 Comment

Grand Canyon University students and Habitat for Humanity volunteers gave their elbow grease and love to early a dozen homes, bringing the total number of homes fixed up to nearly 125.

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Slideshow: Men’s basketball vs. New Mexico State

February 13, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Slaven Gujic and Takashi Sato GCU News Bureau The atmosphere at GCU Arena was white-hot on Saturday as Grand Canyon University defeated conference rival New Mexico State at home for the second straight year, 83-71. The men’s basketball game drew a white-out crowd of 7,479 fans, the second-largest ever at GCU Arena. Among those in attendance were Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Taijuan Walker and Western Athletic Conference Commissioner Jeff Hurd.                 

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Slideshow: Men’s basketball vs. Bethesda

February 01, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Slaven Gujic GCU News Bureau The Grand Canyon University men’s basketball team took a big early lead and coasted to a 95-66 nonconference victory over Bethesda on Tuesday night at GCU Arena.  

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