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Waldo Fire hits close to home for GCU instructor

July 03, 2012 / by / 2 Comments

With flames from the Waldo Canyon Fire in Colorado rushing down a nearby mountain and pre-evacuation plans seemingly imminent, GCU instructor Michelle Post leaned on her faith to get through a difficult week.

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Mission Trip to India Was Powerful, Humbling for GCU Students

June 25, 2012 / by / 1 Comment

Jacob Page, GCU’s director of global missions, calls the challenging three-week trip the “most impactful” one he has ever led, admitting that it took the group way outside its comfort zone.

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Philosophy Instructor Accepts Position at Moody Bible Institute

June 12, 2012 / by / 1 Comment

Sanjay Merchant said GCU has helped develop him as a teacher. “The diversity of the student body keeps you on your toes,” he said. “GCU has given opportunity to (students from) different walks of life. The students here don’t think uniformly, and I mean that in a good way.”

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Class of 2012: Saenz a Servant and a Scholar

April 27, 2012 / by / 1 Comment

Not many students relish the community atmosphere at Grand Canyon University as much as Raul Saenz. The Servant Scholar program brought Saenz to GCU, and he’s leaving with a truckload of memories as the first graduate of the program.

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Servant Scholars a Model Recruiting Program for GCU

April 27, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

Scott Fehrenbacher says GCU’s best ambassadors aren’t its marketing pieces or television commercials. “It’s our students.” And the new Servant Scholar program is attracting some of the best and brightest ambassadors the university could hope for.

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Class of 2012: With a Mountain to Climb, Bonita Baldwin Reaches the Summit

April 25, 2012 / by / 5 Comments

The former high school dropout, known on campus as “Mama B,” has overcome the hard life of the streets and is scheduled to graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Christian studies. She will sing the national anthem at each of GCU’s four commencement ceremonies.

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Class of 2012: Advocate for Homeless Lives for ‘God Moments’

April 25, 2012 / by / 5 Comments

About a year ago, Tracy Geivett took over as full-time chaplain and executive director of the Chaplaincy for the Homeless, a faith-based, service-oriented, non-profit organization. “I want them to know God loves them and they don’t need to do anything special for that,” she says of those who seek her services.

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Moriah Peters Celebrates New CD Before Appreciative Campus Crowd at Thunder Alley

April 18, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

Peters’ strong, soulful voice has hints of R&B, country, folk and pop, similar to what Christian-music audiences have heard for years from Amy Grant. The GCU freshman is off to Florida this weekend as one of the opening acts for the band MercyMe.

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Need for Student Leaders to Increase With Influx of Campus Residents

April 13, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

About 1,500 students currently live on campus. By this fall, the number climbs to around 3,200. Campus officials already have begun training and organizing dozens of new student leaders to cover the numbers of underclassmen filling two new residence halls.

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Students Visit Mayo Hospital to Connect Faith With Wellness

February 23, 2012 / by / 1 Comment

The north Phoenix hospital offered Dr. Tim Larkin’s class a glimpse at some of the most tranquil, comforting amenities available in modern health care. The students met chaplain Patrick Hansen as part of a Spirituality and Health Care course that emphasizes the impact of faith on health and wellness.

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