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Children flock to GCU’s Canyon Cares Christmas

December 12, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s Canyon Cares Christmas event Sunday cheered the hearts and filled up space beneath the Christmas tree for hundreds of families who might not otherwise have any gifts for their children. Hundreds of neighbors, staff members and volunteers enjoyed the celebration of giving.

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From pain comes gain in Worship Arts Showcase

December 08, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

The fall 2016 Worship Arts Songwriter Showcase highlighted a dozen songs from Worship Arts students, molded around each other through a common theme of “struggle,” that affects everyone throughout life. The 12 songs will be combined with a dozen from spring semester and finalists will be chosen for a 12-track compilation CD.

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Emotional tribute to open Winter Dance Concert

December 05, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Inspired by Kayla Castro’s life and the song created by friend and former roommate Kristyn Roberts, “Dancing by Your Side” is an emotional opener to this weekend’s “Impermanence” program performed by the Ethington Dance Ensemble as they explore the tension and opportunities created by change.

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GCU spreads drug and alcohol awareness

November 29, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Students and staff at Grand Canyon University launched a campaign Monday to prevent drug abuse and create awareness. “At GCU we are fairly straight-edge and we are trying to keep students away from drugs for as long as possible,” Sean Thomason, student senator. “The hope of the campus is to produce and send off leaders into the world. That means having people who are educated on the destructive behaviors of such substances.”

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Beal gets real in Chapel about life’s circumstances

November 29, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Tim Beal of Cornerstone Christian Fellowship used the 11th chapter of Matthew to drive home his Chapel message Monday morning: Life is going to be filled with all sorts of circumstances, many of them challenging, but they should never take our focus away from Jesus.

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Female theologians discuss women’s place in ministry

November 15, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

A high-powered panel of women theologians at GCU tackled the question, “Does God Call Women into the Ministry?” The answer may seem obvious, but it was’t and was the subject triggered interesting debate.

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Chapel message on humility is anything but meek

November 15, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Chad Moore of Sun Valley Community Church is a forceful speaker, which worked well with his message Monday morning at Chapel. Moore talked about the importance of humility and stressed that it should not be confused with being timid. Instead, it’s about being the real you.

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Cleveland’s Chapel message merits attention

November 08, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Courtney Cleveland used her Chapel talk Monday morning to get into uncomfortable territory for some people: depression and feeling worthy. She said the story of Jesus and the Samaritan woman at the well brought some clarity to her feelings.

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Animator discusses new Disney film, ‘Moana’

November 04, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Darrin Butters, a Walt Disney Animation Studios animator, was at Ethington Theatre to discuss the story behind “Moana,” the new 3D animated film about the fierce daughter of an island chief who embarks on a fantastic voyage. The movie is scheduled for release Nov. 23.

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Campus welcomes new Student Life Building

November 03, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

The newly added student offices on the first floor of the Student Life Building have created a warm and welcoming hang-out place while expanding the student experience. “We are here to be a resource to students, and we all have a common goal — to answer questions, help students with difficult problems or just simply to be here for the chance to meet them,” said Alysha Clark, Associated Students chief of staff. “We definitely use our space for working and getting tasks done, but I think the purpose of having this space is so much greater than that.” GCU Today has the story.

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