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Graduate in English already has two published books

April 27, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Among the College of Humanities and Social Sciences students who are graduating Thursday is Ashlienne Newsome, an English major who has penned and published two novels as part of her “A Tainted Age” trilogy. Newsome has always loved reading and writing, earned a 3.9 grade point average at GCU and is close to her mother and to God, “who has never let me fall farther than His arms can reach.”

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Digital Design grads draw up attractive futures

April 27, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Many of the Digital Design students graduating this week from the College of Fine Arts and Production already have jobs, including Olivia Garrett and Tanner Lueders, who are both working for DBSI, Inc. of Chandler. “GCU has a really nice, growing design program,” said another student, Justin Bartley, who has also lined up a graphic design job. The seniors displayed their projects at a Digital Design Senior Portfolio Review Showcase.

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Down-to-earth guide to worship is a natural fit

April 25, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

When he was writing his dissertation earlier this decade, Dr. John Frederick thought about how he might adapt it into a book for public consumption. That was the inspiration for “Worship in the Way of the Cross,” published recently on Amazon. Frederick’s book urges churches to create services that encourage participation.

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First responders receive a heartfelt thank you

April 20, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

This one ranks high on the too-good-to-be-true scale: When Perry Harris had a heart attack and collapsed at the GCU Foundation Run to Fight Children’s Cancer last month, he just happened to have nearby a doctor, a certified athletic trainer, students from the Sports Medicine Club and members of the GCU Police Department. Together, they saved his life, and Wednesday everyone got together to celebrate a job well done — and a life that can continue to be well-lived.

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Kaiser wins national championship in speech event

April 19, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

GCU senior Tatum Kaiser had never participated in speech until she joined the Speech and Debate Team this year, but it’s an understatement to say she caught on quickly. This week, she was named national champion in Impromptu Speaking at the National Forensics Association National Championship Tournament. “We have a national champion on our hands,” said team director Barry Regan.

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All in good fun: Big crowd celebrates ‘Mr. GCU’

April 13, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

A night of laughs, music and dance was just what the doctor ordered before final exams as talent (or lack thereof, in a few hilarious cases) helped students relax before final exams during Wednesday night’s 15th annual “Mr. GCU” competition at GCU Arena. Spencer Maier was the winner in voting done by students via text message.

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Theology instructor finds peace in the long run

April 13, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

College of Theology instructor Gary Osmundsen is a serious athlete. How serious? He has qualified to compete in the Boston Marathon next year. But Osmundsen’s path to distance running was a little different than the norm.

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Powell’s arrival provides lots of reasons to smile

April 11, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Nicole Powell’s introduction as GCU’s new women’s basketball coach was cause for celebration Tuesday — for her and for GCU. “I can’t stop smiling,” she said. Neither could University administrators and players on the team. President Brian Mueller: “Her personality impacts you right away.” Vice President of Athletics Mike Vaught: “She’s just a great fit for GCU.” Shooting guard Jessica Gajewski: “We’re super excited.”

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A STEM wish comes true at Robotics Competition

April 10, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

The 3,000 high school students who participated in the FIRST Robotics Competition 2017 Arizona Regional at GCU Arena were joined Friday by Ronav Chauhan, a 5-year-old who has battled cancer most of his life. Make-A-Wish Foundation Arizona arranged for Ronav, who wants to be an engineer, to have a dream day with the robots and the students who built them.

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New apartments on track for August opening

April 07, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

The most high profile current construction project on campus is the six-story Diamondback Apartments, located north of the parking garage at 29th Avenue and Camelback Road. They are expected to be ready for the 2017-18 school year. Work is scheduled to begin next month on the remodel of Brazell Stadium and the second phase of GCU Softball Stadium.

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