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Online students get new source of spiritual guidance

June 09, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Online instructors in the College of Theology at Grand Canyon University get spirituality-related questions from students daily. That was the inspiration for “Dear Theophilus,” a new blog in which COT faculty provides answers to those questions. The goal is to help students from a variety of theological backgrounds, including non-Christians.

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STEM camp cracks the code of students’ inspiration

June 06, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

More than 30 campers attending GCU’s Cipher Avenger STEM camp this week are thrilled that they are doing computer programming, using code and building servers and websites. The hands-on learning style that GCU champions is so enthralling, the room filled with high school juniors and seniors was quiet with concentration.

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GCU faculty fashion scientific Comicon messages

May 26, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

GCU faculty members Dr. Roméo Farinacci and Deborah Haralson spoke of the science in the stories during several panel presentations on the opening day of Phoenix Comicon, which kicked off Thursday in downtown Phoenix and ends Sunday. More than 200,000 comic book and superhero fans, many dressed in character, are expected to attend. “We are using so much science now,” Farinacci said. “We all could be super one day.” Both have additional panels today and Saturday.

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GCU deals military heroes a day to treasure

May 24, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Residents of the Arizona State Veteran Home were in for a special morning Tuesday when 40 GCU employees and volunteers celebrated their service with games, songs and tasteful goodies. For some, like Shirley Shipp, the wife of a veteran, the visit was an exciting change to her daily routine at the Veteran Home. “I love to serve the Lord, and I am grateful to see how Grand Canyon also loves doing that, too,” she said.

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Irving’s sports camps create spheres of influence

May 23, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Cassandra Irving, a former Grand Canyon University basketball player who graduated in 1999, felt a calling to create sports camps for disadvantaged children in India and Ukraine, and she hopes to bring kids from the U.S. and Canada to those countries to build global relationships. “This is my way of giving back,” she said.

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Former Phoenix police chief joins GCU as Director of Public Safety

May 19, 2017 / by / 2 Comments

Grand Canyon University has hired former City of Phoenix Police Chief Joe Yahner to become its Director of Public Safety. Yahner was part of the Phoenix Police Department since 1985 before retiring last year. “As a native of Phoenix, this is a great opportunity for me to continue to work in the city that I love,” Yahner said.

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Westwood student awarded Colangelo Scholarship

May 18, 2017 / by / 3 Comments

Emauni Burnes-DePaul was overcome with emotion Wednesday when Thunder, Westwood High School staff and GCU faculty surprised her by awarding her a full-tuition Colangelo Scholarship to the Colangelo College of Business. “I had faith in God but this makes me love Him so much more,” Emauni said.

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Openings remain in GCU’s Think Big Summer Institute

May 17, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Several openings remain in Grand Canyon University’s 2017 Think Big Summer Math Institute for high school mathematics educators and school teams. Coordinated by GCU’s Strategic Educational Alliances, the two workshops will be held June 5-8 and June 12-15. Each offers separate topics.

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GCU has sound rapport with high school musicians

May 16, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

The summer break is an opportunity for other musicians to use the recording studio at Grand Canyon University, and students from Scottsdale Christian Academy took advantage of it recently to record two of their songs. For two of them, it was a chance to get another look at the University they’ll be attending this fall.

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Renowned nun tells her incredible story in GCU talk

May 15, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe visited GCU on Friday to share her purpose with GCU employees: to heal, mend and love the ‘lost girls’ of Northern Uganda. “I am a dreamer. I dream of making lives a little better. I dream of healing their pain. I dream of mending their brokenness,” she said, bringing her warmth, humor and inspiration to a university where finding one’s purpose is what it’s all about.

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