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Did you hear the one about the 30-year professor?

August 28, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Dr. Larry Barron has been teaching psychology at GCU for 30 years, and it’s no laughing matter. Except that it is. He has written and presented a number of publications that analyze humor and created and taughta class on the psychology of humor for 24 years. He is deeply grateful for his role at GCU, and, in particular, has a heart for the students.

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She’s eager to be a shining light for GCU, family

August 25, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

It would be hard to find a student as eager to attend GCU as Andrea Rascon Anaya of Glendale, a Students Inspiring Students scholarship recipient who is the first in her family to attend college. The Glendale High School graduate has had her belongings packed since June and finally got to move into Sedona Hall on Friday morning.

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Lope-A-Palooza’s fruity fun catches on with freshmen

August 25, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

One night after the spiritually uplifting Ignite ceremony, Lope-A-Palooza evoked passion in a different way Thursday night in the Arena. Like so many newcomers before them, the freshmen were rocked by the Havocs’ energy.

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Are you ready? Lopes charge into D-I eligibility

August 24, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Grand Canyon University enjoyed unprecedented athletic success during its transition to NCAA Division I, and now it gets really fun. The Lopes are off probation and are fully eligible for postseason tournaments. The cover story of GCU Magazine examines how the program got here and what the mood is going forward.

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Havoc-forming: The volume keeps going up, up, up

August 24, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

The Havocs aren’t a secret anymore in college athletics. But the student cheer section is even more fired up, hard as that is to believe, about Grand Canyon University’s first year of NCAA Division postseason eligibility.

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Ignite ceremony raises spirits — and cell phones

August 24, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

The annual Ignite ceremony, which features rousing music by the Chapel Worship Band followed by a lighting ceremony on the Quad, is always incredibly moving. But this year, attendance was higher, and the spiritual energy seemed stronger. “There’s something unique about the class of 2021,” said Dr. Tim Griffin, Pastor and Dean of Students.

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Partial solar eclipse wows gazing Lopes

August 22, 2017 / by / 1 Comment

Hundreds of people across campus clustered outside of GCU Arena on Monday to watch the partial eclipse of the sun. The viewing party, hosted by the newly formed Astronomy Club, was a big hit even though Phoenix got only 60 percent coverage. People watched in wonder through telescopes and protective glasses. Witnessing the total eclipse was “surreal and a little scary,” said Stephanie Paluch, a COE faculty member.

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Videos are nice, but seeing Move-In is believing

August 21, 2017 / by / 1 Comment

The videos are out there. Anyone planning to attend GCU can see what Move-In looks like. But then they experience it, and they’re even more mesmerized.

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Move-In is a moving experience for everyone

August 21, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Even the people on campus who have seen Move-In before find it irresistible. It officially began Monday morning, and the buzz could be felt everywhere.

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A moving welcome for welcomers

August 18, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

The cheers of volunteers welcoming early arrivals could be heard across campus Friday morning as students, faculty and staff moved students into residence halls. Those arriving Friday will, in turn, welcome the bulk of the students during Welcome Week, which kicks off Monday. GCU Today has the story.

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