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University counselors bake cookies in 117-degree Arizona heat

June 22, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

University counselors in the Colangelo College of Business took advantage of Wednesday’s 117-degree day to turn their cars into a bakery. Cars were parked in the sun at 10 a.m. to allow the hot temperature to create a natural oven inside their cars. The process took four hours to complete, but in the end cookies were baked to perfection and ready to eat.

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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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GCU Magazine features ‘Miracle on 27th Avenue’

March 03, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Grand Canyon University’s continuing transformation of west Phoenix is the focus of the March 2017 issue of GCU Magazine. It has complete coverage of the mid-February press conference at the new commercial development featuring Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton and other dignitaries, and it includes stories on two other programs that use the 27th Avenue complex as their base — hospitality and online learning. There also are reports on what the expanding sports facilities mean for intramurals as well as the athletic teams, how the money raised by the GCU Foundation Run to Fight Children’s Cancer enabled Phoenix Children’s Hospital to hire a part-time therapist and what the GCU Alumni Hall of Fame meant to the five inductees in the Class of 2017. To view the digital version of the magazine, click here.

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Ocotillo Hall’s Christmas decor contest

December 22, 2016 / by / 1 Comment

By GCU News Bureau staff Christmas spirit abounds at Ocotillo Hall, where displays of the season adorn many a wall, door and desk. Student services counselors whose officers are located at Ocotillo are competing in a Christmas decoration contest. “I have tons of Christmas spirit,” said Katie Bock, a student services counselor. Her colleague, Latasha Johnson, agreed: “She’s Santa and we’re the elves.”  

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Galatians 5:22-23

November 01, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.”   

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Antelope Intros: Erica Gillette and Carolyn Cavalier

October 28, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

This week’s edition of Antelope Intros features a nursing field experience counselor who enjoys art and shares a story of how she got to meet a famous hip hop artist before he was not so famous. The other is a University counselor addicted to rock climbing and proud of her knowledge in sociolinguistics.

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They’re walking to raise cancer awareness, funds

October 11, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

It was pull out your handkerchief time on Monday when two people whose lives were changed by cancer shared stories of grief and hope with words that came straight from their hearts. Both are connected the College of Nursing and Health Care Professions, which has formed three teams to walk in the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer on Oct. 22 in Tempe.

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Slideshow: Family Weekend filled with love and laughter

October 10, 2016 / by / 1 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau From the main campus fanning out to Grand Canyon University Golf Course, GCU Hotel and Canyon 49 Grill, students and their loved ones enjoyed the largest Family Weekend on record at GCU. Festivities began with a golf tournament Friday morning and concluded with a Lopes women’s soccer game Sunday afternoon, and there was a packed schedule of activities in between. Activities included family fun time, a Lil Lopes cheerleading clinic, a fun run, a golf tournament, a Chapel service, a movie night and a parents meet-and-greet where they enjoyed special desserts.

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‘Of Thee I Sing’ opens at Ethington at perfect time

October 07, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

“Of Thee I Sing” opens Oct. 14 at Ethington Theatre, a welcome respite from Presidential election fever. This singing and dancing political satire has been making audiences laugh and hum since 1931. Performances are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Oct. 14-16 and Oct. 21-23.

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Former Phoenix Suns player Boris Diaw speaks to GCU business students

October 06, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

  By GCU Today Boris Diaw, a 13-year NBA power forward and former member of the Phoenix Suns who now plays for the Utah Jazz, made a surprise visit to the Colangelo College of Business on Tuesday to speak with students in the BUS 372 Sports Events class. Diaw touched on topics such as sports marketing, social media branding, endorsements and marketing partnerships, and using a career as a platform to help others. He also stressed the importance of pursuing internships while students are still in college to jump-start their careers.  

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