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GCU to host Bioethics Conference on Monday

October 06, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

GCU News Bureau How do our convictions to respect human dignity coexist with our passions for science, biology, medicine and technological innovation? What types of conflict arise between Christian values and advancements in these fields? Leaders from Grand Canyon University and the community will provide insights Monday in the 2017 Bioethics Conference at GCU Arena. The conference, titled “Fearfully and Wonderfully Made: Human Dignity and Bioethics,” will ask pressing questions and provide insight on bioethics regarding disability and human dignity. SCHEDULE 11:15 a.m. — Chapel with Alan Shlemon from Stand to Reason 12:30 p.m. — Lunch 1:15 — Performance by Critical Mass 1:30 — Welcome by Brian Mueller 1:35 — Welcome video by Joni Eareckson Tada (2018 Bioethics Conference speaker) 1:40 — Dr. Tim Griffin prayer and panel introduction 1:45 — Dr. Antoinette Farmer-Thompson, featured speaker 2:00 — Katie Dickey, featured speaker 2:15 — Alan Shlemon, featured speaker 2:30 — Performances by students in GCU’s Worship Arts program 2:45 — Melissa Pullon, featured speaker 3:00 — Dr. Sherman Elliott, featured speaker 3:15 — Panel Discussion 3:30 — Q&A 3:45 — Reflection and evaluation 4:00 — Closing by Dr. Griffin

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Make a run on Family Weekend with Thunder Bolt

October 04, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

With more than 2,500 registrations for Family Weekend, expect the GCU campus to be bustling Friday to Sunday. Just some of the highlights? How about a 60-second shopping spree at the Lopes Shop, where a grand prize winner can grab as much as they can (with Thunder by their side for inspiration), along with a fall festival, bowling, Thunder Run 5K, cheer clinic and, of course, Midnight Madness.

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Public apologies regarding Ministry Forum comment

August 22, 2017 / by / 2 Comments

Below are written statements from Dr. Toby Jennings, Professor, College of Theology, and Dr. Jason Hiles, Dean, College of Theology, regarding comments made by Dr. Jennings during a GCU Ministry Forum held September 19, 2016: Dr. Toby Jennings In light of the reality that I, Toby Jennings, am a sinner who has received the forgiving and rescuing grace of Jesus Christ, I confess that I both sin and have sinned. Particularly, I have inexcusably offended many fellow image bearers of God by my imprudent use of inappropriate, uncharitable, and incendiary language. Not only does my communicated sentiment not reflect my personal and more thoughtful disposition toward any and all priceless treasures who bear the image of my heavenly Father, but my impassioned choice of words certainly does not reflect the pathos, practice, and vision of Grand Canyon University. Having been entrusted with representing such an institution that has a public record of contributing Godward change in individuals and in our community, I deeply and sincerely regret having communicated such ill-motivated rhetoric—particularly in light of our nation’s present rhetoric-saturated distress. While words, once spoken, can never be taken back, my hope is that my sincere apology for my own words can […]

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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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