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Five Virginia pals bring all-star potential to rugby team

September 22, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

By Cooper Nelson GCU News Bureau Grand Canyon University freshmen rugby players Ethan Hall, Darien Pickett, Kris Sheckels, Joshua Ransom and Austin LaGow became friends at an all-star football camp in the eighth grade. As five of the best football players in Virginia, they each decided to attend West Potomac High in Alexandria – a city six miles south of Washington – to help create a “football dynasty.” Injuries derailed their freshman season, so LaGow and Pickett, who grew up playing rugby, helped start the Fort Hunt Warriors, a rugby club team associated with their high school. They won a state championship as sophomores and encouraged Ransom, Sheckels and Hall to join the team their junior year. After advancing to three consecutive state playoff appearances and winning a second state championship last year, Pickett, Sheckels and Ransom wanted to play rugby together in college. The trio met GCU rugby coach Ryan Kelly at last summer’s all-star camp and committed to GCU. The three standouts hoped to bring the same “dynasty” they created in eighth grade to GCU and approached LaGow, a rugby Stars and Stripes All-American, and Hall, who missed being an All-American due to injury, to join the team. […]

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GO Week gives students a taste of mission trips

September 15, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Grand Canyon University’s Global Connect Team designed this year’s Global Outreach (GO) Week to better prepare students to serve others during global mission trips through hands-on events. Students who are interested in attending a mission trip should contact the Office of Spiritual Life.

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Baptisms, water fun highlight Saddleback’s visit

July 24, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

More than 860 high students from southern California’s Saddleback Church arrived on campus Sunday for a weeklong summer camp. Camps attractions included a sub-50 degree “Chill Zone,” a private concert by Christian artist Phil Wickham and a water park dubbed “Winter Waterland,” to keep campers cool temperatures reaching up to 115 degrees.

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Assistant nursing dean Maria Quimba oversees academic programs taught by nearly 450 faculty at the College of Nursing and Healthcare Professions.
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Quimba named Phoenix ‘40 Under 40’ leader

May 02, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Assistant dean Maria Quimba, who oversees academic programs taught by nearly 450 faculty at the College of Nursing and Healthcare Professions, was honored as one of the Phoenix Business Journal’s “40 Under 40″ community business leaders.

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‘Forbes’ Names GCU Second-best Small Company in U.S.

October 10, 2013 / by / 0 Comment

Grand Canyon University has been named the No. 2 small company in the nation for the second straight year by Forbes magazine.

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‘oLipics’ theme designed to pack Arena for Thursday’s Lip Sync event

September 30, 2013 / by / 0 Comment

Lip Sync is back, this year with an Olympics theme. The Grand Canyon University student event is expected to pack GCU Arena and showcase the flair, color, and wild dance moves that make the event so popular.

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Women’s volleyball welcomes the unknown of WAC, D-I opponents

September 26, 2013 / by / 0 Comment

The Lady ‘Lopes volleyball team hosts the first-ever Western Athletic Conference home game, in any sport, against the little known Missouri-Kansas City Kangaroos at Grand Canyon University Arena.

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Antelope Intros: Cheryl Lira-Layne, Jeff Glosser and Rebecca DeLaTorre

September 20, 2013 / by / 0 Comment

This week’s Antelope Intros bring you a director who was a Michael J. Fox movie double, an enrollment counselor who performed in a local band in the ’70s and an online faculty member who taught fifth grade on Catalina Island.

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Intramural sports help students grow community, competitions and friendships

September 16, 2013 / by / 0 Comment

The number of Grand Canyon University intramural flag football teams doubled this fall as GCU provides recreation opportunities, including other team sports, to the largest student population in University history.

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