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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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There’s no debate: This team’s on fire

October 05, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

The Speech and Debate Team exceeded expectations with an over-the top victory in its first competition last weekend, and the team is shaping to have an even more successful team than last year — and it was very impressive last year, winning a three-peat as Division III champion.

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Chris Brown rivets Chapel with prodigal son story

October 04, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Pastor Chris Brown mesmerized GCU Chapel Monday with a modern retelling of Luke 11:15. The main message: “You are not a slave, you are a son or daughter to the Creator of the Universe,” Brown said. “You are the most dangerous, most loved, most powerful, most valued college students on the planet not because of who you are but because of Whose you are.”

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Lopes shine light on service with Serve the City

October 03, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Story by Jeannette Cruz Photos by Darryl Webb  GCU News Bureau Nearly 300 Grand Canyon University students who might otherwise have spent their Saturday morning sleeping chose instead to pick up paintbrushes, shovels, wheelbarrows and rollers and spend the day toiling for their neighbors in the Serve the City neighborhood revitalization event. GCU’s semiannual Serve the City Day is part of the largest Habitat for Humanity partnership in the country in which University volunteers hope to renovate as many as 700 homes in their community. On Saturday, Habitat for Humanity President Jason Barlow encouraged the volunteers to make their work count. “This is Serve the City, or ‘Sweat the City,’ not ‘observe the city.’ We’re here to work. We’re here to serve our neighbors as we are called to do.” The students were joyful as music played, landscapes reformed and homes transformed as a result of their labor. “It’s tiring but worth it,” said junior Kayla Smith. “Let’s let the light shine on Jesus.” Volunteers lavished attention on seven homes and Bourgade Catholic High School and made a difference in the lives of GCU’s neighbors. Julie Guardiola said her 50-year-old slump block home has been in her family for generations. […]

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Slideshow: Kicking off Run to Fight’s 2017 campaign

October 03, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau A special Run to Fight Night took place Friday at the GCU men’s soccer game, marking the kickoff to the seventh annual Run to Fight Children’s Cancer scheduled for March 11. “We want to increase our number of participants, volunteers, sponsors and champions,” said Debbie Accomazzo, GCU’s community outreach manager and race director for the event. GCU Today published a story on the campaign and the Arizona Republic ran a commentary by Ildi Kerr, mother of the 2016 race starter, in which she shares her family’s journey with pediatric cancer.    

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Phoenix Mercury playoff game scheduled for GCU

September 27, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

The semifinal series between the Phoenix Mercury and Minnesota Lynx — who each have won the WNBA championship three times — starts Wednesday in Minnesota. If the best-of-five series extends to a Game 4, it will be on Tuesday, Oct. 4, at GCU Arena. Hosting a WNBA playoff game is a win for GCU, whose facilities — and Thundering Heard Pep Band, which was invited to play — would give the University national exposure on ESPN2.

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Antelope Intros: LaTasha Johnson

September 16, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

This week’s edition of Antelope Intros features a Student Services counselor who is a Sci-Fi junkie and finds excitement in the arts.

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Men’s basketball players say ‘cheese’ on Media Day

September 14, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

GCU men’s basketball coach Dan Majerle and players pose for photos and discuss their lofty expectations for the 2016-17 season during Wednesday’s annual Media Day at GCU Arena.

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Osborn students take pulse of GCU nursing program

June 01, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

It’s not every day that eighth- and ninth- graders can take vital signs of a “patient” in a simulation lab, but that’s what students attending Osborn Middle School’s career camp got to do Tuesday at GCU’s College of Nursing and Health Care Professions. The teens got a hands-on lesson in what it’s like to be a nurse as they evaluated both “Sim Man” and his younger, female counterpart. The lesson many took away was that not only is health care a great career, but that GCU’s high-tech, cutting edge program is highly appealing.

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Antelope Intros: Kevin Shepherd and Daniel Buchalter

April 28, 2016 / by / 1 Comment

This week’s Antelope Intros feature two dads who are proud of their college degrees, passionate about learning and self-development — but could never go wrong with watching a game of football.

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