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Though a World Away, GCU Alum to Join Cancer Run

October 06, 2011 / by / 4 Comments

Runners and walkers in GCU’s inaugural Run to Fight Children’s Cancer will be joined in spirit and in deed by a man almost 10,000 miles away in Nairobi, Kenya. GCU alumnus Frank Kirimi recently came across the GCU Today story about 4-year-old Olivia Baumgardner, who has battled leukemia and will serve as honorary starter for the 5K and 10K races taking place Oct. 15 on campus.

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Christian Studies Alums Hear From Two Speakers

September 16, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

Christian Studies alumni of GCU gathered Thursday evening for the first of what is hoped will be monthly meetings designed to build relationships and a stronger connection to the University. Alums met at McKinley Hall in the Student Union to hear from two of their own: Frank Switzer (Class of 1996), now senior pastor of Paradise Valley Community Church, and Saralyn Bristow (Class of 1994), now a chaplain in the Maricopa County correctional system.

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Students, Alumni Celebrate Homecoming at Duos Through the Decades Dance

February 03, 2010 / by / 0 Comment

Almost 300 students and alumni celebrated Homecoming 2010 at the “Duos through the Decades” dance, Friday, January 29, in the Student Union. The costume ball theme inspired many couples to dress up as their favorite duo from decades past, including Marilyn Monroe and Joe Dimaggio, Fred and Wilma, and the whole Scooby Doo gang to name a few. The evening began at 7 p.m. with food catered by Sonic Drive-In, and music provided by AZCelebrity.  DJ. Sam Fisher from the Fred Astaire Dance Academy was on hand to teach a few dances as well. As students and alumni danced the night away, they also had the chance to sneak into the Photo Fun Booth for a quick photo session.

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Homecoming Crowd Elevates GCU Athletics for Outstanding Victories

February 03, 2010 / by / 0 Comment

GCU Men’s Basketball Knocks Off Conference Leader Dixie State The GCU men’s basketball team won its fourth straight game Saturday night, beating first-place Dixie State University 82-80 in a Pacific West Conference game at Antelope Gymnasium. A Homecoming crowd of nearly 1,000 was on hand to witness GCU’s biggest win of the season. Dixie State was undefeated (6-0) in PacWest play and 12-3 overall entering the game. The Red Storm had won seven in a row for the first time since they made the move to Division II. The Antelopes thrust themselves into the PacWest race. They are 4-3 in conference play. GCU’s next game is against Dixie State on Saturday, February 6, in St. George, Utah. The PacWest champion receives an automatic bid to the NCAA Men’s Division II Championship tournament. Women’s Basketball moves up in PacWest standings with win over Dixie In a battle for second place in the Pacific West Conference, Grand Canyon defeated visiting Dixie State 78-67 at Antelope Gym Saturday. The ‘Lopes (12-6, 6-1) shot 51.9 percent for the game and outrebounded the Red Storm 42-31 to help negate 27 turnovers and an 18-attempt discrepancy at the free-throw line. “It was good to bounce back […]

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University Pep Rally and Parade Kick-Off Homecoming 2010

February 02, 2010 / by / 0 Comment

GCU officially launched Homecoming 2010 with the University Pep Rally and Parade, Friday, January 29. Alumni, students and staff met on the Antelope Lawn for a few words from GCU CEO Brian Mueller. The parade featured floats constructed by several GCU departments, including each college on campus. Parade participants included the ROTC Color Guard, Bagpipe Group, Cheer and Dance Teams and GCU Basketball Teams. There were also several floats with theme’s representative of each group’s mission. Student Life featured a float with the theme “Duos through the Decades.” It represented the decades of GCU, as well as advertised that evenings Homecoming dance. College of Nursing displayed a theme of “GCU Nursing: Caring for the World.” GCU nurses have come from and traveled all over the world. The faculty and students who participated represented scrubs and outfits from various countries. The College of Health Sciences theme focused on “Mind, Body and Spirit through the Ages.” The float captured the college’s holistic approach to serving the needs of mankind. The “‘Lopes for Literacy” College of Education float helped promote the college’s focus to promote education and literacy in the community. The Ken Blanchard College of Business teamed with the GCU Business Club […]

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