Archive for October, 2010

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Newt Gingrich Rally on Campus Oct. 21

October 20, 2010 / by / 0 Comment

Former U.S. Rep. and possible 2012 presidential candidate Newt Gingrich will be holding a rally on campus at 8:45 a.m. Thursday, October 21, in the Antelope Gym. It’s the first stop for the former House speaker on a 13-city “Jobs Here, Jobs Now” tour. This is a great time to show our GCU pride so if possible wear purple! This should be an exciting day for Grand Canyon! Please make every effort to attend.

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Upcoming Student Club Meetings

October 19, 2010 / by / 1 Comment

Want to join a Student Club? The one you want may be meeting up very soon. The Debate Club – Wednesday, Oct. 20 at 10:45 a.m. in Fleming 101. “Good Neighbor” Cross Cultural Outreach Club – Friday, Oct. 22 at 11 a.m. in Fleming 101. The Good Neighbor Club will serve refugees in Serrano Village Apartments through ESL and kids clubs and is open to anyone interested in ESL or cross-cultural service to our neighbors in Serrano Village. Contact Jonathan Sharpe at 602.639.6746 for more information. Theology and Philosophy Club – Friday, Oct. 29 at 11 a.m. in Fleming 101. Open to members of the GCU community interested in discussing important theological and philosophical questions in a friendly and academic atmosphere. Contact Sanjay Merchant at 602.639.6789 for more information. For more information on the student clubs available at GCU, or to start your own club, visit the Office of Campus Life in the Student Union, or contact John-Paul Reiger at 602.639.6892 or jreiger@gcu.edu.

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Cooke Health Offers Expanded Student Counseling

October 15, 2010 / by / 0 Comment

The Cooke Health and Wellness Center is now offering expanded counseling hours for all students at no charge. Three professional therapists, Teresa, Kim and Travis, are now available at the Center on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. Please call or stop by the Cooke Health Center at 602.639.6215 to make an appointment. The Cooke Health and Wellness Center is located in the Student Union.

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GCU Recreation Center: Grand Opening Oct. 15

October 15, 2010 / by / 0 Comment

Grand Canyon University’s Recreation Center is finally done! Come check out the grand opening ceremony Friday, October 15, from 4pm – 10pm. There will be fitness competitions, the FAN-tastic hoop party, and a chili party. There will also be fitness class demonstrations for a few of the 25+ classes (kickboxing, yoga, karate, and more!) that will be offered every week in the new fitness center. Come join in on the fun, and be a part of this historic event!

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Economic Author Thomas Woods to Speak on Campus

October 15, 2010 / by / 0 Comment

On Wednesday, October 20, New York Times bestselling author, Thomas Woods will be speaking on campus about the financial crisis well as well as the involvement of the federal government. Tickets for this event are free. This discussion will include copies of his most recent title for sale, Nullification: How to Resist Federal Tyranny in the 21st Century.  Ludwig von Mises Institute resident scholar and senior faculty member, Woods received his bachelor’s degree in history from Harvard University. He furthered his education, earning a master’s degree in philosophy and his PhD in Columbia University. Woods has written many books including New York Times bestsellers, Meltdown: A Free-Market Look at Why the Stock Market Collapsed, the Economy Tanked, and Government Bailouts Will Make Things Worse and The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History, as well as Who Killed the Constitution? The Fate of American Liberty from World War I to George W. Bush (with Kevin R.C. Gutzman), Sacred Then and Sacred Now: The Return of the Old Latin Mass, 33 Questions About American History You’re Not Supposed to Ask, How the Catholic Church Built Western Civilization, and The Church and the Market: A Catholic Defense of the Free Economy. He also […]

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Running With the ’Lopes: Fast Times Indeed

October 12, 2010 / by / 3 Comments

Let me tell you what it’s like to be 54 years old and running in a footrace with highly trained college athletes. It’s like riding a bicycle in the Indianapolis 500. It’s like being a cinnamon roll in a health-food store. It’s both a megadose of humility and a profound statement on the irreversibility of the aging process.

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Guests Wowed by New Student Recreation Center

October 08, 2010 / by / 1 Comment

By Doug Carroll Communications Staff The “oohs” and “aahs” were plentiful on Friday morning as faculty, staff and invited guests toured the new Student Recreation Center on campus, a 55,000-square-foot showplace soon to become a bustling hub of activity at GCU. The ribbon-cutting ceremony and subsequent tour had the feel of a sneak preview. The facility’s official debut will take place in a week, on Oct. 15, when it is opened to students and staff and to formal practice for the Antelope men’s and women’s basketball teams and wrestling team. The occasion capped an eventful week on campus that included Tuesday afternoon’s major hailstorm and Wednesday evening’s crowning of GCU junior Lindsay Fernandez as Fiesta Bowl Queen. The SRC is the work of Tempe firm Architekton and UEB Builders, which finished the job in less than a year’s time. The concrete floor was poured in mid-April. “If you think it looks good from the outside, wait until you see the inside,” said Bob Machen, GCU’s campus development project manager, before CEO Brian Mueller and Executive Chairman of the Board Brent Richardson cut a purple ribbon at the center’s southeastern corner. Student workers helped guide the visitors inside, showing off the […]

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Tech Support Resources at Your Fingertips

October 08, 2010 / by / 0 Comment

Grand Canyon University’s Technical Support department is providing students more resources, tools and support than ever. Many of the resources are available on the department’s new Facebook page, with the goal to making the resources as accessible as possible.

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Kenyan Runner Mutai Landed in Lap of GCU

October 08, 2010 / by / 0 Comment

How do you recruit a gifted Kenyan distance runner to come to Phoenix, Arizona? If you’re Kim Sims, you just answer the phone. The GCU cross country coach took a call from Kip Mutai last spring and has been praising the miracle of telecommunications ever since. Mutai, a two-time junior college All-American at Gillette (Wyo.) College, was looking for a school where he could continue his running career.

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GCU Junior Named Fiesta Bowl Queen

October 07, 2010 / by / 1 Comment

Did you ever dream of a day when GCU would defeat Arizona State University and the University of Arizona? GCU junior Lindsay Fernandez has made your dream come true. The 22-year-old from Peoria, a commuter student in the College of Health Sciences who aspires to be a cardiologist, is the new Fiesta Bowl Queen.

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