Archive for March, 2011

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Maylinn Smith Carries Antelopes’ Future Hopes

March 14, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

The spectacular season by the GCU women’s basketball team, which is only one victory away from advancing to the NCAA Division II Elite Eight, has had an undeniably bittersweet aspect as it nears its conclusion. How will the Antelopes replace senior All-America candidate Samantha Murphy next season?

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‘Burn the Boats’ Became Rallying Cry for Antelopes

March 12, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

POMONA, Calif. — They’ve won 28 of 30 games and survived a stern first-round test in the NCAA Division II West Regional. All season, they’ve been on an historic journey together, blending veteran players, freshmen and junior-college transfers. They’re survivors, the 11 members of the GCU women’s basketball team, and they’ve come too far to turn back now. And they can’t, anyway, because they’ve burned their boats.

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Herd of ‘Lopes Fans Spurs Team to Victory

March 11, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

By Doug Carroll Communications Staff POMONA, Calif. — There was more than a little disappointment in the GCU women’s basketball camp last weekend when the Antelopes were denied an opportunity to host the NCAA Division II West Regional.   While the ‘Lopes were wrapping up a 4-0, season-ending trip to Hawai’i, the two teams ahead of them in the West Region rankings — California State University at Monterey Bay and Western Washington University — were losing in their conference tournaments. That should have been good enough to bump up GCU to a No. 1 seed and bring the regional tournament to Antelope Gym.   Alas, it wasn’t. The No. 1 seed and regional site went to Cal Poly Pomona.   The Antelopes and their fans made the most of it. Students and staff boarded two buses early Friday and arrived at Pomona’s 5,000-seat Kellogg Gym about an hour before tipoff, giving GCU a homecourt advantage away from home in a 53-51, first-round victory over Seattle Pacific University.   The passionate purple people stood out in number and volume, with more than 100 of them turning the otherwise sedate gym into Black Hole West. The distinctive “‘Lopes Up” cheer echoed throughout the expansive place […]

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Scottsdale Healthcare and GCU Partnership Boasts Devoted Nurses

March 11, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

Grand Canyon University’s College of Nursing collaborated with Scottsdale Healthcare to offer a pre-licensure nursing program at the SHC University campus. The program launched in January with 24 students – all women. GCU also offers RN-BSN and MSN cohorts at their campus.

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Get a Job: NorthStar Alarm on Campus March 15-16

March 11, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

Representatives from NorthStar Alarm will be on campus Tuesday, March 15 and Wednesday, March 16, looking to hire GCU students and graduates for off-campus jobs. The company will be available both days from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Student Union. Contact Career Services for more information at 602.639.6606 or careerservices@gcu.edu. Follow Career Services online at: Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/GCUcareerservices Twitter – http://twitter.com/CanyonJobs

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Zari Le’on Brings Riveting Dance Performance to GCU

March 10, 2011 / by / 1 Comment

GCU’s Student Recreation Center and the Zari Le’on Dance Theater were a perfect fit Wednesday night. The intimate, second-floor Sanctuary proved just the right space for the troupe from Santa Cruz, Calif., which is spending an artist-in-residence week with the University’s Dance Department.

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Slideshow: Antelopes Receive Enthusiastic Sendoff

March 10, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

A crowd of nearly 100 well-wishers turned out Wednesday afternoon to see the GCU women’s basketball team off to Pomona, Calif., for the NCAA Division II West Regional. “This is sweet!” said Antelope freshman Jenna Pearson, impressed by the support as the team boarded the bus outside Antelope Gym. Accounting professor Cathryn Meegan and instructor Sarah Zelhart held a sign, “We’re accounting on you! ’Lopes up!” Members of the men’s basketball, men’s volleyball and softball teams also were on hand.

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Winning Is the Point for GCU’s Roz Nelson

March 09, 2011 / by / 3 Comments

There’s a one-word job description for a point guard in basketball — win — and the record shows that no one at GCU has done it better than Rosalyn Nelson, gimpy knee and all. Nelson’s four-year resumé says plenty about her. She has scored 1,534 points and passed out 525 assists. This season, she’s averaging 12.1 points, 5.0 rebounds and 4.9 assists per game. She was the Pacific West Conference Player of the Year as a sophomore in 2007-08, and she has made the all-conference team three times.

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The Making Of The Frogs: Episode 1

March 09, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s College of Fine Arts and Production will be performing “The Frogs” April 1-3 and 8-10 at the GCU Pool. Hop along with the cast and crew to see how they create this unique (if not slightly soggy) production. Reserve your lily pads now by emailing ethington@gcu.edu.

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Career Services Hosted first Tucson Nursing Career Fair

March 08, 2011 / by / 1 Comment

The May and August 2011 graduating class from the College of Nursing in Tucson attended the first ever Tucson Nursing Career Fair coordinated by the GCU Office of Career Services. Students were dressed professionally with resume and business card in hand.

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