Archive for April, 2011

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Sophomore Publishes First Work of Fiction

April 15, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

There’s a difference between a writer and an author, and with the publication of his first novel GCU sophomore Cooper Nelson has crossed that great divide. “Blume,” which became available this week on Amazon.com, tells the story of an 11-year-old girl and her family, who are forced to move into an underground bunker city after the mushroom cloud created by an atomic bomb blocks out the sun.

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University Has Opportunities for New Graduates

April 15, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

Besides an excellent education and access to a number of career resources and tools, being a Grand Canyon University student has even more career opportunities than students realize.

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Slideshow: Soccer, Volleyball Win ‘Clash of Titans’

April 14, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

Eight Antelope fall and winter sports teams participated Wednesday evening in “Clash of the Titans,” an end-of-the-year event organized by strength and conditioning coach Chuck Howard and his Performance Athletics staff. On the men’s side, the soccer team prevailed against a field that included basketball, wrestling and swimming. On the women’s side, volleyball came in first against the same three sports.

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Prescott Hall Celebration Focuses on GCU’s Blessings

April 13, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

GCU celebrated the opening of its second dormitory in as many years on Wednesday morning with a ceremonial topping-off of Prescott Hall, east of the Student Union. The dorm will be the University’s third. Canyon Hall opened last August to help accommodate record campus enrollment of nearly 3,000 students. The fall semester could see as many as 4,500.

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Bioethics Expert Challenges Students to Take a Stand

April 13, 2011 / by / 1 Comment

The president of the Bioethics Defense Fund visited the College of Nursing on Tuesday and presented a historical context for the controversial subjects of human cloning and embryonic stem cell research. In an engaging hourlong talk at Howerton Lecture Hall, Nikolas T. Nikas said the Dred Scott slavery decision and the horrific experiments conducted by Nazi German doctors during World War II have much in common with a current culture that sees human beings as merely utilitarian in value.

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Poets, Artists and More Invited to Open Mic Night April 28

April 13, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

The GCU journalism and poetry clubs invite all poets, writers, artists and performers to the Spoken Word Open Mic Night on Thursday, April 28. Sign-in starts at 6:30 p.m. and performers hit the stage at 7 p.m. The event will be hosted by Lalli, the host of the Phoenix Art Museum’s First Friday INFUSE Open Mic Night. Contact Zane Ewton at zane.ewton@gcu.edu if you are interested in participating.

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Research Colloquium Draws Eight Speakers

April 13, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

Eight presentations were made in a little more than two hours at the Williams Building lecture hall. The colleges of Business, Doctoral Studies, Liberal Arts, Health Sciences and Fine Arts and Production were represented. Dr. Kevin McClean of the Ken Blanchard College of Business served as host.

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GCU Dancer Has Big Plans for Mission Field

April 12, 2011 / by / 1 Comment

The silver-spoon life of private dance lessons and elite academies doesn’t describe Antoinette Proctor. Adopted as an infant into a large family in Avondale, Proctor taught herself to dance by watching TV, mimicking what she saw. Eventually, she was dancing for her church, Cornerstone Christian Center, and by the age of 13 she was choreographing her own pieces.

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Grammar Bowl Makes Impressive Debut at GCU

April 11, 2011 / by / 2 Comments

Can you identify the three types of verbs? Know the difference between coordinating and subordinating conjunctions? Does this sound like fun? If your answers were no, no and heavens no, then you weren’t part of Saturday’s first-ever Grammar Bowl at Ethington Theatre on the GCU campus. A total of 23 ninth-graders from Arizona competed for attractive prizes (more about those later) during a two-hour test of grammar skills.

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Applicants Wanted for GCU Mentor Program

April 11, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

Grand Canyon is now accepting applications for students who would like to take part in the University’s revamped mentor program. The program gives new students an opportunity to connect with mentors who are knowledgeable about GCU.

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