Beggs Takes the Wheel on Demolition Day
You just never know where Dr. James Beggs of GCU’s College of Arts and Sciences will turn up. Could be YouTube, sporting a sideways baseball cap and spouting his latest original rap tune. Could be atop a cherry picker, snapping bird’s-eye photos of the Arena construction. Could be behind the wheel of a backhoe, as it was on Thursday.READ MORE
GCU Launches ‘Drive to Joplin’ for Tornado Victims
GCU Enrollment Counselor Aaron Johnson can’t believe what has happened to his hometown of Joplin, Mo. Huge parts of it are gone, the work of the most devastating tornado in the United States in decades.READ MORE
GCU Staffers Brighten the Day at Veteran Home
For T.J. Montoya, a finance counselor in GCU’s Military Division, visiting the VA Medical Center and Arizona State Veteran Home is close to his heart. Montoya’s grandfather was a veteran who spent time there, and he would bring his daughters to visit him often. “It’s my way of giving back to those who have served,” Montoya says. “I came with GCU last year for Memorial Day and I’d like to come again next year — make it a tradition. These people have given us so much, and they deserve so much more.”READ MORE
Slideshow: GCU’s Military Division Salutes Vets at VA Center
GCU’s Military Division turned out in force Wednesday morning for a pre-Memorial Day visit to the VA Medical Center in central Phoenix, distributing coffee, doughnuts and American flags to veterans.
Memorial Day recognition of veterans has become a tradition at GCU, and Senior Vice President Bart Burkert said it’s a highlight for the division.
It’s an Online Life for Military Couple From Kansas
For many, Memorial Day is just another holiday. A day to barbecue, hang out at the pool and enjoy not having to be at work. But for those who have served in the armed forces, the day means something else.
GCU has a variety of active and veteran military students taking classes on campus and online. For two online master’s students, husband and wife Chris and Janice Voeller of Kansas, Memorial Day has a special meaning that only those who have put their lives on the line could possibly understand.
Cheer, Dance Teams Set for 2011-12 Year
GCU’s cheer and dance teams have been chosen for 2011-12, after recent tryouts that drew more than 70 applicants. “We could not be happier with the turnout,” said Emily Stephens, GCU’s cheer coach. “It really shows how much the interest level in our programs is growing.”READ MORE