Archive for August, 2011

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On a Too-Hot Day, Nothing’s Cooler Than Move-In

August 25, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

Move-In Day, months in the planning and the object of more strategy than a Pentagon briefing, was pronounced a success Thursday by the front-line generals who oversaw its military-like precision. GCU students, faculty and staff were the gray-shirted troops that efficiently and enthusiastically welcomed new students and their families to campus — no small task amid an assortment of construction projects on a sweltering August day.

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Move-In Day Shows GCU at Its Caring Best

August 25, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

I remember my own experience moving into the dorms at Arizona State University as a freshman on a hot August day nine years ago. It was just me and my mom, and I was lucky enough to be assigned to the third floor — the third floor in an older building with no elevator. We carried my belongings up three flights of stairs, making several trips. There were a few student leaders wandering around, offering their services, but for the most part we did it all on our own. In short, it was nothing like Move-In at GCU.

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Where to Eat? Campus Now Has Several Options

August 24, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

With the opening of Thunder Alley and the Arena, there will be several on-campus dining options this fall. Here’s the full list, with regular hours of operation and other pertinent details: ● Student Union cafeteria: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mon-Fri, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sat-Sun. Grill closed tomorrow, Friday and Saturday. For the daily menu: www.gcu.edu/menu. ● Canyon Café (Building 18, pizza and sandwiches): 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mon-Fri, closed Sat-Sun. ● Mein Bowl (Thunder Alley, Asian cuisine): 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mon-Fri, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sat-Sun. Opening Monday. ● Cobrizo’s (Thunder Alley, Mexican cuisine): 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mon-Fri, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sat-Sun. Opening Monday. ● Jazzman Café (Thunder Alley, coffee shop): 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. Mon-Fri, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sat-Sun. Opening tomorrow. ● Arena (NE concession stand, ground level): 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mon-Fri, closed Sat-Sun except for events. Opening tomorrow.

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GC+You: Choose to Expect Greatness

August 24, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

GC+You is a weekly blog contributed by GCU Dean of Students Tim Griffin and Student Development Director John-Paul Reiger.

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Honors Symposium Makes Call for Papers

August 23, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

GCU students, staff, faculty and alumni are invited to submit papers on the topic of Service for the fall honors symposium sponsored by the Eta Chi Chapter of the national honor society Delta Mu Delta. The deadline for submissions is Oct. 17. The symposium will be held at KBCOB during the week of Dec. 5.

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‘Super Flushers’ Take the Plunge at GCU Arena

August 23, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

It didn’t have quite the drama of a Cape Canaveral space launch, but Monday afternoon’s “super flush” of GCU Arena’s toilets and urinals qualified as a happening nonetheless. Superintendent Neil Baker of Perini Building Co., the Arena’s contractor, counted down via the building’s public-address system, and a simultaneous flush was conducted to ensure that the plumbing was in working order.

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Prayer Walkers Gather, Cover Campus

August 23, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

About 20 staffers participated in Tuesday morning’s prayer walk, which began at the Student Union with an opening prayer by Dean of Students Pastor Tim Griffin. “Only the Lord knows what kinds of opportunities we’ll have to shape lives this year,” Pastor Tim said.

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New Mercury Guard Shares Story at GCU Faith and Family Night

August 23, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

Family and Faith Night featured GCU Pastor Tim Griffin’s interview with Spencer, the newest acquisition of the Mercury. And while the basketball Saturday night was exciting, with the game resulting in a thrilling 87-81 come-from-behind win over San Antonio, Spencer’s calm words of faith put a cap to a fun evening.

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KBCOB Assistant Dean Bids Adieu to GCU

August 22, 2011 / by / 1 Comment

Olivier Bouclier, a gentleman in every respect, can recall an occasion when he might have given a different impression. Bouclier, a native Frenchman with an accent that gives him away, was presenting at the Ken Blanchard College of Business research colloquium. He observed that his business suit seemed out of place amid the casual attire of others. “I said, ‘I need to undress myself,’ when I meant ‘underdress,’” he recalled with a laugh on Friday at a farewell party in the Williams Building on campus.

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Week of Prayer to Mark Start of New Year

August 19, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

GCU will begin a new school year by asking for God’s wisdom and blessing on all of those touched by the University. Prayer Week 2011 will feature an hourlong prayer walk at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, starting in front of the Student Union on campus. “With the tremendous excitement over growth taking place on campus, it is important to remember to give the glory to God for these blessings we receive,” says University Relations Manager Nick Knudson, an organizer of the event. “David said it best in Psalm 127:1: ‘Unless the Lord builds the house, the builders labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the guards stand watch in vain.’ “It is appropriate to pause from the diligence of the work God has given us, to praise Him and seek His favor.” Online students can participate by taking a few minutes to review what those on the walk will pray for: FOR GCU Wisdom for the executive team Impacting the surrounding community God’s protection and direction To be an example for the community Fulfill the GCU mission and vision FOR STUDENTS God to reveal Himself and grow in relationship with students Sexual purity, resistant to sinful temptations Clarity of mind […]

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