Archive for April, 2012

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Is It Hot Enough Yet for This? Does Anyone Care?

April 17, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

Warmer weather brought about a little water slide merriment on the northwestern corner of the intramural field on Monday afternoon. The event, organized by the fifth-floor residential assistants at Prescott Hall, was open to anyone who wasn’t afraid to get a little wet. “The RAs usually plan events at night, but these particular girls just wanted to do something a little different,” said Nicole Clifton, residential director for Prescott Hall. The first 100-degree day of 2012 could be on the way this weekend.  

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Campus Construction Update: CAS Building About 50 Percent Complete

April 17, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

Four new buildings — the College of Arts and Sciences facility, two residence halls and a parking garage — and four major renovations are on schedule to be completed by the time students arrive on campus in August for the start of the fall semester.

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Canyon Challenge Won by Unique Sports Memorabilia Product

April 16, 2012 / by / 1 Comment

Five finalists were chosen from 44 business plans that were submitted in the inaugural competition. The Fan Post, Wild Horse Coffee and Providence Brewing Company.took the top three places and won cash awards.

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Students Serve the City at Christian Recovery House, Catholic Monastery

April 16, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

Most of the volunteers, including the GCU men’s and women’s basketball teams, settled at the Phoenix Dream Center. The previously run-down motel south of Indian School Road on Grand Avenue houses 300 residents recovering from years of heavy drug use, prostitution and crimes that landed many in prison.

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Ethington Season Goes Out Dancing With Rousing ‘Boy Friend’

April 16, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

The slick choreography of consultant Lynette Kidman Nunez is of Broadway quality, made all the more incredible by the fact that most of the 25 cast members aren’t experienced dancers. And Bill Symington’s set glitters and sparkles like nothing we’ve seen before at Ethington.

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Grammar Bowl Matches Students, Sentences in GCU Arena

April 16, 2012 / by / 1 Comment

Eighth-grader Anna Zeng, 13, of Oro Valley, wins the second installment of the competition, which brought 24 middle-school and high-school students to campus to show their skills at identifying phrases, clauses and types of sentences.

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GCU Presents $40,000 Check to Cancer Charity From March Races

April 13, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

Children’s Cancer Network recently surpassed $100,000 in funding. This year, the organization hopes to expand its programs to reach more childhood cancer patients and their families.

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Need for Student Leaders to Increase With Influx of Campus Residents

April 13, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

About 1,500 students currently live on campus. By this fall, the number climbs to around 3,200. Campus officials already have begun training and organizing dozens of new student leaders to cover the numbers of underclassmen filling two new residence halls.

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Mann, Ely Head to Washington, D.C., for Student Leadership Summit

April 13, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

The National Campus Leadership Council Summit is an opportunity to hear from Washington decision makers on issues such as the national debt, job opportunities, financial aid, educational assistance and environmental policy.

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Sports Panelists Say Flexibility Important to Career Opportunities

April 11, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

Speakers suggest working in minor-league or collegiate sports to learn about the detailed machinery that drives a professional sports franchise.

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