Archive for March, 2014

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Cancer’s cutting edge: Molecular medicine could help customize treatment for children

March 07, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

By Janie Magruder GCU News Bureau A thief lives in the home of every child with cancer. It steals play dates from the little girl too drained to go outside, favorite ice cream from the teenager too nauseous to keep it down and carefree days from siblings whose parents are barely surviving the cruel journey thrust on their family. It holds hostage happiness, promotes job loss, wrecks marriages and wipes out bank accounts. All this, and yet the ultimate crime of cancer is even more unjust. At its worst, cancer robs a child of nearly 70 years of life. “I think cancer is pretty lousy no matter what age you are,” said Dr. Robert Arceci, medical director of the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Phoenix Children’s Hospital, a beneficiary of the March 8 GCU Foundation Run to Fight Children’s Cancer. “But children’s cancer is a horrible thing. The profound trauma and tragedy of cancer in the very young is that it reverses the age progression. It cuts people short.” Childhood cancer must be caught earlier, treated better and, ultimately, eradicated, and the way to do that is to understand it. Arceci and other prominent oncologists are working to unlock […]

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It’s time to step it up in GCU Walking Challenge

March 06, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Fitness campaign will start Monday and continue through May 10, with employees encouraged to walk 10,000 steps a day.

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Student Spotlight dance has talent, message

March 06, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Choreographer Brianna Macias made a powerful statement with “Silent Screams,” her piece on the issue of human trafficking.

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Slideshow: Student Spotlight Dance Concert

March 06, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Highlights from the Student Spotlight Dance Concert in Thunderground on March 5.

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Jenna Pearson overcomes injury, makes impact

March 05, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

She’s the only senior on the men’s and women’s basketball teams to have played all four years at GCU, starting and finishing her career in Antelope Gym.

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Haitian choreographer a lesson in perseverance

March 05, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Jeanguy Saintus brought his unique style, rooted in Haitian culture, to GCU as the dance program’s artist-in-residence for the spring semester.

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Chapel: Learning patience in an irascible world

March 04, 2014 / by / 1 Comment

Patience is a virtue in today’s world as we struggle to wait for the Lord’s work in our lives, Dean of Students Pastor Tim Griffin told a Chapel audience on Monday.

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Canyon Challenge finalists gear up for ‘Sharks’

March 04, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Five have made the final cut in the third annual entrepreneurial competition and will make live presentations on March 27.

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Cancer run aims to draw 3,000, raise $100,000

March 04, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Nearly 3,000 people, running or walking, in strollers or wheelchairs, are expected to attend the fourth GCU Foundation Run to Fight Children’s Cancer on campus. The goal is to elevate awareness of childhood cancer, the leading cause of death by disease among children ages 14 and younger, and to raise $100,000 for two charities that support childhood cancer patients, survivors and their families.

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Slideshow: TobyMac’s Hits Deep Tour

March 03, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by campus photographer Darryl Webb from GCU Arena concert of Feb. 28:

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