Archive for October, 2014

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Faith a resounding theme for new choral season

October 22, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

The strengthing of and reliance upon faith during tough times is a key theme of the 2014-15 choral series in the College of Fine Arts and Production’s music department. The series begins Thursday evening with the Masterworks Concert I, and GCU Today has a preview here.

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Chapel: Don’t let fear bury you … or your talents

October 21, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Jon Demeter of the Ultimate Training Camp used his Chapel talk Monday morning to address how detrimental fear can be in our lives. While fear sometimes protects us, Demeter used the parable of the three servants in Matthew 25 to show how important it is to use our talents and not bury them out of fear.

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Bury your fears, shine your talents: Chapel with Jon Demeter

October 21, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Jon Demeter of the Ultimate Training Camp used the parable in Matthew 25 to urge Chapel attendees to not bury their talents out of fear.  

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GCU supports NAMI walk

October 21, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Students and faculty in Grand Canyon University’s College of Nursing and Health Care Professions and counseling program participated in Saturday’s walk to support the National Association on Mental Illness (NAMI) in downtown Phoenix. The student nurses were doing community volunteer work for their psychiatric nursing course, while the counseling students wanted to show their support of NAMI’s work, which includes raising money to increase awareness, research and treatment of mental illness. The 10th annual NAMI walk was held on the grounds of the Arizona State Capitol.

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Students get taste of entrepreneurial spirit

October 21, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Colangelo College of Business students got some valuable insights Monday from three local entrepreneurs representing the Camelback Society, a group of Christian businessmen. In the first meeting of the Dean’s Speaker Series, the businessmen shared their wit and wisdom while explaining how they became successful in their startups.

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Midnight Madness Fever at GCU

October 20, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau GCU Arena was transformed into the most rad disco of all at Friday evening’s Midnight Madness Fever, where the men’s and women’s basketball teams and coaching staffs were introduced. Rumor has it Coach Dan Majerle, dressed in a white leisure suit and chunky-heeled shoes, was John Travolta‘s dance double in “Saturday Night Fever.”    

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Boom! Pluck! Toot! GCU bands ready for new season

October 17, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s band program has been growing in stature and size since director Paul Koch took over two years ago, and this year is adding a Guitar Ensemble to its repertoire. The first concert of the 2014-15 season, “Java and Jazz” with the Thunder Big Band, is 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Student Union.

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Antelope Intros: Brittney Spackman, Meghan Foley and Ashley Norton

October 17, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

This week’s Antelope Intros feature three new employees who demonstrate different types of commitment — a woman who married her junior high school sweetheart, another who fell in love with GCU after she came here mainly to play volleyball and one who left a hot advertising job to find her purpose with GCU.

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Time is right for Vaught to come to GCU

October 16, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Mike Vaught, GCU’s new vice president of athletics, was greeted by a huge turnout of athletes and administrators Wednesday morning at the Arena. It’s one of those hiring moments where things came together in concert: Vaught and his wife, Karri, said the timing of the opportunity is ideal for them, and President/CEO Brian Mueller knew right away that Vaught was his choice.

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GCU names Mike Vaught as VP of Athletics

October 15, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

By Rick Vacek GCU News Bureau An administrator who specializes in leadership, relationships and sponsorships is coming to Grand Canyon University to continue the quest for championships in NCAA Division I. Mike Vaught was introduced as vice president of athletics on Wednesday morning during a press conference in GCU Arena. He takes over a program looking to build on a successful first year in its transition to the highest level of collegiate competition. “Our vision for the athletic department is to be top 25 in everything we do,” Vaught said. “We’ll put a plan in place to get there and take the steps necessary to achieve that, whether that’s how we cut the grass or have student-athletes winning championships. We’ll have three goals for our student-athletes: graduate, win championships and be good role models. If we do those, we will produce future leaders for society, great husbands and wives, and moms and dads.” As deputy director of athletics at Southern Methodist University from 2006 to 2012, Vaught helped a football program that received the NCAA “death penalty” in 1987 end a 25-year bowl drought with four straight postseason appearances. He had a hand in the hiring of two highly respected coaches, […]

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