Archive for November, 2014

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Men’s basketball team sprints to exhibition victory over Western New Mexico

November 07, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau The first game at expanded GCU Arena was loud, of course, and the Lopes gave the big crowd what it wanted by pulling away to a 74-47 victory over Western New Mexico in an exhibition game Thursday night. The teams were tied at halftime before GCU dominated the second half.                  

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Antelope Intros: Mike Vaught, Michele Sioredas and Rich Warnol

November 07, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

In honor of the opening of the basketball season, this week’s Antelope Intros are about new employees who have ties to athletics — a top administrator, the wife of a coach and a club coach.

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Outdoor wrestling at GCU

November 06, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau The big wrestling mat might have looked a little odd in front of the Student Union, but putting the annual Purple vs. Black meet there for the lunchtime crowd to see was a hit Wednesday. The mat was surrounded with so many onlookers, extra seating had to be brought in.          

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Men’s basketball home games devoted to charity

November 05, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

A good little thing has become a great big thing. This season, instead of having a handful of men’s basketball games devoted to charitable causes, virtually every game will benefit a local organization. It’s all about giving back to the community, and GCU Today has the story on how this became a staple for the University.

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Holocaust survivor shares powerful story of hope

November 04, 2014 / by / 3 Comments

Grand Canyon University has a rare opportunity Wednesday to hear from a woman who lived through history and survived the Nazi genocide of the Holocaust. Magda Herzberger, an 88-year-old Romanian who lives in Fountain Hills, will share her story of faith and survival in World War II death camps during an 11:15 a.m. presentation at the Library on the fourth floor of the Student Union. The author and poet was a teenager when she saw her native country poisoned by the violent anti-Semitism that led to the horrors of Hitler’s Final Solution. She’ll also be signing copies of her book, “Survival,” after the presentation.

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Chapel: This talk has resounding message

November 04, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Warren Stewart Jr. of Church of the Remnant in south Phoenix didn’t mince words at Chapel on Monday morning. In a booming talk that was passionate and eloquent, he challenged the audience to “make a disturbance in the culture.” He certainly made a disturbance at Chapel. GCU Today has the story.

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Cause a disturbance in the culture: Chapel with Warren Stewart Jr.

November 04, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau Warren Stewart Jr. of Church of the Remnant delivered a passionate and provocative talk in the Chapel service Monday morning in Grand Canyon University Arena.  

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Habitat for Humanity aids GCU employee

November 03, 2014 / by / 1 Comment

Grand Canyon University maintenance worker Kimanuka Nkumbuyinka was gifted a house through a Habitat for Humanity neighborhood revitalization initiative. GCU partnered with Habitat in October to build and/or renovate thousands of homes in the local community.

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Students, families, staff come out for rugby

November 03, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau What’s not to like about Saturday’s inaugural rugby game at GCU? Cool striped shirts on the players, cute kids cheering from the sidelines, a beautiful Arizona sunset, Thundering Heard Pep Band and plenty of rucks.  

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