Archive for January, 2015

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Chapel: What is your response to God?

January 13, 2015 / by / 1 Comment

Albert Tate of Fellowship Monrovia in Monrovia, Calif., lit up the Arena on Monday morning with a Chapel talk filled with humor and passion. Tate used a series of stories to describe what John 3:16 means to him.

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‘Wicked’ performer steps into residency at GCU

January 12, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

By Janie Magruder GCU News Bureau Students in Grand Canyon University’s dance program will benefit from the expertise and experience of two guest artists this semester, beginning today with a weeklong residency by Los Angeles-based Amy Michele Allen. Guest artists are invited to the University to expand students’ knowledge, skill and cultural perspective, said Leanne Schmidt, a College of Fine Arts and Production faculty member who teaches a variety of dance classes. The residency program also gives students opportunities to network with professional dancers, choreographers and educators, Schmidt said. The guest artists this semester will teach master classes and create an original work with the students that will be performed at the Spring Dance Concert on April 17-18. At the head of the class this week is Allen, who has performed musical theatre works of such notable choreographers as Bob Fosse, Agnes de Mille, Susan Stroman, Gower Champion and Michael Bennett. She also danced in the first national tour of “Wicked” and has performed on the National Geographic Channel and the Holland America Line and at Tokyo DisneySea. Allen, who is professionally trained in jazz, classical ballet, tap, modern dance, hip-hop and musical theatre, studied at the River North Chicago Dance Company and Giordano Dance Chicago […]

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Girl Scouts begin 2015 cookie campaign at GCU

January 12, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau Girl Scouts from the Arizona Cactus-Pine Council and their families brought an assortment of cookies to GCU Arena Saturday evening to launch their 2015 cookie campaign. The girls had fun making signs and selling more  1,500 boxes of their yummy goodies, including two new varieties, and there were plenty of smiles to go around.

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Antelope Intros: Khai Robinson and John Williams

January 08, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Antelope Intros is back after taking a break over the holidays, and this week’s installment features a new employee with a gift for song and another who played college football at Washington State but is a passionate fan of a prominent program in the Midwest.

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Men’s volleyball vs. USC in Arena

January 08, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau The Lopes took on the Trojans of USC Wednesday evening in front of a pumped-up crowd in GCU Arena. Here are photos of the action.  

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Spiritual Life, Theology blogs get the word out about GCU

January 07, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

New blog sites for Spiritual Life and the College of Theology debuted this week, giving faculty and staff another way to connect with students. Blogs for other colleges at the University are in the works.

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Chapel: Mueller calls for Biblical leadership

January 06, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

The first Chapel of the new semester was an opportunity to recharge the campus after the winter break, and GCU President/CEO Brian Mueller provided the proper spark with a talk that challenged students to think big — and we mean really big. Mueller said the key to solving issues is an emphasis on Biblical leadership.

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Launch of MercyMe’s 2015 tour at GCU prompts marriage proposal

January 05, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU senior Makayla Phelps attended the Lopes basketball game on Sunday afternoon with her boyfriend, Nathaniel Brown, not suspecting what would happen a couple hours later during the MercyMe concert on the Quad. The senior business management major, who has been dating Brown for about five months, thought something was a little odd in that her dad, Kevin, had brought a camera to the game, which he never does, and that her mom, Julie, took Phelps purse and other items from her arms when Brown asked her to approach the stage with him. Once there, Brown, a 2014 GCU alumnus, got down on one knee and asked Phelps to marry him as MercyMe played its lovely song, “Beautiful.” Phelps was presented with a MercyMe You’re Beautiful T-shirt and a copy of the band’s CD on which the song is recorded, along with her great-grandmother’s engagement ring. A class act on Brown’s part, and Phelps said … yes.  

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GCU faculty: Going the distance, making a difference

January 05, 2015 / by / 1 Comment

Fall semester at GCU was a time of great growth — in students, courses, programs and learning — and as GCU hosts its first winter commencement this afternoon for about 700 traditional graduates, GCU Today takes the opportunity to celebrate the University’s stellar faculty. They have gone beyond the call of duty to assist students inside their classrooms and outside of them, too, dedicating many extra hours, evenings and weekends to student success. Click here to read stories about several of them.

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GCU set for Maryvale Golf Course redevelopment

January 02, 2015 / by / 1 Comment

The chilly weather did little to deter local golfers, GCU staffers and city officials from turning out this morning for the official groundbreaking at Maryvale Golf Course. GCU purchased the municipal course in October and signed a 30-year operating agreement with the city to redevelop and redesign it as both the home course for GCU’s golf teams, but also as a community golf hub to attract people to west Phoenix. GCU Today has a story about how the partnership came together and what the University has in store for the popular, affordable 1960’s-era course.

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