Archive for March, 2015

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Canyon Challenge finalists have yet another incentive

March 12, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

The Canyon Challenge, scheduled for March 24 in the Arena, will feature five mission-driven businesses trying to impress the five judges, who will include Brian Mueller and Jerry Colangelo. And there’s an addition to the $10,000 in prize money awarded by the judges: People in attendees will be able to vote by text to determine their winner of an extra $3,000.

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Forensic Science Day showcases crime-fighting jobs

March 10, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

It’s not every day that you get to experience how blunt force trauma causes blood spatter patterns that can actually be studied and cataloged to help solve a murder. This morning, more than 1,800 visiting high school students had a shot to learn blood-spatter analysis and other forensic reconstruction techniques as part of Grand Canyon University’s annual Forensic Science Day.

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Entrepreneurship isn’t fail-safe, businessmen tell students

March 10, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

In the final lecture of the school year in the Colangelo College of Business Dean’s Speaker Series, Christian businessmen from the Camelback Society told students what they did at the times they failed in their careers. Brycen Snyder, Aaron Klusman and Ryan House all found themselves out of a job at one point and turned defeat into victory.

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Students to embody the pull of dance at ‘Gravity’ concerts

March 10, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

By Janie Magruder GCU News Bureau The themes of gravity and physics in a tumultuous world of dance will be explored and demonstrated by students in Grand Canyon University’s Dance Department this week. “Gravity,” featuring 12 works by emerging student artists expressing their creative points of view, is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday in GCU’s Thunderground. The Spring Student Spotlight concerts are free and open to the public. A diversity of dance styles is planned representing a range of choreographic aesthetics from contemporary modern to flamenco. Both choreographed and performed by students, the pieces will display students’ myriad and considerable talents, said concert faculty director Bekki Price, a faculty member in the College of Fine Arts and Production. For example, dance major Miguel Acero not only choreographed “Misconception of the unspoken,” a piece that explores roles in dance, he also made the costumes and worked with classmate Catherine Castellanos to compose the music. The concerts likely will provoke a range of emotions, including, most notably in one piece, humor. “Dance majors Michelle Bissonnette and Caitlin Lively will undoubtedly have the audience laughing with their hilarious piece, ‘The pedagogical practices of imagery in the classroom,’ inspired by their experiences preparing […]

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Chapel: Hope of the world is in local churches

March 10, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

GCU graduate Samson Dunn urged Chapel attendees Monday to find a local church if they don’t already have one and make it a front-and-center part of their life. “The local church is the hope of the world,” he said.

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‘Social NOTworking’ week encourages students to ‘disconnect to reconnect’

March 09, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

GCU will host “Social NOTworking,” an weeklong initiative to encourage college students to stop visiting social media sites for a week to reconnect with peers. Social events are scheduled for each day this week.

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Thousands raise awareness of childhood cancer, support young patients at GCU run

March 09, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News  Bureau You couldn’t have asked for a better morning or a more inspirational crowd for the fifth annual GCU Foundation Run to Fight Children’s Cancer Saturday on campus. Dozens of teams representing children who have fought or are fighting cancer came out for the run, which not only increases public awareness of the deadly diseases but also raises money for research and support for children and their families.  

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Childhood cancer community, GCU team up at run

March 07, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

By Janie Magruder GCU News Bureau Childhood cancer is on the run from scientists working round-the-clock to crack its insidious code, but there was no place for the devastating disease to hide Saturday on Grand Canyon University’s Phoenix campus. The fifth annual GCU Foundation Run to Fight Children’s Cancer drew nearly 3,500 people, hundreds of whom donned T-shirts proclaiming love and support for individual kids battling cancer and proudly wore them in the 10K, 5K and cancer survivors’ walk. It was all about kicking cancer to the curb. But sadly, there was no shortage of teams named for the wee warriors: Team Ashton — Team Jonah — Team Yasmeen — Team Olivia — Team Jared — Team Colin — Team Mia — Team Hailey Madison — Team Turtle And on and on. “We have to finish this job that we started a number of years ago,” Dr. Robert Arceci, medical director of the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Phoenix Children’s Hospital, said to a buoyant crowd at the event. “As we always say, ‘Cancer sucks,’ and we’ve got to fix it.” The run raises awareness of pediatric cancer, the leading cause of death by disease among children ages 14 and younger, […]

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Tiny starter for GCU cancer run a comeback kid

March 07, 2015 / by / 2 Comments

Cancer delivered a punch in the gut last spring to Mia Bryant and her family. But the 7-year-old is fighting back, dutifully taking her treatments and medications and looking forward to the GCU Foundation Run to Fight Children’s Cancer on March 7, where she will be the official race starter. GCU Today has a story about the second-grader and her family and information about how you can sign up to participate in or otherwise support the run, an inspirational event that raises money for cancer research and support of children and their families.

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Students push to eradicate hurtful ‘R-word’

March 06, 2015 / by / 1 Comment

More than 220 students contributed to the Grand Canyon University Best Buddies club’s paper chain that’s now hanging in the ground floor hallway at the College of Education as part of a national campaign “Spread the Word to End the Word.”

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