Archive for April, 2015

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GCU bookstore is moving on to bigger and better things

April 17, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

The old bookstore at GCU is scheduled to be closed in early May and reopen in August at a new, larger location in Prescott Hall. The new outlet will have more of a retail feel and will feature a large selection of GCU apparel and souvenirs as well as well as non-insignia items such as birthday cards.

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Antelope Intros: Sonja Kassube and Charity Norman

April 16, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

In this week’s edition of Antelope Intros, we learn more about an employee who has rekindled an old flame and another who has quickly warmed up to the Valley.

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Career Services Student Worker of the Month: Bailey Lindsey

April 15, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

By Marette Hahn GCU Career Services The customary back-and-forth of “thank you, you’re awesome!” and “no, thank YOU – YOU’RE awesome!” is emblematic of the hard-working and polite nature of junior Bailey Lindsey, April’s Student Worker of the Month at Grand Canyon University. Nominated by her hiring manager, Ricky Bezanson, for her willingness to take on extra projects with a smile and for being a shining example of GCU’s mission, Lindsey has excelled in her student worker position as an accounting specialist. Lindsey’s role in accounting has allowed her to be successful in the classroom and her “three-ish” jobs that take up her free time. In addition to working four days a week at GCU, she also coaches fifth- and sixth-grade girls’ basketball and is doing freelance design work for her summer internship at AudioFlood, based in Pleasant Grove, Utah. Lindsey, whose major is digital design with an emphasis in web design, came to GCU as a pole vaulter on the Lopes track team. After two years as a student athlete, she now is focusing more on academics and her jobs. After graduating, Lindsey hopes to do freelance design work and perhaps own a business. As someone who loves to […]

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GCU dance students step up variety in spring show

April 15, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

As the title suggests, there will be something for everyone at the GCU Ethington Dance Ensemble’s spring concert, “Ballet to Broadway: And Everything in Between,” this weekend. A variety of works, choreographed and performed by faculty and students, will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday in Ethington Theatre. GCU Today has a story with ticket info.

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GCU sponsors Valley teens at world robotics competition

April 14, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

After earning a $500 Grand Canyon University STEM grant to help fuel their passion for robot, a team of four Valley boys known as the “Phoenix Lights” team received some additional support from the University to fund their travels to Louisville, Ky., this week for the 2015 VEX Robotics World Championships. GCU Today has a story about how the University’s Alliance Program for Homeschool Achievement (ALPHA) has stepped up to help foster STEM passion with the Phoenix Lights boys and others.

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Worship Songwriters Showcase

April 14, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau Students from the Center for Worship Arts at Grand Canyon University gathered Monday night in Thunderground for the second Worship Songwriters Showcase, which featured eight new songs. The performers and their song titles: Katie Schmitz: “My Dear One” Angel Morris: “Over and Over” Seth Gosch: “Lord Have Your Way” Chloe Langford: “I’m Set Free” Haley Hodge and Hannah Mount: “Eden” Sarynne Earls: “Waves” Karina Torres with Sarynne Earls: “Coming Closer” Ben Sweet: “Desolation”    

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Harmony is the key to 1st Worship Arts EP

April 13, 2015 / by / 1 Comment

The College of Theology’s Center for Worship Arts program is releasing its first EP on Tuesday, and the story behind one of the songs, “Follow You,” is one of great collaboration and divine intervention. The fact that Desiree Aguilar and Jessi Sams both wound up at GCU is amazing; the way they landed in the Worship Arts program and became friends is almost beyond comprehension.

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Graduates regaled at GCU Senior Dinner

April 10, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

The first Senior Night at GCU was a big moment Thursday for nine students and eight faculty/staff members, who were among a crowd of 450 in the Arena. The student award recipients were selected by University leadership in the areas of academics, athletics and student affairs and for their service, faith and spirit. The faculty and staff received awards for positively impacting students.

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Class of 2015 shines at GCU Senior Dinner

April 10, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau More than 450 graduating seniors, faculty members and guests gathered in the GCU Arena Thursday for the inaugural Senior Dinner, hosted by the Alumni Relations Office. Awards for to outstanding students, faculty and staff were given, and words of wisdom by President/CEO Brian Mueller, Phoenix sports business icon Jerry Colangelo and others were shared.  

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Antelope Intros: Charmaine Hill and Brad Leonard

April 10, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

This week’s Antelope Intros feature a new employee who has an interesting cousin and one who has a curious way of using his head. They have two things in common: their love of GCU and the outdoors.

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