Archive for June, 2015

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Relationships, faith grow in M.Div. residency

June 09, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

The first residency for the new master of divinity program in the College of Theology was a resounding success as 21 online students from all over the country met in Phoenix to share life stories and build new relationships. Some of the participants were amazed by how the group bonded in such a short time.

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Cancer researcher Dr. Robert J. Arceci dies in traffic accident

June 09, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Photo by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau Dr. Robert J. Arceci, pictured here with a tiny cancer survivor at the 5th annual GCU Foundation Run to Fight Children’s Cancer last March, died Monday morning from injuries he sustained in a traffic accident in Scottsdale. Arceci was a dedicated and brilliant childhood cancer researcher at Phoenix Children’s Hospital and the inspiration for the “White Cell Rock,” a dance that medical professionals, first responders and others learned and performed to improve the spirits of children with cancer.

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Happy campers hoop it up for the love of the game

June 08, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Signups are way up for the summer basketball camps at GCU, but it’s not too late to enroll your kids if they’d like to participate. The camps are filled with all sorts of fun exercises and activities.

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Antelope Intros: Tennille Feldbush and Jason Linders

June 05, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

This week’s Antelope Intros feature an online teacher who got turned on to GCU while working in Idaho and a new member of the athletics department whose favorite sport while growing up in Southern California might surprise you.

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From fish flop to flamenco, dance camp appeals to teens

June 05, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Teenagers from California and Arizona are enjoying GCU’s first “Summer Dance Intensive,” a residential camp that imparts knowledge and training in a variety of genres and gives students a peek at campus life. Studio time, pool time and pizza time, so far, have not disappointed, and spots remain in next week’s camp. GCU Today has the story.

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Campus Love: Church partnership creates jobs

June 04, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Story by Cooper Nelson GCU News Bureau Grand Canyon University’s five-point plan to improve the local neighborhood was a Godsend to John Ramos, executive pastor of Love International Ministries, a primarily Hispanic congregation with 3,500 members just a mile east of campus next to the 27th Avenue Office Complex. For years, Ramos and his father Juan, the head pastor, had wanted to partner with GCU to help the church’s mission of ministering in the surrounding neighborhood and trying to reduce poverty and crime. The elder Ramos moved the bilingual church that had operated in the family’s home to its current location in 1992 to better reach the Hispanic community. Love made an immediate impact, and is now one of the largest Hispanic churches in the country. GCU was an ideal partner to make additional positive changes. GCU President/CEO Brian Mueller launched his five-point plan last year, which included working to lower crime in the Canyon Corridor and partnering with neighborhood churches to employ local residents in University jobs. The first three employees in that partnership have started working at GCU. John Ramos said the missions and Christian values of GCU and Love are a good marriage. “Grand Canyon is a world-class organization and has become not only a partner to us but a friend,” said Ramos, who grew up […]

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GCU dance duo earns scholarships for major summer program at Duke

June 04, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Dance education majors Monique Streety and Nicole Mayes are packing their bags for Durham, N.C., where they will spend most of the summer at the American Dance Festival’s Six Week School on the campus of Duke University. Founded in 1934 in Vermont, the ADF has been called “one of the nation’s most important institutions” by The New York Times. Streety and Mayes, who were encouraged to apply by dance faculty member Leanne Schmidt, say in this GCU Today story that they will soak up all they can and bring it home to share with their classmates.

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Building 9 showed the power of a utility player

June 03, 2015 / by / 2 Comments

Building 9, that little tan building on the west side of campus, served a number of roles in its nearly 60 years. As it’s prepared for demolition to make way for the new soccer stadium, GCU Today takes an “if these walls could talk” look at what life in Building 9 was like and how at one time it was the go-to place for students and faculty alike for one simple reason that tasted oh so good.

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STEM summer camps could be career-builders

June 02, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

After hosting its STEM Saturdays events this school year, GCU is hosting local students on campus beginning Monday for a series of STEM summer camps designed to expose science-minded young people to the essentials of computer programming, engineering, robotics and other STEM areas. GCU Today has more about the intimate, hands-on, four-day events and their potential impact in the lives of students.

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