Archive for September, 2015

Tim Beal
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Beal: Nothing defective about how God uses you

September 15, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Tim Beal, college/young adults pastor of Cornerstone Christian Fellowship in Chandler, delivered an unusual but highly effective Chapel talk Monday morning in which he challenged listeners to stop thinking they aren’t good enough to do God’s work. Beal made his point by underscoring how different he looks and sounds and how deficient he feels — and yet God chose him.

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GCU international students visit Grand Canyon

September 15, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Twenty-three Grand Canyon University freshmen international students visited the Grand Canyon for the program’s third annual trip Saturday, organized by Richard Conaway, international student coordinator. GCU’s Office of Spiritual Life paid for breakfast, lunch and gas and Jake Page, director of global missions, Braelyn Armenta, Life Leader coordinator, and alumnus Jeremy Bridges chaperoned. (Photos by Braelyn Armenta and Thomas Lee)    

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CONHCP programs under routine review for re-accreditation

September 14, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

The faculty and staff in GCU’s College of Nursing and Health Care Professions will be busy showcasing their programs this week as individuals from the national and state nursing organizations conduct a routine review for its re-accreditation.

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Gallego visits GCU

September 14, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau U.S. Rep. Ruben Gallego paid a visit Monday morning to speak with the University leaders and to take a campus tour. He complimented GCU for its programs in STEM education and efforts to make education available to Latino students.

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GCU employee, student honored at Hispanic leadership celebration

September 14, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

GCU continued its outreach into the Phoenix Hispanic community Friday, honoring employee Angela Mejia and awarding a $2,500 scholarship to incoming freshman Anahi Ramos of Youngker High at the 25th annual Valle del Sol Profile of Success 2015 Luncheon and Hispanic Leadership Awards Celebration. The award was especially humbling to Mejia, who grew up in poverty in Honduras and is using her position at GCU to help local youth attend college. Read more in this GCU Today story.

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Old Glory waves proudly at GCU 9/11 ceremony

September 11, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau Under an azure sky that mirrored the heavens above New York City on an unforgettable autumn morning 14 years ago, GCU paid tribute Friday morning to the nearly 3,000 people who lost their lives in terrorist attacks on U.S. soil on Sept. 11, 2001. The presentation of the colors, the performance of the national anthem by GCU’s Critical Mass, a prayer by Dean of Students Pastor Tim Griffin and remarks about the U.S. flag’s importance by Dr. Randy Gibb, dean of the Colangelo College of Business, made the commemoration special.

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Air Force officer has commanding presence among CCOB instructors

September 11, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

One of the new online instructors in the Colangelo School of Sports Business is a lieutenant colonel in the Air Force, but that’s just one of a number of impressive roles and accomplishments Mark Clifford has had in his career. Among them was national collegiate boxing champion, and his coach just happened to be Dr. Randy Gibb, dean of the Colangelo College of Business. Read more about Clifford in this GCU Today story.

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Soccer player competes against odds for ‘Idol’ spot

September 11, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Grand Canyon University sophomore Madeline McArthur has always had two dreams — to play soccer for the big leagues, and to sing for the big time. As a Division I soccer player, she has accomplished her first dream. On Tuesday, she will try for her second when she auditions for “American Idol.” Read the story here.

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Antelope Intros: Dr. Lisa Smith and Debbie Accomazzo

September 11, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

This week’s Antelope Intros feature a couple of moms with a capital “M” who like to get outdoors and do fun things. How they found their way to GCU is an interesting story on both counts.

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GCU safety initiative bringing positive changes

September 10, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

By Laurie Merrill GCU News Bureau Parents pushing strollers. Early morning joggers. Homeowners tending their yards. Students eager for school. These are some of the changes taking place in the west Phoenix neighborhood surrounding Grand Canyon University. Thanks in part to GCU’s 3-year-old Neighborhood Safety Initiative, crime prevention in the Canyon Corridor, an area between Interstate 17 and 43rd Avenue and from Bethany Home to Indian School roads, is gaining momentum. Those scenes are anecdotal evidence the initiative is working. FBI crime figures offer further statistical proof. Violent crime decreased 24 percent and property crimes dipped 20 percent during the first six months of 2015 compared to last year. To put that in some context, during the same period, violent crime across Phoenix rose 7 percent and property crime decreased slightly, by 3 percent, according to the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reports. The crime drop in the Canyon Corridor coincides with the launch of a collaboration between the University and the city. “Every single crime area in our community is down … and some are down as much as 50 percent,” said GCU President/CEO Brian Mueller. “Our campus is a very safe place for students. With this initiative, our goal is to […]

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