Archive for October, 2015

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Online student juggles jobs, coursework with dispatch

October 14, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Sandra Seelhammer of Faribault, Minn., is showing how a degree in Christian studies can be utilized in the working world, and she certainly has a world of work: She’s a mom, an emergency dispatcher and a coordinator for multi-agency response strategies to domestic violence crimes. Yet she still is on course to graduate with honors.

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Havocs ready to shout their support for community

October 13, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Those zany, exuberant Havocs will take some of their frenzied energy and focus it on five community organizations handling problems ranging from homelessness and hunger to chronic illness and animal welfare. “It’s a win, win, win,” said Christina Wagner, GCU Arena marketing manager.

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Mittelberg’s talk puts the blitz on atheism

October 13, 2015 / by / 5 Comments

Mark Mittelberg is a top Christian author and apologist, and he has 20 reasons why it’s illogical to deny the existence of God. The design of the universe, and everything in it, down to the cells in our bodies, is so complex, Mittelberg said, there has to be an “Intelligent Designer” behind it. He laid out those reasons at Chapel Monday morning and, later that evening, at a meeting of the Defenders Club at GCU.

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Steinberg is on the money with talk to GCU sports business students

October 12, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Story by Rick Vacek Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau The first thing that strikes you about Leigh Steinberg is his genuine curiosity about every facet of the sports world. The second thing is that he’s genuine, period. So when Colangelo School of Sports Business students at Grand Canyon University got to hear the legendary “Jerry Maguire” sports agent Friday as he shared stories, rattled off numbers and waxed philosophic about his 40-plus years in the business, it was a firsthand glimpse into what they need to start acquiring. Show me the money? Show me the knowledge. “The thing we say to students a lot is, no matter what you do, know what’s going on,” said Dr. Brian Smith, director of the School of Sports Business. “He really, really knows what’s going on, and he has an eye toward the future that’s really remarkable.” Smith saw that right away Friday when he picked up Steinberg to bring him to campus. The agent was on fire about a story about college football coaches’ salaries that had appeared in USA Today. Upon his arrival, it didn’t take long before that enthusiasm had the overflow audience, which included University administrators, in rapt […]

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In the spotlight: COFAP dancers produce pieces rooted in Scottish lore and Greek mythology

October 12, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s talented dance students will be running the show at both Fall Student Spotlight Dance Concerts, scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday in Thunder Alley. They have choreographed and will be dancing, lighting the stage and managing the details for the College of Fine Arts and Production’s dance department first performances of the year. Read more about two of the dancers, a Scottish senior and a freshman who imbued Greek mythology into her piece, in this GCU Today story.

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GCU students swarm Arena, Lopes Way for Midnight Ma-a-a-adness III

October 12, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau The “Star Wars” franchise has nothing on Midnight Madness III at Grand Canyon University, where Friday night a mix of galactic lights, music and enthusiasm transported the Arena to an otherworldly place. And after the show, during which the Lopes men’s and women’s basketball teams were introduced and their coaches showed up in a rather unusual way, the crowd, including tons of parents here for Family Weekend, congregated on Lopes Way well past the midnight hour.

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Antelope Intros: Laurie Merrill and Lance Hyden

October 09, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

This week’s Antelope Intros feature a writer from New Jersey and a former Marine who’s a published author. But both have interests far beyond putting words together.

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Construction update: New projects affect parking

October 08, 2015 / by / 1 Comment

New fences have sprung up around campus with work on three more buildings — a second engineering building and two new apartment complexes — set to begin. That, in turn, has resulted in the closure of two parking lots. Get the details on all the latest construction and parking news in this GCU Today story.

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For GCU officer, saving lives is second nature

October 08, 2015 / by / 1 Comment

Public Safety Officer Matthew Grupe risked his own life in an Aug. 7 fire to save a man who had been asleep. This morning, he was awarded a medal for using quick actions and putting aside his own safety to save the life of another. “He disregarded his own safety,” said GCU Public Safety Commander Kirk Fitch, who awarded Grupe the rare medal during a brief ceremony.

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Sneak peek: From baguette duels and bucket heads to prison stripes and big belly laughs, ‘Scapin’ all fun and games

October 08, 2015 / by / 1 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau The College of Fine Arts and Production at Grand Canyon University will present “Scapin,” a zany adaptation of a 17th century comedy in Ethington Theatre this weekend and Oct. 16-18. You’ll want to see it at least twice, so hurry to buy tickets here. Here’s an early look from dress rehearsal.  

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