Archive for October, 2015

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Buffoonery blusters through Ethington with ‘Scapin’

October 08, 2015 / by / 1 Comment

Don’t let the possibly unfamiliar title of the College of Fine Arts and Production’s newest play keep you away from Ethington Theatre this weekend or next. “Scapin,” an adaptation of a 350-year-old French comedy, will twist your funny bone and split your sides from the opening lines to curtain call. We recommend you bring tissues to mop the tears that will be streaming from your face. Click here to read more about the show (and to learn to pronounce “Scapin’) and don’t miss University photographer Darryl Webb’s photos from Wednesday’s dress rehearsal.

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October proclaimed Dyslexia Awareness Month

October 06, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Joining Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey in declaring Dyslexia Awareness Month is (second from left) Rebekah Dyer, an assistant professor in the Grand Canyon University College of Education, who is vice president of the Arizona branch of the International Dyslexia Association.

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Ministry Forum delves into Scripture on the topic of baptism

October 06, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

What does the Bible say about whether babies should be baptized or whether the sacrament should wait until after an individual can profess his or her faith and join the body of Christ? As four faculty members from the GCU College of Theology pointed out during a Ministry Forum on campus Monday, a definitive Biblical answer is not available. The debate on paedobaptism (infant baptism) and credobaptism (believer’s baptism) continues.

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Enough with the excuses, God says: Follow Me!

October 06, 2015 / by / 1 Comment

Jonah denied God’s wishes, doing an end run around Nineveh, and look where that got him?, Pastor Travis Hearn pointed out to a full GCU Chapel audience Monday morning. In challenging students and staff to get off their duffs and follow Jesus, Hearn admitted that path may not be easy. “The most dangerous prayer is whatever You want me to do and wherever you want me to go, I’m Yours,” he said. But, Hearn concluded, “When you give everything to God, He’s going to give everything back to you in ways that you never dreamed or imagined.”

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GCU strengthens ties to breast cancer fight

October 05, 2015 / by / 1 Comment

Among the thousands of people who plan to participate a walk to benefit breast cancer patients, families and research later this month are GCU employees Woody and Allison Mason, who have been on a long cancer journey of their own. Woody’s identical twin, Dilon, is a three-time cancer survivor who got a new lease on life, thanks to his brother’s donation of stem cells, and Allison has been there every step of the way. GCU Today has a story about them that includes GCU’s heart for the walk and how you can sign up.

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Lopes love spreads through neighborhood during Serve the City event

October 05, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau Nearly 300 Grand Canyon University students wielded hammers, hoes, shovels, paint brushes and other tools Saturday during Serve the City. There was no shortage of purple power as the students worked at 10 Habitat for Humanity sites to help homeowners improve their property. Along with staff and volunteers, the students worked up a sweat and had a great time.      

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New faculty members add to academic rigor, momentum of CSET program

October 02, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

CSET’s faculty grew by nine members this fall as its student enrollment rose to more than 2,800 students. Dr. Jon Valla, the new assistant dean, is playing a role in transitioning GCU to a strong research facility. GCU Today has the story.

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Tucson campus opens ARC

October 02, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

A variety of GCU supporters helped celebrate the opening of the new Antelope Reception Center in Tucson this week with a ribbon cutting, tours and refreshments. Soon, courses through the College of Education will be offered there. Posing with Thunder are, from left, Taylor Borane, University development manager, Ian Flores, regional director of operations, and Britt Chandler, associate vice president, College of Education. (Photos courtesy of Kari McCrane)         

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Antelope Intros: Lesley Ellison and Jerome Robinson

October 02, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

This week’s Antelope Intros feature two big sports fans who can’t get enough of all sorts of games. But their attitudes about more important things in life — faith and a positive outlook — are truly a home run. And check out how fast one family grew in five months.

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