Archive for January, 2016

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GCU cheerleaders and dancers pose for 2016 calendar

January 13, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

You can support GCU’s cheer and dance teams and at the same time get a glossy 2016 calendar for your wall. Proceeds from the $10 calendars will help pay for the students’ trip to the 2016 UCA & UDA College Cheerleading and Dance Team National Championship, Saturday and Sunday in Orlando, Fla. For details, email Emily Stephens, director of spirit programs and head cheer coach.

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Chapel talk: Knowing God supercedes good deeds

January 12, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Riccardo Stewart, pastor of Redemption Tempe, brought an important message to Chapel Monday morning — that while it’s important to do good deeds, it’s even more important to be in relationship with God. “You and I can do all the religious activities and on the external we can look like we got it, but we really could be in religion and we may not be in relationship with God Himself,” Stewart said.

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Big turnout for Ministry Forum hears discussion on church leadership

January 12, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

The first Ministry Forum of the new semester met Monday night, and a big turnout heard an interesting discussion about the best ways to govern the church. One of the panelists was Dr. John Frederick, worship coordinator of the Center for Worship Arts, and he put it in perspective best when he said, “Every church is messed up because there are people in there.”

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STEM high school students getting VIP campus treatment this week

January 11, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

The 200 high school juniors and seniors visiting campus this week are a shining example of GCU’s goal of attracting students who intend to concentrate on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) classes. The visitors are attending a two-night, VIP, invitation-only GCU Discover event Friday and Saturday that will showcase all things STEM at GCU, and of course, a basketball game. GCU Today has the story.

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Canyon Challenge entry deadline approaching

January 11, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Calling all entrepreneurs: The entry deadline for the Canyon Challenge, the annual competition that awards money to the startup ideas deemed the best, is Feb. 17. The final is scheduled for April 13.

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Lopes beat New Mexico State in a barn burner

January 11, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau Exciting doesn’t begin to describe Saturday night’s win by the Grand Canyon University men’s basketball team over New Mexico State, its nemesis in the Western Athletic Conference. The Lopes (15-2) beat the Aggies, 79-75, ending New Mexico’s 14-game winning streak in WAC play.

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Pay-it-forward scholarships to inspire future grads

January 08, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

What would happen if, on the heels of a neighborhood transformation that has seen a dramatic drop in crimes, a rise in property values and a concerted effort to expand employment and business opportunities, hundreds of west Phoenix high school students were able to get a free college education. And pay it forward to future college students as they went along? GCU has a new initiative, Students Inspiring Students, that aims to do just that.

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Antelope Intros: Janelle Jones and Christen Jamsa

January 08, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

This week’s Antelope Intros feature two new enrollment counselors. These are two people with different stories who are passionate about encouraging others.

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GCU initiative inspiring a new generation of college graduates

January 07, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

GCU is creating a fund in partnership with the Grand Canyon University Scholarship Foundation that will provide 800 full-tuition GCU scholarships, 200 per year starting in fall 2016, to qualified high school seniors.

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Freshman gets experience, scholarship from first Honors College boot camp

January 07, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

By Jeannette Cruz GCU News Bureau Investigating murder scenes, interrogating bad guys and solving crimes in less than 60 minutes – “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” could make anyone jump off the couch into forensic science. And it’s what one faculty member and one student at Grand Canyon University found they had in common when they were paired as a mentor and mentee in the Honors College’s first Personal Academic Boot Camp. Abbie Perzan, a freshman studying forensic science, recently was awarded a $3,000 scholarship from the Honors College after participating in its six-week camp, which partnered students with field experts and mentors. The camp required students to dedicate personal time in workshops, conduct career research and meet one-on-one with professionals in their respective fields of study. Now, after taking plunge into the real-world of forensic science, Perzan has gained further momentum to pursue a career as a forensic scientist. She credits Melissa Beddow, an assistant professor of forensic science in GCU’s College of Science, Engineering and Technology, for helping pave the way. Pair share parallel experiences Liking what she saw on television at a young age, Perzan took biology classes in high school and decided forensic science was for her. At that time, […]

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