Archive for February, 2016

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Chapel speaker uses his minutes wisely with cellphone message

February 09, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Sure, cell phones have become an important part of everyday life, but Jamie Rasmussen of Scottsdale Bible Church used one of his cellular experiences to relay an important message, in his Chapel talk Monday morning, about what’s important in life. “I wonder how much time you and I spend on things that don’t matter,” Rasmussen said.

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Lively Ministry Forum topic: How far does outreach need to reach out?

February 09, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

The second Ministry Forum of the semester Monday had an interesting title: “The Church: Bread of Life or Opiate of the People?” And the discussion proved provocative when the panelists tackled the issue of what helping the poor really entails and how far social justice needs to go to truly make a difference.

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Tempe staffer puts heart into cancer fundraiser

February 08, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

By Jeannette Cruz GCU News Bureau Simple, handmade valentines can go a long way toward generating joy, especially among young cancer patients who are hospitalized and may miss out on exchanging cards with their friends and classmates. That’s what crossed Marissa Rutherford’s mind as she and her young daughters started talking about ways to raise money to help children fighting cancer. Rutherford, an enrollment counselor in the Tempe office of Grand Canyon University, came up with Cupids for Kids!, which will benefit the sixth annual GCU Foundation Run to Fight Children’s Cancer. Scheduled for Saturday, March 12, on the Phoenix campus, the run raises money to support Arizona-based Children’s Cancer Network and Phoenix Children’s Hospital. “We were sitting around the table brainstorming holidays between January and March, and Valentine’s Day was the only holiday in between before Run to Fight,” said Rutherford, a member of the run’s planning committee. “At first we thought about selling roses and chocolates, and then we decided that if we bought all our materials, we could make our own cards.” After learning that other children their ages are battling cancer, Rutherford’s daughters had a bigger idea – they would ask their classmates at Pomeroy Elementary […]

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Antelope Intros: Amanda Shepherd

February 05, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

This week’s edition of Antelope Intros features a Peoria enrollment counselor who embraces a well-rounded social life and whose imagination runs wild as she delves into costumes and different time periods.

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GCU brings Lopes love to NMSU

February 05, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Grand Canyon University had a large contingent of Lopes fans at last night’s men’s basketball game against New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, N.M. A group of alumni and GCU students, including the Havocs, the Thundering Heard Pep Band and members of the cheer and dance teams, were there to add a whole lot of enthusiasm and purple to the game. Check out the photos.  

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Shakespeare’s settings live large in our imaginations

February 04, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

On Wednesday, as a highlight of GCU’s weeklong celebration honoring the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death in 1616, guest lecturer and acknowledged Shakespeare expert Dr. Paul Hartle gave a talk on how the playwright created elaborate settings—using only his words. “Imagination produces the landscape,” Hartle, visiting from St Catharine’s College, Cambridge University, told a rapt audience of 200 students, faculty and staff in GCU’s Ethington Theatre.

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All aboard the bus to NMSU

February 04, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Three busloads of Grand Canyon University Havocs, the Thundering Heard Pep Band and cheer and dance team members hit the road early this morning, bound for Las Cruces, N.M., for tonight’s men’s basketball game against New Mexico State. Check out their smiles!

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Guard’s meek-first Chapel message is well-timed

February 02, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

The message at Chapel Monday morning was about how the meek will inherit the earth, but Ryan Guard’s style is anything but meek. In the GCU grad’s first Chapel talk, his passion and humor played well to an Arena crowd that no doubt will look forward to hearing him again next year.

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Campus expansion will reach even more students

February 01, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Story by Rick Vacek Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau As if a new engineering building and a state-of-the-art recording studio weren’t enough … As if four new residence halls for freshmen, creating a new community called The Grove, weren’t enough … As if expanded and revolutionized food options, in a corridor christened Lopes Way, weren’t enough … Construction schedule Tentative completion times for the 12 projects underway on GCU’s campus and at its 27th Avenue office complex: MARCH: Hotel pool APRIL: Administration building, soccer stadium MAY: Intramural field, sand volleyball and basketball courts between Canyon and Cypress halls SUMMER: Hotel lobby and restaurant AUGUST: Second engineering building, phase 1; phase 2 to be completed shortly after. Also, Agave, Encanto and Roadrunner apartments, and the parking garage at 29th Avenue and Camelback Road NOVEMBER: 27th Avenue office building and parking garage … There are even more construction projects — 12, to be exact — scheduled to be completed this year at Grand Canyon University. (Click here for a slideshow.) And according to Dean of Students Pastor Tim Griffin, the impact of the most important change, a new administration building right in the middle of everything at the intersection of the […]

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Take a tour of GCU construction

February 01, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau Construction projects are in full swing in just about every part of the Grand Canyon University campus and also at its 27th Avenue office and hotel complex. The thwack-thwack-thwack of hammers and whir of saws have become common sounds to anyone walking around, and here are some of the typical sights.  

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