Archive for March, 2016

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Caring and candy the prizes in Canyon Cares Easter hunt

March 22, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau Once a year, Grand Canyon University transforms into a wondrous, worship and egg-laden place where children from the community come to fill their purple and pink baskets with Easter treasures. The family friendly, annual Canyon Cares Easter event this past Saturday offered musical worship and arts and crafts in addition to the fun-filled egg hunt.  

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‘Lunch and Learn’ message: Build wealth, share it

March 21, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

The Integration of Faith, Learning and Work “Lunch and Learn” Friday at Ethington Theatre offered two talks about the relationship between God and building wealth. GCU President Brian Mueller and Dr. Joshua Greever of the College of Theology told faculty that God in fact commands us to build wealth honestly, but we must not steal from the wealth of others and must share our prosperity with the needy.

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McDonald’s marketer gives students meaty advice

March 18, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Master’s students in the Colangelo College of Business heard from another authoritative speaker Thursday: Dean Barrett, the former global marketing officer for McDonald’s. Barrett gave them valuable advice on how to put together marketing plans and the importance of working with people.

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Antelope Intros: Alysse Reyes and Taylor Johnsen

March 18, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

This week’s Antelope Intros feature two enthusiastic enrollment counselors, one who works in Peoria and the other from Tempe. One values good food, the other good music, and they have one major thing in common: They’re happy to be here.

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Lopes defeat Jackson State, advance to CIT quarterfinals

March 18, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau The GCU men’s basketball team hadn’t used a full-court press all season, but it had to do something to counteract Jackson State’s slowdown offense. So the Lopes stepped up the pressure, unnerved the visitors and rolled to a 64-54 victory Thursday night at GCU Arena in the second round of the CollegeInsider.com Tournament. They’ll play in the quarterfinals next week against an opponent to be determined.  

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Grand total, grander feats of 100,000+ alumni

March 17, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

GCU has surpassed the 100,000 mark in alumni, and the accomplishments of that special group continue to resonate around the world. Here’s the story of what some of them have done and why people who hire them consistently put their resumes in the “yes” pile.

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Tech is the trend among Canyon Challenge finalists

March 17, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

The 11 finalists in the Canyon Challenge entrepreneurial competition, not surprisingly, are mostly centered on tech ideas. The five finalists will be announced Wednesday, and the finals are scheduled for April 13 in the Arena.

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Magic begins behind the scenes in ‘Seussical’

March 16, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Oh, the sets they’re designing for “Seussical,” the final performance of the school year by the College of Fine Arts and Production. GCU Today looks behind the scenes to see how they do it in this story.

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From start to finish, Brown’s Chapel talk is direct

March 15, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

The opening was long but captivating. The ending was succinct and direct. And throughout his 30-minute talk Monday morning, Chris Brown of North Coast Church in Vista, Calif., once again showed his Chapel audience why he’s such an effective communicator.

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GCU nursing college hosts Kenyan guests

March 15, 2016 / by / 1 Comment

By Jeannette Cruz GCU News Bureau Margaret Kigen bustles into Grand Canyon University’s Health and Wellness Center at exactly 7:30 a.m. and looks at her schedule. She has dreamed for years of being a nurse practitioner, and she considers her presence at the university God-given. However, her job at the Center is only a portion of her vision. Kigen has spent four years establishing a relationship with government officials and educational institutions in Kenya focusing on ways to improve conditions and access to health care in her home county of Uasin Gishu — which is why Kigen walked with an optimistic smile Monday as she led a handful of Kenyan tourists through the University. Kigen was 33 when she arrived at GCU from Kenya to pursue an education in nursing. Having studied at GCU and having earned her degree in 2010, Kigen said she saw what it meant to have and provide well-rounded care. “When you look at the campus as a whole, there is intellect, there is physical demand, there is rigorous training and in between all of that, there is also room for spirituality,” Kigen said. “GCU has made me the caring and community-focused person that I am today […]

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