Archive for April, 2016

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Students lead young women’s conference

April 21, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

  Ashley Baugus and Sallie Ausmus, two graduating students from the College of Education, designed and conducted The Gem Conference in Phoenix on April 16. The event, geared toward young adult women seeking community and an opportunity to grow in their faith, was a day of worship and powerful messages.

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Teachers give students a truly educational gift

April 20, 2016 / by / 1 Comment

One preschool director shares three personal pieces of advice for first-year teachers. A principal says that not all of the lessons are in the lesson plan. A teacher shares how networking helps educators go far. It’s all in the first book produced by the College of Education, “Teaching: A Calling of Passion and Purpose,” which is filled with inspirational stories for graduating students.

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GCU’s club scene keeps hitting new heights

April 20, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

The list of clubs and student groups at GCU is as interesting at it is varied — the Havocs cheering section has become nationally known, of course, but the Outdoors Club is just one of the many organizations that have grown in size and stature in similarly dramatic fashion. GCU Today Magazine took an in-depth look at why the club scene is so vibrant and which clubs stand out.

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Majerle’s basketball camps continue to grow

April 20, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Registration is open for the Dan Majerle basketball camps for boys ages 6-14, scheduled for two different weeks in June on campus and a third week at Scottsdale Community College. The number of participants has grown dramatically in the first three years, and many of them keep coming back. “They have a blast,” associate head coach Todd Lee said.

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Program for special-needs kids wins top Honors College Symposium prize

April 20, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

“Making a Difference One Life at a Time,” a program created for special needs children, won first place in the Honors College’s Spring Symposium Showcase. Each team member received $3,000 in scholarships, and there also were scholarship prizes for second and third place.

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GCU Foundation’s Run to Fight Children’s Cancer raises $84K

April 19, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

The hope-filled celebrating after the astonishing Run to Fight Children’s Cance continued with more tears, smiles, laughter and cheers during the Run to Fight Awards Banquet.

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GCU Today Magazine praises Havocs, student clubs

April 19, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

  Three cheers (at least) for the Havocs! You can read all about them and other student groups in the May edition of GCU Today Magazine, which has been distributed around campus and is available online here. It features an inside look at the stunning growth of clubs and student groups on campus the last few years — starting with the national recognition of the Havocs and what makes them special. (Hint: Their spirit extends beyond games.) But there’s much more, including the impact of the Canyon Kids program, the top 10 GCU stories of 2015-16, Grandy Glaze’s gratitude for his one year on the GCU basketball team, what it’s like to be a student intern for Sen. John McCain, and the importance of the new cybersecurity curriculum.

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GCU intramural basketball teams to compete for national title

April 19, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

GCU will have both men’s and women’s basketball teams competing this weekend in the National Intramural Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA) tournament at The Ohio State University. It’s the second consecutive national trip for the men.

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Beauty, grace and athleticism of Spring Dance Concert

April 19, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau Grand Canyon University’s 2016 Spring Dance Concert, “Giving Voice,” featured 34 students doing 10 dances. Their beauty and grace are apparent, but even more awe-inspiring is their athleticism. Check out how high some of these dancers get off the ground and the incredible ways they contort their bodies.  

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Startling idea blooms into new GCU literary review

April 18, 2016 / by / 2 Comments

A dream four years in the making came to reality last week when StartleBloom, a 63-page literary review, was published. The book is filled with about 40 extraordinary, original stories, poems, essays and art, all created by GCU ground and online students. A student editorial board spearheaded the labor of love and GCU’s Marketing Department published the review, which is being distributed today.

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