Archive for April, 2016

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Run to Fight banquet celebrates race supporters

April 15, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Volunteers, sponsors, race starters and beneficiaries gathered Thursday evening at GCU Golf Course for the first-ever Run to Fight 2016 Superhero Awards Banquet. Debbie Accomazzo, GCU’s community outreach manager and the race director, gave a special thanks to the top fundraising teams for their continuing support of the GCU Foundation Run to Fight Children’s Cancer.

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Run to Fight 2016 Superhero Awards Banquet

April 15, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Jeannette Cruz GCU News Bureau The only thing better than the barbecue dinner Thursday night in the Lope House at Grand Canyon University Golf Course was the cause — the first Run to Fight 2016 Superhero Awards Banquet. And then there was the effect — checks for $42,000 were given to Phoenix Children’s Hospital and the Children’s Cancer Network. Race director Debbie Accomazzo was joined at the podium by this year’s honorary race starter, Emma Kerr, and her sister, Abby.          

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Antelope Intros: Ashley Vavul and Jenna Mann

April 15, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

This week’s edition of Antelope Intros features two creative and heartwarming individuals who strive to be peacemakers through faith, volunteer work and rescuing of furry friends.

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Raffle Boss wins the big prize in Canyon Challenge

April 14, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

The Canyon Challenge was so even Wednesday night, the five entrepreneurial teams that qualified for the finals all won prizes. First place in the judges’ voting went to Raffle Boss, followed by TailSpace and Near. But even though it didn’t make the judges’ top three, Own Wood won the online vote.

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Three GCU teams win prizes in Arizona entrepreneurial event

April 13, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Three Canyon Challenge teams won prizes in the recent Arizona Collegiate Venture Competition, in which GCU participated for the first time. Storage Together was a Silver Level Winner and earned $3,500, and Near and TailSpace both were Copper Level Winners and won $1,500. The latter two are among the five finalists that will be competing in the Canyon Challenge.

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Spring Dance Concert gives voice to value of silence

April 13, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Nearly three dozen dancers will bring the Spring Dance Concert, “Giving Voice,” to life in performances Friday and Saturday at Ethington Theatre. Tickets are still available for the energetic, beautiful moving symphony created by GCU’s talented dancers and their faculty choreographers.

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GCU worship arts students release full album on iTunes

April 12, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

GCU Center for Worship Arts students have produced “Canyon Worship 2016,” featuring 10 contemporary songs, eight of which represent original compositions.

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Parents sing praises of Canyon Worship Showcase

April 12, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

It wasn’t just that the performances were so good Monday night in the Canyon Worship Songwriters Spring Showcase, it was that they were so varied. Students exhibited a variety of musical styles to a big crowd of peers, parents and University leaders, and the effect was palpable. “I was moved the whole night,” one parent said. “It was going through me, around me, coming out of me.”

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Speech and Debate Showcase stirs emotions

April 12, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

In their final Speech and Debate Showcase of the 2015-16 academic year, students presented riveting, provocative topics that reminded the packed audience in the Colangelo College of Business why the three-year-old team has become a national success story. The speeches, performed two days before the team leaves for the National Forensics Association Championships at Ball State University in Indiana, made spectators laugh, cry and, in the end, applaud.

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CSET faculty judges

April 12, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

      Several faculty  members from GCU’s College of Science, Engineering and Technology were judges  at the Arizona Science and Engineering Fair (AzSEF) at the Phoenix Convention Center.

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