Archive for June, 2016

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Little hoopsters bring smiles to Lil Lopes basketball camp

June 14, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau What could be more fun than coaching some 50 basketball hopefuls during a two-day summer camp?  GCU women’s basketball players are enjoying the break from working out to enjoy the heart-warming play of the youngsters.        

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Lil Lopes Skills Camp full of big smiles

June 14, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Story by Jeannette Cruz Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau Move over boys — basketball is for girls, too. That’s the motivation Grand Canyon University’s women’s basketball team members touted as they welcomed about 50 future stars to Antelope Gym on Monday for the first of a two-day program. “It’s a fun time of year to give back to the kids and their families by hosting a camp like this,” GCU women’s basketball coach Trent May said. “We want to build role models and new fans so that the kids want to come back to GCU and watch the women’s basketball team play.” In their long shorts, ponytails and neon-colored sweatbands, the girls in the Lil Lopes Skills Camp giggled, dribbled and hopped. But when GCU assistant women’s coach Krystal Thomas strode to center court and blew her whistle twice, the campers instantly froze, slapped the floor and shouted, “Defense!” She blew her whistle once more and the girls rushed to form multiple line combinations across the floor. “It’s a way to keep them organized and engaged,” Thomas said. “We try to make sure that we give them lots of variety to work with including games and drills like Dribble Tag, […]

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Summer Dance Intensive challenges budding artists

June 14, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s Summer Dance Insensive, which begins July 11, has something to offer nearly any level of dancer. Whether it’s a taste of college life or working closely with instructors on technique, composition, choreography and more, the program appeals both to younger students who seek top-notch education and area dancers who crave a challenge.

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Consulting Center aids students, small businesses

June 13, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Eduardo Borquez had it tough growing up in Mexico, but it makes him appreciate even more what he has today as manager of GCU’s new Small Business Consulting Center. It also gave him the perseverance to handle the project, which helps students, alumni and neighborhood businesses develop entrepreneurial ideas and also gives students real-world consulting work.

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Boys’ basketball camp is too cute for words

June 10, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau Boys will be boys, so they probably don’t want to hear this. But, boy, are they cute when they’re small and they’re so actively participating in the Dan Majerle camp at Grand Canyon University. There will be two more four-day sessions, June 20-23 on campus and June 27-30 at Scottsdale Community College.      

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Boys have roaring good time at basketball camp

June 10, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

The sound of happy kids filled the Dan Majerle boys’ basketball camps this week, and it’s so much fun to be around, even former GCU players take joy in helping out as coaches. “They all have energy, and it’s contagious,” said Grandy Glaze.

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Foster children play like kids at GCU soccer camp

June 09, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Four children in foster care got to experience a lot of happiness and sunshine when they received fully paid scholarships to attend the GCU Goalkeeper Camp, hosted by GCU men’s soccer coach Schellas Hyndman.

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Ministry Forum to tackle tough topics in 2016-17

June 08, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

The 2016-17 Ministry Forum schedule was announced, and it contains some hotly debated subjects — everything from social justice to religious liberty to immigration. “Students continue to wrestle with the challenging issues of our day, so we’ve decided to join the struggle by engaging tough topics,” said Dr. Jason Hiles, dean of the College of Theology.

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Mexico national soccer team practices at GCU

June 07, 2016 / by / 1 Comment

GCU men’s soccer coach Schellas Hyndman hosted Mexico, the number 16 ranked national soccer team in the world Monday after the team requested to practice at the University’s new soccer stadium, scheduled to be opened in the fall. The team’s visit came after its big win against Uruguay at at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale.

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Speech and Debate Team is talking point for GCU excellence

June 06, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

When Ashlyn Tupper was a freshman in 2012, Grand Canyon University didn’t have a speech and debate team, and even though she had been on the team at North Pointe Preparatory high school in Phoenix, she didn’t think she wanted to continue in college. Boy, was she wrong, Tupper, who graduated this year, said joining GCU’s Speech and Debate team was one of her best decisions, and the team has become so strong it will surely attract families to the University.

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