Archive for September, 2016

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She works to save others after God saved her

September 06, 2016 / by / 2 Comments

Vanessa Johnson, a GCU online student who lives in Tampa, Fla., has dedicated herself to helping others — such as the people of Flint, Mich., during their water crisis — through her nonprofit, Blue Moon 211. Johnson is making the most of the second chance she got in life after she tried to commit suicide more than 20 years ago.

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Military scholarships serve these students well

September 06, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Two online students with far-reaching goals to help others have begun working toward their GCU degrees thanks to the “We Care for America” full-tuition scholarships they received recently. Kristen Stark, a neonatal nurse, would like to take her skills to countries that lack proper health care, and Michele Vogel, the 175th Wing Command Chief in the Maryland Air National Guard, would like to help military families.

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‘The Mousetrap’

September 02, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau Ethington Theatre’s “The Mousetrap,” which opens Friday night, is filled with surprises and characters that are both funny and mysterious. By the end of Agatha Christie’s play, the longest-running in theater history, one character will be dead and another will be revealed as the murderer. But questions of who, what, why, where and how will keep audiences guessing.  

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On dark and snowy night, ‘The Mousetrap’ delights

September 02, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

In a production that draws laughs even as audience members puzzle over a murder mystery, Ethington Theatre’s “The Mousetrap” is an eyeful of wonder with a superb cast, set, costumes and more. Every detail reflects an era, and each performance mesmerizes. Tickets are still available for GCU’s first thriller but won’t be for long.

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Antelope Intros: Ryan Klein and Joel Larson

September 01, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

This week’s edition of Antelope Intros features a talent acquisition specialist and a University counselor who have a heart for helping people. One has almost made it across the entire country, and the other prefers staying closer to home with his son and two furry buddies.

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Mission trips turn into ‘aha moment’ for students

September 01, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

They go all over the world every year, but the stories that GCU students bring back from their mission trips never get redundant. This year, 328 full-time undergraduates, spread over 20 countries, got some incredible life lessons. “The missions have a lifetime impact,” said Blake Small, GCU’s global outreach manager.

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