Archive for October, 2016

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Digital Design program a huge draw at GCU

October 04, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s Digital Design program is growing rapidly, soaring from just four students in 2011 to 383 students this year. The enthusiasm for the College of Fine Arts and Production program goes beyond the surge in enrollment, according to director Sheila Schumacher — it shows up in students stopping her to tell her how much they love the classes, which is what it is all about. And there is plenty of work for graduates.

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Lopes shine light on service with Serve the City

October 03, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Story by Jeannette Cruz Photos by Darryl Webb  GCU News Bureau Nearly 300 Grand Canyon University students who might otherwise have spent their Saturday morning sleeping chose instead to pick up paintbrushes, shovels, wheelbarrows and rollers and spend the day toiling for their neighbors in the Serve the City neighborhood revitalization event. GCU’s semiannual Serve the City Day is part of the largest Habitat for Humanity partnership in the country in which University volunteers hope to renovate as many as 700 homes in their community. On Saturday, Habitat for Humanity President Jason Barlow encouraged the volunteers to make their work count. “This is Serve the City, or ‘Sweat the City,’ not ‘observe the city.’ We’re here to work. We’re here to serve our neighbors as we are called to do.” The students were joyful as music played, landscapes reformed and homes transformed as a result of their labor. “It’s tiring but worth it,” said junior Kayla Smith. “Let’s let the light shine on Jesus.” Volunteers lavished attention on seven homes and Bourgade Catholic High School and made a difference in the lives of GCU’s neighbors. Julie Guardiola said her 50-year-old slump block home has been in her family for generations. […]

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Slideshow: Kicking off Run to Fight’s 2017 campaign

October 03, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau A special Run to Fight Night took place Friday at the GCU men’s soccer game, marking the kickoff to the seventh annual Run to Fight Children’s Cancer scheduled for March 11. “We want to increase our number of participants, volunteers, sponsors and champions,” said Debbie Accomazzo, GCU’s community outreach manager and race director for the event. GCU Today published a story on the campaign and the Arizona Republic ran a commentary by Ildi Kerr, mother of the 2016 race starter, in which she shares her family’s journey with pediatric cancer.    

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Slideshow: Lopes serve their city

October 03, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau The Grand Canyon University spirit spread throughout the community Saturday as nearly 300 student volunteers spent the day renovating seven homes and nearby Bourgade Catholic High School as part of the Serve the City neighborhood revitalization event alongside Habitat for Humanity.  

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