Archive for November, 2016

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‘Golden Turkey Trophy’ selfies

November 22, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

GCU News Bureau Grand Canyon University employees took selfies with the “Golden Turkey Trophy” to enter a drawing for a $100 Fry’s gift card. It was part of the annual Battle of the Turkeys competition, which raises money to buy birds for Salvation Army.  

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New GCBC location opens on campus

November 22, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

A second Grand Canyon Beverage Company location, in the Roadrunner Apartments, is ready to open Monday. It will feature the same beverages and baked goods as the main location on the second floor of the Student Union.

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Mission Cookies are tasty way to change lives

November 21, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Mission Cookies are available for purchase at The Grid, Chaparral and Juniper on Grand Canyon University’s campus, and 100 percent of the proceeds go back to help Phoenix Rescue Mission clients as they transition from dire circumstances toward vocational and re-career training.

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Slideshow: Ethington Theatre’s ‘Our Town’

November 18, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

­ Photos by Slaven Gujic GCU News Bureau Ethington Theatre’s production of “Our Town” runs this weekend and next, closing 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 27. But don’t let Thanksgiving weekend stop you from enjoying GCU’s wonderful presentation of Thornton Wilder’s 1938 Pulitzer-Prize winning drama.The show has has a perfect message for any time of year and shows us a slice of Americana while giving us a powerful message. It reminds us that times and ways of life may change, but what truly matters is just as true now as then.For tickets, click here. Students get tickets free with ID. For a story about the show, click here.      

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GCU, Habitat earn award for Canyon Corridor project

November 18, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

The teamwork of GCU and Habitat for Humanity Central Arizona on the Canyon Corridor Project earned a spot as a Merit Finalist in the Mutual of America Community Award competition.

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Slideshow: Under guard, Golden Turkey resumes tour

November 18, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Text by Laurie Merrill Photos by Debbie Accomazzo GCU News Bureau It’s on! Grand Canyon University’s Golden Turkey Trophy has embarked on its annual Tour de Turkey, trotting from campus to campus under the watchful eyes of its trusty flock of Gobble Gurus and round-the-coop GCU patrols. The guarding of the popular prize is in full flight and GCU officers are taking no chances. Word is out they will peck first and ask questions later. They are on the lookout for potential poultry pilferers, especially those whose ganders may be up because they have failed to win the gilded gobbler in contests’ past. They should scratch any plans they may have hatched to seize the bird mid-tour. For employees playing by the rules, roasting rights are at stake. Which campus will give the highest percentage of  $10 donations? Peoria, 27th Avenue Building 66, 27th Avenue Building 71 or the main campus? Birds of a feather can contribute together. Come on, yolks, it’s for a good cause! The winner gets the glory of displaying the Golden Turkey Trophy until next Thanksgiving season, when it embarks on another tour. Hurry! The contest ends Monday. Make sure you find your Gobble Guru and make your […]

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‘Our Town’ urges us to open our eyes

November 18, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Ethtington Theatre’s production of “Our Town” opens tonight. Set in Grovers Corners, N.H., it’s a place like most others. People are born, they live, they fall in love, they marry and they die. That such a simple story is so universal is the very basis of the shattering tragedy in this 1938 Pulitzer Prize winning drama by playwright Thornton Wilder.

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Hanging of the Greens kicks off the holiday season

November 18, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

  Story by Jeannette Cruz Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau Students kicked off the Christmas and winter season Thursday night with one of Grand Canyon University’s annual festive traditions — Hanging of the Greens. Dressed in their best bedazzled, colorful and stylish wardrobes, more than 3,500 students cheerfully celebrated throughout GCU Arena. Some pulled their friends onto the dance floor. Some lined up to take photos. And others climbed the Arena staircases, wrapped in garland and lights, to meet with friends, eat and mingle. “To be honest, we were not expecting this many students to come right before Thanksgiving break, but I am pretty sure we far exceeded our numbers,” said Julia Bates, student activities coordinator. “Students are having fun and seem to be loving this event, and that’s all we really care about.” They decorated Christmas ornaments to take home, made holiday cards, sipped hot cocoa and munched on plenty of savory desserts and goodies — from guacamole bruschetta and pesto wraps to cookies, mini cupcakes and M&M popcorn balls. The night also included live music and plenty of laughs, pictures and dance moves. Martha Lucan and Jennifer Gutierrez sat together making their own hand-painted, personalized Christmas […]

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Antelope Intros: Keith McCord and Steve Woods

November 18, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

This week’s edition of Antelope Intros features a senior graphic designer who likes to follow the sound of music and a student services counselor who has written a 365-day devotional book.

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GCU team wins global competition in Barcelona

November 17, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Storage Together was named the overall champion and “Best Solution” at this week’s Smart City App Hack international finals competition in Barcelona. Luke Amargo and current students Josh McGuire, Jedidiah Woods and Braeden Scheer took top honors among 10 competing business ideas from around the world, as determined by a four-person panel of judges following a three-minute presentation and Q&A session.

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