Archive for February, 2017

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Five graduates to be enshrined into GCU Alumni Hall of Fame

February 23, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Five Grand Canyon University graduates will be inducted into the GCU Alumni Hall of Fame on Saturday afternoon for the professional and community contributions. Michael Rochelle, Kimberly Doolittle-Tobey, Tim Carter, Michelle Knapp and Jackie Schiller will be enshrined in a ceremony on the fourth floor of the Student Union.

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Slideshow: GCU baseball vs. Arizona Diamondbacks

February 23, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Slaven Gujic For employees and students it was a midweek, guilty pleasure on a bright, sunny Wednesday, the kind of perfect weather that might make visitors wish to relocate here. For GCU baseball players, it was a chance to play against major league players, stand on the same field with stars and compete with the Arizona Diamondbacks. The spring training exhibition game was part of the rotating annual Collegiate Baseball Series between the Diamondbacks and Arizona’s three NCAA Division I baseball programs. This matchup will happen again in 2020.   

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Score schmore — for GCU, playing D-backs is a win

February 23, 2017 / by / 1 Comment

The weather was sunny and the Diamondbacks and GCU men’s baseball teams in fine form as they faced off Wednesday at Salt River Field in Scottsdale. The final score, 9-1 Diamondbacks, may not have been a surprise, but the fact that a few D-backs stars stepped up the plate was, and for GCU, it was a field of memories.

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Video goes viral of students’ gift-giving to homeless

February 23, 2017 / by / 3 Comments

Seven GCU Honors College students are on a mission to provide giveaways to the Phoenix homeless. Now, a video of the their generosity is going viral.

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GCU slated for busy homecoming weekend

February 22, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Alumni are bringing memories, school spirit and friends to GCU Homecoming 2017. Whether a student on campus or online, all graduates are invited to festivities, beginning with a mixer happy hour on Friday and ending with a Lopes men’s basketball game Saturday against the University of Missouri—Kansas City.

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Speech and Debate Team ranked in top 20

February 22, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s Speech and Debate Team earned a top 20 spot in the National Parliamentary Debate Association rankings released this week. Though moving into the No. 17 spot officially, the score doesn’t include the team’s stellar success earlier this month in two California tournaments, and the current number is probably in the top 15, said team director Barry Regan.

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GCU’s Sports Medicine Club members will assist Run to Fight

February 22, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

This year for the first time, GCU’s Sports Medicine Club will offer hands-on medical assistance to any ill or injured runner at the GCU Foundation Run to Fight Children’s Cancer, scheduled for March 11 at the University. The seventh-annual race, which has donated more than $450,000 locally to combat the disease, is both a laboratory that allows students to apply their education and a charity that offers a way to give back to the community.

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Getting to know GCU police at Coffee with a Cop

February 21, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

GCU Police Chief Kenny Laird and Officers Ryan Sand, Dave Chambers and Matt Barnett held a meet and greet with students at their first Coffee with a Cop event Friday at GCBC. Similar gatherings will be scheduled regularly and are intended to encourage students to enjoy casual and comfortable conversations with the police charged with their safety.

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Lunch and Learn explores identity challenges

February 17, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

The fifth installment of Grand Canyon University’s “Lunch and Learn” speaker series discussed personal and biblical identities that each of us must seek out and find. GCU Speech and Debate coach Barry Regan along with COFAP assistant professor Sheila Schumacher shared stories and discussed the need to forge an identity both as a person and through Jesus.

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ASGCU president, VP eager to help whole campus

February 17, 2017 / by / 1 Comment

As ASGCU president elect Nate Carpenter and his running mate, Matthew Shinn, prepare for their 2017-18 term, their friendship, hard work and faith stand out. They’ve contributed to their GCU community as resident assistants but are eager to spread that energy around campus.

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