Archive for August, 2017

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Slideshow: Welcome Week, Days 5 and 6

August 28, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Slaven Gujic and Travis Neely GCU News Bureau Welcome Week at Grand Canyon University wrapped up with a series of fun events for students, including dodgeball and sand volleyball tournaments plus “Party Like It’s 1999” on Friday and a “Glow Party” on Saturday. The “1999” party was based on the fact that the incoming freshmen are the last class of students born in the 1990s.  

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Antelope Intros: Roland Morgan and Matt Bjur

August 28, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

This week’s edition of Antelope Intros features two new employees who have a big-time connection to music.

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Did you hear the one about the 30-year professor?

August 28, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Dr. Larry Barron has been teaching psychology at GCU for 30 years, and it’s no laughing matter. Except that it is. He has written and presented a number of publications that analyze humor and created and taughta class on the psychology of humor for 24 years. He is deeply grateful for his role at GCU, and, in particular, has a heart for the students.

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Like his shows, Claude Pensis must go on

August 28, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Dean Claude Pensis of College of Fine Arts and Production is GCU’s longest-serving employee and celebrates his 35th anniversary this week. As humble as he is effective, Pensis is revered by colleagues and students and is the driving force behind GCU’s successful theatre program.

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GCU student leaders share feelings on cultural diversity

August 25, 2017 / by / 1 Comment

Student leaders at Grand Canyon University described “a community of love and grace and compassion” while meeting with the media Friday afternoon to share their feelings on the cultural diversity on campus. The event occurred in light of an inappropriate comment from one of GCU’s professors in September of 2016 and subsequent derogatory comments toward the University from Black Lives Matter representatives.

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Honors College aims to turn growth into impact

August 25, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Hundreds of Honors College students joined together Thursday at GCU Arena to celebrate the largest-ever class of new students and to learn about ways to get involved on campus and make an impact. There are now more than 1,600 undergraduates in the college, which is “absolutely incredible,” said Breanna Naegeli, Honors College Assistant Dean.

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She’s eager to be a shining light for GCU, family

August 25, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

It would be hard to find a student as eager to attend GCU as Andrea Rascon Anaya of Glendale, a Students Inspiring Students scholarship recipient who is the first in her family to attend college. The Glendale High School graduate has had her belongings packed since June and finally got to move into Sedona Hall on Friday morning.

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Lope-A-Palooza’s fruity fun catches on with freshmen

August 25, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

One night after the spiritually uplifting Ignite ceremony, Lope-A-Palooza evoked passion in a different way Thursday night in the Arena. Like so many newcomers before them, the freshmen were rocked by the Havocs’ energy.

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Slideshow: Welcome Week, Day 4

August 25, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Slaven Gujic and Travis Neely GCU News Bureau Another day of Move-In at Grand Canyon University was followed later on Thursday by Lope-A-Palooza, the pep rally to end all pep rallies. Even though they’d heard a lot about the Havocs, newcomers still were stunned by the spirit.  

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Antelope Intros: Emily Watson and Sarah Ahrem

August 24, 2017 / by / 1 Comment

This week’s edition of Antelope Intros features a university admissions counselor who loves to sing to Jesus. The other is a university counselor in the military division. She has an interesting story about how she and her family made it to television, including “The Oprah Winfrey Show.”

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