Archive for October, 2017

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Grammy-nominated Camp answers the call

October 05, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Jeremy Camp, who has scored more than 40 No. 1 singles in his Christian music career, will bring new tunes from his latest CD, “The Answer,” to Grand Canyon University Arena on Saturday, Oct. 7. He talked to GCU Today about his faith, the challenges in his life and doing mission trips with his family.

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Top philosopher defends Christian worldview

October 05, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Dr. J.P. Moreland, considered one of the top 50 living philosophers in the world, has been one of the most prominent and popular speakers to be invited to campus, and his two talks Wednesday drew large crowds. The talks were part of the One Foundation series.

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Fitness Facts: October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 04, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

By Connie Colbert Director, Canyon Health and Wellness Clinic Breast cancer is the second most common kind of cancer in women. Each week this month I will highlight important information about breast cancer. I will share the facts about we know, the warning signs, prevention and how to get involved in spreading awareness. About 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point. The good news is that most women can survive breast cancer if it’s found and treated early. A mammogram – the screening test for breast cancer – can help find breast cancer early when it’s easier to treat. National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a chance to raise awareness about the importance of early detection of breast cancer. Make a difference! Spread the word about mammograms and encourage communities, organizations, families, and individuals to get involved. You can start by participating in the American Cancer Society Making Strides against breast cancer event on October 28th at Tempe Beach Park.  Join the Grand Canyon University team!  Walk with us or make a donation to support the cause! Or come to our kickoff event! Date: October 10, 2017 Time: 4-6p.m. Location: […]

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Make a run on Family Weekend with Thunder Bolt

October 04, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

With more than 2,500 registrations for Family Weekend, expect the GCU campus to be bustling Friday to Sunday. Just some of the highlights? How about a 60-second shopping spree at the Lopes Shop, where a grand prize winner can grab as much as they can (with Thunder by their side for inspiration), along with a fall festival, bowling, Thunder Run 5K, cheer clinic and, of course, Midnight Madness.

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Dr. Deb’s Mental Health Vitamin: What is depression?

October 03, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

By Dr. Deb Wade GCU Vice President, Counseling and Psychological Services “I’m so depressed!”  Have you ever said that … or heard a friend say it?  So have I!   The word, “depression,” has become such an accepted part of everyday conversation that it has the ability to water down the serious disorder of Major Depressive Episode. I have often been asked, “How do you know if it’s depression or just the blues?”  The reality is that almost everyone has felt “down in the dumps” at times – we’ve all experienced a bad day, or even a bad week!  The fact is that brief periods of feeling “blue” are ways we describe feelings of sadness or melancholy.  Brief periods of time like this are usually caused by life events that leave us feeling discouraged, “flat,” lacking energy, and even momentarily paralyzed.  Sadness, loneliness, grief and disappointment, among others, are resulting emotions from life events – everything from a broken date to the death of a loved one or beloved pet.  And yet, even though we may experience tremendous emotional distress during that time, there is a part of us that knows, with time, we will bounce back and rejoin life. Major […]

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GCU Spirit Teams Attend Birthday Bash

October 03, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Photos courtesy of Fiesta Bowl Charities and GCU spirit teams  GCU News Bureau Thunder gathered with his fleecy friends from around the state to celebrate the birthday of Fiesta Bowl Charities’ mascot, Spirit. The gathering was held at the Jerry Colangelo Branch of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix and more than 130 kids attended and enjoyed an unlimited supply of silly string and camaraderie. GCU Cheer, Dance and members of the Pep Band made sure that every attendee enjoyed their evening of frivolity and football and taught a few “Lopes Up” along the way.    

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Donation keys into computer science training

October 03, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

More than 4 million science and tech jobs are available in the United States. Still, only one in four schools in Arizona offers a computer science curriculum. Grand Canyon University and Science Foundation Arizona are hoping to change that and are getting help from a $100,000 donation from Verizon for Code.org training for teachers.

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Be aware of spiritual warfare, Griffin tells Chapel

October 03, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Jeannette Cruz GCU News Bureau The timing of Dr. Tim Griffin’s good news on Monday couldn’t have been more appropriate.   It came at a time when the world had woken up to new notifications of a mass shooting that killed more than 50 people in Las Vegas. Griffin delivered a passionate Chapel message about the reality, difficulty and tragedy of spiritual warfare that is present today, to a packed crowd of students and staff in GCU Arena. Then, he reminded them of the best news they could ever hear: Jesus Christ rose from the dead and ever lives to make intercession for those who know Him and love Him. “We come to a space like this after a day like today and we want to just have a respite from the pressures of life. We kind of want to escape into this dark room with these great songs and be with our friends who are exalting Christ. … Church can sometimes provide that for us but my fear is that we will march off into the rest of our lives not being aware of how difficult it is, and where the land mines are that can injure us if we […]

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Rare elsewhere, chaplains are an Ethington Theatre tradition

October 03, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Chaplains are a relative rarity in the world of theatre, but GCU’s College of Fine Arts and Production has made chaplains as integral a part of Ethington Theatre productions as the role of stage manager or assistant director. It’s only fitting, junior Tarnim Bybee said: “We are theatre people, but we are also Christian people.”

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Honors students inducted into GCU’s Alpha Chi chapter

October 02, 2017 / by / 1 Comment

The Grand Canyon University Alpha Chi National Honors Society induction ceremony on Saturday, honored 55 new members who have exemplified the highest academic achievement and commitment. “These students put in so much time, energy and effort and they don’t always know that recognition is going to come from that – so to be able to stop and recognize that work is very meaningful to them and their families,” said Breanna Naegeli, Assistant Dean at the Honors College.

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