Archive for December, 2017

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Fuel for Finals is a warm display of love

December 08, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Volunteers were out in force again Thursday as Fuel for Finals gave students prayers, encouragement and some treats as they prepare for exams. “When people came to lay hands on me, I kind of got this feeling that God knew I needed that little boost,” nursing student Kendall Johnson said.

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This Lope goes to great heights for Special Olympics

December 07, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

GCU freshman Sarah Shea on Saturday will be stepping off the edge of CityScape, one of the tallest buildings in Phoenix, and will be dressed in a Spider-Man suit, no less. The special education major is afraid of heights, but she is making like a superhero by participating in Over the Edge, which benefits Special Olympics Arizona. She’s doing it in honor of two friends she met in third grade — one has Down Syndrome, the other has cerebral palsy.

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Symposium brings entrepreneurial ideas into focus

December 07, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Students, staff and faculty at Ethington Theatre Wednesday morning got to hear from Grand Canyon University’s top five Learning Communities at the Semi-Annual Learning Community Symposium. President Brian Mueller said the event was “a hallmark of who GCU is becoming.”

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Slideshow: Handel’s ‘Messiah’ concert

December 07, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Gillian Rea GCU News Bureau Grand Canyon University’s College of Fine Arts and Production on Wednesday night presented its sixth annual Handel’s “Messiah” concert, featuring the Canyon Symphony Orchestra, Canyon Choral Society and Canyon Festival Chorus.       

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Slideshow: Men’s basketball vs. St. John’s

December 06, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Slaven Gujic GCU News Bureau Playing for the first time at Talking Stick Resort Arena in downtown Phoenix, the Grand Canyon University men’s basketball team lost to St. John’s 68-60 Tuesday night.    

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Dance concert to find beat in pacemaker, much more

December 05, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Ethington Dance Ensemble’s winter concert, “The Arc Between,” will explore everything from jazz to ballet to social issues and even swimming. More than 40 dancers and nine choreographers are involved in the production 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8-9 at Grand Canyon University’s Ethington Theatre.

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Fitness Facts: Preparing for a medical visit

December 05, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Medical visits are an important opportunity to improve your health, but they work best if you’re prepared. Connie Colbert explains what to do before, during and after the visit.

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Dr. Deb’s Mental Health Vitamin: Hanging tough

December 05, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Everyone has setbacks from time to time, and they can be particularly tough during the holidays. Dr. Deb Wade has some thoughts about what to do when you have to tough it out.

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Slideshow: Snow Much Fun

December 05, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

GCU News Bureau Snow Much Fun, hosted by Grand Canyon University’s Canyon Activities Board, was a nighttime celebration of the holiday season providing students a unique combination of winter-themed fun, crafts and an end-of-the-semester stress relief. More than 1,800 students gathered at Canyon Field on Dec. 1 for sled rides, s’mores, snowball fights and to win prizes and make gingerbread houses. Student Engagement Coordinator Carly Baum said, “It was an epic Christmas hangout with lots to do. Everything that CAB does is about fun and also building community. While it looks like it’s just a ton of snow (20 tons, to be exact), it is part of getting people together and make sure they are living the GCU experience.”   

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