Bishop Alexis Thomas, a renowned and beloved senior pastor of the Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church in Phoenix and Gilbert, who had a wide-sweeping influence in Arizona, died Jan. 18 at age 50. One of his five sons, Micah, is a junior studying business administration in the Colangelo College of Business. Viewing and services are Sunday and Monday.
"LIVE MARRIAGE PROPOSAL," the sign read, and everyone on the Grand Canyon University campus was invited to watch it at the appointed time Thursday afternoon. Sure enough, it drew a big crowd. Here's how Levi Conlow pulled it off and what his stunned fiancee, Rachel O'Brien, was saying afterward.
The east side of campus is a beehive of construction activity -- coming later this year are two new apartment buildings, a four-story Colangelo College of Business building, a club sports facility and another parking garage. Many students have found that they enjoy living there, and it's about to become even more of a destination.
The fact that Grand Canyon University students are managing, all by themselves, the TEDx event coming to campus Feb. 23 is amazing enough. The fact that they felt comfortable making significant changes from last year's format speaks to the latitude they have -- and, just as important, the experience they're getting.