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COE Students Hear a Call to Commitment at Conference

October 26, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

“A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.” The quote by Henry Brooks Adams was the theme of keynote speaker Amanda McAdams at the College of Education’s student conference in GCU Arena on Wednesday morning. The conference, put on in partnership with the Arizona Educational Foundation, was opened with a prayer by Dean of Students Pastor Tim Griffin and an introduction by COE Assistant Dean Carlyn Ludlow, who told the students that teaching has to come from the heart.

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GCU Announces Colangelo School of Sports Business

October 25, 2011 / by / 1 Comment

Grand Canyon University entered into a partnership Tuesday with one of the most powerful and respected sports executives in the country as it formally announced the creation of a Jerry Colangelo School of Sports Business. The school will be part of the Ken Blanchard College of Business at the University, with its enrollment expected to grow as high as 1,000 students in five years under the direction of Dr. Brian C. Smith, a former basketball player at the University of New Mexico. More than 300 students currently are sports business majors at GCU, which created the major in mid-2010 — the only one of its kind in Arizona.

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Formal Groundbreaking for New CAS Building

October 18, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

Ground was broken Tuesday on the four-story College of Arts and Sciences classroom building, scheduled to be completed by Aug. 1. The building was designed by the Phoenix architectural firm of Orcutt Winslow and will be built by Pono Construction of Glendale. Construction will begin in a week. “This building will represent the mind, body and spirit of everything we do on campus,” CAS Dean Mark Wooden told those assembled for a brief ceremony. “It will be the academic heart of this University.”

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Ravi Zacharias Delivers Thought-Provoking Talk

October 17, 2011 / by / 2 Comments

Ravi Zacharias, one of the most prominent defenders of the Christian faith in the world today, brought an intellectually engaging perspective to a large audience Sunday evening at GCU Arena. “Helping the thinker believe, helping the believer think” is Zacharias’ apt summary of his ministry, which travels the globe with the message of the Gospel. “Where Is God?” was the topic for Zacharias’ talk, sponsored by Pinnacle Forum and CityServe AZ, and he got to the point quickly.

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GCU Choirs Off to Strong Start in New Year

October 17, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

It’s amazing that First Southern Baptist Church is still standing after GCU’s three choirs raised the roof on the place Friday night. The first choral concert of the fall semester found the Canyon Chorale, the Canyon Singers and the New Life Singers on top of their game — and provided a clear indication of just how far the Music Department has come in a year under the direction of Assistant Dean Juan Hernandez and vocal coach Sheila Corley.

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GCU Prepares for Launch of LoudCloud

October 06, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

Grand Canyon University soon will launch LoudCloud, a new learning management system. GCU will transition students out of ANGEL and into LoudCloud over time on a program- by-program basis. This strategy will ensure that dedicated resources are available for those students as they become familiar with their enhanced learning environment.

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Air Force Commander Harris Big on Empowerment

October 06, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

“There’s no way one person can do it all.” That was the theme of Thursday’s talk by Brig. Gen. Jerry D. Harris Jr., the guest speaker at this month’s CEO Lecture Series put on by GCU in partnership with AZ Business magazine. As commander of the 56th Fighter Wing at Luke Air Force Base, Harris’ job is to train F-16 pilots and maintainers while deploying mission-ready warfighters for the largest fighter wing in the U.S. Air Force.

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Christian Studies Alums Hear From Two Speakers

September 16, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

Christian Studies alumni of GCU gathered Thursday evening for the first of what is hoped will be monthly meetings designed to build relationships and a stronger connection to the University. Alums met at McKinley Hall in the Student Union to hear from two of their own: Frank Switzer (Class of 1996), now senior pastor of Paradise Valley Community Church, and Saralyn Bristow (Class of 1994), now a chaplain in the Maricopa County correctional system.

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Two Students Lead Interfaith Series on World Religions

September 15, 2011 / by / 1 Comment

A 10-week series of discussions, “Building Bridges Between Faiths,” began Wednesday at a Jewish senior living community not far from campus, led by junior Ty Kieser and senior Micah Briscoe. The series is aimed at exploring Buddhism and its similarities with Judaism and Christianity.

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Honors Symposium Makes Call for Papers

August 23, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

GCU students, staff, faculty and alumni are invited to submit papers on the topic of Service for the fall honors symposium sponsored by the Eta Chi Chapter of the national honor society Delta Mu Delta. The deadline for submissions is Oct. 17. The symposium will be held at KBCOB during the week of Dec. 5.

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