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Students’ coaching of speakers is the talk of TEDx

February 25, 2019 / by / 1 Comment

TEDxGCU drew a sellout crowd to Ethington Theatre and more praise for how the students manage the annual event. Most evident was the way they increased their coaching of the speakers, who truly appreciated it. “I didn’t view them as students. I just viewed it as a professional providing me with very valuable feedback, constructive feedback, on how I can better my story,” said one of the speakers, Amy Kao.

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Student enterprises blend energy, opportunity

February 22, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

Student enterprises have become an important part of life on the GCU campus, and for good reason: Not only do they provide students with great experience; they also give them a ton of responsibility. “They’re either running the business or they’re part of the business, and they’re doing it in an environment that’s fairly safe because the new business has the backing of a large enterprise,” GCU President Brian Mueller said. Reprinted from the February issue of GCU Magazine.

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GCU band helps high school musicians get in sync

February 21, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

The Band in the Stands program invites high school bands to come to campus and receive instruction from the Thundering Heard Pep Band, then perform alongside the Thundering Heard at a GCU game. The band from King’s Way Christian Schools in Vancouver, Wash., visited recently, and the group’s instructor, Marge Swearer, called it a “uniquely wonderful experience.”

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TEDxGCU coming to Ethington Theatre on Friday

February 20, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

TEDxGCU, managed completely by students, will be back in Ethington Theatre on Friday. It will be hosted by Caleb Duarte, the GCU student who has shown his talents at Lip Sync and Mr. GCU, and will feature eight thought-provoking speakers.

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Cactus League Luncheon at GCU Arena is a hit

February 20, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

Hosting the 2019 Cactus League Luncheon on Tuesday was a big step in GCU’s relationship with Major League Baseball. Not only are more and more GCU students working for teams that hold spring training in Arizona; the University is looking for other ways to build the relationship. “I cannot stress enough that this truly is a result of a partnership, and it’s just starting to foster great working relationships,” said Bridget Binsbacher, Director of Operations for the Cactus League.

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Baseball, Brazell family are still in perfect pitch

February 19, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

The “reopening” of Brazell Field at GCU Ballpark meant a lot to the Brazell family. It came not even four months after Dr. Dave Brazell, namesake of the carefully preserved field, passed away, and that made it an emotional night for his wife, Dr. Mildred Brazell. “I’m not sure I can talk — I’ll start crying,” she said.

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Lovestruck Lopes flock to Valentine’s dinner

February 15, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

The annual Valentine’s Day dinner in the Student Union drew its largest turnout ever Thursday night. Students were treated to a six-course meal of roasted New York strip steak, garlic shrimp, broccolini, baked potato, bread rolls followed by a chocolate dessert.

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Just like that, Canyon Activities Center is big hit

February 15, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

Wow … as in wow, it’s big and wow, it’s nice. That has been the typical reaction this week as students got their first look at the Canyon Activities Center, which features 10 sparkling new basketball courts, plenty of places to sit and a full-service Lopes Mart. But along with those conveniences comes a versatility that quickly made it a great place to hang out. “That’s the biggest thing – just the magnitude of the number of things we can do,” Campus Recreation Director Matt Lamb said.

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‘The Host’ at GCU chases his new dream

February 14, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

Standing alone on the stage, the young man in the tuxedo is anything but unnerved by the spotlight nor the GCU Arena crowd of his peers, 7,000 strong. Caleb Duarte’s suave emcee performances at all major entertainment events on campus have led to the creation of “Canyon Night Show.’’ As he hosts his Valentine’s Day-themed fourth taping of CNS before a live audience at 7 p.m. today at Thunderground, Duarte’s dream of hosting a nationally televised talk show is being sown.

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Herrrrrrre’s Caleb! How Duarte became ‘The Host’

February 14, 2019 / by / 1 Comment

In a first-person “My LopeLife” account, Caleb Duarte tells what being “The Host” at GCU has meant to him, personally and spiritually. Reprinted from the February issue of GCU Magazine.

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