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Commencement celebrates sense of community

April 25, 2019 / by / 1 Comment

It’s a day of celebration on campus, but spring commencement 2019 is about more than just conferring degrees on worthy graduates. It also is another reminder of the sense of community that fills the campus. “One of the things that I’ve appreciated the most about that growth is just seeing how the culture of who we are has remained intact,” ASGCU President Noah Wolfe said.

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My LopeLife: Take a chance, ‘tri’ something new!

April 24, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

Today’s My LopeLife features Matthew Penskaw’s foray into triathlons during his senior year at GCU. He never thought he would do something like this, but joining the GCU Triathlon team was one of the highlights of his final months on campus.

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Brewers Learning Lounge celebrates opening day

April 23, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

The new Learning Lounge at the Milwaukee Brewers’ training complex opened Monday, which was cause for celebration in Maryvale. It’s an easy walk for many students from local schools, in particular Borman Elementary next door. “This is really an incredible opportunity for us,” said Borman’s new principal, Sierra McAllister.

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My LopeLife: ‘Breaking up’ with GCU isn’t easy

April 23, 2019 / by / 2 Comments

In today’s My LopeLife feature, Denise Williams takes a humorous but also heartfelt look — in the form of a “breakup” letter — at how it feels to be graduating from GCU. “It’s time for me to leap out into the world like a young antelope,” she writes.

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GCU was the right move for this graduate

April 22, 2019 / by / 1 Comment

The graduates have a lot to say about their experience at the University, and they get to share those thoughts in My LopeLife. This week, GCU Today will share the essays of four of them, starting with Erin Honeycutt, whose piece was chosen for the April issue of GCU Magazine.

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How Jesse Dalla Riva became a guiding light

April 22, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

Of all the commencement stories to come out of GCU in recent years, the metamorphosis of Jesse Dalla Riva probably is the most remarkable. Five years ago, he walked into a detox center determined to get off the streets — and off heroin. Now he’s a husband and father, is a supervisor at the Phoenix Rescue Mission and is about to get his degree. “He’s just worked so hard for it,” said his wife, Blake, fighting back tears. Reprinted from the April issue of GCU Magazine.

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More Delta Mu Delta inductions wrap up big year

April 16, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

The Eta Chi chapter of Delta Mu Delta, the international business honor society, keeps growing by leaps and bounds, and Monday afternoon it officially inducted another large group. The event wrapped up a big year highlighted by achieving Star Chapter status, signifying that it is in the top 5% of chapters.

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Parent Council’s love fills students at Fuel for Finals

April 15, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

Dusti Powell is one of 14 members on the Parent Council, which strengthens connections between GCU students and their families. “Yes, they are young adults, out on their own, but parents still have a role,’’ said the mother from Queen Creek. One of the events where the Council makes a difference is Fuel for Finals, scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday at four locations on campus.

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The Force is strong with Frew, the new Mr. GCU

April 12, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

At last Lopes have found the Jedi Master that will restore peace to the galaxy. Thursday night, students flocked to GCU Arena to witness one of the biggest events of the year on campus, the Mr. GCU contest. Contestants danced, sang and made the crowd go wild with talents that showcased what the contestants had to offer. It was a tough competition but at last, after bringing the crowd to tears of both laughter and emotion with his song about being parked by a lake, senior Brock Frew was crowned the 2019 Mr. GCU. “I feel, one, I’m kind of shaken, two, I’m really tired,” Frew said after being crowned.

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Slideshow: Spring Dance Concert

April 12, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by David Kadlubowski GCU News Bureau The Spring Dance Concert, titled “Dance Department Goes POP!”, is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at Ethington Theatre.      

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