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GCU the venue for an ultimate weekend of esports

October 24, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

More than 400 gamers and spectators descended on GCU Arena Saturday and Sunday for two events — the University’s first collegiate Esports Invitational, which included teams from GCU, ASU, the University of Arizona and Northern Arizona University, as well as the two-day Super Smash Showdown, which was open to GCU students. GCU’s Varsity League of Legends Team took home first-place honors in the invitational, while computer science major Aldo Nunez came out on top in the Super Smash Bros.: Ultimate.

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State treasurer stresses financial literacy at GCU talk

October 24, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

State Treasurer Kimberly Yee, the first Asian American elected to a statewide office in Arizona, stressed to students the importance of saving and being prepared to manage their budgets during her talk Tuesday at GCU. Her visit was hosted by the GCU chapter of Young Americans for Freedom.

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It’s on us, say students who pledge to stop sexual assault

October 24, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

GCU students pledged to stop sexual assaults during It’s On Us week-long awareness campaign. The national organization that leads the event on campuses across the country reports that 11.2 percent of all college students have been raped or assaulted. “So we are trying to motivate students to intervene when they have a chance to,” said Josue Olivas, Associated Students Program Coordinator at GCU.

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Future educators go global at first-time job fair

October 23, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

The Association of Christian Schools International’s first international job fair at GCU brought representatives from 28 countries to campus Tuesday. “We have a variety of job fairs and career fairs, but mostly they’re local and national. This is opening up the door in a large way to the number of professions in that international sphere,” said Dr. Tacy Ashby, Senior Vice President of K12 Educational Development. “The College of Education is really excited about this because it affords incredible ministry opportunities while allowing their students the opportunity to serve in Christian schools abroad.”

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GCU’s new Multicultural Manager walks the talk

October 23, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

One of the keys to creating unity in a diverse environment is communication, and that is Donald Glenn’s specialty. GCU’s new Multicultural Manager quickly has become a central figure in diversity conversations on campus. “Students are more successful when they are in a space where they feel they belong,” he said.

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First on-campus Canyon Worship Live is a big hit

October 22, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

Canyon Worship Live, the concert featuring performances by the student artists from the recently released Worship Arts album, was on campus for the first time Monday night, and Ethington Theatre was packed for the occasion. It was loud, it was electric and it was a moment to reflect on how the students’ confidence keeps growing every time they go onstage.

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Garcia’s Chapel talk meets depression head on

October 22, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

Among regular speakers at Chapel, Noe Garcia of North Phoenix Baptist Church is among the most relevant and entertaining, but Monday he was just relevant — for a good reason. Garcia talked very frankly and directly about the influx of anxiety and depression in this country and especially among young people. It’s a subject he knows all too well; he once tried to take his own life.

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Family Weekend had them singing, dancing for joy

October 14, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

A record-setting crowd of 7,050 at Family Weekend was treated to music, food, games, worship, beautiful Phoenix weather and even a flash mob. But, really, the treat was seeing their loved ones again. Never could you see more love than when daughter lured mother on the karaoke stage. “I told her she didn’t have a choice,” Ambrosia Morris said. The weekend was full of surprises, including what these families sang together.

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Slideshow: Family Weekend

October 14, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Mathew McGraw and Elizabeth Tinajero GCU News Bureau Family Weekend at Grand Canyon University on Oct. 11-13 included a wide variety of activities for families, including cooking class and plenty of food, the Lil’ Lopes Cheer and Dance Clinic, Chapel with President Brian Mueller as the speaker and doughnuts for attendees to enjoy, and even a flash mob.  

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Slideshow: Lip Sync Battle

October 11, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Elizabeth Tinajero GCU News Bureau The 12th annual Lip Sync Battle drew a crowd of more than 7,000 to GCU Arena on Thursday night. It was won by Pitch Imperfect.  

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