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Partial solar eclipse wows gazing Lopes

August 22, 2017 / by / 1 Comment

Hundreds of people across campus clustered outside of GCU Arena on Monday to watch the partial eclipse of the sun. The viewing party, hosted by the newly formed Astronomy Club, was a big hit even though Phoenix got only 60 percent coverage. People watched in wonder through telescopes and protective glasses. Witnessing the total eclipse was “surreal and a little scary,” said Stephanie Paluch, a COE faculty member.

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Freshman farewell fills parents with mixed emotions

August 22, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Whether parents are mournful at the thought of no longer living with their GCU freshman or cheered because they can finally convert the bedroom into a study, the milestone of a child going away to a college or university is significant for all involved. At a Parent Hospitality Corner on Monday, some family members discussed what they were feeling and how they were responding.

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Videos are nice, but seeing Move-In is believing

August 21, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

The videos are out there. Anyone planning to attend GCU can see what Move-In looks like. But then they experience it, and they’re even more mesmerized.

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Move-In is a moving experience for everyone

August 21, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Even the people on campus who have seen Move-In before find it irresistible. It officially began Monday morning, and the buzz could be felt everywhere.

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Spiritual enrichment on campus keeps adding value

August 18, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

All of Chapel live-streamed, including the music … more Ministry Forums for students … a newly designed One Foundation for faculty. There will be plenty of spiritual life opportunities on campus this fall, including an in-depth look at the Reformation on its 500th anniversary.

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Astronomy Club to offer safe viewing of eclipse

August 16, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Talk about a different way to kick off Welcome Week. Monday is the day of the solar eclipse, and the newly formed Astronomy Club — led by Dr. Tom McCarthy, an assistant physics professor — will be set up on the Quad to offer a way to view it safely. Remember, you never look directly at a solar eclipse.

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Cheer, Dance teams and Thunder earn more hurrahs

August 15, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Emily Stephens, GCU’s Director of Spirit Programs, couldn’t have said it better after the Cheer and Dance teams once again dominated a competition in Santa Barbara, Calif.: “We are doing what we are doing for our love of each other, GCU and for our love of the Lord. Our focus on that love goes above and beyond and truly allows our light to shine through.”

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GCU named one of top 10 college campuses in U.S.

August 11, 2017 / by / 2 Comments

By Jeannette Cruz and Rick Vacek GCU News Bureau The student leaders gathered at Grand Canyon University Arena on Friday morning probably weren’t surprised to hear that GCU has been named one of the 10 best college campuses in the United States. After all, their appreciation for life at GCU is one of the reasons they were willing to cut short their summer vacation and begin training for the new academic year. Student opinions were part of why Niche, which specializes in data on educational institutions, put GCU on a prestigious list that includes Stanford, UCLA, Virginia Tech and Yale University. But for many people at GCU, the news was both affirming and exciting. Among the many big moments and initiatives they’ve experienced in recent years, this is a big one. “GCU has grown so fast, a lot of people don’t know what’s happened here,” said Dr. Tim Griffin, Pastor and Dean of Students. “The fact that people are starting to notice is pretty flattering, and I think students will be excited to hear that. “But the students already know how great this campus is. For the staff to get this kind of recognition will give them a great sense […]

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User’s guide to Welcome Week: All hands on deck

August 09, 2017 / by / 1 Comment

Welcome Week 2017 promises to be another busy and festive time for students as they return to campus. But it’s extremely important, too. “The week says to all, ‘You belong here,’” said Charity Norman, manager of GCU’s Student and Family Program.

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Summer dance program’s intensity is contagious

July 13, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Dance students traveled from across the country to attend GCU’s Summer Dance Intensive this week, bringing enthusiasm and a joy of learning that reignites GCU Director of Dance Susannah Keita’s passion for teaching. The students appreciate the challenging yet supportive program.

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