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The inside story behind six-word autobiographies

October 22, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Adding lines of prose to a community story about Spongebob escaping a unicorn and a herd of fleas amid a green sea was one of the activities offered Friday during GCU’s celebration of the National Day on Writing. The activities, stressing written expression, were a big hit with passersby.

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Business leaders, students connect at meeting

October 20, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

By Rick Vacek GCU News Bureau Grand Canyon University students mingling with industry leaders from across the Valley, including the most famous one of all, Jerry Colangelo. Those same industry leaders getting to know business majors who could be potential hires for their firms. Hard to tell who got more out of it. Call it a tie. No, wait – call it a big victory. For 90 minutes Friday morning at the Canyon 49 Grill, a Colangelo College of Business advisory board meeting took a new twist: Rather than a set agenda, rather than the students just witnessing what goes on, it was all talk. But that was the magic. In the corner in front of the television was Rick Dircks, Executive Vice President of Dircks Moving and Logistics and a member of the Fiesta Bowl board, having a long conversation with several students. Over there was Paul Baldwin, Corporate Risk and Broking Leader for Willis Towers Watson, holding court with a handful of interested proteges. And then there was Jonathan Keyser, a new member of the advisory board and founder of a commercial real estate firm, Keyser, that is based on the same Conscious Capitalism principles taught by CCOB. […]

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GCU helpers wash cars, aid Big Brothers Big Sisters

October 19, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

It was GCU night Wednesday at Paul’s Car Wash, — celebrating its 10th year of raising money for Big Brothers Big Sisters Central Arizona — and purple-clad helpers were on the scene washing cars for a purpose. Among volunteers were women’s basketball players and their coach, Nicole Powell, the Cheer, Dance and Pep Bands, and plenty of student and staff volunteers.

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Find your inner author on National Day on Writing

October 18, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences is celebrating the National Day on Writing from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday on the Promenade. Faculty, students and staff are invited to participate in creative writing activities, including describing themselves in six-word autobiographies.

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Students, genres band together in Canyon Worship

October 17, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

The 2017 Canyon Worship album is an interesting mix of genres, the result of collaboration between students and the freedom they feel to explore their musical talent. “It was a really cool testament to what the body of Christ can do when they’re on the same page,” said one of the artists, sophomore Courtney Welker.

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Online graduates are saluted at commencement

October 13, 2017 / by / 1 Comment

The first of four online commencement ceremonies convened Friday morning in GCU Arena, and Pam Aydelott sure stood out — she was wearing a 1940s-era nursing outfit. It took her nearly a year to put it together.

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Skillet, other acts sizzle on AiR1 Positive Hits tour

October 13, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Skillet will heat up GCU Arena with Britt Nicole, Tauren Wells, Colton Dixon and Gawvi on Sunday night. They’ll be joined by GCU grad Mark Lee of the band Third Day.

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Grammy-nominated Camp answers the call

October 05, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Jeremy Camp, who has scored more than 40 No. 1 singles in his Christian music career, will bring new tunes from his latest CD, “The Answer,” to Grand Canyon University Arena on Saturday, Oct. 7. He talked to GCU Today about his faith, the challenges in his life and doing mission trips with his family.

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Donation keys into computer science training

October 03, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

More than 4 million science and tech jobs are available in the United States. Still, only one in four schools in Arizona offers a computer science curriculum. Grand Canyon University and Science Foundation Arizona are hoping to change that and are getting help from a $100,000 donation from Verizon for Code.org training for teachers.

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GCU alum named Fox News analyst

September 27, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Gianno Caldwell, a 2010 GCU graduate, was named this week to the post of political analyst for Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network. Born on Chicago’s Southside, Caldwell cut his teeth in the school of hard knocks and thanks God for his opportunities.

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