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A day of milestones and memories at Serve the City

October 29, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

It wasn’t just another Serve the City on Saturday — it was a big one. GCU’s partnership with Habitat for Humanity passed the 200 mark in families served and also reached milestones for repairs and volunteers. Making it even more special was the fact that one of the homes being worked on belongs to the first homeowner to sign up nearly four years ago.

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Lip Sync soars with talent and humor

October 26, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

The McFly’s mixed a humorous video, slick hip hop moves, acrobatic stunts and classic pop songs to capture the 11th annual Lip Sync Battle before a roaring, record crowd of 7,000 Thursday night at GCU Arena. The 17 men in McFly’s, channeling Back to the Future, took the stage first among seven exceptional acts.

 

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Lopes get sudsy to serve Big Brothers Big Sisters

October 25, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Story by Ryan Kryska Photos by David Kadlubowski GCU News Bureau Laura Capello remembers back in the late 1990s when she met a 40-year-old “little,” whose “big” in the Big Brother Big Sister of Central Arizona organization was 80 years old. The two had met when the little was a preteen and developed such a great relationship that they still talked more than two decades later. Capello, now president of the Central Arizona organization, said that relationship truly showed her the lasting impact Big Brothers Big Sisters can make on children but also adults. “His big brother has since passed, but they just became family,” Capello said. “That’s our ultimate goal.” Capello and company were out Wednesday night at Paul’s Car Wash, a weeklong fundraiser for the Central Arizona organization that has become its biggest support event since Paul Horton, CBS 5 meteorologist, launched it in 2007. Capello herself is a big and said she has been matched for four years. “She’s smart, she’s caring, but she needs somebody,” Capello said. “She’s just dealing with challenges that no kid should have to deal with. We’re about igniting the potential that is already in these kids. We just need someone to […]

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Team lands $5,000 contract at Opportunity Hack

October 25, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

A GCU technology team spent two days at Opportunity Hack 2018 developing an app to help three nonprofits with a pressing tech problem. They also brought home a big prize — a Statement of Work contract sponsored by Repay for a combined award of $5,000. GCU Computer Science program lead Dr. Isac Artzi said the win is “another validation of the strength of our Computer Science with Big Data and Analytics program.”

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GCU trio meets movers and shakers at Clinton event

October 25, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

The mission? Meet movers and shakers who can assist with the deeper mission: aiding impoverished Peruvian coffee farmers. For GCU students Noah Wolfe, Aly Halbakken and Tim McGill, the Clinton Global Initiative University proved to be a mission accomplished.

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Campus rallies around It’s on Us initiative

October 24, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

It’s on Us conversations can be difficult, if not heart-wrenching. Yet GCU students are willing to discuss issues surrounding the prevention of sexual harassment and sexual assault. Along with the emphasis on being an active bystander, the Associated Students of GCU have raised over $3,000 for StreetLightUSA, an organization committed to helping young girls at risk for or victims of child sex trafficking.

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Colangelo reminisces: Diamondbacks vs. Scorpions

October 24, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Jerry Colangelo visited campus yesterday for his 4th annual discussion with FOX10 sports anchor Jude LaCava. Colangelo and LaCava talked private and public funding of sports arenas in front of a too-large-to-count crowd packed into the second floor of the Student Union. Colangelo let out some insiders along the way, including how the Scorpions — scratch that — the Diamondbacks, came to be.

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Tautolo puts ‘no pain, no gain’ in spiritual sense

October 23, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Suffering is never easy to accept. It’s part of the deal, whether you’re a Christian or not, said Emma Tautolo of Athletes in Action. But she finds the answers to her questions about suffering in Paul’s letters to the Thessalonians and Philippians — a message she shared at Chapel on Monday. She said that when believers participate in suffering, like Christ did, it will lead to resurrection and to light.

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GCU freezes tuition for 11th consecutive year

October 22, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Grand Canyon University, which completed its transition back to a nonprofit status earlier this year, announced today it is extending the tuition freeze on its west Phoenix campus for an 11th consecutive year.

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Online graduates share stories worth celebrating

October 21, 2018 / by / 1 Comment

Graduates of the online program at Grand Canyon University always have inspirational stories to tell, and this year they were equally inspired by keynote speaker Gian-Paul Gonzalez’s talk — and by the celebration that is a GCU commencement ceremony.

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