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Worship Arts showcases talent, togetherness

December 09, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

The first Worship Arts Showcase was Monday night in Thunderground, and if it’s a portent of things to come in the new Center for Worship Arts, it will be something to see. Students performed, for the first time, songs they had written, and even Bart Millard, the director of the Center and the front man for MercyMe, was amazed.

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Alumnus overcomes dyslexia to pursue medicine

December 02, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Grand Canyon University alumnus Gustavo Anton overcame dyslexia to excel in GCU’s premed program prior to finding his way to Midwestern University, where he is following his dream to become a pediatric surgeon.

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Winter dance concert to explore opposing themes

December 02, 2014 / by / 1 Comment

Faculty and students in GCU’s dance department have been working on their winter dance show, “Balance/Opposition,” since last fall. On Friday and Saturday, beginning at 7:30 p.m., the talented artists will present a sophisticated series of pieces that communicate the trials of humans through movement. Be prepared to laugh and cry.

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Chapel: Don’t limit your faith to ‘The Box’

December 02, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Chris Brown of North Coast Church in Vista, Calif., is an animated storyteller, scene-setter and humorist, and his Chapel talk Monday morning was filled with references to everything from genies to Pop-Tarts. He challenged listeners to examine whether they’re using God or truly worshipping Him and making Him central in their life.

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Chapel: A difference-maker tells her story

November 18, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Monday’s Chapel talk was a first-hand look at why you don’t need to have all the answers to do God’s work. Beth Guckenberger of Back2Back Ministries told of how she and her husband felt called to start an orphanage in Mexico from scratch, with their own money, and turned it into an organization that spans three continents and has helped thousands of children.

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Rollicking pot of fun dished up in new Ethington play

November 12, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Christmas memories from across the pond come to GCU’s Ethington Theatre this weekend and next, as the College of Fine Arts and Production presents “A Child’s Christmas in Wales.” Several of the shows are sold out, but there are seats available for Nov. 21-23, and a waiting list is available, too.

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Chapel: Women are empowered by God

November 11, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

The Chapel talk by Terry Crist of City of Grace on Monday morning was an unusual but incredibly important message: Women showed their strength in the Bible and should feel empowered by God “to own who you are, to accept who you are and to use who you are to change the world to the glory of God.” GCU Today has coverage.

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Battlefield vet shares servant leadership lessons

November 11, 2014 / by / 1 Comment

Jesse Stewart, an adjunct servant leadership professor for Grand Canyon University’s Colangelo College of Business, tends to reflect on the memories of fallen friends on Veterans Day. The former U.S. Army Ranger retired at 32 and has found his calling as a mentor of future business men and women at GCU.

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Future Lopes get early help on job searches

November 10, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Grand Canyon University on Saturday launched its Jump Start to Jobs, an initiative to help Phoenix high school students who already have been admitted to attend the University learn skills to find and land employment and save money. About 17 local students from six high schools learned about the job-search process and resume development during the first of three workshops to be held over six weeks.

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Men’s basketball home games devoted to charity

November 05, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

A good little thing has become a great big thing. This season, instead of having a handful of men’s basketball games devoted to charitable causes, virtually every game will benefit a local organization. It’s all about giving back to the community, and GCU Today has the story on how this became a staple for the University.

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