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Holocaust survivor shares powerful story of hope

November 04, 2014 / by / 3 Comments

Grand Canyon University has a rare opportunity Wednesday to hear from a woman who lived through history and survived the Nazi genocide of the Holocaust. Magda Herzberger, an 88-year-old Romanian who lives in Fountain Hills, will share her story of faith and survival in World War II death camps during an 11:15 a.m. presentation at the Library on the fourth floor of the Student Union. The author and poet was a teenager when she saw her native country poisoned by the violent anti-Semitism that led to the horrors of Hitler’s Final Solution. She’ll also be signing copies of her book, “Survival,” after the presentation.

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Chapel: This talk has resounding message

November 04, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Warren Stewart Jr. of Church of the Remnant in south Phoenix didn’t mince words at Chapel on Monday morning. In a booming talk that was passionate and eloquent, he challenged the audience to “make a disturbance in the culture.” He certainly made a disturbance at Chapel. GCU Today has the story.

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GCU students profit from Stock Market Challenge

October 31, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Eight GCU business students participated Thursday night in Junior Achievement of Arizona’s Stock Market Challenge and got valuable insights into the business of buying and selling. Their enthusiasm was infectious, and one of them was so taken by the experience he said it confirmed his belief that this is his future. GCU Today has the story.

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Your Rugby 101 guide to Saturday’s match

October 30, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s on-campus celebration of rugby Saturday night is almost here, and we know you don’t want to go to the big match without knowing your rucks from your scrums. So we’ve provided a Rugby 101 “class” to educate you about the sport’s history and basic rules. Read it here in GCU Today.

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Chapel: Don’t take your heart too lightly

October 28, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Ron Merrell, a former standup comic, used his sense of humor Monday morning to effectively deliver a Chapel message that had the Arena crowd both laughing and nodding their heads in agreement. Your heart is the real you, Merrell said, and you must allow Him into it so that He can mold it and shape it.

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Chapel: Don’t let fear bury you … or your talents

October 21, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Jon Demeter of the Ultimate Training Camp used his Chapel talk Monday morning to address how detrimental fear can be in our lives. While fear sometimes protects us, Demeter used the parable of the three servants in Matthew 25 to show how important it is to use our talents and not bury them out of fear.

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Time is right for Vaught to come to GCU

October 16, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Mike Vaught, GCU’s new vice president of athletics, was greeted by a huge turnout of athletes and administrators Wednesday morning at the Arena. It’s one of those hiring moments where things came together in concert: Vaught and his wife, Karri, said the timing of the opportunity is ideal for them, and President/CEO Brian Mueller knew right away that Vaught was his choice.

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Chapel: Cultivate restorative work in life

October 14, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

New City Church’s Brian Kruckenberg reminded the Chapel audience on Monday that life is too short for selfish behavior, and that the Kingdom of God is now – though we may not see it. The pastor encouraged people to consider the type of culture they help foster every day. “Are you creating a culture that puts yourself first, that’s primarily about yourself, or are you thinking about the kingdom of God, the kingdom of restoration and renewal that comes when I lay down my life for the good of others?” Kruckenberg asked

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2002 ‘Little Women’ cast goes back in time

October 13, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

“Things change, Jo,” characters sing time and time again in “Little Women: An Opera in Two Acts,” which was performed last weekend in Ethington Theatre and will close this weekend. And so they have for five alumni, all cast members in the 2002 production of the same play in the same venue who attended Saturday evening’s show, and were wowed by a new generation of GCU student performers. GCU Today has a story and ticket information.

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COE staffer reunited with mentor LaPrade

October 08, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Joanna Simpson earned her master’s and doctorate from Grand Canyon University, her hometown university. But she also has a longtime connection with former high school mentor and College of Education dean Dr. Kimberly LaPrade, with whom Simpson is now working closely with as COE addresses the needs of new teachers.

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