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Class of 2012: 84-Year-Old, Daughter to Receive Master’s Degrees Together

April 23, 2012 / by / 13 Comments

“If you go to college, I’ll go with you,” Leola Mayes of Livonia, Mich., told her daughter Beverly. That was 10 years ago, and next week the two of them — separated in age by 37 years — will graduate as online students of GCU. They’re planning to come to campus for the occasion.

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Choral Production of ‘Elijah’ to Include Alumna Amber Wagner

April 20, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

The soprano, a 2006 graduate of GCU, will be a soloist in Mendelssohn’s “Elijah” on Tuesday night at First Southern Baptist Church, and admission is free. She hasn’t sung on campus since launching a career that has taken her to the brink of international opera stardom.

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Prescott Hall to Welcome Student Life, Health Services, Career Services, ASGCU

April 19, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

Student Life’s new office space in the residence hall will have a lounge area, conference room, 12 offices for staff, plus a separate office space with outside access for ASGCU.

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Moriah Peters Celebrates New CD Before Appreciative Campus Crowd at Thunder Alley

April 18, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

Peters’ strong, soulful voice has hints of R&B, country, folk and pop, similar to what Christian-music audiences have heard for years from Amy Grant. The GCU freshman is off to Florida this weekend as one of the opening acts for the band MercyMe.

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Campus Construction Update: CAS Building About 50 Percent Complete

April 17, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

Four new buildings — the College of Arts and Sciences facility, two residence halls and a parking garage — and four major renovations are on schedule to be completed by the time students arrive on campus in August for the start of the fall semester.

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Canyon Challenge Won by Unique Sports Memorabilia Product

April 16, 2012 / by / 1 Comment

Five finalists were chosen from 44 business plans that were submitted in the inaugural competition. The Fan Post, Wild Horse Coffee and Providence Brewing Company.took the top three places and won cash awards.

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Students Serve the City at Christian Recovery House, Catholic Monastery

April 16, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

Most of the volunteers, including the GCU men’s and women’s basketball teams, settled at the Phoenix Dream Center. The previously run-down motel south of Indian School Road on Grand Avenue houses 300 residents recovering from years of heavy drug use, prostitution and crimes that landed many in prison.

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Need for Student Leaders to Increase With Influx of Campus Residents

April 13, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

About 1,500 students currently live on campus. By this fall, the number climbs to around 3,200. Campus officials already have begun training and organizing dozens of new student leaders to cover the numbers of underclassmen filling two new residence halls.

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Peoria Enrollment Counselor, a Leukemia Survivor, Becomes Blood-Drive Ambassador

April 11, 2012 / by / 2 Comments

Kate Condie-Clarke, now a testimonial speaker for United Blood Services, says the only thing she knew about leukemia was that it was some kind of blood disorder “and everybody I knew that had either leukemia or lymphoma had all passed on.” She was nearly among that group.

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Musical ‘The Boy Friend’ Brings Together Different Talents of Students

April 10, 2012 / by / 1 Comment

Senior Christina Cullers and sophomore Jake Swanson get outside their respective comfort zones in the season’s final production at Ethington Theatre, which features about a dozen song-and-dance numbers.

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