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This Lope goes to great heights for Special Olympics

December 07, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

GCU freshman Sarah Shea on Saturday will be stepping off the edge of CityScape, one of the tallest buildings in Phoenix, and will be dressed in a Spider-Man suit, no less. The special education major is afraid of heights, but she is making like a superhero by participating in Over the Edge, which benefits Special Olympics Arizona. She’s doing it in honor of two friends she met in third grade — one has Down Syndrome, the other has cerebral palsy.

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Dance concert to find beat in pacemaker, much more

December 05, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Ethington Dance Ensemble’s winter concert, “The Arc Between,” will explore everything from jazz to ballet to social issues and even swimming. More than 40 dancers and nine choreographers are involved in the production 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8-9 at Grand Canyon University’s Ethington Theatre.

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GCU Overwatch team reaches Sweet 16

December 01, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

The six members of GCU’s eSports Overwatch varsity team met in January, but a striking synergy helped meld six minds into one Cinderalla team that made it to the Sweet 16 out of 220 teams and was the only Arizona team to make it to this far.

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Engineering students are no mean ones, Mr. Grinch

December 01, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Santa found some unlikely elves in GCU mechanical engineering students, who spent more than 12 hours in the days before Thanksgiving helping a nonprofit group, We Are Their Future, build a fantastical Whoville-themed holiday display.

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‘Serve the Season’ makes it easier to play Santa Claus

November 30, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

GCU employees looking for ways to volunteer this holiday season will find plenty of organizations to help on this Serve the Season list.

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Employees dig deep for Habitat, Donate to Elevate

November 27, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

GCU employees’ hearts were with Habitat for Humanity one recent Friday morning as a group of about 20 volunteers completed landscape work at a home near the campus. But dig deeper and it was easy to find more goodwill, as many of those employees also give to Habitat via Donate to Elevate.

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Behind the scenes during the making of ‘Tartuffe’

November 21, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

The seven student designers who commenced in June with scarcely more than their titles gave birth in October to a grand, full-scale production of Moliere’s “Tartuffe” at Ethington Theatre, brought to life by a cast brimming with energy and talent. “It has been a great joy to work with them and watch them grow throughout the process,” said Claude Pensis, dean of the College of Fine Arts and Production.

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GCU employees lend a hand at turkey giveaway

November 21, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

It’s not too late for GCU employees to donate a turkey or their time during the Annual Turkey Drive. It’s also not too late to join GCU volunteers who have signed up to distribute more than 4,000 turkey feasts with all the trimmings to Phoenix residents at St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance.

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Slideshow: Baseball team aids St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance

November 21, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

GCU News Bureau Coach Andy Stankiewicz and his Grand Canyon University baseball team served at a Safeway in Sun City to help St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance net donations that will provide Thanksgiving meals for 140,000 Arizonans in need. Thunder also was on hand to engage with shoppers and just create havoc.  

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GCU club engineers hope for Ruby

November 20, 2017 / by / 4 Comments

What mechanical engineering major Grant Goodman thought would be a weekend project turned into a seven-month labor of love for him and members of GCU’s electrical engineering club. The club made a specialized wheelchair for Ruby Saunders, whose mobility is limited by cerebral palsy and other health issues.

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