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Home-schoolers get schooled in business

October 13, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

One entrepreneur is thinking of starting a shoe-customization business. Another already sells high-end, custom-made bullwhips. Still others have started their own nonprofit. The kicker? They’re all just teenagers and were on campus Thursday to participate in a collaborative training between GCU’s New Business Development Center and Strategic Educational Alliances.

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Audience enriched by wealth of laughs in ‘Tartuffe’

October 12, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

You’ll laugh as you sit on the edge of your seat watching “Tartuffe,” Ethington Theatre’s second production of the season, which offers a humorous comedy about a family with much to lose. This wolf-in-sheep’s-clothing play, which opens at 7:30 p.m. Friday, features unique and imaginative scenery, wigs and costumes.

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Masquerade for Dyslexia Gala

October 12, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

COE faculty and staff attended the 2017 Masquerade for Dyslexia Gala to support the Arizona Branch of the International Dyslexia Association, a GCU educational partner. Approximately $50,000 was raised to provide scholarships to teachers and parents for training on dyslexia. Rebekah Dyer, President of the Association, said 1 in 5 individuals have dyslexia or struggle with a learning disability, therefore it is important for teachers and parents to receive training specific to working with students with dyslexia.  Pictured: (From left) Thomas Dyer, Rebekah Dyer, Dr. Jim Mostofo, Dr. Kay Hansen, Lindy Gaudiano and Stacy Rucker.   

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Slideshow: Thunder, softball team at PCH 5K

October 10, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

GCU News Bureau Thunder and the Grand Canyon University softball team spread GCU cheer at the Phoenix Children’s Hospital 5K on Saturday.    

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Thousands descend for jam-packed Family Weekend

October 09, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Johnae Hughes’ family came from Honolulu to visit her on Family Weekend, and the long trip was worth it — not just to see Johnae, a GCU freshman, but to see her zip in a frenzy through the Lope Shop to grab as much merchandise as she could in 60 seconds as the winner of the first “Thunder Bolt.” It was just one of the many activities on campus.

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Grammy-nominated Camp answers the call

October 05, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Jeremy Camp, who has scored more than 40 No. 1 singles in his Christian music career, will bring new tunes from his latest CD, “The Answer,” to Grand Canyon University Arena on Saturday, Oct. 7. He talked to GCU Today about his faith, the challenges in his life and doing mission trips with his family.

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Make a run on Family Weekend with Thunder Bolt

October 04, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

With more than 2,500 registrations for Family Weekend, expect the GCU campus to be bustling Friday to Sunday. Just some of the highlights? How about a 60-second shopping spree at the Lopes Shop, where a grand prize winner can grab as much as they can (with Thunder by their side for inspiration), along with a fall festival, bowling, Thunder Run 5K, cheer clinic and, of course, Midnight Madness.

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GCU Spirit Teams Attend Birthday Bash

October 03, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Photos courtesy of Fiesta Bowl Charities and GCU spirit teams  GCU News Bureau Thunder gathered with his fleecy friends from around the state to celebrate the birthday of Fiesta Bowl Charities’ mascot, Spirit. The gathering was held at the Jerry Colangelo Branch of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix and more than 130 kids attended and enjoyed an unlimited supply of silly string and camaraderie. GCU Cheer, Dance and members of the Pep Band made sure that every attendee enjoyed their evening of frivolity and football and taught a few “Lopes Up” along the way.    

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Donation keys into computer science training

October 03, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

More than 4 million science and tech jobs are available in the United States. Still, only one in four schools in Arizona offers a computer science curriculum. Grand Canyon University and Science Foundation Arizona are hoping to change that and are getting help from a $100,000 donation from Verizon for Code.org training for teachers.

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Rare elsewhere, chaplains are an Ethington Theatre tradition

October 03, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Chaplains are a relative rarity in the world of theatre, but GCU’s College of Fine Arts and Production has made chaplains as integral a part of Ethington Theatre productions as the role of stage manager or assistant director. It’s only fitting, junior Tarnim Bybee said: “We are theatre people, but we are also Christian people.”

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