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Keep your faith in business, executive tells students

March 08, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

Mark Snyder, President of Snyder Nationwide Real Estate, spoke to graduate and Hospitality Management students Thursday about he injects his faith into the business world. “I’m going to do what’s right every time,” he said. “I pursue God daily. God’s the kingmaker, not your talents.”

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Canyon Worship artists value performing in concert

March 04, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

Worship Arts student artists sing their songs over and over in the Recording Studio, but they don’t get that many opportunities to perform onstage for an audience. That made their experience valuable Friday night when they sang at the first Canyon Worship East, designed to bring their talents to the community.

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Families stand strong at Run to Fight Night

February 28, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

Far from the hospital, the clinics, the spinal taps and chemotherapy treatments, the Children’s Cancer Network family spent a couple of hours at GCU Arena for something a little more fun. Alongside the live-wire Havocs, the families were special guests at the men’s basketball game Wednesday night as they threw out a Lopes Up or two before being introduced on the court. It was a welcome break for the families, who are readying themselves for the ninth annual Children’s Cancer Network Run to Fight Children’s Cancer, headed to campus March 16.

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Students’ coaching of speakers is the talk of TEDx

February 25, 2019 / by / 1 Comment

TEDxGCU drew a sellout crowd to Ethington Theatre and more praise for how the students manage the annual event. Most evident was the way they increased their coaching of the speakers, who truly appreciated it. “I didn’t view them as students. I just viewed it as a professional providing me with very valuable feedback, constructive feedback, on how I can better my story,” said one of the speakers, Amy Kao.

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Student enterprises blend energy, opportunity

February 22, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

Student enterprises have become an important part of life on the GCU campus, and for good reason: Not only do they provide students with great experience; they also give them a ton of responsibility. “They’re either running the business or they’re part of the business, and they’re doing it in an environment that’s fairly safe because the new business has the backing of a large enterprise,” GCU President Brian Mueller said. Reprinted from the February issue of GCU Magazine.

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TEDxGCU coming to Ethington Theatre on Friday

February 20, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

TEDxGCU, managed completely by students, will be back in Ethington Theatre on Friday. It will be hosted by Caleb Duarte, the GCU student who has shown his talents at Lip Sync and Mr. GCU, and will feature eight thought-provoking speakers.

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Lovestruck Lopes flock to Valentine’s dinner

February 15, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

The annual Valentine’s Day dinner in the Student Union drew its largest turnout ever Thursday night. Students were treated to a six-course meal of roasted New York strip steak, garlic shrimp, broccolini, baked potato, bread rolls followed by a chocolate dessert.

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GCU partnership with Brewers is in full swing

February 13, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

The Milwaukee Brewers showed off their spring training facility in Maryvale on Tuesday, and there’s an important GCU connection: There’s space for a Learning Lounge, which opens April 16. The baseball team, like the University, is focused on building the community. “We’re excited to be part of that,” said Andrew Daugherty, General Manager of the Maryvale complex.

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Academic Excellence program embraces schools

February 13, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

Grand Canyon University has wrapped itself around Westwood Elementary, the first of three K-12 schools designated as an Academic Excellence Site. As part of GCU President Brian Mueller’s five-point plan, a team of departments, including K-12 Educational Development, the College of Education, and the Learning Lounge, collaborate to improve academic success in local schools and help young students consider college as part of their future.

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Lopes paint the town purple for Serve the City

February 11, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

The sun wasn’t even up and the temperature was a frigid 40-something degrees. But that didn’t dissuade more than 200 Lopes from showing up, ready to paint and landscape, for the semiannual Serve the City. And for just the second time, Parent Council members, along with other parent volunteers, served alongside their children to make a difference in the Canyon Corridor, helping move GCU and partner Habitat for Humanity of Central Arizona closer to their 700-homes-renovated goal.

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