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Cheer, Dance Make Big Impression at Camp

August 17, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

Congratulations to GCU’s cheer and dance teams, which brought home several awards from last weekend’s UCA/UDA summer camp at the University of California at Santa Barbara. The camp also was attended by Arizona State University and the University of Arizona. The dance team took third place, and cheer won the Leadership Award (described as “If you were not a member of your own team, which team would you want to be on?”).

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Rec Center Hosts Tryouts for Suns Dance Team

July 18, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

GCU was thrown into the NBA spotlight over the weekend as more than 150 dancers descended on the Student Recreation Center, each of them hoping to become a Phoenix Suns Dancer for the 2011-12 season. Because of its partnership with the Suns, GCU was approached about hosting the auditions in the new Arena, but the facility is more than a month from completion. The Rec Center was offered instead, and Kip Helt, the Suns’ vice president of game entertainment, couldn’t have been happier with the outcome.

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New Baseball Coach Brings Science, Sport Together

July 14, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

There’s more to baseball than what meets the batter’s eye, and young students of the game had an opportunity during the week of the All-Star Game to learn from the GCU staff at the Arizona Science Center and on campus.

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GCU Campers Hear Star Wrestler’s Words of Wisdom

June 28, 2011 / by / 1 Comment

Anthony Robles, who was born with one leg and went on to become an NCAA champion this year for Arizona State University, visited campus this week to offer encouraging words about overcoming obstacles and sharpening focus in life.

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Ride On: Three GCU Staffers Take Cycling Seriously

June 20, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

Everyone has their own way of getting away from the daily grind. For a trio of GCU staffers, they hit the road — or sometimes trails — on their bikes. The three are Dr. Brian McGuire, executive director for the Office of Institutional Research; Head Athletic Trainer Geordie Hackett; and Enrollment Counselor Lance Hinderleider. They’re competitive cyclists, and two of the three have major events coming up.

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Cheer, Dance Teams Set for 2011-12 Year

May 20, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s cheer and dance teams have been chosen for 2011-12, after recent tryouts that drew more than 70 applicants. “We could not be happier with the turnout,” said Emily Stephens, GCU’s cheer coach. “It really shows how much the interest level in our programs is growing.”

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Bible Buried in Arena Center Court Ceremony

May 05, 2011 / by / 2 Comments

“This is something that Christians need to be doing more of, not less of,” said the University’s chief executive officer, Brian Mueller, in brief remarks to about 200 people assembled inside the Arena for the short ceremony. At least a few online students, on campus for the week’s convocation and Commencement festivities, were in attendance. “God has blessed us with this building,” Mueller said. “It’s His building. Through the ages, He has wanted His people to remember that He was their God and they were His people. So we’re here to say thank you.”

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Slideshow: Spring Sports Reception

April 26, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Ruth Nsubuga Athletes and coaches from all 10 of GCU’s spring sports teams were recognized Monday evening at a reception at the Phoenix home of Chief Executive Officer Brian Mueller. Only three of the teams — lacrosse, men’s volleyball and men’s tennis — have officially completed their 2011 seasons. Andy Stankiewicz, named Monday as the Antelopes’ new baseball coach, also attended the event.

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New Baseball Coach Has Big Plans for Program

April 26, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

A little guy who made the big leagues has been chosen to lead a little program with big ambitions. Andy Stankiewicz, 46, a 5-foot-9, 165-pound utility infielder for four teams in a seven-year career in Major League Baseball, became the fourth head baseball coach in GCU history on Monday and met briefly with the current Antelope squad that afternoon.

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April ‘FYP’ Now Available on Campus and Online

April 25, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

The April 2011 issue of FYP is now available at locations around campus including the Student Union, the Promenade, Latte Dah, Canyon Cafe and more. Get your copy at locations all around Grand Canyon University or click here for the PDF version.

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