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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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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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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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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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GCU’s finger on the pulse of science with HSET Day

November 16, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

More than 2,300 students from 65 schools across Arizona tiptoed through cadaver, engineering and DNA labs, and cavorted with 3D printers and robots as part of GCU’s Health, Sciences, Engineering and Technology Day on Wednesday. The goal is to showcase the STEM programs, facilities and clubs GCU offers.

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Mission trip to Houston will be a little later

November 06, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Planning remains underway for a GCU mission trip to Houston, but has been extended to winter or spring break due to unexpectedly high numbers of volunteers rushing to help through Samaritan’s Purse, a Christian organization that provides spiritual and physical aid to victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease and famine with the purpose of sharing God’s love through His Son, Jesus Christ.

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GCU helpers wash cars, aid Big Brothers Big Sisters

October 19, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

It was GCU night Wednesday at Paul’s Car Wash, — celebrating its 10th year of raising money for Big Brothers Big Sisters Central Arizona — and purple-clad helpers were on the scene washing cars for a purpose. Among volunteers were women’s basketball players and their coach, Nicole Powell, the Cheer, Dance and Pep Bands, and plenty of student and staff volunteers.

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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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