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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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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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Slideshow: Run to Fight Night at men’s soccer game

September 26, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Travis Neely GCU News Bureau The 2018 Run to Fight Children’s Cancer kicked off with Run to Fight Night on Friday, in conjunction with the Grand Canyon University men’s soccer game. The cancer-fighting superheroes got to participate with the players in the pregame ceremonies and play on the field at halftime and after the game.    

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Soccer and superheroes: Run to Fight Night soars

September 25, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

While the men’s soccer team had a goal — to defeat Oral Roberts University — some families who attended Friday night’s game had a second goal: to offer support to families battling cancer. The Children’s Cancer Network was at the game to kick off its eighth annual Run to Fight Children’s Cancer.

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Movement Day aims to get the givers moving as one

September 14, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Church and civic leaders from all over Arizona will gather Saturday at GCU Arena for the first Movement Day Arizona, designed to get things done for the abused and underprivileged. Executive Director Billy Thrall said GCU is the perfect site for the conference because of its heart for the community.

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GCU students rush to join hurricane relief efforts

September 12, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

When Dr. Tim Griffin, GCU Pastor and Dean of Students, put out a call for hurricane relief volunteers, students provided an overwhelming and heart-stirring response. A total of 629 signed up for a mission trip to aid ravaged Houston. “It’s a huge blessing,” said Global Outreach Manager Blake Small.

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Missions give students, staff God’s view of world

September 06, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

This spring and summer, hundreds of students and GCU staff visited 20 countries to fulfill God’s mission, experience other cultures and discover their spiritual purpose. Reprinted from the August issue of GCU Magazine.

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