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Class of 2012: From Phoenix to Vienna, With Love, for Soccer Player

April 24, 2012 / by / 3 Comments

Anthony Whitlatch will marry GCU alumna Karissa Kelsey on May 9, merely days after his graduation, and the two of them will move to Austria only days after that to begin their new life together. Whitlatch was placed overseas by an Oregon-based Christian non-profit organization that uses athletes in its ministry.

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‘Kony 2012’ Campaign Against Ugandan Rebel Leader Comes to GCU

April 19, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

On Friday, Invisible Children will lead an international night of activism titled “Cover the Night.” GCU students will hold a prayer vigil at 7 p.m. on the Quad in front of the Arena before fanning out in groups to post fliers and introduce people to the issues surrounding Joseph Kony.

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Nursing Students Reach Out to Disabled Adults With Wellness Program

April 18, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

In a visit to the Arizona Recreation Center for the Handicapped, GCU seniors in the nursing program’s community health course provided basic information about dental hygiene, nutrition, exercise and protection from the Arizona sun.

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Students Serve the City at Christian Recovery House, Catholic Monastery

April 16, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

Most of the volunteers, including the GCU men’s and women’s basketball teams, settled at the Phoenix Dream Center. The previously run-down motel south of Indian School Road on Grand Avenue houses 300 residents recovering from years of heavy drug use, prostitution and crimes that landed many in prison.

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GCU Presents $40,000 Check to Cancer Charity From March Races

April 13, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

Children’s Cancer Network recently surpassed $100,000 in funding. This year, the organization hopes to expand its programs to reach more childhood cancer patients and their families.

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ARCH Exhibition Game Still a Winner for ‘Lopes, Special-Needs Adults

March 29, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s baseball team has hosted the event for several years, giving physically- and mentally-challenged adults from the Arizona Recreation Center for the Handicapped the thrill of connecting with a pitch or throwing out a baserunner on a big-time field.

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Popular Cancer Fundraiser Relay for Life to Make Debut at GCU

March 28, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

Relay for Life involves teams of people who take turns walking laps around a track, spelling teammates while they sleep in tents or participate in overnight festivities. The idea is to constantly have a representative running, jogging or walking the track. Teams raise money in advance.

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Slideshow: GCU Run to Fight Children’s Cancer

March 11, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

An estimated 2,000 runners and walkers participated in Saturday’s spring edition of the Run to Fight Children’s Cancer on the GCU campus, raising funds for Children’s Cancer Network. “The race was fantastic, handled gracefully and with expertise,” one participant wrote on Facebook. The day included 5K and 10K races, a Cancer Survivors’ Walk and many other family-friendly activities.

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GCU’s First Farmers’ Market Draws Vendors to the Quad

March 07, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

Tamales, salsa, hummus, honey, bread, freeze-dried kale and barbecued pork were among the food items sold at the market, which was planned and organized by senior Matt Muchna, ASGCU’s multicultural director.

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‘Grandma Dorothy,’ 85, Has Good Cause to Come to GCU

March 05, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

The northeast Phoenix woman is known for pushing her festively decorated walker in running events, and she’ll be part of Saturday’s Run to Fight Children’s Cancer on the GCU campus. Her theme for the occasion: St. Patrick’s Day.

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