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Fall Festival Turns Out Community for Treats, Fun

October 28, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

GCU was invaded by pirates, monsters and a few cute little bugs Thursday evening at the annual Fall Festival on the Mariposa Lawn. Children and their parents from all over the community came to campus to enjoy some safe, Halloween-style fun, with many dressing up in costume. Jennifer Girl of Event Services, who planned and organized much of the festival, said the event was a huge success, bigger and better than ever. Over the course of three hours, an estimated 6,000 visitors came to campus.

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Slideshow: Inaugural Children’s Cancer Run a Big Success

October 17, 2011 / by / 1 Comment

The much-anticipated Run to Fight Children’s Cancer 5K/10K took place Saturday at GCU, and the outcome couldn’t have been better. Thanks to sponsors, volunteers, walkers, runners and countless supporters, GCU was able to present a check worth $20,000 to the Children’s Cancer Network, the event’s beneficiary. “With over 900 runners registered and 1,500 people on campus, it’s safe to say this was a huge success,” said Community Outreach Manager Jose Moreno.

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Cancer Run Not Just a Race, It’s a Big-Time Event

October 12, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

Maybe you can run in a race, but can you run a race? Jose Moreno, GCU’s community outreach manager, insists he’s not a good candidate to run five or 10 kilometers, as hundreds will do on Saturday morning in the inaugural Run to Fight Children’s Cancer on campus. “This is not just a race,” says Moreno, who has been with the University since January. “It’s a family event that supports a great cause. And we get to utilize our brand-new Arena.”

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Though a World Away, GCU Alum to Join Cancer Run

October 06, 2011 / by / 4 Comments

Runners and walkers in GCU’s inaugural Run to Fight Children’s Cancer will be joined in spirit and in deed by a man almost 10,000 miles away in Nairobi, Kenya. GCU alumnus Frank Kirimi recently came across the GCU Today story about 4-year-old Olivia Baumgardner, who has battled leukemia and will serve as honorary starter for the 5K and 10K races taking place Oct. 15 on campus.

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4-Year-Old, Family to Help With GCU Cancer Run

September 29, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

When runners take off on Saturday, Oct. 15, at the start of the Run to Fight Children’s Cancer on the GCU campus, they will do so after a horn is blown by the honorary race starter, Olivia Baumgardner of east Phoenix. To the casual observer, Olivia is just like any other 4-year-old. But Olivia isn’t a normal 4-year-old. She’s dealing with something that no one — let alone a child — should have to deal with. Olivia has cancer.

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AzHOSA and Red Cross Host Blood Drive Oct. 31

September 27, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

GCU AzHOSA and the Red Cross will host a blood drive on campus, Monday, October 31 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. To schedule your appointment or for more information contact the American Red Cross at 520-230-7295 or go online to www.redcrossblood.org and enter Sponsor Code: GCU. All presenting donors will receive a T-Shirt from the American Red Cross. For donor eligibility questions, call 1-866-236-3276.

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Two Students Lead Interfaith Series on World Religions

September 15, 2011 / by / 1 Comment

A 10-week series of discussions, “Building Bridges Between Faiths,” began Wednesday at a Jewish senior living community not far from campus, led by junior Ty Kieser and senior Micah Briscoe. The series is aimed at exploring Buddhism and its similarities with Judaism and Christianity.

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GCU Delivers ‘Pray for Japan’ Funds to Food for the Hungry

July 22, 2011 / by / 1 Comment

Grand Canyon University Campus Pastor Tim Griffin and Community Outreach Manager Jose Moreno visited the Phoenix office of Food for the Hungry to present a check for $8,000 – funds raised by the “Pray for Japan” campaign.

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Trip to Rwanda Spoke Universal Language of Music

July 15, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

A group of students from GCU, led by Campus Music Minister Gabe Salazar, heard the song in the hearts of African children on a recent 16-day trip to Rwanda that “had a significant impact on all of us,” Salazar says.

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GCU Nursing Graduate Meets Needs of Joplin

June 20, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

Crystal Ericksen’s first year out in the “real world” has been one she’ll never forget. Crystal, a 2010 graduate of GCU’s College of Nursing, works in the cardiology unit at Freeman Hospital in Joplin, Mo. Her husband, Matthew, is a first-year resident at the same medical facility.

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