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GCU Salutes Afghanistan War Hero Josh Bullis

January 03, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

GCU honored Army Pfc. Josh Bullis of north Phoenix with a $5,000 annual scholarship and a sustained standing ovation at Thursday’s men’s basketball game in Antelope Gym. The occasion was Military Appreciation Night, and Bullis attended with several members of his family. He lost both legs at the knee on Sept. 19 in Afghanistan when he stepped on an improvised explosive device (IED) and it detonated.

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Antelopes Bring Holiday Hoops to St. Vincent de Paul

December 22, 2010 / by / 0 Comment

The Antelope men’s basketball team unpacked a Santa-sized sack of Christmas cheer Tuesday afternoon in visits to separate St. Vincent de Paul facilities in downtown Phoenix. The athletes and coaches stopped first at the homeless facility on West Jackson Street to put on a clinic for the adults there. A makeshift court was installed in the parking lot as the players and their hosts engaged in spirited shooting and ballhandling games.

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Student Workers Create Ornaments for Winning Tree

December 20, 2010 / by / 1 Comment

Carmen Grijalva never had much for Christmas — and, truthfully, she still doesn’t. But that doesn’t keep her from wanting to give to others. Grijalva and about two dozen other workers at the center produced handmade ornaments for the tree, which was chosen as the best entry in Friday’s “Season for Sharing” outreach event in the North Gym.

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GCU Freshman Suited to Role of Santa

December 13, 2010 / by / 1 Comment

Now the truth can be told about Santa Claus: He likes Christmas, yes, but what he really loves are community-service hours. That much was clear on Saturday at a PetSmart store in north Scottsdale as GCU freshman Isaac Dominguez — in full St. Nick costume — posed for photos all afternoon with pets. He did a second shift on Sunday.

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Donate Toys to Benefit Canyon Cares Christmas

December 01, 2010 / by / 0 Comment

The Office of Spiritual Life is asking GCU faculty, staff and students to donate toys for all ages, male and female, to use at the University’s annual Canyon Cares Christmas event. GCU will also use your donated toys to benefit the children in the Canyon Kids program as well as other local outreach programs. GCU will invite families from the community to come to campus Sunday, December 12, for dinner and activities. After dinner the children will participate in the activities while the parents select and wrap one toy per child to take home and place under their trees for Christmas. Last year, GCU faculty, staff and students donated more than 330 toys for the event that benefited more than 550 neighborhood children. The toy drive begins today and ends December 10. Bring your donations to the Office of Spiritual Life by 4 p.m., December 10. For more information, contact Terri Faust at 602.639.6750 or tfaust@gcu.edu.

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Volunteers Needed for Canyon Cares Christmas

December 01, 2010 / by / 5 Comments

Help brighten the holidays for 250 of our neighborhood families at GCU’s 2nd Annual Canyon Cares Christmas on Sunday, December 12 at 1:30 p.m.

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Thunder No Turkey at Gompers Holiday Feast

November 18, 2010 / by / 0 Comment

Thunder officially has arrived in the big leagues. The Antelopes’ mascot has always been a major deal at 33rd Avenue and Camelback, of course. But now the Horned One has participated in the annual Thanksgiving dinner at Gompers Habilitation Center, which brings together mascots from Phoenix-area pro sports teams for what Gompers’ executive director, Mark Jacoby, fondly calls “a cyclone of chaos.”

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New U.S. Citizens Take Oath on Campus

November 09, 2010 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s North Gym won’t soon be forgotten by 127 Arizonans who became naturalized U.S. citizens there in an hourlong ceremony Tuesday. Nearly three dozen countries of origin were represented.

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Good Neighbor Club Tours Serrano Village

October 29, 2010 / by / 0 Comment

One of the newest student clubs on campus has wasted no time digging into its purpose. For their third meeting since forming, the dozen members of the Good Neighbor Club toured facilities at Serrano Village – an apartment complex less than one mile from GCU. The club plans to provide ESL training and other outreach efforts to more than 560 refugees living in the apartments.

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Fifth Fall Festival Bigger, Better Than Ever

October 29, 2010 / by / 0 Comment

In five years, GCU’s Fall Festival has gotten big. How big? Big enough that it can accommodate a seemingly endless line for cotton candy and also the seemingly contradictory presence of a west Phoenix dental practice.

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