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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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How a mission trip gave her a blessing to hold tight

September 05, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

GCU Today staff writer Jeannette Cruz tells how a mission trip changed her life in a new GCU Magazine feature called My LopeLife.

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Local Outreach offers 6 new ways to spread the love

August 30, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

GCU students love to help others more needy than themselves, and Local Outreach Ministries this year offers six new ways to spread love to local residents. It’s a great way to feel the joy of bringing happiness to others.

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In Nepal or the classroom, he’s in tune with his faith

August 08, 2017 / by / 1 Comment

Richard Busby, a professor in the College of Nursing and Health Care Professions, has worked in the medical field for 40 years and has traveled to 28 countries to aid those with limited access to medical care and to serve struggling communities. He shared stories about his recent experience in Kathmandu, Nepal, and his passionate view on integrating faith into the classroom.

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Science is fun, and CSO Training Institute proves it

July 20, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

More than 130 Chief Science Officers from middle and high schools across Arizona are learning leadership, communication and team-building skills this week at the second annual GCU-hosted CSO Training Institute. In just two years, the program has spread not only across the state but also nationally with 13 states following Arizona’s example. CSOs are elected by their peers to act as STEM ambassadors at their schools and communities.

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GCU volunteers add verve to annual clothing drive

July 19, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

GCU volunteers brought vim and verve Tuesday to the annual Back to School Clothing Drive at GCU Arena as University staff, athletes and other students participated in the first specially designated GCU Day. Of course, Thunder stole the show with his zany antics, but the Cheer and Dance team members and soccer and volleyball players added spark to the already electric atmosphere. More than 5,000 students received clothing and other goodies in time for the start of school.

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Changing lives (including their own) at Dream Center

June 08, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Summer vacation or not, GCU College of Humanities and Social Sciences counseling professors and students continue to bring group therapy sessions to sex-trade survivors sheltered at the Phoenix Dream Center. “The students benefit from the service work,” said CHSS counseling lead Denise Krupp. “I want them to have a good, wonderful feeling when they leave.” And the survivors benefit by bonding, learning about themselves and gaining self-esteem.

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STEM camp cracks the code of students’ inspiration

June 06, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

More than 30 campers attending GCU’s Cipher Avenger STEM camp this week are thrilled that they are doing computer programming, using code and building servers and websites. The hands-on learning style that GCU champions is so enthralling, the room filled with high school juniors and seniors was quiet with concentration.

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