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2015 winter commencement

December 14, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau GCU Arena was packed and festive for winter commencement Friday night as more than 600 traditional graduates received their diplomas. So many great stories equals so many great photos, filled with joy and anticipation.  

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GCU Arena packed for warm, winter commencement

December 11, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

There was a slight chill in the air Friday, but things quickly warmed up inside a full GCU Arena as more than 600 members of the Class of 2015 and thousands of their closest family members and friends celebrated a variety of incredible accomplishments. Keynote speaker Erik Wahl speed-painted two interesting pieces of art during his talk, which reflected on his own mistakes in life of listening too closely to critics and being afraid to find and live his purpose. He encouraged the new alumni to never be afraid to fail and to think differently than anyone has before.

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GCU parliamentarians put team on national map

December 10, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Nearly everyone knows about GCU’s basketball team, but flying more quietly under the radar is the University’s speech and debate team, which is nonetheless a big success story. The team, just three years old, this year has earned a ranking in the top 20 schools in the nation that practice the same speech and debate styles. And most recently, in what team director Barry Regan said is impressive news, debaters Thomas Rotering and Zachary Kuykendall qualified for a prestigious national competition.

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Speech and Debate team performances reveal depth of emotion

December 03, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Dramatic, one-person performances mesmerized a coffee-sipping crowd at Peet’s Coffee Wednesday as speech and debate team members portrayed characters with startling emotional detail. The performers who took the stage were freshmen Thomas Gleason, Chrycia LeGendre and TaylorRae Humbert, and sophomore Chloe Saunders. Topics ranged from a pro-life story about a woman who was raped and decided to keep her baby to prose about how UFC fighter Ronda Rousey is a significant figure for female empowerment. GCU’s team is ranked in the top 20 of the nation, out of 138 schools, said team director Barry Regan, communication instructor with the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. GCU has the story.

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Lopes Justice Society-Law Enforcement Club triumph in competition

November 11, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

GCU won high scores in the recent Region 1 American Criminal Justice Association Competition in Sacramento: Top Academic – Bridgette Smith 1st Place, Criminal Law, Lower Division – Bridgette Smith 1st Place, Police Management, Lower Division – Bridgette Smith 2nd Place, Corrections, Lower Division – Bridgette Smith 2nd Place, LAE Knowledge, Lower Division – Bridgette Smith 2nd Place, Juvenile Justice, Professional Division – Cornel Stemley 3rd Place, Police Management, Professional Division – Cornel Stemley 3rd Place, Corrections, Professional Division – Cornel Stemley Physical Agility: 1st Place, Upper Division – Chris Rogers 3rd Place, Upper Division – James Luong Firearms, Individual: 1st Place, Lower Division – Sarah Rapp 2nd Place, Upper Division – Blake McCormick 3rd Place, Upper Division – James Luong 3rd Place, Lower Division – Bridgette Smith Firearms, Team: 1st Place, Upper Division – James Luong, Chris Rogers, Blake McCormick 1st Place, Lower Division – Arturo Echeverria, Tyler Carlson, Sarah Rapp

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GCU topples ASU, UC Berkeley in speech and debate tournament

November 09, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s speech and debate team this weekend came in first place among four-year universities in individual events (speech) at the Robert Barbera Collegiate Forensics Invitational #1 at California State University, Northridge. The team beat Arizona State University and the University of California-Berkeley, two of the top-ranked schools in the nation, said team director Barry Regan, a College of Humanities and Social Sciences communications instructor. Click here to read more in GCU Today.

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No loss for words at ‘Lunch and Learn’ on communication

October 19, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

The second “Lunch and Learn” in the College of Theology’s Integration of Faith, Learning and Work was called “Communication and the Christian Faith,” and the talk Friday morning by Josh Danaher of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences sparked a lot of discussion. Danaher said that communicating effectively can be difficult at times for everyone, even those who do it for a living, and he suggested ways to be a better listener and, thus, get your message across.

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Fall commencement 2015: Hard work pays off

October 17, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Neither rain nor lightning nor dust storm nor traffic could detract from Grand Canyon University’s online commencement ceremonies Friday and Saturday. Once the attendees were safely inside GCU Arena, which took some doing when the dust started blowing Friday, there were congratulations for a job well done and triumphantly raised fists to signify an impressive achievement.

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GCU strengthens ties to breast cancer fight

October 05, 2015 / by / 1 Comment

Among the thousands of people who plan to participate a walk to benefit breast cancer patients, families and research later this month are GCU employees Woody and Allison Mason, who have been on a long cancer journey of their own. Woody’s identical twin, Dilon, is a three-time cancer survivor who got a new lease on life, thanks to his brother’s donation of stem cells, and Allison has been there every step of the way. GCU Today has a story about them that includes GCU’s heart for the walk and how you can sign up.

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Speech and debate team begins season this weekend

October 01, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Foster children on prescription drugs and why men choose to play women characters are just two of the social issues that GCU Speech and Debate Team members will present during the Aztec Invitational tournament this weekend in San Diego. The team, now it in its third year, has some returning champions.

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