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Fuel cell powers team’s space, humanitarian goals

February 17, 2022 / by / 0 Comment

It started out as a simple question from one GCU student to another: “Do you want to send something into space?” Rather than just ponder the idea, they created STELLAR, which will be launching its first project, a microbial fuel cell, to the International Space Station in April. But while the team says sending projects into space is just cool, it emphasized that its passions run deeper. Ultimately, the group’s mission isn’t just a space mission but a humanitarian one, as well.

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Instructor’s book: Inadequacy is a gift from God

February 08, 2022 / by / 0 Comment

Dr. Sean McGever was troubled by the small number of young people he truly was able to help in his work with Young Life and as an instructor for GCU’s College of Theology and Honors College. Then he did something that could influence a lot more people, young and old — he wrote “The Good News of Our Limits,” released Tuesday. The book declares that we should accept our inadequacy and turn to God for help.

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Students have pushed ‘play’ on Recording Lab

February 01, 2022 / by / 0 Comment

The GCU Recording Lab, which opened last fall, quickly has become a popular place for a podcast or any other recording project. The main reasons: It’s affordable (as low as $5 an hour), accessible (open until midnight five days a week and also open on Saturdays) and adjustable (it has various microphones and programs). Besides all that, it’s just a nice place, as demonstrated at an open house Monday.

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Top stories, photos depict an emotional GCU year

December 30, 2021 / by / 0 Comment

Nine months later, the Oscar Frayer bulletin still is shocking. “What? How could that happen? Not now!” was a typical response to the news that the GCU basketball star, his sister and a friend had been killed in an auto accident just days after he played in the NCAA tournament. Thankfully, 2021 was filled with happier moments, in particular the opening of the GCU CityServe warehouse, the awarding of more Students Inspiring Students scholarships, the energy of Lip Sync and other major events, and the inspiration of so many students and staff. Here are our favorite stories. They might be yours, too.

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Slideshow/video: Winter Commencement, Friday afternoon ceremony

December 18, 2021 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Ralph Freso GCU News Bureau The Friday afternoon ceremony of Winter Commencement at Grand Canyon University featured graduates of the Colangelo College of Business, College of Nursing and Health Care Professions, and College of Theology. Read the story about the event’s Commencement speaker here and see a slideshow below. For more Winter Commencement news, click here to view a slideshow from the Friday evening ceremony and here to read about that session’s student speaker. 

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Songwriters Showcase returns with range of voices

December 07, 2021 / by / 0 Comment

The musical talent in GCU’s Worship Arts program could be seen live and in person again Monday night when, for the first time in two years, the Songwriters Showcase convened on the patio of Canyon 49 Grill. The 15 songs included five written and performed by freshmen, most notably Kyleigh Almich — it was the first song she has ever written. The variety of sounds and genres also was notable. “It shows how they’re stretching as songwriters, as musicians, people from different backgrounds, musically, coming together, writing together,” said Dr. Randall Downs, Worship Arts Coordinator for the College of Theology.

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Slideshow: Songwriters Showcase

December 07, 2021 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Ralph Freso GCU News Bureau The Fall Songwriters Showcase on Monday night marked the first time in two years that Worship Arts students were able to gather on the patio of Canyon 49 Grill to perform their songs.  

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Slideshow: Makeup Commencement, Nov. 8

November 09, 2021 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Ralph Freso GCU News Bureau The sixth of seven makeup Commencements was staged Monday at Grand Canyon University Arena. Here’s a story on the featured speaker for the makeup ceremonies, Dr. Breanna Naegeli.   

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ACE Centers again offer in-person academic support

November 03, 2021 / by / 0 Comment

Like everything else during the pandemic, the Academic Career & Excellence Centers — the go-to spots on campus for free peer-to-peer tutoring — went virtual, offering up academic support via a cable and computer screen. But the ACE Centers have returned to offering in-person academic help at its six locations, including a new location at the Colangelo College of Business.

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Slideshow: Canyon Worship Night

October 22, 2021 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Rick D’Elia GCU News Bureau Student artists performed their songs from Canyon Worship 2021 in the Canyon Worship Night concert on Thursday on the Quad. Here’s the story.  

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