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‘Barefoot Tribe’ gets to heart and sole of giving

October 07, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

By Rick Vacek GCU News Bureau Christians talk about getting their hands dirty and their feet wet in practicing their faith. Dr. Palmer Chinchen takes it to a whole new level on the lower extremities. Chinchen, lead pastor of The Grove in Chandler, spoke and his pastor of worship, Josh Havens, sang Monday in the second installment of the Grand Canyon University College of Theology’s Ministry Forum. Together, they challenged audience members to practice what they preach. “A lot of people are willing to follow Jesus into an air-conditioned church,” said Chinchen, whose mantra is, “Take off your shoes and walk the holy ground of a broken world.” Not long ago, Chinchen created what he calls “The Barefoot Tribe” and challenged his congregation to wear their favorite shoes to church, then take them off, throw them in a pile and walk barefoot the rest of the day. The shoes would be donated to people who don’t have any shoes to wear, and for one day the Chandler churchgoers would know what it feels like to walk in the footsteps of those people. He wasn’t sure how many people would participate, but he was overwhelmed by the response. A movement was born. Call it sole […]

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Students get proof-positive look at Seed Spot

October 06, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

A group of GCU students got a first-hand look at the what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur when they visited the Seed Spot office in downtown Phoenix for “Venture Friday.” The Colangelo College of Business has created a partnership with Seed Spot, a Phoenix business incubator that helps entrepreneurs turn their ideas into thriving businesses. GCU Today has the story.

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GCU students dive into community at Dream Center

October 06, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Nearly two dozen GCU nursing and counseling students spent Friday afternoon and evening at the Phoenix Dream Center, offering free health screenings, education and mental-health assistance to center residents and those living on the streets.

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GCU’s partnership with Seed Spot is sprouting

October 01, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

More big doings at the new Colangelo College of Business. The strategic alliance with Seed Spot, a Phoenix-based business incubator for entrepreneurs, gets going in earnest Friday when students get to listen to presentations by local entrepreneurs looking for student workers. The CCOB also is starting its own version of the popular TV show “Shark Tank,” and the first meeting is Oct. 16.

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Colangelo takes his new GCU role to heart

September 26, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

The press conference Thursday to announce the naming of the College of Business after Phoenix icon Jerry Colangelo was a celebration of what he has meant to the Valley and, more recently, GCU. But it also a signpost for what he soon will mean to the University in other ways as he brings his passion to his new role.

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Colangelo College of Business unveiled

September 25, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Jerry Colangelo, long a positive influence at GCU in general and the College of Business in particular, now has an even bigger role. The University announced this morning that the COB is being renamed the Colangelo College of Business. GCU Today has the story on the announcement and a video the way students revere the Valley’s biggest business and community icon.

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Government degree launches in January

September 24, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Students interested in working for state or local governments, or working in the legal arena, have two options through Grand Canyon University’s new bachelor’s degree program in government.

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Guest artist to link issues, movement in dance residency

September 22, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

If you’ve thought about tapping your inner dancer, but never dared to, now’s your chance. The Dance Department in GCU’s College of Fine Arts and Production next week is hosting a Tucson artist who will work with both the University’s dance students to help choreograph a piece for their winter dance concert and with staff and other students who just want to learn more about the art form. Free master classes and an informal performance are planned. GCU Today has the story and details here.

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University updates emergency management plans

September 19, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Grand Canyon University is in the process of updating how its Public Safety force responds to emergencies and how the campus community is alerted to potential threats.

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GCU inks med school partnership with Midwestern

September 18, 2014 / by / 1 Comment

Through a series of articulation agreements, Grand Canyon University has developed a system to place as many as 66 graduates each year into Midwestern University medical school and other health care programs.

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