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Teachers give students a truly educational gift

April 20, 2016 / by / 1 Comment

One preschool director shares three personal pieces of advice for first-year teachers. A principal says that not all of the lessons are in the lesson plan. A teacher shares how networking helps educators go far. It’s all in the first book produced by the College of Education, “Teaching: A Calling of Passion and Purpose,” which is filled with inspirational stories for graduating students.

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GCU’s club scene keeps hitting new heights

April 20, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

The list of clubs and student groups at GCU is as interesting at it is varied — the Havocs cheering section has become nationally known, of course, but the Outdoors Club is just one of the many organizations that have grown in size and stature in similarly dramatic fashion. GCU Today Magazine took an in-depth look at why the club scene is so vibrant and which clubs stand out.

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Program for special-needs kids wins top Honors College Symposium prize

April 20, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

“Making a Difference One Life at a Time,” a program created for special needs children, won first place in the Honors College’s Spring Symposium Showcase. Each team member received $3,000 in scholarships, and there also were scholarship prizes for second and third place.

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GCU Today Magazine praises Havocs, student clubs

April 19, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

  Three cheers (at least) for the Havocs! You can read all about them and other student groups in the May edition of GCU Today Magazine, which has been distributed around campus and is available online here. It features an inside look at the stunning growth of clubs and student groups on campus the last few years — starting with the national recognition of the Havocs and what makes them special. (Hint: Their spirit extends beyond games.) But there’s much more, including the impact of the Canyon Kids program, the top 10 GCU stories of 2015-16, Grandy Glaze’s gratitude for his one year on the GCU basketball team, what it’s like to be a student intern for Sen. John McCain, and the importance of the new cybersecurity curriculum.

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Beauty, grace and athleticism of Spring Dance Concert

April 19, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau Grand Canyon University’s 2016 Spring Dance Concert, “Giving Voice,” featured 34 students doing 10 dances. Their beauty and grace are apparent, but even more awe-inspiring is their athleticism. Check out how high some of these dancers get off the ground and the incredible ways they contort their bodies.  

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Startling idea blooms into new GCU literary review

April 18, 2016 / by / 2 Comments

A dream four years in the making came to reality last week when StartleBloom, a 63-page literary review, was published. The book is filled with about 40 extraordinary, original stories, poems, essays and art, all created by GCU ground and online students. A student editorial board spearheaded the labor of love and GCU’s Marketing Department published the review, which is being distributed today.

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Antelope Intros: Ashley Vavul and Jenna Mann

April 15, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

This week’s edition of Antelope Intros features two creative and heartwarming individuals who strive to be peacemakers through faith, volunteer work and rescuing of furry friends.

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Raffle Boss wins the big prize in Canyon Challenge

April 14, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

The Canyon Challenge was so even Wednesday night, the five entrepreneurial teams that qualified for the finals all won prizes. First place in the judges’ voting went to Raffle Boss, followed by TailSpace and Near. But even though it didn’t make the judges’ top three, Own Wood won the online vote.

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Three GCU teams win prizes in Arizona entrepreneurial event

April 13, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Three Canyon Challenge teams won prizes in the recent Arizona Collegiate Venture Competition, in which GCU participated for the first time. Storage Together was a Silver Level Winner and earned $3,500, and Near and TailSpace both were Copper Level Winners and won $1,500. The latter two are among the five finalists that will be competing in the Canyon Challenge.

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Spring Dance Concert gives voice to value of silence

April 13, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Nearly three dozen dancers will bring the Spring Dance Concert, “Giving Voice,” to life in performances Friday and Saturday at Ethington Theatre. Tickets are still available for the energetic, beautiful moving symphony created by GCU’s talented dancers and their faculty choreographers.

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