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Parents sing praises of Canyon Worship Showcase

April 12, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

It wasn’t just that the performances were so good Monday night in the Canyon Worship Songwriters Spring Showcase, it was that they were so varied. Students exhibited a variety of musical styles to a big crowd of peers, parents and University leaders, and the effect was palpable. “I was moved the whole night,” one parent said. “It was going through me, around me, coming out of me.”

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Speech and Debate Showcase stirs emotions

April 12, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

In their final Speech and Debate Showcase of the 2015-16 academic year, students presented riveting, provocative topics that reminded the packed audience in the Colangelo College of Business why the three-year-old team has become a national success story. The speeches, performed two days before the team leaves for the National Forensics Association Championships at Ball State University in Indiana, made spectators laugh, cry and, in the end, applaud.

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Online faculty conducts presentation at education technology conference

April 12, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Brenda Combs, online full-time faculty of the College of Education presented at the 2016 Computer Using Educators National Educational Conference in Palm Springs, Calif. Combs’ presentation, “Taking the ‘Dis’ out of Distance Learning,” focused on providing teachers tools for teaching within the online classroom.

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Symposium shows Honors College achievements

April 11, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Nearly 70 students from the Honors College presented research projects related to themes of service, ethics, research and leadership Saturday at the third annual Grand Canyon University Symposium Showcase. The students are part of the top 11 brightest and most creative teams competing for scholarships scheduled to be awarded April 16.

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Student ministry makes the homeless feel special

April 11, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

It’s one thing to talk about what GCU students do in their Homeless Ministry. It’s quite another to actually see it in action. The scene Saturday at the Central Arizona Shelter Services compound, where students washed the feet of the homeless and gave them food, clothing and other necessities, was heartwarming.

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Robotics Competition is STEM-centric fun

April 08, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

The FIRST Robotics Competition, which goes through Saturday at GCU Arena, is as much fun for the fans as it is for the participants. Robots have to cross medieval-style defensive barriers that are selected by audience members.

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‘Amazing’ Canyon Worship album released

April 08, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

The 2016 Canyon Worship LP is set to be released Tuesday, and Christian music lovers are in for a treat in the first LP by the Center for Worship Arts. The album contains the three songs from last year’s EP plus seven new songs. “Some of the best songs I’ve ever heard are on this album,” said Dr. John Frederick, the CWA manager.

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Antelope Intros: James Morey and Alisha Tillotson

April 08, 2016 / by / 1 Comment

This week’s edition of Antelope Intros features two down-to-earth individuals who enjoy family time. One likes to connect his children to nature while the other prefers to play it safe with french fries and bowling.

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Career Services Student Worker of the Month: Megan Nicolazzo

April 06, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Megan Nicolazzo, named the Student Worker of the Month for March, “exudes a caring and compassionate attitude toward everyone she encounters,” said Amber Chapman, who nominated her. GCU Today has the story.

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Sports Marketing students hit a home run with baseball project

April 06, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Sports Marketing students in the Colangelo College of Business did a recent project that tested their baseball skills — they had to learn how to hit a curveball. Not literally, of course. They simply had to find the best way to market a GCU baseball game to other students. GCU Today has the story.

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