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ASGCU pushes for continued awareness of campus sexual assault prevention

January 20, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Students and staff at GCU are raising awareness about sexual assault on campus. The Associated Students of GCU supported the “It’s On Us” national movement in November when it encouraged others to take a stand against violence during a weeklong campaign. Thursday, ASGCU is hosting its first Sexual Assault Awareness Event to further work to educate students about sexual assault and help make campus safer.

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STEM Discover event draws self-proclaimed ‘nerds’

January 19, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

With their keen interest in science, technology, engineering and math, the134 high school juniors and seniors who attended a VIP Discover event at GCU this weekend had a decidedly geekier bent than typical groups of GCU prospective students who are interested in a variety of degrees. These are the sort of students who stayed up until 3 a.m. playing League of Legends and who listened raptly when GCU’s engineering and innovative computing club presidents rhapsodized about their organizations. GCU Today has the story.

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Getting to know you: GCU hosts Speed Friending for students

January 15, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

New Year, new friends! More than 100 GCU students participated in Speed Friending Thursday evening with the ultimate reward of making new friends on campus. Inspired by speed dating and a series of icebreaker games, the event had a casual and fun atmosphere, and many students had new friends by the end of the night.

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New fields meet students’ dreams of playing sports

January 14, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

GCU has experienced a 60 percent increase this year in the number of students signing up to play a variety of intramurals sports, from basketball, flag football and soccer to Ultimate Frisbee and Spikeball. With all that interest, the University needed more fields on which teams can play, and it is delivering with the new Colter Field on the east side of campus and new spaces around Cypress and Canyon halls.

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New executive chef consumed by food passion

January 14, 2016 / by / 1 Comment

Kevin Walton, executive chef of the new Lope House restaurant at Grand Canyon University Golf Course, talks about cooking and customer service the way GCU President Brian Mueller talks about servant leadership and community outreach. The passion shows in the presentation and, of course, taste of the simplest dishes, Walton says.

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Student club has soft spot for children with cancer

January 13, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

You have probably seen the cute and colorful “Love Your Melon” knit hats and beanies atop the heads of GCU students. But you may not have known that purchasing the products helps donate hats to children with cancer. Just ask the members of GCU’s Love Your Melon club, which is planning a scavenger hunt for a young cancer victim and is eagerly seeking new members. See them at the Club Fair on Jan. 20. GCU Today has the story.

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Chapel talk: Knowing God supercedes good deeds

January 12, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Riccardo Stewart, pastor of Redemption Tempe, brought an important message to Chapel Monday morning — that while it’s important to do good deeds, it’s even more important to be in relationship with God. “You and I can do all the religious activities and on the external we can look like we got it, but we really could be in religion and we may not be in relationship with God Himself,” Stewart said.

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Big turnout for Ministry Forum hears discussion on church leadership

January 12, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

The first Ministry Forum of the new semester met Monday night, and a big turnout heard an interesting discussion about the best ways to govern the church. One of the panelists was Dr. John Frederick, worship coordinator of the Center for Worship Arts, and he put it in perspective best when he said, “Every church is messed up because there are people in there.”

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STEM high school students getting VIP campus treatment this week

January 11, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

The 200 high school juniors and seniors visiting campus this week are a shining example of GCU’s goal of attracting students who intend to concentrate on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) classes. The visitors are attending a two-night, VIP, invitation-only GCU Discover event Friday and Saturday that will showcase all things STEM at GCU, and of course, a basketball game. GCU Today has the story.

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Canyon Challenge entry deadline approaching

January 11, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Calling all entrepreneurs: The entry deadline for the Canyon Challenge, the annual competition that awards money to the startup ideas deemed the best, is Feb. 17. The final is scheduled for April 13.

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