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Slideshow: Spirit teams enliven campus

September 24, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Mathew McGraw GCU News Bureau The Cheer and Dance teams, the Thundering Heard Pep Band and, of course, Thunder pepped up the campus Wednesday night with spirited music and merry-making.       

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Slideshow: Move-In

September 22, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by David Kadlubowski GCU News Bureau Move-In at Grand Canyon University had to be adjusted this year because of the pandemic, but the necessary changes couldn’t detract from the happiness of students as they returned to campus or were dropped off at college for the first time.  

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Slideshow: GCU Drive Tour

July 20, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Mathew McGraw GCU News Bureau The second GCU Drive Tour of the summer gave more prospective students and their families a chance to see campus Saturday morning. Click here for a story on the first Drive Tour.  

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Slideshow: Salute Our Troops 2020

May 29, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

GCU News Bureau Grand Canyon University and Grand Canyon Education employees did not want to let the 10th anniversary of Salute Our Troops pass them by. So they joined in a parade of family and friends at the Arizona State Veteran Home on Thursday morning, observing social distancing protocols. The residents of the facility have not seen family or friends in person for 11 weeks because of COVID-19 precautions. Employees of the facility also were treated to a sack lunch provided by Canyon 49 Grill.

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Slideshow: Beauty amid stillness of campus

April 01, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by David Kadlubowski GCU News Bureau The COVID-19 pandemic has created eerie scenes across the world: Normally jam-packed landmarks are empty as people stay home and large public gatherings are discouraged or outright banned. The Grand Canyon University campus also is a quiet place these days, with fewer students still living there. But there is peace, serenity and beauty in its stillness.    

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Slideshow: Spring Student Spotlight Dance Concert

March 09, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by John Spooner GCU News Bureau The Spring Student Spotlight Dance Concert is an opportunity for students to showcase their choreography to the GCU community. 

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Slideshow: Homecoming 2020

March 09, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

Photos By David Kadlubowski, Garrett Ohrenberg, Gillian Rae, Melissa Papulski, Katie Severns and John Spooner  GCU News Bureau Grand Canyon University’s Homecoming Weekend was full of tradition as well as some new events to help build connections between different generations of alumni. This year welcomed Campfire and Cocktails, a Reunion Mixer and the Golden Lope Ceremony to the list of events, which regularly includes the Derby kart races and Brunch with Thunder.    

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Slideshow: Mr. GCU 2020

March 06, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by John Spooner GCU News Bureau Seven contestants will say it was a wild ride from beginning to end of Mr. GCU, the campus’ popular male pageant, which attracted some 6,000 attendees to GCU Arena on Thursday night. Those contestants — Ryan Oxley, Josiah Brown, Ryan Salerno, Zach Sheldon, Robby Yamaguchi, JC Kroupa and Gabe Rodgers — spent months learning choreography, preparing their talent routine and practicing for the harrowing interview questions from “The Host” himself, Caleb Duarte. Emerging victorious was Zach Sheldon, who entertained the crowd with his harmonica-playing prowess.  

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Slideshow: Operation Revival Night

March 03, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by David Kadlubowski GCU News Bureau Saturday was a big night for Operation Revival, GCU’s signature neighborhood revitalization initiative. More than 200 Habitat champions attended the Lopes vs. UT Rio Grande Valley men’s basketball game, and a handful of volunteers and their guests were heralded by Lopes fans as they stood at midcourt after having received special recognition for their contributions.

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Slideshow: ‘The Tempest’

February 07, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Mathew McGraw GCU News Bureau Grand Canyon University’s Theatre Department is presenting a modernized interpretation of Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” on Feb. 7-9 and 14-16 at Ethington Theatre.  

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