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Slideshow: Fuel for Finals

December 05, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Theresa Smith and Lana Sweeten-Shults GCU News Bureau Hungry and stressed students sipped hot chocolate and munched on granola bars along the Promenade on Wednesday. They were eager to take advantage of Fuel for Finals, courtesy of the Grand Canyon University Welcome Programs and parents from the GCU Parent Council. “I was very satisfied with my granola bar,” said Joshua Onwordi.  “And I took one when I went to class as well, so I have eaten two granola bars today. I am fueled for finals.” The sophomore from Chandler took his first final on Tuesday and a second one on Wednesday. Along with providing snacks, drinks and encouragement, the semiannual event featured a prayer request board, prompting students to publicize their prayers, including asking God for successful final exam experiences.  The two-day event ended on Thursday at 2 p.m.  

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Slideshow: GCU’s ‘Messiah’ presentation

November 28, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Handel’s “Messiah” preaches the word of God through music, said GCU Assistant Dean of Music Dr. Juan de Dios Hernandez, who conducted Tuesday night’s annual presentation of the masterwork. Hernandez added that performing the oratorio is a reflection of GCU’s mission as a Christian university. The concert, featuring the Canyon Choral Society and Canyon Symphony Orchestra, ushered in the holiday season and will be performed one more time in a singalong version Friday at La Casa de Cristo Lutheran Church in Scottsdale.

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Slideshow: GCU steps up at SMFBA Turkey Distribution

November 20, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Theresa Smith and Debbie Accomazzo GCU News Bureau Members of the GCU community helped hand out Thanksgiving meals Monday at the St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance Turkey Distribution event.

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Slideshow: ‘Peter and the Starcatcher’

November 16, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

GCU News Bureau Grand Canyon University Theatre tells the origin story of Peter Pan in Tony Award-winning “Peter and the Starcatcher,” based on the book “Peter and the Starcatchers” by New York Times bestselling author Ridley Pearson and Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper columnist Dave Barry.

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Slideshow: Lip Sync Battle 2018

October 26, 2018 / by / 1 Comment

Photos by Travis Neely GCU News Bureau The 11th annual Lip Sync Battle drew a record crowd of 7,000 to GCU Arena on Thursday night.      

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Slideshow: National Day on Writing

October 23, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Theresa Smith GCU News Bureau The National Day on Writing was celebrated Monday on the Grand Canyon University campus by faculty and students, including the campus chapter of the National Council of Teachers of English, Friends of the Pen, and GCU’s Professional Writing Workshop. Participants wrote six-word biographies on sticky notes, took turns adding twists to a short story and used chalk on the pavement to explain why they write.

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Slideshow: Fall commencement, Saturday afternoon ceremony

October 20, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by David Kadlubowski and Travis Neely GCU News Bureau The final fall commencement ceremony at Grand Canyon University was solely for the College of Education. There were 725 graduates participating Saturday afternoon.  

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Slideshow: Fall commencement, Saturday morning ceremony

October 20, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by David Kadlubowski and Travis Neely GCU News Bureau The Saturday morning ceremony at Grand Canyon University fall commencement featured 858 graduates from the College of Doctoral Studies and the Colangelo College of Business.  

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Slideshow: Fall commencement, Friday evening ceremony

October 19, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Slaven Gujic and Travis Neely GCU News Bureau The Friday evening ceremony of fall commencement at Grand Canyon University featured 637 nontraditional graduates in the College of Education and College of Nursing and Health Care Professions (bachelor’s level).      

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Slideshow: Fall commencement, Friday afternoon ceremony

October 19, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Slaven Gujic, David Kadlubowski and Travis Neely GCU News Bureau The Friday afternoon ceremony of fall commencement at Grand Canyon University included 675 nontraditional graduates of the College of Nursing and Health Care Professions (doctoral and master’s level) and the College of Science, Engineering and Technology.  

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