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Rend Collective at GCU Arena

October 09, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Northern Ireland band Rend Collective drew nearly 2,400 people to Grand Canyon University Arena on Wednesday. Urban Rescue and GCU’s own Moriah Peters opened.

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COE enrollment team tackles Habitat for Humanity project

October 09, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Members of the GCU College of Education northeast enrollment team spent Friday, Oct. 3, painting and organizing construction materials at a Habitat for Humanity project in Phoenix. The 12 volunteers from the University’s Tempe office complex, led by enrollment manager Jeffrey Serpa, used GCU’s new policy on Community Service Time to take a work day for the project. The team, pictured in the first photo (back row, from left), Derek Marquardt, Joey Bouse, Kevin Sample, Serpa and Brittany Denney and (front row, from left), Melanie Johnston, Jen Rumzis, homeowner Andy Anderson, Tinika Scott, Marne Verdusco, Monique White, Peggy Heins and Michele Kramlich.        

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Your commitment to the church: Chapel with Dustin Tappan

October 07, 2014 / by / 2 Comments

By Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau Christ’s Church of the Valley‘s Dustin Tappan struck a chord with a large audience at Monday’s Chapel. Christ gave His life to the church, Tappan said, reading from Ephesians 5:25-32: “His heart still beats through the church. It is functioning today.”        

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Seeing the face of God: Chapel with Tyler Johnson

September 30, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

By Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau Students swayed and clapped to the music and guest speaker Tyler Johnson of Redemption Church talked passionately during Chapel on Monday morning about how love helps us see the face of God.  

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Colangelo press conference

September 26, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau Jerry Colangelo was all around campus for several hours Thursday for the press conference to announce the unveiling of the Colangelo College of Business. He visited with the men’s basketball team and checked out the new sign with his name on it at the COB.  

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Keeping your faith alive: Chapel with Jeremy Jernigan

September 23, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau Jeremy Jernigan of Central Christian Church of the East Valley used an orange tree Monday morning to demonstrate the “I am the vine; you are the branches” passage in John 15:5-8.  

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Casting Crowns concert

September 22, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau The Casting Crowns concert drew a crowd of almost 6,000 to the Arena on Saturday night. Cathey Moses, GCU’s vice president of event planning and marketing said the turnout was one of the largest on the group’s 2014 Thrive tour. Here’s a slideshow of the event.    

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Dedication of the Paul Houston Literary Collection

September 16, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau The Paul Houston Literary Collection dedication on Tuesday drew education officials from around the metro Phoenix area and Arizona to the GCU Library. Dr. Glen Harvey, CEO of WestEd, which bolstered the collection with about 450 print and digital titles on education research, policy and practice, called GCU a “hub in the community” for equity and learning. Harvey praised the University for making the materials available not only to faculty and students, but to its more than 1,700 participant schools, free of charge. “WestEd believes very strongly that all children, despite the circumstances they’re born into should have the ability to be successful.” Dr. Paul D. Houston, former executive director of the American Association of School Administrators, delighted the audience with stories of his non-bookish beginnings, his  global travels, from Antarctica to Vietnam, and his teachers who planted the seeds of learning. Regarding GCU’s “Find Your Purpose” campus signs, he said, “That’s about a perfect thought to plant in your students’ heads. Finding your purpose is to understand who you are and what you can become.”      

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GCU brightens day for children battling cancer

September 15, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Thunder and GCU’s cheerleading squad did what they do best — bringing cheer — during an event last week at Phoenix Children’s Hospital, which was co-hosted by the hospital and Children’s Cancer Network. To commemorate September as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, GCU Community Outreach Manager Sussely Morales organized a time for young patients in the oncology unit to make crafts, including gold superhero capes and wishing wands, and to have fun. GCU will host its annual Run to Fight Children’s Cancer on Saturday, March 7.  

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9-11 memorial on campus

September 11, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau GCU honored the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks with a ceremony that began early Thursday morning and continued well into the day. There were 2,977 flags — one for each victim — in the shape of the Twin Towers and the Pentagon on the lawn of the Quad and flags arranged in the shape of Arizona and representing the number of veterans from the state killed in the line of duty during the war on terror. Dr. Randy Gibb, dean of the College of Business and a former U.S. Air Force colonel, was the main speaker at the event.        

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