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GCU at Experience Conference

September 10, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

The 5th annual Experience Conference, a national gathering of worship leaders and worship industry leaders that was held Sept. 3-5 at Walt Disney World in Florida, was the optimal place for Grand Canyon University to promote its new Center for Worship Arts. GCU was the conference’s presenting sponsor and the College of Theology was well represented in the list of speakers, including Dr. Jason Hiles, the college’s dean, John Frederick, assistant professor and worship leader, and Bart Millard, founder of MercyMe and director of the Center for Worship Arts. GCU’s faith-based marketing department shared these photos. Check out the purple ponchos!

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Monday, rainy Monday

September 08, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

GCU News Bureau The skies opened over Grand Canyon University (and pretty much across the Phoenix metropolitan area) and in some places, more than five inches of rain fell Monday. Gerrard Carmichael of Event Services and GCU Today were out on campus with students who enjoyed Arizona’s version of a snow day. Among them were sophomore Chloe Graves, an exercise science major and member of the women’s lacrosse team, who used the nice weather as an opportunity to read a book from her hammock. Graves, from Anchorage, Alaska, was very familiar with the term “snow day.” Not so for freshmen Joe Schwab (in fishing photo, left) and Zach Cornelius, both from California, who decided to test their luck fishing in the makeshift lake that in drier times is the Intramural Field. “We got a couple of nibbles, no bites yet,” Schwab joked. Director of Athletics Keith Baker said the GCU Soccer Field was almost completely engulfed, and water ran off into the North Gym to the south, including the women’s softball locker room. The huge high jump pit floated from next to the field all the way to the track. The softball field also was submerged.  

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GCU community packs the rafters for first Chapel

August 26, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb/GCU Grand Canyon University’s first Chapel of the year on Monday drew about 6,500 people to the newly expanded Arena, where President/CEO Brian Mueller, unveiling the year’s theme of “Making a Difference,” encouraged students to be a catalyst for Christ in all that they do.

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Ignite: Inspiring students to let their lights shine

August 25, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb/GCU One of the most inspirational moments of Welcome Week was Ignite, a solemn commissioning of Grand Canyon University’s largest-ever freshman class, held on Friday night after a very full three days of moving onto campus nearly 6,200 students.

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Arena 2.0 unveiled at Switchfoot concert

August 25, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb/GCU GCU’s newly expanded Arena showed how the University has grown during a free concert featuring Switchfoot for students and staff on Saturday.    

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The Mash Up: Welcome to GCU!

August 22, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau The line to get in to The Mash Up, a takeoff on Saturday Night Live that has become one of the most talked-about features of Welcome Week at GCU, stretched from Antelope Gym to Prescott Hall on Thursday evening. The packed audience saw skits along the lines of “You know it’s hot when …”    

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Move-In Day 2: Spirits still high

August 21, 2014 / by / 1 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau Day 2 of GCU’s Move-In provided more fun on Thursday: quick-as-can-be vehicle unpacking, assistance from the men’s basketball team and their head coach Dan Majerle, Lopes Up galore and lots of purple.

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Move-In Day 1: This is how we do it

August 20, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau Cool temperatures and a warm welcome descended on the first of about 6,200 students who moved onto GCU’s campus on Wednesday during the first of four days of Move-In.  

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