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Students share struggles, inspire others at banquet

April 17, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

Adriana Quintanares moved to the United States when she was 4 years old, not speaking a word of English. She remembers her immigrant parents buying her a dictionary and looking up every word — every single word — to help her understand her homework. “My family, of course — and God — have kept me going,” said the GCU biology junior. Juan Colorado-Alvarez spoke about those school lunches no one seemed to like very much. He looked forward to them; sometimes those school lunches were the only meals he would eat. His immigrant parents, who worked two jobs each, constantly struggled to make it paycheck to paycheck. Quintanares and Colorado-Alvarez, a junior accounting major, reached deep and shared their hardships and how the Students Inspiring Students scholarship changed their lives at Tuesday’s SIS scholarship reception.

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Class of 2019 sizes up four big years of growth

April 10, 2019 / by / 2 Comments

The Class of 2019 got to GCU at a time when the campus was starting to really grow. The soon-to-be graduates have a lot of thoughts about what they’ve seen.

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GCU Magazine sends off the Class of 2019

April 10, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

The idea for the April issue of GCU Magazine actually was hatched in 2015, when we told the stories of some of the incoming students in the Class of 2019. Now they’re graduating, and it was time to see what their four years were like. The answer: It was a head-spinning time of growth, both on campus and for the students themselves. This issue also features the University’s first graduates from its engineering program and its Students Inspiring Students initiative, a look at how GCU teaches computer programming differently, the heartwarming story of Jesse Dalla Riva‘s transformation from drug addict to graduate, and a My LopeLife piece by another 2019 grad. There’s more: what’s ahead for the GCU men’s basketball program, the increasingly important communication tool utilized by online instructors and students, and yet another heartwarming story — this one on recent GCU Hall of Fame inductee Sharky Baker. To read the digital version, click here.  

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Children’s faith inspires students on mission trip

April 04, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

A mission trip designed to connect the people in Cape Town, South Africa, to their local churches instead transformed the faith of 15 GCU students. By spending their spring break in the township of Khayelitsha, they were able to gain a new perspective on how God’s love is found in faith rather than worldly things. Students participated in prayer walks and home visits and assisted with the Vacation Bible School program. “We encountered people who literally had nothing and had some of the strongest faith in God that I’ve ever seen in my life,” said one of the leaders on the trip, Sydney Wastradowski.

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Unger brings musical message of unity to Chapel

April 02, 2019 / by / 2 Comments

The final Chapel talk of the spring semester was more than just a talk. Justin Unger of Likewise Worship Collective performed songs before discussing the importance of using music to bring people together at church services — not have separate services for different age groups.

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Nothing simple or foolish about Proverbs wisdom

March 26, 2019 / by / 1 Comment

The book of Proverbs is filled with words for the wise, Chad Moore told Chapel on Monday, and you’re foolish if you don’t heed them. “Fools wish upon a star, which is awesome in a Disney movie,” he said. “But in real life, wishing upon a star won’t get you very far. You have to know the right thing, and you have to work it and do it.”

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GCU students show their hearts for the homeless

March 15, 2019 / by / 2 Comments

Students volunteering with GCU’s Homeless Ministry ventured out recently to St. Vincent de Paul to serve the homeless, giving haircuts and donated clothes and washing individuals’ feet. “These people are our friends, and we are so grateful to have the chance to love and serve them in the name of Jesus,” said communications student Anders Carlson, who helps lead GCU’s Homeless Ministry team.

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Chapel: Love the neighbor who’s right in front of you

March 12, 2019 / by / 1 Comment

Monday’s Chapel talk by Jay Pathak of Mile High Vineyard in Denver was a great example of how effective storytelling can bring home a message. Pathak gave two wonderful examples, laced with humor and poignant results, of what it means to be a good neighbor.

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Grand Canyon Seminary receives full accreditation

March 06, 2019 / by / 7 Comments

Grand Canyon Theological Seminary, which opened in 2016, reached another milestone recently when it received full accreditation for five degree programs from the Association of Theological Schools (ATS). It’s a big step, but even more significant was the impression the University left on the visiting ATS site team.

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A big Chapel message about the Goliaths we face

March 05, 2019 / by / 1 Comment

It’s hard to imagine that anyone at Chapel on Monday doesn’t know the story of David and Goliath. But Jodi Hickerson used that story to challenge us to identify the giants we struggle to overcome and asked, “Do you believe our God is greater than our giants? Because that was the difference between David and all the other men who ran away.”

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