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Lope makes special effort for Special Olympics

December 13, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Sarah Shea joined more than 200 fellow supporters of Special Olympics when she rappelled down Phoenix’s CityScape building recently. The GCU student made the descent in honor of her friends, Hannah Hall, who has Down Syndrome, and Meghan Bailey, who has cerebral palsy.

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Admissions counselor’s dedication is a life-saver

December 12, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Kristian Falkstein, a Grand Canyon University admissions counselor based in New Jersey, is dedicated to helping people, but he went above and beyond earlier this fall: He saved a man from drowning in an ocean riptide.

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Fuel for Finals is a warm display of love

December 08, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Volunteers were out in force again Thursday as Fuel for Finals gave students prayers, encouragement and some treats as they prepare for exams. “When people came to lay hands on me, I kind of got this feeling that God knew I needed that little boost,” nursing student Kendall Johnson said.

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Supporting evidence: Lopes on the Road a success

December 04, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

The Lopes on the Road program has become an important way for alumni, students and employees at selected GCU away games. “Being an online student, it’s hard to get a feel for the campus and the Lopes sporting events, but after my first Lopes on the Road, I was sold,” said one.

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GCU Overwatch team reaches Sweet 16

December 01, 2017 / by / 2 Comments

The six members of GCU’s eSports Overwatch varsity team met in January, but a striking synergy helped meld six minds into one Cinderalla team that made it to the Sweet 16 out of 220 teams and was the only Arizona team to make it to this far.

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Engineering students are no mean ones, Mr. Grinch

December 01, 2017 / by / 1 Comment

Santa found some unlikely elves in GCU mechanical engineering students, who spent more than 12 hours in the days before Thanksgiving helping a nonprofit group, We Are Their Future, build a fantastical Whoville-themed holiday display.

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No fear: 1st time’s a charm in Rinnier’s Chapel debut

November 28, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Danielle Rinnier, Director of Spiritual Life, was a little nervous about her first Chapel talk — which, appropriately, was about turning to God when we’re fearful. But her delivery was impeccable, and GCU Today talked with her about the experience.

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Behind the scenes during the making of ‘Tartuffe’

November 21, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

The seven student designers who commenced in June with scarcely more than their titles gave birth in October to a grand, full-scale production of Moliere’s “Tartuffe” at Ethington Theatre, brought to life by a cast brimming with energy and talent. “It has been a great joy to work with them and watch them grow throughout the process,” said Claude Pensis, dean of the College of Fine Arts and Production.

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GCU employees lend a hand at turkey giveaway

November 21, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

It’s not too late for GCU employees to donate a turkey or their time during the Annual Turkey Drive. It’s also not too late to join GCU volunteers who have signed up to distribute more than 4,000 turkey feasts with all the trimmings to Phoenix residents at St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance.

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GCU club engineers hope for Ruby

November 20, 2017 / by / 4 Comments

What mechanical engineering major Grant Goodman thought would be a weekend project turned into a seven-month labor of love for him and members of GCU’s electrical engineering club. The club made a specialized wheelchair for Ruby Saunders, whose mobility is limited by cerebral palsy and other health issues.

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