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Colangelo reminisces: Diamondbacks vs. Scorpions

October 24, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Jerry Colangelo visited campus yesterday for his 4th annual discussion with FOX10 sports anchor Jude LaCava. Colangelo and LaCava talked private and public funding of sports arenas in front of a too-large-to-count crowd packed into the second floor of the Student Union. Colangelo let out some insiders along the way, including how the Scorpions — scratch that — the Diamondbacks, came to be.

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Tautolo puts ‘no pain, no gain’ in spiritual sense

October 23, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Suffering is never easy to accept. It’s part of the deal, whether you’re a Christian or not, said Emma Tautolo of Athletes in Action. But she finds the answers to her questions about suffering in Paul’s letters to the Thessalonians and Philippians — a message she shared at Chapel on Monday. She said that when believers participate in suffering, like Christ did, it will lead to resurrection and to light.

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Online graduates share stories worth celebrating

October 21, 2018 / by / 1 Comment

Graduates of the online program at Grand Canyon University always have inspirational stories to tell, and this year they were equally inspired by keynote speaker Gian-Paul Gonzalez’s talk — and by the celebration that is a GCU commencement ceremony.

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‘All In’ talk is a 100% hit at fall commencement

October 21, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

If the graduates at fall commencement didn’t know about ninth-grade world history teacher and New York Giants chaplain Gian-Paul Gonzalez before they got to GCU Arena, they sure do now. Gonzalez’s keynote addresses at the five ceremonies were a hit every time, and in addition to all the standing ovations he also was descended upon by a sea of thankful listeners when he came out to watch the “tunnel walk” after the Saturday morning ceremony.

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Grad fulfills 43-year-old letter from Grand Canyon

October 19, 2018 / by / 3 Comments

Brian Smith was a junior at Alhambra High School when he applied to then-Grand Canyon College. He was elated to be accepted. Unfortunately, his family moved back to Ohio and he was unable to attend. He held onto his admissions letter from 1975 for more than 40 years before he decided to pursue a master’s degree in Nursing at GCU. He will carry the letter across the stage with him at Online Commencement.

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GCU icon Dave Brazell passes away

October 17, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Dr. Dave Brazell, who served as a coach, teacher and administrator in Grand Canyon athletics and academics for 50 years, passed away Wednesday after a long battle with cancer. He was 93. Brazell and his wife of 72 years, Mildred, both taught in the physical education department. “Nobody probably has contributed more to Grand Canyon University over the years than Dave and Mildred Brazell,” GCU President Brian Mueller said.

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Turnout, music are a hit at Canyon Worship concert

October 17, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Canyon Worship West, the first concert by students whose work appeared on the Canyon Worship 2018 album, drew an appreciative crowd Tuesday at Harvest Bible Chapel West Valley. “These guys came into this church, set up three hours before, and walked in like they’d been playing here for 10 years,” said Genaro “Gin” Giurgiu, the church’s Director of Worship.

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ROTC program has record membership, new leader

October 12, 2018 / by / 2 Comments

GCU’s ROTC program has more students than ever and a new leader who is focused on getting the cadets more involved in University events. “ROTC is a development program that trains people to be adaptive leaders of character,” said Capt. Mia Odom, who started at GCU this fall. “There are a lot of opportunities within ROTC. It’s a place for people who want to learn and grow and become leaders and critical thinkers.”

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GCU theatre delivers thoroughly modern ‘Macbeth’

October 11, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Classic Shakespeare tragedy “Macbeth” gets a re-do in GCU Theatre’s production of the classic. Director Claude Pensis has taken the play, rife with themes of ambition, greed and murder, out of its 11th century setting and into a contemporary setting with celebrity-like, privileged, young crowd. The play opens on Friday, during Family Weekend, on the Ethington Theatre stage for a two-weekend run, though tickets are going fast. The first weekend of shows already is sold out, though a few tickets remain for the final weekend.

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Girl Powered event: Sugar, spice, everything STEM

October 08, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

They programmed robots, made battery motors, concocted some gooey gak and, more importantly, got in touch with their inner scientist. Fourth- through eighth-grade girls were all about science, technology, engineering and math at the Girl Powered STEM Workshop on Saturday in the Engineering Building. The event, a partnership between the GCU Robotics Club and Strategic Educational Alliances, was inspired by VEX Robotics’ Girl Powered Initiative, which aims to redefine the face of STEM.

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