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Startling idea blooms into new GCU literary review

April 18, 2016 / by / 2 Comments

A dream four years in the making came to reality last week when StartleBloom, a 63-page literary review, was published. The book is filled with about 40 extraordinary, original stories, poems, essays and art, all created by GCU ground and online students. A student editorial board spearheaded the labor of love and GCU’s Marketing Department published the review, which is being distributed today.

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Run to Fight banquet celebrates race supporters

April 15, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Volunteers, sponsors, race starters and beneficiaries gathered Thursday evening at GCU Golf Course for the first-ever Run to Fight 2016 Superhero Awards Banquet. Debbie Accomazzo, GCU’s community outreach manager and the race director, gave a special thanks to the top fundraising teams for their continuing support of the GCU Foundation Run to Fight Children’s Cancer.

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Parents sing praises of Canyon Worship Showcase

April 12, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

It wasn’t just that the performances were so good Monday night in the Canyon Worship Songwriters Spring Showcase, it was that they were so varied. Students exhibited a variety of musical styles to a big crowd of peers, parents and University leaders, and the effect was palpable. “I was moved the whole night,” one parent said. “It was going through me, around me, coming out of me.”

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Speech and Debate Showcase stirs emotions

April 12, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

In their final Speech and Debate Showcase of the 2015-16 academic year, students presented riveting, provocative topics that reminded the packed audience in the Colangelo College of Business why the three-year-old team has become a national success story. The speeches, performed two days before the team leaves for the National Forensics Association Championships at Ball State University in Indiana, made spectators laugh, cry and, in the end, applaud.

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Student ministry makes the homeless feel special

April 11, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

It’s one thing to talk about what GCU students do in their Homeless Ministry. It’s quite another to actually see it in action. The scene Saturday at the Central Arizona Shelter Services compound, where students washed the feet of the homeless and gave them food, clothing and other necessities, was heartwarming.

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Robotics Competition is STEM-centric fun

April 08, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

The FIRST Robotics Competition, which goes through Saturday at GCU Arena, is as much fun for the fans as it is for the participants. Robots have to cross medieval-style defensive barriers that are selected by audience members.

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Alums walk us past woolly worms on memory lane

March 30, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Alumni from the 1950s and ’60s have great stories to tell about life on campus. Woolly worms and discipline were part of the culture, and one alumna says you have her to thank for all that purple you wear.

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As your plot thickens, heed this Chapel message

March 29, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

The final Chapel talk of the academic year Monday featured Pastor Tim Griffin’s humorous description of why he’s the guy you want to avoid when you go to the movies. Griffin used that bit of humanity to demonstrate what Peter must have been thinking right after Christ’s resurrection and how that Bible passage relates to our lives today.

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COE alum chosen for engineering education program

March 23, 2016 / by / 4 Comments

GCU College of Education graduate Anthony Perez, a RODEL scholar and second-grade teacher at Sunset Elementary School in Glendale, is one of 100 winners of the 2016 Winter Engineering Elementary Teacher Scholarship award. In addition to providing funds for him to attend a two-day professional development workshop at the Museum of Science in Boston, he will be able to implement the engineering curriculum with the storybooks, kits and materials that will be provided.

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Three views from underneath GCU’s family tree

March 22, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Three venerable families — the Bakers, the Barnes/Hawkins/Forrest clan and the Kesos — have contributed large numbers of graduates to Grand Canyon’s legacy. In this GCU Today Magazine story, they tell how it happened and what it has meant to them.

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