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Cheers, tears for new Hall of Fame inductees

February 25, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Five highly regarded Grand Canyon University graduates with remarkable careers and a strong record of giving back to the community were inducted into the GCU Alumni Hall of Fame on Saturday in a stirring ceremony that invoked laughter, the Bible and tears.

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Score schmore — for GCU, playing D-backs is a win

February 23, 2017 / by / 1 Comment

The weather was sunny and the Diamondbacks and GCU men’s baseball teams in fine form as they faced off Wednesday at Salt River Field in Scottsdale. The final score, 9-1 Diamondbacks, may not have been a surprise, but the fact that a few D-backs stars stepped up the plate was, and for GCU, it was a field of memories.

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Video goes viral of students’ gift-giving to homeless

February 23, 2017 / by / 3 Comments

Seven GCU Honors College students are on a mission to provide giveaways to the Phoenix homeless. Now, a video of the their generosity is going viral.

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Speech and Debate Team ranked in top 20

February 22, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s Speech and Debate Team earned a top 20 spot in the National Parliamentary Debate Association rankings released this week. Though moving into the No. 17 spot officially, the score doesn’t include the team’s stellar success earlier this month in two California tournaments, and the current number is probably in the top 15, said team director Barry Regan.

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Getting to know GCU police at Coffee with a Cop

February 21, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

GCU Police Chief Kenny Laird and Officers Ryan Sand, Dave Chambers and Matt Barnett held a meet and greet with students at their first Coffee with a Cop event Friday at GCBC. Similar gatherings will be scheduled regularly and are intended to encourage students to enjoy casual and comfortable conversations with the police charged with their safety.

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ASGCU president, VP eager to help whole campus

February 17, 2017 / by / 1 Comment

As ASGCU president elect Nate Carpenter and his running mate, Matthew Shinn, prepare for their 2017-18 term, their friendship, hard work and faith stand out. They’ve contributed to their GCU community as resident assistants but are eager to spread that energy around campus.

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Hundreds of volunteers turn out for Serve the City

February 13, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Nearly 300 Grand Canyon University and Habitat for Humanity volunteers brought shovels, paint and elbow grease to spruce up 11 Phoenix homes on Saturday during GCU’s Serve the City event. Property values in the zip code are on the rise as volunteers energetically work toward the goal of fixing up 700 residences.

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Mischief afoot in Shakespeare/Harry Potter comedy

February 10, 2017 / by / 1 Comment

“Two Gentlemen of Verona,” which opens Friday night in Ethington Theatre, is a creatively re-imagined romp through Shakespeare’s Milan and Verona and the wizarding world in the popular Harry Potter series. Elves and dementors share the stage with classic characters, and love is in the air as best friends vie for the same woman’s hand.

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Students bring business creativity to Marketplace

February 09, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

First Tuesday Marketplace, scheduled for the first Tuesday of every month, was created by the IDEA Club to put student entrepreneurship right out there in the open where their peers could see it. There was a lot to see this week — everything from high-tech innovations to clothing and collages.

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How Russell became point man for Majerle’s passion

February 08, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

As DeWayne Russell’s three seasons at GCU wind down, his intensity and, especially, his 42-point game against Louisville quickly come to mind. Several factors, starting with his relationship with coach Dan Majerle, have contributed to his growth as a player and a person, but there’s something else he wants people to know: He loves it here.

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