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Leaping to learn during Summer Dance Intensive

July 15, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

They are as strong as trees yet as supple as flowers, as powerful as a rainstorm yet as soft as a spring breeze. Using their strength to create a vision of suppleness, an estimated 22 students in GCU’s third Summer Dance Intensive leaped and whirled, cavorted and twirled during the fourth day of classes. The two-week program includes classes in ballet, contemporary, world and jazz dance styles and an end-of-session performance, open to all, at 4 p.m. on July 22 at Ethington Theatre.

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For VA whistleblower, truth is paramount

July 11, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Brandon Coleman, a Phoenix Veteran Affairs employee who blew the whistle on the improper care of suicidal veterans, told his story Friday to fellow GCU faculty and staff members who were riveted in their seats. Coleman, an adjunct professor who teaches counseling classes, was a highly controversial figure because he would not be silenced no matter how the VA treated him.

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Dominican mission trip a real lift for students

June 27, 2016 / by / 1 Comment

Nine GCU students had the opportunity this spring to travel to the Dominican Republic, where they received field experience, learned a new culture and found their spiritual calling. Each student had a different, life-changing experience, especially one who was baptized while he was there.

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Havocs student section attracting national attention

June 15, 2016 / by / 2 Comments

The success of the Havocs keeps growing, not just in terms of the participants but also in terms of national stature, and its leaders say it’s because GCU provides an unprecedented level of support. The highly effective student section, one of the craziest in all of college sports, is attracting the attention of colleges that want a student section that is Havocs-cool.

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Lil Lopes Skills Camp full of big smiles

June 14, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Story by Jeannette Cruz Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau Move over boys — basketball is for girls, too. That’s the motivation Grand Canyon University’s women’s basketball team members touted as they welcomed about 50 future stars to Antelope Gym on Monday for the first of a two-day program. “It’s a fun time of year to give back to the kids and their families by hosting a camp like this,” GCU women’s basketball coach Trent May said. “We want to build role models and new fans so that the kids want to come back to GCU and watch the women’s basketball team play.” In their long shorts, ponytails and neon-colored sweatbands, the girls in the Lil Lopes Skills Camp giggled, dribbled and hopped. But when GCU assistant women’s coach Krystal Thomas strode to center court and blew her whistle twice, the campers instantly froze, slapped the floor and shouted, “Defense!” She blew her whistle once more and the girls rushed to form multiple line combinations across the floor. “It’s a way to keep them organized and engaged,” Thomas said. “We try to make sure that we give them lots of variety to work with including games and drills like Dribble Tag, […]

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Summer Dance Intensive challenges budding artists

June 14, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s Summer Dance Insensive, which begins July 11, has something to offer nearly any level of dancer. Whether it’s a taste of college life or working closely with instructors on technique, composition, choreography and more, the program appeals both to younger students who seek top-notch education and area dancers who crave a challenge.

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Consulting Center aids students, small businesses

June 13, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Eduardo Borquez had it tough growing up in Mexico, but it makes him appreciate even more what he has today as manager of GCU’s new Small Business Consulting Center. It also gave him the perseverance to handle the project, which helps students, alumni and neighborhood businesses develop entrepreneurial ideas and also gives students real-world consulting work.

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Boys have roaring good time at basketball camp

June 10, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

The sound of happy kids filled the Dan Majerle boys’ basketball camps this week, and it’s so much fun to be around, even former GCU players take joy in helping out as coaches. “They all have energy, and it’s contagious,” said Grandy Glaze.

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Mexico national soccer team practices at GCU

June 07, 2016 / by / 1 Comment

GCU men’s soccer coach Schellas Hyndman hosted Mexico, the number 16 ranked national soccer team in the world Monday after the team requested to practice at the University’s new soccer stadium, scheduled to be opened in the fall. The team’s visit came after its big win against Uruguay at at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale.

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Alhambra students unite as one at GCU event

June 02, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

“Believe and Achieve,” now in its fourth year, welcomed more than 1,000 Alhambra High School students to GCU on Wednesday for a campus tour and to hear from university representatives and a speaker who brought laughter, tears and even led some students to ask for forgiveness.

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