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Kenyan orphan crisis hits home for GCU alumna

January 08, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

Allison Fassinger wanted to help people, but she wasn’t exactly sure how — until the GCU alumna took a trip to Kenya. It’s where she now lives and works, helping Kenya’s children at Naomi’s Village.

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Lone Star Lopes: Texas family devoted to GCU

January 03, 2019 / by / 1 Comment

It’s a legacy as big as the state of Texas: Kelly Taylor and five other members of her family have been online students at GCU since 2011. “I think the support system with GCU makes working on a degree much easier,” said Tammy Jones, one family member, who encouraged her mother, then 75 years old, and daughter to also become Lopes.

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CCOB opening launches busy spring events calendar

January 02, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

It’s been a big year so far, but there’s more to come in 2018-19. The spring semester will kick off with the grand opening of the new 150,000-plus-square foot Colangelo College of Business Building on Jan. 9 and will barrel forward through April and May with signature events such as the Canyon Challenge, Mr. GCU, the Theatre Department’s presentation of Holocaust drama “Who Will Carry the Word,” Serve the City in February, the Roadshow Tour at GCU Arena, basketball and much more. Check out some highlights from GCU Today’s 2019 Winter-Spring Calendar.

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Winter, spring 2019 calendar

January 02, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

GCU News Bureau Here’s the 2018-19 winter/spring calendar, which spans from January to May 2019. The calendar’s most recent update was January 18, 2019. Go to the calendar on news.gcu.edu for a more updated calendar. January Jan. 3: Men’s basketball vs. Utah Valley, 6 p.m., GCU Arena. www.gculopes.com. Jan. 3: Women’s basketball at Utah Valley, Orem, Utah. www.gculopes.com. Jan. 3: Men’s volleyball takes on Long Beach State, 9 p.m., Santa Barbara, Calif. Part of the UCSB ASICS Invitational www.gculopes.com. Jan. 4: Men’s volleyball at UC Santa Barbara, 6:30 p.m., Santa Barbara, Calif. Part of the UCSB ASICS Invitational. www.gculopes.com. Jan. 5: Men’s basketball vs. Seattle, 6 p.m., GCU Arena. www.gculopes.com. Jan. 5: Women’s basketball at Seattle, Seattle, Wash. www.gculopes.com. Jan. 5: Men’s volleyball takes on Cal State Northridge, 4 p.m., Santa Barbara, Calif. Part of the UCSB ASICS Invitational. www.gculopes.com. Jan. 5: Express move-in, 8-10 a.m. Jan. 5: Orientation Check-In and Expo, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Antelope Gym Patio. Jan. 5: New Lope Lunch, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Baseball Stadium. Jan. 5: New Student and Family Orientation, 1-4:30 p.m., Antelope Gym. Jan. 5: Spring 2019 New Lopes Tailgate, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Antelope Gym Patio. Jan. 5: Men’s swimming and diving at California Baptist/Wyoming, […]

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‘Tis the season to craft clever Christmas decorations

December 20, 2018 / by / 1 Comment

According to Ebenezer Scrooge, “Every idiot who goes about with ‘Merry Christmas’ on his lips should be boiled with his own pudding and buried with a stake of holly through his heart.” Harsh. Don’t count on anyone being boiled in his own pudding on the spirited GCU campus, where employees embraced the joy of the season in their Christmas decorations, from themes on the fourth floor of the 27th Avenue office building that ranged from a Phoenix Zoo ZooLights-inspired aisle of cubicles to a “12 Days of Christmas” aisle, to the College of Science, Engineering and Technology’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas” and Santa’s Science Lab hallways.

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Toys, gifts, time — be a Claus for a cause

December 03, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

By Debbie Accomazzo For GCU News Bureau “When Grand Canyon University steps up to make a difference, things happen!” Phoenix Rescue Mission Community Relationships Officer Pamela Morrison said, and now is our time to join the PRM mission in easing the burden of families in need of hope, healing and transformation. Last year, almost 18,000 people in Maricopa County were homeless — 40 percent of them in families. During a season that brings joy to so many of us here at GCU, our aim is to help spread that sense of merriment to children and families whose desires closely mirror ours … a sense of stability, the hope for prosperity and the gratification of peace in one’s heart. For the second year, GCU will support the Phoenix Rescue Mission Christmas Winter Wonderland Event from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at the Community Solutions Center, 1801 S. 35th Ave. On this special day, the community is invited onto the PRM campus to rejoice in the season. Those who would otherwise go without celebrating Christmas due to financial strain will be greeted with a carnival-like environment where they can just have fun together. You can be part of creating […]

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NFL’s Kevin Warren found faith, fame at GCU

November 20, 2018 / by / 1 Comment

To call Kevin Warren accomplished might be an understatement. The GCU Athletics Hall of Famer played college basketball at an Ivy League School before transferring to GCU to finish his undergraduate degree — his 23.3 points per game average during the 1985-86 season is fourth best in GCU basketball history. He went on to become a lawyer and run his own firm and now is the only black chief operating officer in the NFL. But Warren’s accomplishments should hardly be a surprise. He is carrying on the legacy of his parents.

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Slideshow: ‘Peter and the Starcatcher’

November 16, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

GCU News Bureau Grand Canyon University Theatre tells the origin story of Peter Pan in Tony Award-winning “Peter and the Starcatcher,” based on the book “Peter and the Starcatchers” by New York Times bestselling author Ridley Pearson and Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper columnist Dave Barry.

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HSET Day shows nuts and bolts of robots, sciences

November 15, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

“Why is There a Robot in My Operating Room?” We’re not sure why, either. But high school students found out why on Health Sciences, Engineering and Technology Day, where they learned about biomedical engineering (the reason there’s a robot in your operating room), discovered “The Unseen but SHOCKING World of Engineering,” stopped by a suture station, toured the cadaver and DNA labs and more. More than 950 high school students attended HSET Day Wednesday on the GCU campus.

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Slideshow: Lope families take over campus

October 15, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Gillian Rea GCU News Bureau The Thunder Bolt shopping spree winner, Dave Argo, and his startled wife, Susan, were among the happiest members of the extended Lopes clan on Family Weekend. The campus was transformed Saturday into a dynamic display of family love, including a chance for homesick Lopes students to reconnect with their parents and siblings. Laughter, hugs, leisurely lunches and Lopes spirit ruled Family Weekend, and no amount of rain could douse the feeling. Families connected on the bowling alleys and billiards tables in Thunderground, among other events.

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