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Antelope Audio: Ragamuffin Soul by Carlos Whittaker

April 26, 2010 / by / 1 Comment

Antelope Audio is a chance for GCU students to review new releases in Christian rock and pop. Written by ‘Lopes for ‘Lopes. Review by Brooke Combest – Senior, Communications Carlos Whittaker was the worship pastor and creative art director at Sandals Church in Riverside, Calif., for 10 years before pursuing a recording career. His life mission is to “ignite a movement of authenticity among all generations of Christians that morphs the face of the evangelical church into a place of being real with yourself, others and God.” His music debut appeared in January with a self-titled EP. His full album, Ragamuffin Soul, will be released April 27. This alternative album is inspirational and definitely something to sing along to in the car. My favorite song is the first track, “Rain It Down.” It is a song that I could see people praising God within church. It has a great melody and is the most upbeat of all the songs. Ragamuffin Soul includes 12 songs that are mostly worship and praise songs. Whittaker’s music can bring words of encouragement on a bad day and speak truth about God’s love for us. You can find out more about Carlos and his music at […]

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Antelope Audio: Eternity Invades by Vicky Beeching

April 21, 2010 / by / 2 Comments

Antelope Audio lets GCU students tune in with reviews of new releases in Christian rock and pop. Written by ‘Lopes for ‘Lopes. Review by Lisa Kershner, Nursing student Vicky Beeching was born and raised in the U.K. and has been singing worship music since she was twelve. She felt that God called her to come to the United States to share her music and spread God’s word. She just released a new album April 6, 2010 called Eternity Invades. It startes out with a song with a good beat and a catchy tune. Then the songs begin to get more intimate and much more “soft” with mostly piano being played.  My favorite song was Salvation Day. I liked it because it did a good job capturing how Jesus has saved all who believe with simple lyrics and a really good beat. Eternity Invades includes 13 Tracks; one being a bonus track titled The Wonder Of The Cross. The album as a whole delivers the message of Christ well with Beeching’s soft voice and perfectly coordinated instrumentals.  You can find out more about Vicky Beeching and her music at her website www.vickybeeching.com/blog/ or follow her on twitter at twitter.com/vickybeeching.

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GCU Launches Track and Field Program

March 29, 2010 / by / 0 Comment

Full competition will start next school year in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference under new coach Tom Flood. By Zane Ewton Communications Staff Grand Canyon University increased its intercollegiate athletics teams to 22 with the addition of men’s and women’s track and field in late December, and new coach Tom Flood is excited about the prospects. Flood thinks GCU track and field will give current students an opportunity to compete and will quickly become an attractive option for local high school talent. “We want student-athletes who are willing to work hard, have a great attitude and show up every day,” he says. “GCU is a great institution, and the good Lord will bless us with the students he wants for this campus.” GCU now has more sports than any other intercollegiate athletics program in Arizona. Flood is using this spring to give the University’s cross-country athletes an opportunity to continue training and compete. He also is recruiting for the 2010-11 season. Flood’s assistant coach is Dr. Kim Sims, head coach of GCU’s cross-country program. Next school year will kick off a full competition schedule, indoor and outdoor, for both the men’s and women’s track teams. GCU will compete in the […]

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Purple Reigns on ‘A’ Mountain in Tempe

March 09, 2010 / by / 1 Comment

Apparently a few stealth Antelopes were at work late into last evening (or early this morning), marking a new state rivalry: the (Christian) Antelopes vs. the Sun Devils. The mission: Put a fresh coat of GCU Purple on “A Mountain,” which overlooks the Arizona State University campus in Tempe, just in time for the Antelopes to face the Devils tonight in a non-conference baseball game at ASU’s Packard Stadium. Rumor has it the clandestine operation was unexpected, as the A Mountain is typically only “protected” during the ASU/UA rivalry. Perpetrators surely will be held responsible at tonight’s game, as the Channel 3 helicopter (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8sChX7Z1dyA) did a fly-over this morning, notifying ASU fans of the violation. Watch out for Antelope fans with purple shoes. ASU hosts GCU at 6:30 tonight, and discounted tickets are still available for $7 from the Events Office on the GCU campus. Group seating will be behind the Antelopes’ dugout. Call (602) 639-7587 for information.

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CLA Offers Online Webinars for Student Success

March 08, 2010 / by / 0 Comment

The Center for Learning and Advancement (CLA) has developed its series of student workshops into webinars that are now available for all campus and online students. The live webinars are scheduled through the remainder of this semester. Students can register by clicking on the dates and times below that best fit their schedule. All webinars are scheduled for Mountain Standard Time. Live webinars include: Test-Taking Strategies This webinar will demonstrate techniques to improve test performance, with a focus on multiple-choice tests. Register for a session now by clicking on a date below: Tuesday, May 4 – 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 5 – 3 to 4 p.m. Reading Strategies Workshop This webinar will provide you with effective ways to improve your reading comprehension of college texts. Register for a session now by clicking on a date below: Tuesday, March 9 – 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 10 – 3 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 11 – 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 12 – 3 to 4 p.m. Research Tools Workshop This webinar will demonstrate different ways of conducting research. Register for a session now by clicking on a date below: Tuesday, March 16 – 10 to 11 […]

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GCU Featured as a Question on Jeopardy!

March 04, 2010 / by / 0 Comment

GCU was included in a question on a recent episode of the long-running game show Jeopardy! The category was State Capitals. The question – “Which capital is home to Grand Canyon University?”

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GCU Sends Four Wrestlers to NCAA Championships

March 04, 2010 / by / 0 Comment

The GCU wrestling team qualified four of its members for nationals from the NCAA Division II Super Regional Four/Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Championships on the campus of Adams State College in Alamosa, Colo. The Antelopes finished fifth as a team. The top four finishers in each weight class advanced to the NCAA Division II Championships on March 12 in Omaha, Neb. Junior Todd Wilcox, ranked No. 6 nationally and No. 2 in the RMAC at 133 pounds, made the final against Naveed Bagheri of San Francisco State. Entering the final, Wilcox had a 38-2 season record, while Bagheri, ranked No. 3 nationally, was 21-2. Bagheri defeated Wilcox, 1-0, to win the title. Redshirt sophomore Victor Carazo, ranked No. 6 nationally and No. 1 in the RMAC at 165 pounds, advanced to the final against Taylor May of Nebraska-Kearney. Entering the final, Carazo was 35-4, while May was 19-7. Carazo defeated May, 3-1, to claim his first RMAC championship. Senior Stephen Towne, ranked No. 4 in the RMAC, finished in third place at 157 pounds. He lost a 12-2 major decision to Joey Deaguero of Adams State in the semifinal, but came back to defeat Brian Easterling of Chadron State, 12-8, […]

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CLA Presents Helpful Reading Strategies

February 11, 2010 / by / 0 Comment

College-level reading requires meta-cognition – the ability to consider your own thinking and monitor your mental activity. Every college student needs to understand that four interacting variables affect the quality of reading:  The reader: What are your reading skills, prior knowledge about the topic, interests, attention or other physical factors like hunger? The text: How difficult is the text? What genre is the text (i.e., a novel, a science text, a magazine)? Is there graphical support or summary information? The strategies: How do you approach the reading task? What do you do as you read? The goal: Why are you reading the text? What do you want to accomplish by reading the text? The reader interacts with the words in the text by applying strategies that help the reader comprehend the message printed on the page. The act of reading can be broken into three key periods: Before, During, and After. By following the suggestions below, you can increase your reading effectiveness. Before you read Try to read earlier in the day when you are most alert. Make sure you choose an area that is quiet and has good lighting. Do not lie in your bed or have distractions near […]

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GCU Inducts Three Into Athletics Hall of Fame

February 03, 2010 / by / 0 Comment

GCU honored three new inductees into its athletics Hall of Fame at the 2010 Homecoming Hall of Fame Dinner, Friday, January 29. The honorees included former baseball star Tim Salmon, ex-men’s basketball coach Ben Lindsey and the 1996 NCAA Division II national champion men’s soccer team. Tim Salmon   Major League Baseball fans affectionately know Salmon as “King Fish.” A 14-year veteran of the Los Angeles Angels, he is considered one of the greatest players in the franchise’s history. The former right fielder and World Series champion also is recognized for hitting it out of the park for the families he supports through his many humanitarian projects, which earned him an honorary doctor of public service degree from GCU in 2006. Like most baseball players, Salmon’s journey began as a Little Leaguer in Long Beach, Calif. While he was a student at GCU in the mid-1980s, he set numerous baseball records, met his future wife, Marci, and began a spiritual relationship with his Savior. In 2009, he received his Bachelor of Science degree in applied management from GCU, completing the degree program that he started as a freshman in 1986. After three record-setting seasons at Brazell Stadium, Salmon made his […]

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Website Names GCU Among Top 10 Christian Colleges

January 28, 2010 / by / 0 Comment

Online Bible Degree (www.onlinebibledegree.net) named GCU one of the best Christian colleges in the country. According to the site, “Studying a Christian degree is one of the best ways to be able to serve the community and the Lord. No matter what position in the Christian field you are interested in, there is a school that will help you attain the right skills and knowledge to have a good career. But you cannot study in just any school, in our opinion. It is still best to study in one of the best Christian colleges in the nation.” The site ranked GCU as number two in the nation. Online Bible Degree is a resource for students who are searching for opportunities to further their education in the fields of Christian studies.

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