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Slideshow: 2018 Run to Fight Children’s Cancer

March 13, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by David Kadlubowski GCU News Bureau More than 2,200 registered runners and walkers gathered on the Grand Canyon University campus for the 2018 Run to Fight Children’s Cancer. The event, the largest race in Arizona dedicated solely to pediatric cancer, featured a 5K and 10K, as well as the backbone of the event, the Cancer Survivors Walk. Run to Fight benefits the Children’s Cancer Network and Phoenix Children’s Hospital.

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Antelope Intros: Santos Banning and Erin Mirando

March 05, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

This week’s edition of Antelope intros features a credentials evaluator who loved GCU so much he chose to stay upon graduating. The other is a University development counselor with a passion for health and wellness. Both get a kick out of the outdoors.

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Sowing the seeds of change at community garden

February 27, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

GCU Today A weekend of GCU outreach events kicked off at the Cartwright Elementary School District’s community garden, where dozens of volunteers gathered with students for a service day of building, learning, tending and planning for the future.

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GCU volunteers at Arizonans for Children Foster Festival

February 27, 2018 / by / 1 Comment

GCU News Bureau How many volunteers does it take to sow seeds of purpose? We quickly lost count last weekend but rest assured, no stone was left unturned nor garden untended after GCU made appearances at four outreach events. It started at the Cartwright Community Garden and wrapped up with GCU Men’s Soccer, Cheer and the big guy himself, Thunder, making their annual appearance at the Arizonans for Children Foster Festival at Enchanted Island Amusement Park, where kicking goals is more than just fun, it’s a peek at opportunities for higher education. When being interviewed for a mentor through AFC, and asked where they are going to college, more than 90 percent of foster children answered GCU. Future Lopes, indeed.

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Pre-Grad Health Fair

February 22, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

GCU News Bureau Grand Canyon University students talked GPA, MCAT and GRE scores at the recent Pre-Grad Health Fair on the Promenade. The event included more than five dozen college representatives from around the country who touted their schools’ graduate school opportunities in nursing, osteopathy, pharmacy, biological studies, occupational therapy, athletic training, dentistry, medicine and physical therapy. The fair was organized by the Career IMPACT Center in partnership with the College of Science, Engineering and Technology.  GCU student Dena Steggs said, “The Pre-Health Grad School Fair that was held on campus was a truly enlightening experience. With representatives from several schools, as well as outreach programs to get involved with, there were several opportunities to discuss options. I was able to connect with several wonderful people from different programs around the globe. Each representative that I spoke with was very helpful and eager to share what they have to offer. While this is my first journey to physician assistant, I found this experience to be very positive and a wealth of information for what to expect, along with what is expected of an ideal candidate.” Jackie Mendez, associate director of recruiting at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., said of the […]

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Slideshow: Volunteers make Garcia’s dream come true

February 12, 2018 / by / 2 Comments

GCU News Bureau Nearly 300 volunteers from Habitat for Humanity and Grand Canyon University spread their love and spirit at Alfred F. Garcia Elementary, one of the state’s most impoverished schools. The volunteers woke up early on a Saturday to shovel mounds of sand into two playground areas, paint the exterior wall of the school, turn the outdoor basketball, four-square and hopscotch squares into splendors of color, and even refill by hand the faded school emblem at the school’s entrance with fresh color. 

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CSET staff volunteers for Habitat for Humanity

February 06, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

GCU News Bureau Dr. Mark Wireman, assistant professor in the College of Science, Engineering and Technology, said this of his team’s recent experience volunteering for a Habitat for Humanity project: “The response from the CSET staff and faculty was tremendous and I did not even have to twist any arms to get them to volunteer. The response was so great that we were able to accomplish two projects on the same day. The teams worked hard at the projects which resulted in completing the jobs one to two hours early. “This is the third year that CSET has volunteered through Habitat for Humanity and each year the number of volunteers grows. I wouldn’t be surprised if we are working on three projects on the same day next year. If someone has never volunteered for a GCU/Habitat project, I would strongly recommend it as the work you do is minimal when compared to the gratefulness of the home owner and the experiences you gain with your GCU team.”

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