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Having a ball at basketball camp

April 03, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

  GCU News Bureau Basketball is an accumulation of small moments in which every point matters. So it was nothing but net when 26 volunteer coaches – 23 of whom were GCU students – teamed up to put on a skills camp for 18 local junior high and high school students. The free, student-run event served as an outlet to assist families of all income levels in building skills, character and community. “Ball Out Phoenix was successfully able to collaborate with local organizations to make this vision a reality,” organizer and GCU student Elisha Fronda said. “The event got extremely positive feedback from participants and sponsors, and we’re planning another camp next semester in collaboration with the Phoenix Suns.”  

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Sports Medicine Club, CONHCP at Run to Fight

March 27, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

GCU News Bureau Forty-five athletic training students and five nursing students from GCU’s College of Nursing and Health Care Professions, along with seven licensed nurses and four certified athletic trainers from the community were on hand on March 10 at Run to Fight Children’s Cancer, which was held on the University campus. GCU athletic training student Kiana Peck said, “Volunteering for the Run to Fight event was an amazing experience. It really helped solidify my passion for helping others and athletic training.” More than 3,500 participated in Run to Fight, the largest run of its kind in Arizona solely dedicated to pediatric cancer. GCU Sports Medicine Club Advisor is Dr. David Mesman.    

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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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