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Christian Studies Alums Hear From Two Speakers

September 16, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

Christian Studies alumni of GCU gathered Thursday evening for the first of what is hoped will be monthly meetings designed to build relationships and a stronger connection to the University. Alums met at McKinley Hall in the Student Union to hear from two of their own: Frank Switzer (Class of 1996), now senior pastor of Paradise Valley Community Church, and Saralyn Bristow (Class of 1994), now a chaplain in the Maricopa County correctional system.

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University Fair Slideshow, Compliments of Photography Club

September 01, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

More than 25 vendors and a handful of student clubs packed Antelope Gym for the GCU University Fair. The photography and journalism clubs conspired to provide a photo booth of sorts. Enjoy. For more information on the photography and journalism clubs, contact Zane Ewton at zane.ewton@gcu.edu.

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Alumnus Returns to Ethington Stage for Season Opener

August 30, 2011 / by / 1 Comment

Any actor can dream of Broadway. Mike Hegeman dreams of a small, 300-seat theatre in west Phoenix — more than 20 years after he performed there as a college student. Forgive him, then, for pinching himself when the curtain is raised Friday on “You Can’t Take It With You,” the Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy that opens the Ethington Theatre Series for 2011-12 at GCU.

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Rec Center Kicks Off New Year in Chaotic Style

August 30, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

Can anything good come of chaos? Chuck Howard is certain that it can, and he offers Monday afternoon’s “Fitness Chaos” event as evidence. Dozens of students descended on the Student Recreation Center at the end of the first day of fall classes to take part in an introduction to the facility, staged by Howard and members of his training staff.

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Griffin, Staff Put Parents at Ease During Orientation

August 29, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

While their college freshmen attended a new-student orientation in Antelope Gym, parents filed into GCU Arena for an orientation of their own on Friday. Dean of Students Pastor Tim Griffin made some announcements before introducing parents to the people who would be helping to guide their students through the next four years.

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Arena’s Unofficial Opening a High Note for All

August 26, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

A few minutes after 7 p.m. Thursday, the 11-member Chapel Band burst into song and GCU Arena came to life before an audience of about 2,500 new students and their families.

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On a Too-Hot Day, Nothing’s Cooler Than Move-In

August 25, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

Move-In Day, months in the planning and the object of more strategy than a Pentagon briefing, was pronounced a success Thursday by the front-line generals who oversaw its military-like precision. GCU students, faculty and staff were the gray-shirted troops that efficiently and enthusiastically welcomed new students and their families to campus — no small task amid an assortment of construction projects on a sweltering August day.

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Move-In Day Shows GCU at Its Caring Best

August 25, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

I remember my own experience moving into the dorms at Arizona State University as a freshman on a hot August day nine years ago. It was just me and my mom, and I was lucky enough to be assigned to the third floor — the third floor in an older building with no elevator. We carried my belongings up three flights of stairs, making several trips. There were a few student leaders wandering around, offering their services, but for the most part we did it all on our own. In short, it was nothing like Move-In at GCU.

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‘Super Flushers’ Take the Plunge at GCU Arena

August 23, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

It didn’t have quite the drama of a Cape Canaveral space launch, but Monday afternoon’s “super flush” of GCU Arena’s toilets and urinals qualified as a happening nonetheless. Superintendent Neil Baker of Perini Building Co., the Arena’s contractor, counted down via the building’s public-address system, and a simultaneous flush was conducted to ensure that the plumbing was in working order.

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Prayer Walkers Gather, Cover Campus

August 23, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

About 20 staffers participated in Tuesday morning’s prayer walk, which began at the Student Union with an opening prayer by Dean of Students Pastor Tim Griffin. “Only the Lord knows what kinds of opportunities we’ll have to shape lives this year,” Pastor Tim said.

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