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Woods Says Free Market ‘Not Guilty as Charged’

October 21, 2010 / by / 0 Comment

Dr. Thomas Woods, the outspoken and controversial author of 10 best-selling books, came to campus Wednesday night to speak about the country’s current economic crisis. Woods is a nationally recognized economist and historian who has appeared on multiple news outlets, including MSNBC and Fox News.

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Newt Gingrich Rally on Campus Oct. 21

October 20, 2010 / by / 0 Comment

Former U.S. Rep. and possible 2012 presidential candidate Newt Gingrich will be holding a rally on campus at 8:45 a.m. Thursday, October 21, in the Antelope Gym. It’s the first stop for the former House speaker on a 13-city “Jobs Here, Jobs Now” tour. This is a great time to show our GCU pride so if possible wear purple! This should be an exciting day for Grand Canyon! Please make every effort to attend.

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Economic Author Thomas Woods to Speak on Campus

October 15, 2010 / by / 0 Comment

On Wednesday, October 20, New York Times bestselling author, Thomas Woods will be speaking on campus about the financial crisis well as well as the involvement of the federal government. Tickets for this event are free. This discussion will include copies of his most recent title for sale, Nullification: How to Resist Federal Tyranny in the 21st Century.  Ludwig von Mises Institute resident scholar and senior faculty member, Woods received his bachelor’s degree in history from Harvard University. He furthered his education, earning a master’s degree in philosophy and his PhD in Columbia University. Woods has written many books including New York Times bestsellers, Meltdown: A Free-Market Look at Why the Stock Market Collapsed, the Economy Tanked, and Government Bailouts Will Make Things Worse and The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History, as well as Who Killed the Constitution? The Fate of American Liberty from World War I to George W. Bush (with Kevin R.C. Gutzman), Sacred Then and Sacred Now: The Return of the Old Latin Mass, 33 Questions About American History You’re Not Supposed to Ask, How the Catholic Church Built Western Civilization, and The Church and the Market: A Catholic Defense of the Free Economy. He also […]

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GCU Marks Record Enrollment on Fall Move-In Day

August 27, 2010 / by / 4 Comments

A historic day in the life of 61-year-old Grand Canyon University was capped by a rousing convocation in Antelope Gymnasium as students, parents and staff celebrated record enrollment on the west Phoenix campus.

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Snowboarder Brings Positive Message to Campus

July 08, 2010 / by / 0 Comment

GCU National Tribal Liaison Manager Sandra Hicks poses with professional snowboarder Lonnie Kauk. It seems crazy that a Californian would visit Phoenix in the dead of summer to talk to Native American basketball players about snowboarding. Or does it? In a sense, that unlikely scenario was a perfect fit for the optimistic, anything-is-possible message of 28-year-old Lonnie Kauk on Wednesday evening, July 7, at Antelope Gym on the GCU campus. The occasion was NABI Night, an event held in conjunction with the annual Native American Basketball Invitational in Phoenix. Kauk (pronounced COWK) is a professional snowboarder who looks the part with his stringy hair, backward cap and loose-fitting clothes. But those judging him by his gear and laid-back vibe are in for a surprise. “I put my heart and my Native spirit into all of this,” says Kauk, who is from Yosemite Valley, Calif., and is of Ahwahneechee descent. “I found something I love to do, and I’m very passionate about it. “If you’ve got Native blood and it’s pumping through you, you’ve got to be proud of that. That can take you places.” For Kauk, some of those places are spectacular and can be seen in snowboarding films featuring […]

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U.S. Senators McCain, Brown Visit GCU

March 08, 2010 / by / 0 Comment

The Phoenix campus of Grand Canyon University took center stage on Friday, March 5, for a town hall with U.S. Senators John McCain of Arizona and Scott Brown of Massachusetts. McCain, the Republican Party’s presidential nominee in 2008, is seeking re-election in 2010 to a fifth term in the Senate. His representatives approached the university about serving as the site for the event, which attracted a crowd of 1,500 to Antelope Gymnasium for remarks by the two lawmakers on issues such as jobs, health care, federal spending and national defense. Brown, the newly elected senator to the seat of the late Edward M. Kennedy, sought and received McCain’s support in his recent campaign. His upset victory in January made him the first Republican since 1972 to be elected to the Senate from Massachusetts. “It was the election heard around the world,” McCain said of Brown’s triumph. Media outlets such as NBC News, the Boston Globe and the Associated Press dispatched reporters, production people and satellite trucks to cover the event at GCU, along with all four of the major television stations from metropolitan Phoenix. Kelly O’Donnell of “The NBC Nightly News With Brian Williams” reported live from the campus promenade […]

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Students, Alumni Celebrate Homecoming at Duos Through the Decades Dance

February 03, 2010 / by / 0 Comment

Almost 300 students and alumni celebrated Homecoming 2010 at the “Duos through the Decades” dance, Friday, January 29, in the Student Union. The costume ball theme inspired many couples to dress up as their favorite duo from decades past, including Marilyn Monroe and Joe Dimaggio, Fred and Wilma, and the whole Scooby Doo gang to name a few. The evening began at 7 p.m. with food catered by Sonic Drive-In, and music provided by AZCelebrity.  DJ. Sam Fisher from the Fred Astaire Dance Academy was on hand to teach a few dances as well. As students and alumni danced the night away, they also had the chance to sneak into the Photo Fun Booth for a quick photo session.

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University Pep Rally and Parade Kick-Off Homecoming 2010

February 02, 2010 / by / 0 Comment

GCU officially launched Homecoming 2010 with the University Pep Rally and Parade, Friday, January 29. Alumni, students and staff met on the Antelope Lawn for a few words from GCU CEO Brian Mueller. The parade featured floats constructed by several GCU departments, including each college on campus. Parade participants included the ROTC Color Guard, Bagpipe Group, Cheer and Dance Teams and GCU Basketball Teams. There were also several floats with theme’s representative of each group’s mission. Student Life featured a float with the theme “Duos through the Decades.” It represented the decades of GCU, as well as advertised that evenings Homecoming dance. College of Nursing displayed a theme of “GCU Nursing: Caring for the World.” GCU nurses have come from and traveled all over the world. The faculty and students who participated represented scrubs and outfits from various countries. The College of Health Sciences theme focused on “Mind, Body and Spirit through the Ages.” The float captured the college’s holistic approach to serving the needs of mankind. The “‘Lopes for Literacy” College of Education float helped promote the college’s focus to promote education and literacy in the community. The Ken Blanchard College of Business teamed with the GCU Business Club […]

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More than 1,400 Visit Campus for Health Sciences & Nursing Day

November 18, 2009 / by / 0 Comment

GCU hosted its annual Health Sciences & Nursing Day on November 6, attracting more than 1,400 Valley high school students to our campus. The event, which GCU has hosted for more than 20 years, is known as one of the University’s most successful activities. Health Sciences & Nursing Day features healthcare-related presentations, interactive activities and demonstrations aimed at providing future college students with timely information about career options in nursing and allied health fields. The event also offers students some first-hand experiences through a variety of activities, including a tour of the always-popular cadaver lab. Another well-attended presentation was “Body of Evidence: Life of a Medical Examiner” presented by Medical Examiner John X. Hu from the Maricopa County Office of Medical Examiner. Acupuncture: An Ancient Remedy for our Modern World, presented by Dr. Patricia Johnson, GCU adjunct faculty member – was standing room only in Howerton Hall. The Sports Medicine Team, presented by Dr. Craig Phelps, Provost at A.T. Still University & Phoenix Suns Team Physician – Dr. Phelps is always a popular presenter on our campus. Nurses – Superheroes of the Healthcare Profession!, presented by Lori Gutierrez, RN-C, President & Owner of Clinical Advisors for Resources & Educational Services […]

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