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Lip Sync soars with talent and humor

October 26, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

The McFly’s mixed a humorous video, slick hip hop moves, acrobatic stunts and classic pop songs to capture the 11th annual Lip Sync Battle before a roaring, record crowd of 7,000 Thursday night at GCU Arena. The 17 men in McFly’s, channeling Back to the Future, took the stage first among seven exceptional acts.

 

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GCU trio meets movers and shakers at Clinton event

October 25, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

The mission? Meet movers and shakers who can assist with the deeper mission: aiding impoverished Peruvian coffee farmers. For GCU students Noah Wolfe, Aly Halbakken and Tim McGill, the Clinton Global Initiative University proved to be a mission accomplished.

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Campus rallies around It’s on Us initiative

October 24, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

It’s on Us conversations can be difficult, if not heart-wrenching. Yet GCU students are willing to discuss issues surrounding the prevention of sexual harassment and sexual assault. Along with the emphasis on being an active bystander, the Associated Students of GCU have raised over $3,000 for StreetLightUSA, an organization committed to helping young girls at risk for or victims of child sex trafficking.

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National Day on Writing makes the words count

October 23, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Why I write was the question. The array of answers demonstrated the need for the question: “To relieve my stress and reconnect with myself” was one reply, along with “To show others that they are not alone.’’ The GCU community offered hundreds of answers at the National Day of Writing Celebration near the Promenade. Faculty and students, including the campus chapter of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), Friends of the Pen, and the Professional Writing Workshop sponsored the event.

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Slideshow: National Day on Writing

October 23, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Theresa Smith GCU News Bureau The National Day on Writing was celebrated Monday on the Grand Canyon University campus by faculty and students, including the campus chapter of the National Council of Teachers of English, Friends of the Pen, and GCU’s Professional Writing Workshop. Participants wrote six-word biographies on sticky notes, took turns adding twists to a short story and used chalk on the pavement to explain why they write.

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Expanded ‘It’s On Us’ to help sex-trafficking victims

October 19, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

The leaders of the Associated Students of Grand Canyon University are taking “It’s On Us” Week beyond the important emphasis of preventing sexual assault. They aim to help StreetLightUSA build a school for victims of child sex trafficking, by planning a fundraiser designed to yield $10,000 in student donations that will be matched by the University. The fun part of the fundraiser is the Stampede button.

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GCU students accelerating teaching process

October 18, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Eighty GCU students are in the class room already, gaining valuable experience by teaching lessons in math, science, social studies and art at nearby Westwood Elementary for students from preschool through Grade 3.

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Student leaders to attend Clinton-led conference

October 17, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

A trio of Grand Canyon University students are accelerating their dream of eliminating the middle man for impoverished Peruvian coffee farmers. They will take their ideas to the Clinton Global Initiative University, a conference this weekend at the University of Chicago. “I think it is awesome to be able to see future world leaders, entrepreneurs and changers in one central location,’’ said Noah Wolfe, who has combined with Tim McGill and Aly Halbakken to form a nonprofit, Novella.

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A downpour of love on Family Weekend

October 15, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Story and photos by Theresa Smith GCU News Bureau The campus chemistry was gradually altered on Friday afternoon, from thousands of young people intent on making their way from class to class, to laughter, hugs and leisurely reunions of Grand Canyon University students with their moms, dads, brothers and sisters. Along the Promenade, joyful families picked up their burlap bags, donned their purple “GCU family’’ T-shirts and scattered all over campus. Families in Thunderground cheered for spares and strikes on the bowling alleys and picked up their cue sticks for billiards. Outdoor tables outside the Student Union and Lopes Way filled with hungry families fresh from touring classroom buildings and residence rooms. With 1,370 families and 4,870 family members, including students, it was the largest Family Weekend in the event’s five-year history. Amid the buzz of activity, the experience of one freshman was similar to many of her peers. Despite talking to her mother every day, she was homesick. “I have been missing my mom a lot,’’ said Jessica Mireles as she wrapped her arms around her mom, Mariela. “I am going home for Thanksgiving, and that’s still a month away, so it’s great to see her and the rest of […]

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Campus gears up for largest Family Weekend

October 10, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

The largest Family Weekend in GCU history runs Friday through Sunday and is chock full of activities. Here is a partial list: Chapel, performances of Macbeth, competitive and casual golf at the GCU Golf Course, Parent Hospitality in Thunder Alley, a showing of “Incredibles2” on the Grove Lawn, performances by students from the College of Fine Arts and Production, performances by Spirit teams, competitive games or matches by the softball, men’s soccer, women’s volleyball, men’s and women’s swimming teams, a Thunder Bolt shopping spree, family sand volleyball and a family service project.

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