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Host with the most: GCU aims to wow national TV

January 13, 2022 / by / 0 Comment

The Havocs always seem excited, but it may reach beyond excited on Saturday. It’s the first time GCU will host ESPN for a national broadcast, a 7 p.m. men’s basketball game against Tarleton, and they have special plans to put on their best zany. Decked in neon for the occasion, dancing to a light show, the Havocs will join GCU’s cheerleaders, dance team and band to show the ESPNU audience what a Lopes party is all about. “Everything will be a full go,” said Havocs vice president Cole Baker.

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Ready, set, go: GCU poised to spring into new year

December 30, 2021 / by / 0 Comment

Let’s be done with 2021 and look ahead to 2022. The calendar is brimming with events, from the return of Forensic Science Day on Feb. 15 to men’s basketball going up against rival New Mexico State on Feb. 19, to the big Mr. GCU competition on March 1 and TEDxGCU on April 8. GCU Today picked a dozen highlights from the spring 2022 calendar for your consideration.

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GCU is the glue for the inseparable ‘Drs. McCabe’

December 16, 2021 / by / 0 Comment

They earned their GCU degrees together, including their doctorates, and now Drs. Mike and Crystal McCabe are colleagues on the Online Full-Time Faculty. Their expertise in online education is rivaled by their family’s dedication in attending basketball games. “We all say at GCU that we bleed purple. They really bleed purple,” said Dr. Sheila Damiani, Faculty Chair for Online Full-time Faculty.

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Lopes fans! ARE YOU READY … for Dr. Danuser?

September 11, 2020 / by / 3 Comments

Paul Danuser is widely known on campus as an exuberant public address announcer for GCU Athletics. But in his other life as an Assistant Professor and student, he was playing the long game of completing his doctoral degree. In August, he finally won. Dr. Paul Danuser shared what the experience was like, the importance of being a lifelong learner and what he hopes to do next.

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GCU dancers serve as spirit ambassadors

August 17, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

The GCU dance team gained the respect of peer teams, via the Spirit Award, while learning 38 new dances and serving as ambassadors for each other and God. Eight members of the team took part in the United Spirit Association (USA) camp in Las Vegas and all 32 dancers participated in the United Dance Association (UDA) camp at the University of California-Santa Barbara. “We want to be ambassadors of our school, ambassadors of our faith, ambassadors of one another,” said Dance Coach Jacque Genung-Koch. “This is something I am most proud about. We built relationships. The instructors told me that our dancers inspired others. It was encouraging to be is shining for everyone else.”

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Paint Night: Students’ brush with creativity

July 18, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Grand Canyon University summer school students reveled in the opportunity to chat, munch on refreshments and channel their inner van Gogh at Paint Night, a Canyon Activities Board-sponsored event. The results were amazing: bold, colorful canvases, from black birds against a sunset to a baby blue narwhal to a prickly pear cactus and a giant pineapple.

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