Archive for April, 2011

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EthingTonys Honor Best in 2010/11 COFAP Productions

April 29, 2011 / by / 2 Comments

The GCU College of Fine Arts and Production celebrated its returning year to the Ethington Theatre stage with the EthingTony Awards. Alpha Psi Omega organized the catered, black tie event with several performances, monologues and songs from this year’s productions.

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Slideshow: Open Mic Night Attracts Talent from Across the Valley

April 29, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

More than 20 poets, musicians and performers took the stage for the GCU poetry and journalism club’s Spoken Word Open Mic Night. Students held their own with some of the Phoenix area’s most talented spoken word artists. Event host Lalli set the tone with an intro piece about not judging a book by its cover. He did an excellent job explaining the open mic platform for people who have never been to or performed at an event such as this.

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Herd’s Unsung Heroes: Wonder Woman Tonja Smith

April 27, 2011 / by / 9 Comments

With Tonja Smith, GCU’s corporate travel manager and senior event planner, the engine is always running. There is no “off” switch. It’s running when she shows up for work at 5 a.m. in Annex II, ready to jump on the phone and dash off emails from her cubicle. It’s even running when she’s delivering a baby and the Antelopes’ head baseball coach is trying to reach her to make a change in plans for a trip. (True story. Happened four years ago, and she got kicked out of the hospital’s recovery room over it.)

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Poet FlipSide to Perform at Thursday’s Open Mic

April 27, 2011 / by / 1 Comment

He has written poems about anti-smoking, love, hip-hop and domestic violence, even publishing a book of more than 40 of them, called “Fragile: Life Is Poetic.” He’s known in the Phoenix arts community as FlipSide, and he’s coming to GCU’s Open Mic Night this week to hear and be heard. “I love to hear other people tell their story,” FlipSide says. “It’s something I wouldn’t ordinarily get. That’s fun for me.”

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Slideshow: Spring Sports Reception

April 26, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Ruth Nsubuga Athletes and coaches from all 10 of GCU’s spring sports teams were recognized Monday evening at a reception at the Phoenix home of Chief Executive Officer Brian Mueller. Only three of the teams — lacrosse, men’s volleyball and men’s tennis — have officially completed their 2011 seasons. Andy Stankiewicz, named Monday as the Antelopes’ new baseball coach, also attended the event.

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New Baseball Coach Has Big Plans for Program

April 26, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

A little guy who made the big leagues has been chosen to lead a little program with big ambitions. Andy Stankiewicz, 46, a 5-foot-9, 165-pound utility infielder for four teams in a seven-year career in Major League Baseball, became the fourth head baseball coach in GCU history on Monday and met briefly with the current Antelope squad that afternoon.

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Slideshow: April ‘FYP’ Photo Outtakes

April 25, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

You can pick up your copy of FYP all over the Grand Canyon University campus. You can download the link here at Herd on Campus. You can only get outtakes from the FYP photo shoots right here. Featuring ASGCU Student Body President Anthony Mann, dancer Kelsey Alexander and the Spiritual Life team of Campus Pastor Tim Griffin, Danielle Rinnier and Jake Page.

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April ‘FYP’ Now Available on Campus and Online

April 25, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

The April 2011 issue of FYP is now available at locations around campus including the Student Union, the Promenade, Latte Dah, Canyon Cafe and more. Get your copy at locations all around Grand Canyon University or click here for the PDF version.

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Irreverent ‘Dial P’ Brings Student Crowd to Its Feet

April 25, 2011 / by / 4 Comments

Hayes, a popular instructor in the College of Liberal Arts for the past four years, will be leaving with his wife to return to Howell, Mich., for family reasons. The move has been planned by the couple for some time. The imminent departure of Hayes made the weekend performances of “Dial P for Peanuts” a bittersweet affair. In the irreverent, raucous satire, written by Hayes and directed by GCU alumnus Michael Kary, the characters from the Charles Schulz comic strip have grown up — and not for the better.

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Photo Display in Student Union Benefits Missions

April 21, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

Photos are available for purchase/donation until Friday, April 29. If interested in a particular shot, please see Terri Faust in the Office of Campus Life to reserve your photo and make a donation towards the GCU Missions Fund.

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