Archive for December, 2011

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Carazo, ‘Lopes Wrestlers Begin Championship Quests

December 29, 2011 / by / 1 Comment

The unfinished business of an NCAA championship at 174 pounds begins Saturday for Victor Carazo at the annual Grand Canyon Duals, which will bring five of the best teams in Division II to GCU Arena. The fifth-ranked Antelopes have their best team yet under Head Coach R.C. LaHaye.

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Winter Dance Concert Draws From Multiple Influences

December 16, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

The Ethington Dance Ensemble, under the guidance of GCU’s director of dance, Susannah Keita, has come a long way since its start a year ago. This production showcases that evolution, tackling several different styles of dance and combining them — sometimes even within one piece — smoothly and effortlessly. Thanks to the talented choreographers added to Keita’s staff this year and a program that is now 50 students strong, Thursday’s opening-night audience was shown a wide range of techniques and variations inspired by famous dancers and choreographers throughout history.

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Red and Green Supplant Purple at GCU Work Sites

December 15, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

It all began with Mark Glazier and his seven-foot Santa Thunder. The Tempe enrollment manager sent us a photo of the custom-made Antlered One in a Santa suit, standing sentry at his desk, and wondered if we would post it on GCU Today. We did last week, inviting others to send photos of their Christmas-themed work stations. The good news: We heard from several people. The bad news: The cell-phone shots weren’t so hot. So on Wednesday afternoon, we took a field trip to Tempe and Peoria to see for ourselves what the season hath wrought.

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Two Student Dancers Live Out Their Passion at GCU

December 14, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

For a dancer, being onstage is the culmination of a lot of hard work and dedication. It is the end result of countless hours of classes and practice and missed social outings with friends. But as any serious performer knows, sharing your art with others becomes a passion. For two such dancers who will perform Thursday and Friday in “Legacy,” the 2011 Winter Dance Concert at Ethington Theatre, that passion to dance has become their lives.

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Choirs Sound Better Than Ever in Christmas Concert

December 13, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

Weary souls needing an extra push to the Christmas finish line received that welcome boost Monday night from “A Grand Canyon Christmas,” the Music Department’s annual holiday concert, at First Southern Baptist Church. GCU’s four choirs performed for nearly two hours in all, taking a 15-minute intermission before concluding with Vivaldi’s “Gloria,” which was sung in Latin by the Choral Union. Under the direction of Dr. Juan Hernandez (Choral Union, Canyon Chorale), Dr. Sheila Corley (Canyon Singers) and Gabe Salazar (New Life Singers), the choirs collectively hit the highest note for the music program since its return to campus in the fall of 2010.

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Canyon Cares Christmas Bigger, Better Than Ever

December 12, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

A GCU holiday tradition became more expansive than ever Sunday afternoon with the move of Canyon Cares Christmas to the Quad and Arena. The University’s three campuses collected toys for 750 underprivileged children, and a team of 150 enthusiastic, green-shirted volunteers — students, faculty and staff — helped dispense them to neighborhood families. “This is one of those great opportunities we have to express our love and support for our community,” said Dean of Students Pastor Tim Griffin as he surveyed the hustle and bustle outside the Arena. “It’s a wonderful time of year to do that, a chance to capture the moment. This is Grand Canyon at its best.”

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Arena Brings ‘Handel’s Messiah’ Up Close and Personal

December 09, 2011 / by / 1 Comment

George Frideric Handel’s 270-year-old “Messiah” met GCU’s 3-month-old Arena on Thursday night, and each was better for the experience. The Christmas classic, which takes nearly two hours to perform but took Handel only 24 days to write, has been heard in churches and concert halls the world over, in a multitude of variations. However, a 400-voice choir accompanied by the Phoenix Symphony breathed new life into the old warhorse, thanks in part to the Arena’s high-definition video screens and a pair of GCU vocalists who demonstrated why the College of Fine Arts and Production has made it all the way back.

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Student Worker of the Month: Monique Belmudes

December 09, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

The Office of Career Services has chosen Monique Belmudes as Student Worker of the Month. Belmudes is a sophomore secondary education major who works for the College of Education Field Experience Office. She acts as a liaison for students and the office by answering emails and phone calls and researching state requirements for student teaching, among other tasks. According to Mari Smith, COE field experience manager, Belmudes is an enthusiastic, self-motivated worker who has built a great rapport with faculty, staff and students.

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Honors Symposium Hears From 5 on Service

December 09, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

Five presenters offered a wide range of insights on the topic of service in papers presented orally Thursday at the sixth annual Delta Mu Delta Honors Symposium at the Ken Blanchard College of Business. “From a business perspective, service is something we sell,” said Dr. Kevin McClean, the symposium’s coordinator and host. “But there are other perspectives on service.” Here’s a summary of what was presented, in order, at the 90-minute symposium, held in the Williams Building lecture hall.

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Marketing Web Development Test

December 08, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

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