Archive for April, 2012

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Student Parking Plan in Works for Increased Campus Traffic in Fall

April 30, 2012 / by / 2 Comments

The GCU campus is expected to hold nearly 7,000 students by next school year, meaning that parking violations will be strictly enforced beginning in August as traffic volumes peak.

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Dr. James Beggs, GCU’s Resident Rapper, Leaving a Legacy of Good Cheer

April 30, 2012 / by / 4 Comments

After a 37-year teaching career, including the last 11 at GCU, Beggs is retiring at the end of the school year. As part of the farewell, several GCU employees paid tribute to him in the same way that he did for so many others – with a rap video. Beggs also has done his own video about his retirement.

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Spring Dance Concert Explores Range of Movement, Emotion

April 30, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

The College of Fine Arts and Production’s concert, titled “@,” included 10 dance pieces — three by GCU students. Others were choreographed by GCU dance faculty and metro Phoenix dance companies.

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Class of 2012: Saenz a Servant and a Scholar

April 27, 2012 / by / 1 Comment

Not many students relish the community atmosphere at Grand Canyon University as much as Raul Saenz. The Servant Scholar program brought Saenz to GCU, and he’s leaving with a truckload of memories as the first graduate of the program.

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Servant Scholars a Model Recruiting Program for GCU

April 27, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

Scott Fehrenbacher says GCU’s best ambassadors aren’t its marketing pieces or television commercials. “It’s our students.” And the new Servant Scholar program is attracting some of the best and brightest ambassadors the university could hope for.

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Student Worker of Month: Fair a Fixture at Ethington Theatre

April 27, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

By Bob Romantic GCU News Bureau Rebecca Fair is the first face visitors see when they visit Ethington Theatre – even when maybe she’s not supposed to be. Fair works as a box office assistant at Ethington, which technically means she’s supposed to be there 20 hours a week. Good luck with that. In reality, she’s there twice that amount of time. “The box office is technically open from 9 to 5, so I take care of it. It just makes it easier if I’m here,” said Fair, a sophomore theatre major who has been chosen as the Career Services Student Worker of the Month for April. “There’s times I’m here and do nothing and I sit there and say, ‘OK I’m going to do homework,’ and other times it gets crazy and there are five calls at once. “Being here in the theatre, I get to see all my peers and friends and the actors I work with. They’re always a lot of entertainment. … And the fact I get to help Rose (Werther) and make it so she doesn’t have to worry about it makes me happy. I take care of tickets and organize things so she can […]

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Weekend Softball Series Caps Holtorf Family’s GCU Legacy

April 27, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

Kara’s brothers Troy and Kyle Holtorf played baseball at GCU from 2002-2005. Cousins Ryan and Ronnie Holtorf played for the Antelopes in the late 1990s. The boys were fixtures at softball games, cheering on Kara and Tana during their games.

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Class of 2012: With a Mountain to Climb, Bonita Baldwin Reaches the Summit

April 25, 2012 / by / 5 Comments

The former high school dropout, known on campus as “Mama B,” has overcome the hard life of the streets and is scheduled to graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Christian studies. She will sing the national anthem at each of GCU’s four commencement ceremonies.

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With ‘Elijah,’ Hernandez Brings Out Music Program’s Best

April 25, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

Other choral directors might back away from such a challenge, but Assistant Dean Juan Hernandez saw opportunity instead of obstacles, and “Elijah” is now the new standard for choral performance at GCU.

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Class of 2012: Advocate for Homeless Lives for ‘God Moments’

April 25, 2012 / by / 5 Comments

About a year ago, Tracy Geivett took over as full-time chaplain and executive director of the Chaplaincy for the Homeless, a faith-based, service-oriented, non-profit organization. “I want them to know God loves them and they don’t need to do anything special for that,” she says of those who seek her services.

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