Archive for November, 2017

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Even little red-haired girls will love ‘Charlie Brown’

November 17, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Story by Laurie Merrill Photos by Travis Neely GCU News Bureau Charlie Brown is befuddled, Sally is mad, Schroeder is intense, Snoopy is cool and Lucy — well, Lucy is just plain Lucy. Whether you’re a big fan of Charles M. Schulz’ Peanuts characters or just meeting them for the first time, you’re sure to find them captivating in Ethington Theatre’s “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” which opens today at 7:30 p.m. Tonight’s production is sold out and tickets are selling fast for remaining shows because of the sizzle generated by the singing-and-dancing romp performed by actors whose sheer delight in playing their roles shows in every facial expression and line. “For me, the Peanuts comic strips were a huge part of my childhood and upbringing, and for Charles M. Schulz to have kept it going for 60 years — and be able to connect generation to generation — is amazing,” said Scott Campell, the director. “I hope that whether audience members see themselves as a Lucy, or a Sally, or Schroeder, Charlie Brown or Linus, that they feel welcome and part of the family.” Spot-on costumes, over-the-top hair and make-up and oversized props and furniture help create the […]

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Slideshow: ‘You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown’

November 17, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Travis Neely GCU News Bureau “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” is a feel-good, family-friendly musical about the beloved comic strip “Peanuts” by Charles M. Schulz. Audiences of all ages will enjoy watching those oh-so-familiar characters singing, dancing and making sophisticated jokes. Charlie Brown’s friends endure amusing mishaps and chaos, and that helps him discover what truly makes them happy. The musical opens 7:30 p.m. today at Ethington Theatre, but the first show is sold out and other shows are selling fast. Tickets can be purchased here or at Groupon. Students get in free with ID.  Other performances are 7:30 p.m. Saturday,  2 p.m. Sunday, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 24 and Saturday, Nov. 25, and 2 p.m. Sunday,  Nov. 26.        

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Hospitality program earns another victory

November 17, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Grand Canyon University’s hospitality program has scored a lot of victories since its advent in August 2015, and it got another “W” on Thursday when one of its star students, Sarah Mondragon, was part of a panel that won a fun competition at the November luncheon of the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International’s Arizona chapter.

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GCU opens doors to Graduate Programs Office

November 17, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

GCU university counselors and graduate program staff celebrated the grand opening of a Graduate Program Office on Thursday. The new office space, located inside of Canyon Hall, will offer an opportunity for ground students to visit and meet with a graduate program counselor Monday through Friday.

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Slideshow: ‘You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown’

November 17, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Travis Neely GCU News Bureau “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” is a feel-good, family-friendly musical about the beloved comic strip “Peanuts” by Charles M. Schulz. Audiences of all ages will enjoy watching those oh-so-familiar characters singing, dancing and making sophisticated jokes. Charlie Brown’s friends endure amusing mishaps and chaos, and that helps him discover what truly makes them happy. The musical opens 7:30 p.m. today at Ethington Theatre, but the first show is sold out and other shows are selling fast. Tickets can be purchased here or at Groupon. Students get in free with ID.  Other performances are 7:30 p.m. Saturday,  2 p.m. Sunday, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 24 and Saturday, Nov. 25, and 2 p.m. Sunday,  Nov. 26.

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GCU’s finger on the pulse of science with HSET Day

November 16, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

More than 2,300 students from 65 schools across Arizona tiptoed through cadaver, engineering and DNA labs, and cavorted with 3D printers and robots as part of GCU’s Health, Sciences, Engineering and Technology Day on Wednesday. The goal is to showcase the STEM programs, facilities and clubs GCU offers.

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Will Cyber Warfare Range have impact? Bank on it

November 15, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

The Arizona Cyber Warfare Range — Metro Phoenix is the first jewel in the crown of what will become a 140,000 square-foot innovation center at Grand Canyon University. Its opening Wednesday, attended by community and industry leaders, was greeted as an important step in the cyber war.

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GCU employees lend a wing in annual Turkey Drive

November 15, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s 2017 Annual Turkey Drive kicked off Tuesday and employees have more ways to give. Donate your time or dollars to help St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance collect and distribute 12,000 turkeys this giving season — and get entered to win a pair of men’s Lopes basketball courtside seats.

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Honors STEMists talk medical school

November 15, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

At the Dinner with Grads on Tuesday night, Honors STEMists had the opportunity to connect with a multitude of Grand Canyon University alumni and representatives from medical schools across Arizona. “Making connections, gaining information, networking – that’s going to be valuable when they go to apply for medical school,” said Emily Ghena, Honors College liaison intern. “These students are exactly the kind of students graduate schools want to have so I think it’s a win for both sides.”

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Where to find fantastic beasts? At GCU-led talk

November 15, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

If you know what a pukwudgie, mooncalf, billywig and bowtruckle are, then you might have been one of the muggles at the recent “The Science of Harry Potter” event at the Arizona Science Center. It’s where GCU faculty members Deborah Haralson, Lindsey Kojich and Darien Hall led a talk called “Zoology in the Harry Potter Universe.”

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