The new upper deck is in place at GCU Arena.
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GCU Arena expansion is sitting pretty

June 26, 2014 / by / 2 Comments

Expansion of GCU Arena continues to be on schedule, and it appears that it won’t be long before the final details can be wrapped up.

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Bart Millard is director of GCU's new Center for Worship Arts. Photo by Darryl Webb
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Q&A with Bart Millard about worship arts

June 04, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

An edited transcript of a recent interview with the new director of GCU’s Center for Worship Arts.

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GCU officially launched the Center for Worship Arts on Tuesday with (left) Dr. Jason Hiles, dean of the College of Theology, and MercyMe lead singer Bart Millard, who will direct the Center.
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GCU introduces Center for Worship Arts

May 07, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

GCU pulled out all the artistic stops Tuesday evening with the official launch of its Center for Worship Arts, which will begin training students in worship ministry this fall. The event was filled with lights, inspirational music by the University’s Chapel band, and a conversation between Dr. Jason Hiles, dean of the College of Theology where the Center is housed, and Bart Millard, co-founder and lead singer of MercyMe, an internationally acclaimed contemporary Christian group.

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Success stories from the Class of 2014

April 24, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Short profiles of some of the notable graduates from GCU’s Class of 2014.

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The piece "Rasanble," by Haitian choreographer Jeanguy Saintus, closes the GCU Dance Ensemble's spring concert, "reNEWal," in powerful fashion.
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Spring concert reveals dance program’s variety

April 23, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Pieces by Haitian choreographer Jeanguy Saintus and Leanne Schmidt were among the significant contributions to “reNEWal,” performed by the Ethington Dance Ensemble.

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Graduating seniors (standing, from left) Natalie Shuler, Adam Benavides, Ashley Brown and Samantha Erdmann have shown the way for (seated, from left) sophomores Andrea Hall, Devyn Garrett, Nicole Mayes and Anthony DiMaria in their respective fields of study. Photo by Darryl Webb, shot at sunset at campus
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GCU Today Magazine: COFAP rebuilt to last

April 22, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Dean Claude Pensis built the program the first time around, in 1982, and he did it again after it was restored, adding dance, digital film, instrumental music and graphic design.

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New challenges await dance instructor Zari Le’on

April 16, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

The adjunct faculty member, who is big on the accessibility of the arts, wants to work with incarcerated women to help them “reclaim some of their power.”

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"Raise Your Voice" from "Sister Act" became and song-and-dance number by the women in the Canyon Singers at Tuesday night's annual Broadway and opera choral concert at First Southern Baptist Church.
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Choirs end year with a moving performance

April 16, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

The annual Broadway and opera concert kept the great American music coming, in the final performance of 2013-14 by the Canyon Singers, the New Life Singers and the Canyon Chorale.

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The cast and crew from "Into the Woods" was joined onstage after Sunday's performance by alumni from the 1999 production.
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GCU theatre alums proud of program’s revival

April 14, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Members of the cast of the 1999 production of “into the Woods” returned to Ethington Theatre for the 2014 version of the Stephen Sondheim musical — and liked what they heard and saw.

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Christian hip-hop star KB gets the crowd's hands raised at his April 3 show.
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Thunderground to become worship arts hub

April 10, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

As the University introduces its Center for Worship Arts this fall through the College of Theology, the Thunderground venue will move away from hosting national Christian shows to providing a deeper, more intimate level of student creative engagement.

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