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Digital Design program a huge draw at GCU

October 04, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s Digital Design program is growing rapidly, soaring from just four students in 2011 to 383 students this year. The enthusiasm for the College of Fine Arts and Production program goes beyond the surge in enrollment, according to director Sheila Schumacher — it shows up in students stopping her to tell her how much they love the classes, which is what it is all about. And there is plenty of work for graduates.

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Farmers market a fresh addition to GCU life

September 16, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Apples, bananas and carrots, oh my! And pears and peaches and plums, kale and spinach and oranges and figs. Tables were heaped with fresh produce Thursday during GCU’s second farmers market of the year.

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Costumes add to the mystery in ‘The Mousetrap’

September 09, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

It takes copious research and a flair for fabric to create costumes that transport audiences to other places and times, but such was the feat of GCU Costume Designer Nola Yergen and Assistant Costume Designer Sarah Levinson, responsible for the clothing in the period piece “The Mousetrap,” playing one more weekend at Ethington Theatre. Along with various student workers, the designers are now putting together about 150 costumes for “Of Thee I Sing,” opening Oct. 14.

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‘The Mousetrap’

September 02, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau Ethington Theatre’s “The Mousetrap,” which opens Friday night, is filled with surprises and characters that are both funny and mysterious. By the end of Agatha Christie’s play, the longest-running in theater history, one character will be dead and another will be revealed as the murderer. But questions of who, what, why, where and how will keep audiences guessing.  

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On dark and snowy night, ‘The Mousetrap’ delights

September 02, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

In a production that draws laughs even as audience members puzzle over a murder mystery, Ethington Theatre’s “The Mousetrap” is an eyeful of wonder with a superb cast, set, costumes and more. Every detail reflects an era, and each performance mesmerizes. Tickets are still available for GCU’s first thriller but won’t be for long.

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Lecrae performs in GCU Arena

August 29, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau Christian rapper Lecrae always draws a big crowd at Grand Canyon University Arena, and Saturday night was no exception.      

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GCU Magazine informs, inspires and gets INside

August 18, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

The August 2016 issue of GCU Magazine is filled with informative and inspiring stories about what’s happening at Grand Canyon University going into the 2016-17 academic year.

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Leaping to learn during Summer Dance Intensive

July 15, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

They are as strong as trees yet as supple as flowers, as powerful as a rainstorm yet as soft as a spring breeze. Using their strength to create a vision of suppleness, an estimated 22 students in GCU’s third Summer Dance Intensive leaped and whirled, cavorted and twirled during the fourth day of classes. The two-week program includes classes in ballet, contemporary, world and jazz dance styles and an end-of-session performance, open to all, at 4 p.m. on July 22 at Ethington Theatre.

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Summer Dance Intensive challenges budding artists

June 14, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s Summer Dance Insensive, which begins July 11, has something to offer nearly any level of dancer. Whether it’s a taste of college life or working closely with instructors on technique, composition, choreography and more, the program appeals both to younger students who seek top-notch education and area dancers who crave a challenge.

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GCU 2015-16: Golf course is just one of the big hits

April 25, 2016 / by / 2 Comments

The opening of the Grand Canyon University Hotel and Grand Canyon University Championship Golf Course were big stories in 2015-16, but they were just part of the continued community revitalization. And the rapid growth on campus continued, too. GCU Today Magazine picked the top 10 stories of the academic year just completed.

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