GCU students Ryan Usher (left) and William Wyss portray Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, respectively, in first Ethington Theatre Series of the year, "Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure."
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‘Sherlock Holmes’ ushers in Ethington series

August 28, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

What will it take to bring the world’s greatest detective, Sherlock Holmes, back into the spotlight? Will Holmes prevail against the evil mastermind, Professor Moriarty, and resist the dangerous allure of Irene Adler? Will Holmes survive one last test of his wits? Will you be able to get a ticket for the show? That’s the biggest mystery, as the College of Fine Arts and Production kicks off the 2014-15 Ethington Theatre Series with “Sherlock Holmes: The FInal Adventure” this weekend. Tickets for Friday and Saturday’s shows are gone, but there are a limited number of seats for Sunday afternoon’s performance and for Sept. 5-7. GCU Today has a preview here.

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GCU Move-In volunteers on Friday were pumped up by a photo-bomb episode with President and CEO Brian Mueller.
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Move-In Day 3: Campus relaxes for next herd of Lopes

August 27, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Day 3 of Grand Canyon University’s Move-In 2014 included new students setting up their homes at Papago Apartments, Mesquite Apartments, North Rim Apartments, and Ocotillo Hall.

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Energetic dean puts COB plans in motion

August 27, 2014 / by / 1 Comment

Randy Gibb isn’t what you’d expect for a former Air Force colonel. He’s flexible and down to earth, but his background in leadership has given him a clear vision of what he plans to accomplish as the dean of the College of Business.

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New faculty, staff pioneering GCU tech programs

August 27, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Grand Canyon University has a new associate dean, two new professors, and a new staffer dedicated to the STEM disciplines.

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Brian Mueller, GCU's president and CEO, addresses a packed first Chapel of the school year on Monday.
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Chapel: Mueller calls for difference-makers

August 26, 2014 / by / 1 Comment

Story by Rick Vacek Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau When Grand Canyon University President/CEO Brian Mueller began Chapel Monday morning by sharing his heartfelt talk two days earlier with a student-turned-employee named “Jenna,” Jenna Pearson was as surprised as anyone. But it shouldn’t have been surprising to anyone who knows her that she has such strong feelings about bringing some sunshine to an ever-darkening world and that what she told Mueller would provide such a perfect opener for the “Making a Difference” theme in Chapel this fall. The occasion was a big moment for the University — the largest crowd (6,500) ever for Chapel in the newly expanded Arena. Anyone who doubts the ability of a Christian university to get students to come voluntarily to a Chapel service needed to see the packed floor seating and lower bowl and the nearly full upper deck. Before he drew from the story of Joseph’s ups and downs, which begins in chapter 37 of the book of Genesis, and laid out his five-point plan for the University, Mueller talked about his Saturday morning business meeting with Pearson on the second floor of the Student Union. Pearson said she felt upset when she woke up […]

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GCU Today Magazine focuses on STEM program

August 25, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

The latest edition of GCU Today Magazine — featuring an in-depth look at the University’s new STEM program and how it will educate students and build a workforce for the future — is available here. The September issue also has a story about the expanded GCU Arena, a piece about GCU students who went around the world on mission trips this summer and an article about GCU alumnus Dr. Stuart Harris, who is making a difference in the lives of others.

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Mercy Me founder and lead singer Bart Millard, director of GCU's Center for Worship Arts, greets students in the new degree program before Saturday's Switchfoot concert in GCU Arena.
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Concert reopens Arena, signals new era at GCU

August 25, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

GCU Arena is back in business, and it showed well Saturday when a free concert featuring Switchfoot provided a spirited finale to Move-In.

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This will make you jealous: GCU student Jenna Stovall studied abroad this summer in Italy. (Photo courtesy of Jenna Stovall)
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Students say `si,’ ‘ya’ and ‘sim’ to summer studies

August 20, 2014 / by / 1 Comment

Story by Cooper Nelson GCU News Bureau Grand Canyon University junior Jenna Stovall spent her summer in school. Don’t feel too bad for her though — her classroom view was the Italian countryside. Stovall, 19, was one of four GCU students participating this summer in the University’s study abroad program to earn degree credits at international universities. The program, which started in January, is part of GCU’s growing Global Studies Portfolio and offers students the option to earn elective or degree program credits through academic-year mission trips or semesterlong summer programs while studying abroad. Other students went to Germany, Brazil and England, and 10 students are planning to study abroad during mission trips this academic year. The experience opened Stovall’s eyes to the way international students learn. She encourages other students to pursue the option to study abroad during college before post-graduate jobs and financial issues get in the way. “It was great because I was able to take painting and photography courses in Italy — a place that is known for its art — that went toward my major and it was totally affordable,” said Stovall, who earned credits toward a graphic design degree while at Tuscia University in Viterbo, Italy, near Rome. “I like taking classes on campus, but […]

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Dr. Michael Mobley oversees GCU's Center for Integrated Science, Engineering and Technology. (Photo by Darryl Webb)
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New tech programs drive workforce development

August 20, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

With an increased focus on STEM academics, GCU is equipping students with the skills to serve in high-tech jobs in the future.

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Chapel returns with ‘Make a Difference’ theme

August 20, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

The fall Chapel series with the theme “Make a Difference” will return to GCU Arena after a brief stint in Antelope Gym during Arena expansion.

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