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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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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GCU’s new tech degrees – skill sets and career opportunities

August 26, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

By Michael Ferraresi GCU Today Magazine Here’s a glimpse at the types of careers Grand Canyon University’s new degree programs in computer science and informational technology could lead students into over the next several years: B.S. in Computer Science Emphasis in Big Data Analytics  – Students learn how to mine massive data sets, which helps companies track customer preferences, identify trends with patient treatments and tailor programs to specific groups. – Database managers and administrators serve an integral role understanding the story buried in millions of lines of data. Emphasis in Business Entrepreneurship – Technology project management helps computer experts understand the business end of taking their innovations to market. – Entrepreneurial development of new tech products or services can lead to start-up companies or opportunities with existing companies. Emphasis in Game and Simulation Development – Skills in graphic visualization, computer modeling, mobile application development and artificial intelligence equip students to create video games and virtual simulations. – Simulation programmers and other roles in gaming or virtual reality modeling are in demand in a variety of industries. B.S. in Information Technology Emphasis in Business Entrepreneurship – Understanding IT project management ensures that companies or startups have a controllable hardware or […]

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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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China trip precedes teaching challenge for alumnus

August 20, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

College of Education alumnus Anthony Perez taught English to ESL students in China before starting a new job as a second grade teacher in Phoenix.

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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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How a lecture was an Rx for passion

August 20, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Dr. Stuart Harris came to GCU mainly to play baseball but became a serious student determined to make a difference in the world. He has aided thousands in the Philippines.

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Jared Stauffer graduated from GCU in 1999 with a degree in Christian Studies but turned a passion for programming languages into a successful career.
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Star Tech: The Next Generation of GCU Grads

August 20, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

As a Grand Canyon University undergraduate, Jared Stauffer laid out his vision for a new technology company, and he followed through on his dream. Now his Phoenix-based cloud-service company, Brinkster, is thriving.

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