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Emotional tribute to open Winter Dance Concert

December 05, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Inspired by Kayla Castro’s life and the song created by friend and former roommate Kristyn Roberts, “Dancing by Your Side” is an emotional opener to this weekend’s “Impermanence” program performed by the Ethington Dance Ensemble as they explore the tension and opportunities created by change.

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Justice Courts officials say ‘thank you’ with trophy

November 22, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

During a season of gratitude, Maricopa County Justice Courts officials gave Grand Canyon University an award Tuesday thanking the University for “invaluable and enthusiastic support.”

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Slideshow: Ethington Theatre’s ‘Our Town’

November 18, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

­ Photos by Slaven Gujic GCU News Bureau Ethington Theatre’s production of “Our Town” runs this weekend and next, closing 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 27. But don’t let Thanksgiving weekend stop you from enjoying GCU’s wonderful presentation of Thornton Wilder’s 1938 Pulitzer-Prize winning drama.The show has has a perfect message for any time of year and shows us a slice of Americana while giving us a powerful message. It reminds us that times and ways of life may change, but what truly matters is just as true now as then.For tickets, click here. Students get tickets free with ID. For a story about the show, click here.      

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Mr. Charles Gibbs with the stage manager/narrator, Brenna Warren.
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‘Our Town’ urges us to open our eyes

November 18, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Ethtington Theatre’s production of “Our Town” opens tonight. Set in Grovers Corners, N.H., it’s a place like most others. People are born, they live, they fall in love, they marry and they die. That such a simple story is so universal is the very basis of the shattering tragedy in this 1938 Pulitzer Prize winning drama by playwright Thornton Wilder.

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Female theologians discuss women’s place in ministry

November 15, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

A high-powered panel of women theologians at GCU tackled the question, “Does God Call Women into the Ministry?” The answer may seem obvious, but it was’t and was the subject triggered interesting debate.

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'Our Town' designers prepping for the play, from left, assistant stage manager Jennifer Lang, stage manager Jennifer Estrada and hair and makeup designer Madison Kesterson.
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‘Our Town’ packs powerful message about life

November 15, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Story and photos by Laurie Merrill GCU News Bureau For stage manager Jennifer Estrada, the message of Ethington Theatre’s “Our Town” is both poignant and personal. “The show talks a lot about living life to the fullest and how every minute could be your last,” Estrada said. “I’m a senior graduating in December, so it’s even more sentimental for me.” Our Town, which follows the loves and lives of Emily and George of Grover’s Corners, N.H., from 1899 to 1913, is an intimate experience that packs a powerful reminder: Pay attention to the wonderful things in life — before it is too late. “As a parent, it’s hard to get through without weeping,” said director Michael Kary, College of Fine Arts and Production instructor. “Coming from this side, all that time is gone, but now I have kids and I want to hug them and open their eyes and let them know that I love them because I never know when my final comment will come.” The 1938 play by American playwright Thornton Wilder is the second Pulitzer Prize winner in a row that COFAP has produced, following the musical political satire, “Of Thee I Sing.” Our Town is unusual in […]

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Slideshow: Lopes’ game at Duke

November 14, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau The Lopes showed a lot of heart in their regular-season opener Saturday, taking an early lead over Duke and keeping it close until the No. 1-ranked Blue Devils blew the game open late in the first half and won 96-61. That was Duke’s biggest lead of the game, and it came after GCU cut the margin to 19 in the second half.  

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Slideshow: 2,600 students participate in HSET Day

November 11, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Slaven Gujic GCU News Bureau Grand Canyon University’s fall HSET (Health Sciences, Engineering and Technology) Day, held Thursday, is an event that lets the University shine a light on its STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) programs, one of its most innovating, exciting and rapidly growing. More than 2,600 high school students from across Arizona were invited to hear from speakers working in STEM field, attend interactive presentations and live demonstrations, tour GCU’s human anatomy, nursing and DNA labs, and participate in hands-on activities and networking.

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Animator discusses new Disney film, ‘Moana’

November 04, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Darrin Butters, a Walt Disney Animation Studios animator, was at Ethington Theatre to discuss the story behind “Moana,” the new 3D animated film about the fierce daughter of an island chief who embarks on a fantastic voyage. The movie is scheduled for release Nov. 23.

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Slideshow: Bach’s B-Minor Mass

October 28, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau  Grand Canyon University’s College of Fine Arts and Production presented one of the greatest choral pieces ever written in a live worship service Thursday. Bach’s B-Minor Mass featured the Canyon Choral Society and Canyon Symphony Orchestra.      

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