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GCU employee keeps finding new stories to tell

February 16, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

GCU curriculum designer Ruth Douthitt has a head — and heart — filled with stories and a hobby as a published book author. To celebrate the publication of “The Children of Manor House,” the third in her “The Children Under the Ice” ghost-detective book series, she will sign books at a party 4:30 p.m. Friday at Canyon 49 Grill.

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TEDx finalists chosen for March 2 event at GCU

February 10, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

A wide array of professionals, executives, students and interesting stories comprise the 20 finalists chosen to give talks in the TEDx event March 2 at GCU Arena. Organizers hope to draw a crowd of at least 4,000.

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Mischief afoot in Shakespeare/Harry Potter comedy

February 10, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

“Two Gentlemen of Verona,” which opens Friday night in Ethington Theatre, is a creatively re-imagined romp through Shakespeare’s Milan and Verona and the wizarding world in the popular Harry Potter series. Elves and dementors share the stage with classic characters, and love is in the air as best friends vie for the same woman’s hand.

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Shakespeare comedy will get a touch of magic

February 03, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Take an early comedy by William Shakespeare, add a dash of director Scott Campbell and you get a magical production of “Two Gentlemen of Verona” complete with wizards, wands and non-human creatures. The play opens on Friday, Feb. 10, at Ethington Theatre.

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‘Lunch and Learn’ explores true love in Christianity

January 30, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Grand Canyon University’s latest gathering in the Integration of Faith, Learning and Work “Lunch and Learn” speaker series focused on the idea that love is all encompassing and, at times, difficult. Biblical definitions and interpretations of love include goodwill and forgiveness to those who have done you harm.

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GCU has huge IMPACT on students’ job opportunities

January 05, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

The relationships between GCU career services, students and a variety of local and national organizations continues to strengthen. Pipelines are being formed between GCU and companies such as Enterprise, ADP, Vanguard and many more across all business sectors. “When someone attends or graduates from GCU, they have a higher standard,” said Katie Berry, a talent acquisition specialist for Enterprise.

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Children get the gift of reading ‘Thunder’s Vision’

December 21, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Dr. Kim LaPrade, dean of the College of Education, is the author of “Thunder’s Vision,” a 14-page children’s book that follows Thunder, a curious little Lope struggling to find his purpose. Through the adventures of Thunder, LaPrade communicates the often unique and unconventional path to purpose. She got to read the book while spreading the holiday cheer for a group of youngsters Tuesday during the all-employee Lopes Christmas Party.

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They prepared, they persevered … they prevailed

December 16, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Winter commencement on Friday afternoon at Grand Canyon University demonstrated the preparation and perseverance the graduates needed to reach their goal. But it also was about what they had done for others. “What I will remember most,” President Brian Mueller said, “is how you served not just each other, but that you served God and this neighborhood.”

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This graduate’s GCU script played out perfectly

December 16, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Jennifer Estrada graduates Friday from Grand Canyon University with a degree in Business Management, but just as important to her GCU experience has been her behind-the-scenes work on 11 main stage productions at Ethington Theatre. Her finale, “Our Town,” was also her first experience as stage manager.

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GCU’s definition of perfect harmony: Critical Mass

December 14, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

The incredible talent and harmony of GCU’s Critical Mass a cappella ensemble will be on display again Friday afternoon, as it is before every commencement. The 14 members must go through auditions every year to qualify for the group, which performs almost 50 times a year.

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