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Slideshow: Saturday online commencement ceremonies

May 01, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Slaven Gujic GCU News Bureau Online students in the Colangelo College of Business, College of Education, College of Fine Arts and Production, and College of Theology received their diplomas Saturday in two separate ceremonies at Grand Canyon University Arena.   

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Digital Design grads draw up attractive futures

April 27, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Many of the Digital Design students graduating this week from the College of Fine Arts and Production already have jobs, including Olivia Garrett and Tanner Lueders, who are both working for DBSI, Inc. of Chandler. “GCU has a really nice, growing design program,” said another student, Justin Bartley, who has also lined up a graphic design job. The seniors displayed their projects at a Digital Design Senior Portfolio Review Showcase.

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Slideshow: Digital Design senior portfolios

April 24, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

The end-of-year Digital Design Senior Portfolio Review Showcase has become an annual rite of passage for students graduating from the Grand Canyon University College of Fine Arts and Production. This year’s seniors, many of whom already have jobs, will display their creativity and marketability at a showcase from 6:30–8:30 p.m. in Building 6, rooms 139-140. “Please invite all your classes, friends, parents and people from industry to come join us for this awesome event,” said Sheila Schumacher, GCU’s Digital Design director. “The students have created a really wonderful reputation for GCU with their portfolios and their enthusiasm.”  The photos below are a sneak preview from the students’ April 12 showcase at Symphony Hall, the same night the GCU Music Department presented Brahms Requiem.      

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Thousands set to gather for GCU commencement

April 24, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

More than 5,000 graduates and their 30,000 guests will be on the Grand Canyon University campus this week for spring commencement. There will be six ceremonies — two each, at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m., on Thursday through Saturday.

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Tickets going fast for Ballet to Broadway

April 20, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Ballet to Broadway, GCU’s Spring Dance Concert, features 14 pieces that range — as the title suggests — from classical ballet to foot-stomping Broadway. Most of the works are original dances choreographed by faculty and guest artists. Tickets are sold out for Friday night and selling fast for Saturday night.

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Canyon Challenge finalists all are mission-driven

April 10, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

This year’s Canyon Challenge, scheduled for Thursday afternoon at GCU Arena, features five mission-driven finalists competing for the $15,000 in prize money. Storage Together, which won an international competition in Barcelona last fall, is among the competitors.

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GCU research seeks to solve global problems

April 03, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

GCU students are researching solutions to a variety of the world’s problems such as using plants to combat bacteria-resistant diseases and developing an exercise plan to help reduce hypertension rates. Several dozen students presented their ideas at a Research Symposium that GCU Provost Hank Radda described as “heartening.”

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Slideshow: ‘West Side Story’ a sizzling, powerful musical

March 30, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Slaven Gujic GCU News Bureau  Grand Canyon University’s “West Side Story,” which opens Friday to a sold-out crowd at Ethington Theatre, is a powerful, entertaining story about star-crossed lovers trying to keep their love innocent and sweet amid rival gang warfare.      

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‘West Side Story’ is as enthralling as it is dark

March 30, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s production of ‘West Side Story’ tells a riveting, sweet tale of star-crossed love set against a backdrop of gang warfare. As the lovers from opposing gangs try to find a place for them, their world explodes with tragic consequences. This sold-out show is already a smash hit, but tickets will be made available on a performance-by-performance basis.

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Purple will be everywhere at Final Four festivities

March 28, 2017 / by / 2 Comments

This weekend’s NCAA Division I men’s basketball Final Four will be played at University of Phoenix Stadium, but the festivities begin at Grand Canyon University Arena on Thursday night with the 29th annual Slam Dunk and 3-point Championships. GCU also will be represented in other ways — by the Thundering Heard Pep Band and by dozens of students who will be volunteering at the various festivities.

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