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‘Lunch and Learn’ breaks bread on materialism

September 19, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

The first “Lunch and Learn” of the Integration of Faith, Learning and Work speaker series featured a discussion about what it means to not live by bread alone. Dr. Moronke Oke of the Colangelo College of Business stressed the importance of putting purpose, principles and people at the top of our pyramid, and Joshua Danaher of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences talked about being authentic in our daily thoughts and actions.

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‘Lunch and Learns’ demonstrate faith in faculty

September 14, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

The Integration of Faith, Learning and Work is an important part of the classroom experience at GCU, and this year the faculty is having more input than ever into the program. The goal, of course, is to benefit students, and Dr. Jason Hiles, dean of the College of Theology, is confident that will be the result of his decision to form a faculty task force to help him plan and execute the program. Members of the task force already are seeing the benefits.

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Student Kara Newman, left, and Costume Designer Nola Yergin consult over a costume in progress.
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Costumes add to the mystery in ‘The Mousetrap’

September 09, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

It takes copious research and a flair for fabric to create costumes that transport audiences to other places and times, but such was the feat of GCU Costume Designer Nola Yergen and Assistant Costume Designer Sarah Levinson, responsible for the clothing in the period piece “The Mousetrap,” playing one more weekend at Ethington Theatre. Along with various student workers, the designers are now putting together about 150 costumes for “Of Thee I Sing,” opening Oct. 14.

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‘The Mousetrap’

September 02, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau Ethington Theatre’s “The Mousetrap,” which opens Friday night, is filled with surprises and characters that are both funny and mysterious. By the end of Agatha Christie’s play, the longest-running in theater history, one character will be dead and another will be revealed as the murderer. But questions of who, what, why, where and how will keep audiences guessing.  

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Some of the characters The Mousetrap, superbly acted and directed and with a spectacular set and costumes.
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On dark and snowy night, ‘The Mousetrap’ delights

September 02, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

In a production that draws laughs even as audience members puzzle over a murder mystery, Ethington Theatre’s “The Mousetrap” is an eyeful of wonder with a superb cast, set, costumes and more. Every detail reflects an era, and each performance mesmerizes. Tickets are still available for GCU’s first thriller but won’t be for long.

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Tickets are still available for the premiere play of Ethington's new season.
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GCU set sheds new light on ‘The Mousetrap’

August 29, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

A timeless murder mystery, The Mousetrap, opens Friday at Ethington Theatre and marks the debut of a sensational season that includes political satires, musicals and this tale of suspense and intrigue. The Agatha Christie story is the longest running in history, but College of Fine Arts and Production artistic directors added their own touches to the beloved play. Tickets are still available.

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Recent graduate Ryan Usher, seen here in last season's "Scapin," is one of many current and former College of Fine Arts and Production students who were busy this summer.
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Shows went on this summer for theater students

August 08, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

“Twelfth Night,” “Big Fish” and “Sweeney Todd” were just some of the theatrical productions that recent graduates and current students from the College of Fine Arts and Production helped bring to life over the summer. The list of their recent accolades stretches as far away as New York and Florida and includes a variety of exciting theatrical roles and responsibilities. Bravo!

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Kary’s book explores Christianity in acting

July 27, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

If the world was a stage, it follows there would be an author, Grand Canyon University acting instructor and director Michael Kary suggests in his new book, “Acting in Faith: A Christian’s Guide.” Described as technique book and devotional, the book explores themes such as how being Christian helps actors overcome obstacles. Kary’s self-published book will be released Aug. 6 and used as a text in College of Fine Arts and Production acting classes.

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Leaping to learn during Summer Dance Intensive

July 15, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

They are as strong as trees yet as supple as flowers, as powerful as a rainstorm yet as soft as a spring breeze. Using their strength to create a vision of suppleness, an estimated 22 students in GCU’s third Summer Dance Intensive leaped and whirled, cavorted and twirled during the fourth day of classes. The two-week program includes classes in ballet, contemporary, world and jazz dance styles and an end-of-session performance, open to all, at 4 p.m. on July 22 at Ethington Theatre.

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Campers apply STEM to building new guitars

June 16, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

STEM campers at GCU this summer are building their own guitars in a class called, “Amp up! Electric Guitars and STEM.” One of two STEM summer camps this week — the other is “Robots, Web Design and Gaming” — both camps allow students to explore in creative ways the many ways that STEM applies to daily life. The campers also had a tour of one of GCU’s gems, the new recording studio.

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