Archive for March, 2010

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GCU Featured as a Question on Jeopardy!

March 04, 2010 / by / 0 Comment

GCU was included in a question on a recent episode of the long-running game show Jeopardy! The category was State Capitals. The question – “Which capital is home to Grand Canyon University?”

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GCU Announces Return of Fine-Arts Program

March 04, 2010 / by / 1 Comment

GCU is bringing back its popular fine-arts program for the fall of 2010 with enhancements to make the degree especially relevant in today’s marketplace. Auditions will be held for students who may be eligible for $150,000 in scholarships that the University has allocated for the new College of Fine Arts and Production. “What will set our program apart is the complete integration of all of these areas, which happens in the real world,” said Claude Pensis, the dean of the new college. “Considering my history with the University, the return of fine arts to GCU has very special meaning for me.” Pensis has been with the University for 28 years and knows many of the program’s graduates. He has kept in contact with alumni, reaching out to them in recent months for their insights on what would make the college appealing to today’s student. GCU will hold auditions on Saturday, March 6 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Interested student candidates will perform live for select music faculty. Prospects also will be given a theory and musicianship placement exam. Scales and sight-reading also may be assessed. At its peak in the mid-1980s, GCU’s fine-arts program had 120 to 140 music […]

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GCU Sends Four Wrestlers to NCAA Championships

March 04, 2010 / by / 0 Comment

The GCU wrestling team qualified four of its members for nationals from the NCAA Division II Super Regional Four/Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Championships on the campus of Adams State College in Alamosa, Colo. The Antelopes finished fifth as a team. The top four finishers in each weight class advanced to the NCAA Division II Championships on March 12 in Omaha, Neb. Junior Todd Wilcox, ranked No. 6 nationally and No. 2 in the RMAC at 133 pounds, made the final against Naveed Bagheri of San Francisco State. Entering the final, Wilcox had a 38-2 season record, while Bagheri, ranked No. 3 nationally, was 21-2. Bagheri defeated Wilcox, 1-0, to win the title. Redshirt sophomore Victor Carazo, ranked No. 6 nationally and No. 1 in the RMAC at 165 pounds, advanced to the final against Taylor May of Nebraska-Kearney. Entering the final, Carazo was 35-4, while May was 19-7. Carazo defeated May, 3-1, to claim his first RMAC championship. Senior Stephen Towne, ranked No. 4 in the RMAC, finished in third place at 157 pounds. He lost a 12-2 major decision to Joey Deaguero of Adams State in the semifinal, but came back to defeat Brian Easterling of Chadron State, 12-8, […]

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