Archive for April, 2011

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Theatre Students Win Rave Reviews at Gompers Center

April 21, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

Nearly two dozen students from Alpha Psi Omega, the national theatre honor society, took the show on the road Wednesday to Gompers Habilitation Center, not far from GCU’s west Phoenix campus. The center, which has a day program serving developmentally disabled adults, was ready for the thespians. Its gymnasium was packed for a first-ever program of improvisational comedy coordinated by freshman Adam Benavides, one of the most talented performers in the College of Fine Arts and Production as well as Alpha Psi Omega’s president.

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Discount on D-Backs Games in April

April 21, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

The Arizona Diamondbacks are offering discounts to GCU students and staff for the following games.  Monday, April 25 – D-backs vs Phillies – 6:40 p.m. Thursday, April 28 – D-backs vs Cubs – 6:40 p.m. – Giveaway:  Racing Gracie Bobblehead courtesy of Henkel (15,000) Friday, April 29 – D-backs vs Cubs – 6:40 p.m. – Post-game Fireworks presented by Gila River Casinos (weather permitting) Saturday, April 30 – D-backs vs Cubs – 5:10 p.m. The following seating options are available.  Pricing and discounts vary by game. Infield Reserve – $8-$15 (reg. $13-$20) MVP Box – $15-$28 (reg. $26-$35) Bleachers – $8-$17 (reg. $15-$22) Baseline Reserve – $15-$30 (reg. $25-$35) Infield Box – $40-$60 (reg. $48-$52) **Includes $10 D-bucks (good for concessions or merchandise – value loaded on bar code on ticket, will show up when scanned)** Club Reserve – $20-$35 (reg. $32-$43) All You Can Eat – $30-$38 (reg. $32-$40) Please click here and use the special offer code: dbpartners April Special Offer – Valid for April 25-27 Phillies Series, April 28-May 1 Cubs Series Infield Reserve – $10 **Includes $5 D-bucks (good for concessions or merchandise – value loaded on bar code on ticket, will show up when scanned)** […]

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Colangelo Shares Keys to Success in CEO Lecture Series

April 20, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

“Each of you have your own journey,” says Jerry Colangelo. “It will be influenced by the choices you make and the risks you take.” The GCU and AZ Business Magazine CEO Lecture Series wrapped up the Spring 2011 semester with one of the most successful and well-respected executives in professional sports. Colangelo is the current chairman of the USA Basketball Board of Directors and is well known for his success with the Phoenix Suns and Arizona Diamondbacks.

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Honors Recital Underscores Big Year for Music

April 20, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

Five students representing some of the best musical talent in the College of Fine Arts and Production performed in an honors recital Tuesday night at Ethington Theatre, giving Assistant Dean Juan Hernandez an opportunity to reflect on the successes of the 2010-11 year.

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Expect the Unexpected at Open Mic Night

April 20, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

By Doug Carroll Communications Staff If you don’t know what to expect from an open-mic night, then that’s why you should go to one — and it’s why you will stay glued to your seat. In fact, Jason Lalli would rather call it an open-mind night. Lalli, only 28 but a veteran of the arts scene in Phoenix, will serve as host of GCU’s first-ever Open Mic Night on Thursday, April 28. The event, co-sponsored by Herd on Campus and the Poetry Club, will take place on the Slab behind the Student Union. Registration for performers is at 6:30 p.m., with the show starting at 7. GCU students, faculty and staff are encouraged to turn out and perform. Lalli — it’s pronounced “Lolly,” and he prefers to be known by just that name — recently wrapped up a one-year run with Infuse, a popular open mic at the Phoenix Art Museum. With him as host, Infuse regularly drew more than two dozen performers and a crowd of 250 as part of the monthly First Fridays. Before that, Lalli hosted an outdoor open mic along Mill Avenue in Tempe. He has been a participant in similar gatherings for nearly five years. […]

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GCU Athletes, Thunder Host Third-Grade Readers

April 19, 2011 / by / 1 Comment

GCU basketball players Samantha Murphy and Kyle Speed, along with Antelope mascot Thunder, emphasized the importance of reading to a ’Lopes for Literacy assembly of 150 third-graders from Carol G. Peck Elementary School in Glendale on Tuesday morning.

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Latino Student Union Hosts Festival April 21

April 19, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

Join the Latino Student Union for its April Festival on Thursday, April 21 at 5 p.m. on the Mariposa Lawn. The event features activities and entertainment for families, including music, dancers, face painting, an Easter Egg Hunt and more.

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Student Worker of the Month – Meranda Baker

April 18, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

The Office of Career Services is proud to present its student worker of the month – Meranda Baker.

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‘Roots’ Shows Growth of Dance Ensemble

April 18, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

It’s not just what Susannah Keita knows, it’s who she knows. The teachings of GCU’s director of dance are clearly sinking in, as evidenced by the performance of her students in their spring concert, “Roots of Paradise,” over the weekend at Ethington Theatre. The technical skill and confidence of the 12-member Dance Ensemble have increased noticeably since its winter concert, “Kinetic Dreams,” in December.

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Good Grief! Murder, Intrigue in ‘Dial P for Peanuts’

April 15, 2011 / by / 2 Comments

Even if you did not grow up reading the “Peanuts” comic strips or watch the annual animations, it is guaranteed you are familiar with Charlie Brown, his beagle Snoopy, know-it-all Lucy and the rest of the gang. Instructors at the GCU College of Liberal Arts, David Hayes and Michael Kary collaborated last semester as playwrights for the production “Dial P for Peanuts,” set to hit Ethington Theater April 21 and 23. The late-night performances begin at 10 p.m. both nights. Admission is free.

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