Archive for April, 2012

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Spring Dance Concert to Blend Array of Choreographers, Performers

April 24, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

Ten dance pieces are scheduled to be performed, including three involving GCU students. Dance program artist-in-residence Keith Williams choreographed the final piece, titled “Sweet in the Morning,”

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Class of 2012: From Phoenix to Vienna, With Love, for Soccer Player

April 24, 2012 / by / 3 Comments

Anthony Whitlatch will marry GCU alumna Karissa Kelsey on May 9, merely days after his graduation, and the two of them will move to Austria only days after that to begin their new life together. Whitlatch was placed overseas by an Oregon-based Christian non-profit organization that uses athletes in its ministry.

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Class of 2012: 84-Year-Old, Daughter to Receive Master’s Degrees Together

April 23, 2012 / by / 13 Comments

“If you go to college, I’ll go with you,” Leola Mayes of Livonia, Mich., told her daughter Beverly. That was 10 years ago, and next week the two of them — separated in age by 37 years — will graduate as online students of GCU. They’re planning to come to campus for the occasion.

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Choral Production of ‘Elijah’ to Include Alumna Amber Wagner

April 20, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

The soprano, a 2006 graduate of GCU, will be a soloist in Mendelssohn’s “Elijah” on Tuesday night at First Southern Baptist Church, and admission is free. She hasn’t sung on campus since launching a career that has taken her to the brink of international opera stardom.

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‘Kony 2012’ Campaign Against Ugandan Rebel Leader Comes to GCU

April 19, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

On Friday, Invisible Children will lead an international night of activism titled “Cover the Night.” GCU students will hold a prayer vigil at 7 p.m. on the Quad in front of the Arena before fanning out in groups to post fliers and introduce people to the issues surrounding Joseph Kony.

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Prescott Hall to Welcome Student Life, Health Services, Career Services, ASGCU

April 19, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

Student Life’s new office space in the residence hall will have a lounge area, conference room, 12 offices for staff, plus a separate office space with outside access for ASGCU.

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Nursing Students Reach Out to Disabled Adults With Wellness Program

April 18, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

In a visit to the Arizona Recreation Center for the Handicapped, GCU seniors in the nursing program’s community health course provided basic information about dental hygiene, nutrition, exercise and protection from the Arizona sun.

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Moriah Peters Celebrates New CD Before Appreciative Campus Crowd at Thunder Alley

April 18, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

Peters’ strong, soulful voice has hints of R&B, country, folk and pop, similar to what Christian-music audiences have heard for years from Amy Grant. The GCU freshman is off to Florida this weekend as one of the opening acts for the band MercyMe.

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Slideshow: Tour of New College of Arts and Sciences Building

April 18, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

About 60 GCU faculty and staff got a sneak peek of the College of Arts and Sciences building on Wednesday. Charlie Sirokman, project director for campus development, led a tour of the four-story building, which is about 50 percent complete. Each floor has an open-air breezeway with elevators that will separate offices on the east end of the floor and classrooms and labs on the west end. The first floor – which already is painted and has sheetrock in place — will include a chapel, offices for Spiritual Life and Christian Studies, a staff lounge and classrooms. The most distinctive feature is an open-air cross within the brickwork on the southeastern corner of the chapel. “We call it the cornerstone of campus off the Promenade,” Sirokman said. A cross pattern also will be visible in the carpeting and ceiling clouds of the chapel, and a corner section of the wall will be made of glass and lead to a multipurpose garden-type gathering area where the cornerstone cross is located. The second floor will have offices for Arts and Sciences and classrooms. The third floor features more Arts and Sciences classrooms, nursing skill labs, simulation labs and classrooms. And the fourth floor will have […]

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Teens Compete in Financial Literacy Game at GCU Arena

April 18, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

A board game called ThriveTime brought nearly 100 students from 34 schools to the Arena on Tuesday to compete for scholarships, including $5,000 from GCU.

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