Archive for September, 2015

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New recording studio features room(s) with a view

September 22, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s new recording studio was unveiled for local church leaders Monday, and it was like being lost in space — there’s a lot of square footage in all those rooms on the fourth floor of the new engineering building. And Center for Worship Arts students won’t just have room to maneuver, they’ll also have a great view of the Valley from their new perch.

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GCU, Alhambra benefit from growing partnership

September 21, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s student teacher partnership with neighboring Alhambra High School started small in 2012, when professor Jim Mostofo sent a handful of College of Education math students there to earn practicum and student teaching hours toward their degrees. The partnership has grown dramatically since with 70 GCU practicum students and five student teachers there this fall and 90 more practicum students expected for the spring semester. Alhambra had its largest summer school ever this year with the help of GCU, and two alumni now teach there as a result of the program. Read more about the partnership here.

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Lessons learned in ‘Work as Divine Calling’

September 21, 2015 / by / 2 Comments

The first Integration of Faith, Learning and Work “Lunch and Learn” for Grand Canyon University faculty featured two teachers who have an important perspective of “Work as Divine Calling.” The session drew an overflow crowd Friday to Howerton Hall.

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COFAP Dean Claude Pensis
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And the award goes to … Pensis earns special honor

September 21, 2015 / by / 1 Comment

Whether he is behind the scenes or seated in the audience, Claude Pensis, dean of the College of Fine Arts and Production, is the visionary leader of the University’s programs in theatre, music, dance, digital film and digital design programs. His three decades of service to GCU and the Valley’s theatre community will be lauded tonight when he is presented with the ariZoni Theatre Awards of Excellence Outstanding Contribution Award at the Tempe Center for the Arts.

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Antelope Intros: Elizabeth Bogensperger and Joshua Lewis

September 17, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

This week’s Antelope Intros feature a woman who has a passion for helping members of the military and a guy who has gone to great heights to try to eliminate his fear of being off the ground. But they have something very important in common: devotion to family.

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Recent grad shows students how to build a business culture

September 17, 2015 / by / 1 Comment

Natalie Speers graduated from Grand Canyon University’s Colangelo College of Business just last year, but she already has built a social media business that is thriving. In the first presentation in the CCOB Dean’s Speaker Series, Speers showed students how quickly you can have success if you follow the principles of servant leadership and “Conscious Capitalism.”

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COT ‘Lunch and Learns’ return, new recording studio opens

September 17, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

The College of Theology has a lot going on Friday: the first “Lunch and Learn” at 11:15 a.m. and then an open house for Center for Worship Arts students in the new recording studio late that evening. The Lunch and Learns are for all faculty members and will take place three times per semester.

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GCU volunteers helping sex-trade victims reach their dreams

September 17, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Every Tuesday for eight weeks, GCU faculty members and students voluntarily teach a different skill-building session to one group of shelter residents, women who survived the sex-traffic trade. The goal is to provide life tools for the victims while providing work experience for counseling students, said Kathy Britton, GCU Counseling Program Manager. “We call the group, the ‘Mariposa Group,’ the Spanish word for butterflies,” said Britton, referring to the women attending the classes. “They are trying to metamorphosize into a new life.”

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GCU alumni Joy and Claire Flatz
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Oh, the places they’ll go: Flatzes start Seuss tour

September 16, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

One played Shakespeare’s Juliet on the stage of GCU’s Ethington Theatre and has done a PetSmart commercial, while the other was the baker’s wife in “Into the Woods” and did a lot of professional theatre during her time in the College of Fine Arts and Production. Now, Joy and Claire Flatz, who graduated last spring, are playing Thing 2 and Thing 1, respectively, in the cast of “The Cat in the Hat,” which Tempe-based Childsplay is scheduled to launch next week. Learn how these talented and identical twin sisters landed the roles in this international tour that will take them to venues across the country and Canada, too, in this GCU Today story and don’t miss our video that captures some of their blue-mopped, red-outfitted hijinks.

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High-spirited ‘Dr. Deb’ sets minds at ease

September 16, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Dr. Deb Wade, GCU’s first vice president for counseling and psychological services, brings to the University a special spirit and an expertise in the burgeoning field of sports psychology. But her arrival benefits everyone on campus, which will be apparent Monday when she speaks at Chapel. GCU Today has the story on what she’s done, what she’s all about and what she will doing at GCU.

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