Archive for February, 2016

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Alumni celebrate GCU in festive homecoming weekend

February 22, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Keith Alstrin and Takashi Sato GCU News Bureau In addition to the Alumni Hall of Fame ceremony and a dinner in the inductees’ honor, homecoming weekend at Grand Canyon University featured the first alumni golf tournament and brunch at the newly renovated GCU Championship Golf Course, a soapbox derby and, of course, a basketball game, complete with the alumni tailgate and the announcement of the homecoming court.              

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Prominent Oxford professor, author to visit campus Monday

February 19, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Chapel will be extra important Monday because the speaker will be Dr. John Lennox, an Oxford professor who is one of the leaders of the discussion about Christianity’s place in science. In addition to his presentation at Chapel, Lennox also will speak at 2 p.m. in the Arena in a session that will be open to the public.

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Antelope Intros: Tim Nollan and Dr. Roméo Farinacci

February 19, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

This week’s edition of Antelope Intros features two main campus employees who like to seek exciting opportunities and cherish family.

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Techies with tender hearts give computers, skills to community

February 17, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s Innovative Computing Club is about a year old, but this month club members are completing a compassion mission they began almost as soon as the club was formed. They acquired and assembled 100 fully equipped desktops — complete with monitors, keyboards and mice — to four Arizona organizations that help disadvantaged community members.

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Engineers honor Mueller for STEM leadership

February 16, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

GCU President Mueller, who has made it a priority to expand STEM programs and enrollment at GCU to help build a highly trained workforce, was honored at the IEEE’s annual banquet Saturday at the Hilton Phoenix Airport.

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Students get new perspectives on dance in spring work

February 16, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

By Janie Magruder GCU News Bureau Dance faculty and students in the College of Fine Arts and Production are studying this week with guest artist Dr. Padmaja Suresh, a renowned Bharatanatyam dancer and teacher from Bangalore, India. Suresh is an intellectual performer whose productions have won her critical acclaim around the world. She has lectured and danced at various international conferences, including at UNESCO, and her school, Aatmayala, shares dance with underprivileged children in her community and rural areas around it. Participants in the classes will be adding what they learned from Kwame Shaka Opare, a classically trained West African dancer based in Baltimore who was a guest artist on campus in January, when he composed a dance with two sections of his original work for the spring performances. Opare, who started touring in the late ’90s with the Broadway show STOMP, is renowned for his ability to engage students and audiences and convey the meaning and purpose of his work. At his lecture last month, Opare connected deeply with students as he shared about his experiences teaching youth in Baltimore. He described the stages of transformation that they experienced, which became the basis of his master’s thesis and concert. Suresh and […]

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Antelope Intros: Monique McCoy and DeOngelo Cayce

February 12, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

This week’s edition of Antelope Intros features two Tempe enrollment counselors who share a passion for sports and family. And one of them was right in the middle of the day none of us will ever forget.

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‘Important American drama’ comes to Ethington stage

February 11, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl  Webb GCU News Bureau “All My Sons,” which opens Friday in Ethington Theatre, has long been considered one of playwright Arthur Miller’s classics. Claude Pensis, dean of the College of Fine Arts and Production, called it an “important American drama” and a “modern morality play.”    

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COFAP opens 2016 with riveting ‘All My Sons’

February 11, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Arthur Miller’s powerful, yet simple storytelling comes to life on the Ethington Theatre stage at GCU this month, with six performances of “All My Sons.” Written in 1947 by the playwright, who has the notable distinctions of receiving the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and being married to Marilyn Monroe, “All My Sons” reportedly was Miller’s last stab at writing a commercially successful play. Failing that, he would go do something else. He did not need to, and you’ll see why in the College of Fine Arts and Production’s stellar performance.

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COFAP crew to represent GCU at prestigious Kennedy Center festival

February 10, 2016 / by / 1 Comment

If you saw “Scapin,” the College of Fine Arts and Production’s October performance in Ethington Theatre, you will not be surprised to learn its director and some of its cast and crew members are competing in a prestigious regional festival this weekend. GCU will be represented at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival in Hawaii by instructor Michael Kary and seven students who played big roles in the enormously impressive and hilarious play.

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