Archive for December, 2016

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From pain comes gain in Worship Arts Showcase

December 08, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

The fall 2016 Worship Arts Songwriter Showcase highlighted a dozen songs from Worship Arts students, molded around each other through a common theme of “struggle,” that affects everyone throughout life. The 12 songs will be combined with a dozen from spring semester and finalists will be chosen for a 12-track compilation CD.

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Never a dull moment with the Cantalopes

December 07, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

The Cantalopes, GCU’s resident improv troupe, is attracting a bigger audience with every performance, and it’s easy to see why. They put in a lot of hard work to be funny and genuine on the spot. Every Monday, improv captain Kayana Sweeney teaches a free improv study hall that is open to all students. Cantalopes’ members hope to see students from every college not only at the classes but also at the twice-monthly shows.

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Students dig this: GCU help is shovel-ready

December 07, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Students regularly go off campus to help the community around GCU, and, best of all, they do it with a smile. “I think we all understand the meaning of wanting to give back to a community that has blessed us,” said one.

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Slideshow: 2016 Handel’s Messiah

December 06, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Grand Canyon University’s College of Fine Arts and Production on Monday proudly presented the fifth annual Handel’s Messiah, featuring the Canyon Symphony Orchestra, Canyon Choral Society and Canyon Festival Chorus.

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Regan honored for Speech and Debate success

December 06, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Barry Regan, director of the University’s Speech and Debate Team, was given an award at a recent conference for his leadership of a team that continues racking up successes. The 21-member group finished the fall season with a flurry of outstanding performances as it looks forward to its next contest in January.

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Weekly group beats the drum for building community

December 06, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

The rhythmic percussion heard most Thursday afternoons on Grand Canyon University’s campus is courtesy of Dr. Tim Larkin, who sets up his bongos, congas and other hand drums for any passerby wishing to join these jam sessions. It’s Dr. Larkin’s seventh year teaching in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and third year of doing these drum circles, his way of building community and creating social ice breakers.

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Hear this! Russell, Havocs earn a huge shout-out

December 05, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

A festive pregame campout, followed by a wild, Havocs-led scene for the game against No. 14-ranked Louisville on Saturday night at GCU Arena. What could be better? Well, the Lopes almost answered that question as DeWayne Russell scored 42 points and they made the Cardinals sweat for a 79-70 victory.

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Emotional tribute to open Winter Dance Concert

December 05, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Inspired by Kayla Castro’s life and the song created by friend and former roommate Kristyn Roberts, “Dancing by Your Side” is an emotional opener to this weekend’s “Impermanence” program performed by the Ethington Dance Ensemble as they explore the tension and opportunities created by change.

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Slideshow: Men’s basketball vs. Louisville

December 05, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau In the biggest sports event in GCU history, the Lopes and their fans came up big Saturday night, pushing No. 14-ranked Louisville to the brink before losing 79-70. DeWayne Russell led the way with 42 points, the most by a GCU player in a Division I game.  

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GCU team takes 3rd in BioAccel Solutions Challenge

December 02, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Grand Canyon University senior Mikee Garcia and recent pre-med graduate Vaugn Devera earned third place and a $1,500 grant toward funding their HandleTech project in the BioAccel Solutions Challenge on Thursday night. Their idea is to patent a spray or liquid infused with copper, which acts as an anti-microbe on high-volume bacteria objects in health care facilities, schools and beyond.

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