Archive for March, 2022

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Slideshow: ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’

March 31, 2022 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Ralph Freso GCU News Bureau “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” is the Theatre Department’s final production of the 2021-22 Ethington Theatre season. Performances are scheduled over two weekends, at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays from April 1-10. Here’s the story.

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Colorful finale: ‘Dreamcoat’ lights up Ethington stage

March 31, 2022 / by / 1 Comment

From costumes to music to choreography, there’s something for everyone in “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” which opens Friday night in Ethington Theatre. The dreamcoat is a production of the collaboration between the College of Arts and Media and College of Science, Engineering and Technology. “He’s got a personality, that coat,” costume designer Nola Yergen said with a grin. “It’s truly a one-of-a-kind work of art.” The performance also marks an important first for the University – fiberoptic cabling that enables an orchestra to perform the show’s music live from the GCU Recording Studio.

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Slideshow: Spring 2022 Student Market

March 30, 2022 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Ralph Freso GCU News Bureau Sixty student vendors sold everything from eco-friendly soy candles to jewelry, chewy cookies, vintage clothing and tres leches-flavored coffee at the spring Student Market. The event, Tuesday on the Promenade, is one of the biggest of the year for the Canyon Activities Board. Read the story here.

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Student Market’s entrepreneurial spirit is good fit

March 30, 2022 / by / 0 Comment

From eco-friendly soy candles that smell like cereal to repurposed vintage clothing to earrings made from real orange slices to a cup of coffee that tastes like a churro, the spring Student Market showcased the entrepreneurial spark of GCU’s students. The Promenade was packed with 60 student vendors on Tuesday for the event, one of the Canyon Activities Board’s biggest events of the year. “It’s extremely cool to see everyone out here selling and making businesses off of just little things they make,” said Jared Perkinson, a first-time Student Market attendee.

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Magazine talking points include Thunder interview

March 30, 2022 / by / 0 Comment

Admit it — you’ve always wondered what’s going on between Thunder’s antlers. Now you can find out in the April issue of GCU Magazine. America’s favorite mascot sat down for his first interview, made possible by handler Caleb Dunn’s fluent knowledge of “Thundlish.” There’s much more to read, including the cover story on GCU students flocking to local churches as well as worship services on campus. You’ll also find stories on GCU’s determination to help stem the teacher and nurse shortages, the popularity of the new Recording Lab and the annual list of the top 10 GCU stories of the year.

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#Askingforafriend: What’s the difference between thoughts and feelings?

March 30, 2022 / by / 0 Comment

By Nate Bowman GCU Office of Student Care #Askingforafriend The ability to discern between thoughts and feelings equips us to communicate effectively what is going on inside us. But thoughts can be mislabeled as feelings. For example, I might ask someone that classic, therapy-101 question, “How did that make you feel?” It’s an important question that can uncover very helpful information. However, when thoughts are mislabeled as feelings, the response might start with something like, “I think …” or “I feel like they were being …” What you think or how the other person was being are not how you feel, though. Consider this: Feelings can typically be described in one or two words. I feel sad. I feel irritated. I feel relaxed. Thoughts, on the other hand, are often a complete sentence or phrase. I think sunny days are the best. I think they need to apologize for what they did. When the difference between thoughts and feelings is muddied, it’s easy to lose connection with what is really going on inside us. When we lose connection with that, it can be difficult to connect with others. Do you sometimes mislabel your thoughts as feelings? Practice distinguishing between your […]

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Fitness Facts: Stress overload

March 30, 2022 / by / 0 Comment

By Connie Colbert GCU Director of Health Services Life is full of deadlines, stressors and demands, especially as we near the end of another academic year. For many people, this way of life can cause feelings of anxiety and stress. In addition, these feelings might be exacerbated by the pandemic. Stress is not always bad. In small doses, it can help motivate you to do your best and perform under pressure. But when you are living in a perpetual state of emergency or constantly worry about the future, your mind and body can pay the price and you can start to feel out of balance.  Stress is cumulative. Your early signs of stress may include headaches, irritability, nervous stomach or disrupted sleep. Once you learn to recognize your own early warning signs, you will know that these symptoms are your body’s way of telling you to slow down and find a way to de-stress. If you do not listen to your body, your stress and anxiety can continue to build and cause serious disruption emotionally, physically and socially. Stress can impact your relationships and your ability to concentrate, and it can have a negative effect on your immune system, making you more […]

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Bible binge is the right stuff, Nelsen tells Chapel

March 29, 2022 / by / 0 Comment

Erik Nelsen’s Chapel talk Monday hit students right in their televisions, radios and cellphones — he warned of binging on things the devil can use to stir up negativity. Instead, GCU’s Director of Spiritual Life offered the solitude of God’s Word in the Bible. “As believers in Christ, we should absolutely binge on the Bible,” he said.

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Conference gives Honors students leadership lesson

March 29, 2022 / by / 0 Comment

It was an action-packed weekend for the Honors College and its students. Its annual Next Generation Leadership Conference, “Serve with your Story,” was organized by students for students and provided attendees with the opportunity to learn from and network with industry professionals from a variety of fields. Speakers shared their individual stories and journeys with students, all while emphasizing the importance of serving others. “I really do feel like GCU attracts talented and mission-oriented students,” said Ryan Corry, Chief Strategy Officer for St. Vincent de Paul.

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Stress melts away to joy for SIS scholarship winners

March 29, 2022 / by / 0 Comment

When the surprise announcement comes, Megan Serafini says you can see the “stress melt away” from their faces. The SIS and External Scholarships Director at GCU joined students in breaking the news virtually to 78 more Students Inspiring Students scholars. For Natalia Perales, it meant she could pick up the phone and call her parents in Mexico, who sent her to the U.S. to live and get an education. “It was always motivation for me to do it for my parents since they never had opportunities like I had. They gave them to me to come to school here,” she said.

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