GCU Today Magazine - November 2017

4 • GCU MAGAZ I NE 5 MEN’S BASKETBALL The Lopes take on St. John’s at 9 p.m. at Talking Stick Resort Arena in the first Valley of the Sun Shootout. The 7 p.m. game pits Arizona against Texas A&M. talkingstickresortarena.com 8-9 WINTER DANCE CONCERT In “The Arc Between,” dancers explore love and hate, life and death, and creation and destruction as they navigate the human condition in all its terror and beauty. 7:30 p.m., Ethington Theatre. 15 WINTER COMMENCEMENT The second set of graduation ceremonies during the academic year features many students who earn their degrees in fewer than four years. Two sessions, 9 a.m. and 2 p.m., GCU Arena. January 5-6 SPRING WELCOME WEEKEND 2018 New and transferring students are welcomed by volunteers who help themmove in, and orientation and a social activity round out the schedule. 17 STEM INNOVATION SPOTLIGHT Features innovative ways K-12 schools are engaging STEM students, visionary thinking by experts and an opportunity for networking. 9 a.m.-3 p.m., GCU Arena. 24 WINTERFEST This annual Canyon Activities Board event is the official kickoff to the activities held throughout the spring semester. 7-9 p.m., Thunderground. Cal endar 15 HEALTH SCIENCES, ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY DAY High school juniors and seniors, their parents and faculty tour DNA, cadaver and simulation labs and other cutting-edge science facilities. 7 a.m.-1 p.m. 17-19/24-26 ‘YOU’RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN’ The feel-good, family-friendly musical brings to life the beloved comic strip “Peanuts” by Charles M. Schulz. Ethington Theatre, 602-639-8880. 29 HANGING OF THE GREENS This annual event – a chance for students to get in the Christmas spirit – serves as the kickoff for GCU’s roster of holiday festivities. 8-10 p.m., GCU Arena. December November