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April ‘FYP’ Now Available on Campus and Online

April 25, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

The April 2011 issue of FYP is now available at locations around campus including the Student Union, the Promenade, Latte Dah, Canyon Cafe and more. Get your copy at locations all around Grand Canyon University or click here for the PDF version.

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Colangelo Shares Keys to Success in CEO Lecture Series

April 20, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

“Each of you have your own journey,” says Jerry Colangelo. “It will be influenced by the choices you make and the risks you take.” The GCU and AZ Business Magazine CEO Lecture Series wrapped up the Spring 2011 semester with one of the most successful and well-respected executives in professional sports. Colangelo is the current chairman of the USA Basketball Board of Directors and is well known for his success with the Phoenix Suns and Arizona Diamondbacks.

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Honors Recital Underscores Big Year for Music

April 20, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

Five students representing some of the best musical talent in the College of Fine Arts and Production performed in an honors recital Tuesday night at Ethington Theatre, giving Assistant Dean Juan Hernandez an opportunity to reflect on the successes of the 2010-11 year.

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GCU Athletes, Thunder Host Third-Grade Readers

April 19, 2011 / by / 1 Comment

GCU basketball players Samantha Murphy and Kyle Speed, along with Antelope mascot Thunder, emphasized the importance of reading to a ’Lopes for Literacy assembly of 150 third-graders from Carol G. Peck Elementary School in Glendale on Tuesday morning.

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‘Roots’ Shows Growth of Dance Ensemble

April 18, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

It’s not just what Susannah Keita knows, it’s who she knows. The teachings of GCU’s director of dance are clearly sinking in, as evidenced by the performance of her students in their spring concert, “Roots of Paradise,” over the weekend at Ethington Theatre. The technical skill and confidence of the 12-member Dance Ensemble have increased noticeably since its winter concert, “Kinetic Dreams,” in December.

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Bioethics Expert Challenges Students to Take a Stand

April 13, 2011 / by / 1 Comment

The president of the Bioethics Defense Fund visited the College of Nursing on Tuesday and presented a historical context for the controversial subjects of human cloning and embryonic stem cell research. In an engaging hourlong talk at Howerton Lecture Hall, Nikolas T. Nikas said the Dred Scott slavery decision and the horrific experiments conducted by Nazi German doctors during World War II have much in common with a current culture that sees human beings as merely utilitarian in value.

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Research Colloquium Draws Eight Speakers

April 13, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

Eight presentations were made in a little more than two hours at the Williams Building lecture hall. The colleges of Business, Doctoral Studies, Liberal Arts, Health Sciences and Fine Arts and Production were represented. Dr. Kevin McClean of the Ken Blanchard College of Business served as host.

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GCU Dancer Has Big Plans for Mission Field

April 12, 2011 / by / 1 Comment

The silver-spoon life of private dance lessons and elite academies doesn’t describe Antoinette Proctor. Adopted as an infant into a large family in Avondale, Proctor taught herself to dance by watching TV, mimicking what she saw. Eventually, she was dancing for her church, Cornerstone Christian Center, and by the age of 13 she was choreographing her own pieces.

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Grammar Bowl Makes Impressive Debut at GCU

April 11, 2011 / by / 2 Comments

Can you identify the three types of verbs? Know the difference between coordinating and subordinating conjunctions? Does this sound like fun? If your answers were no, no and heavens no, then you weren’t part of Saturday’s first-ever Grammar Bowl at Ethington Theatre on the GCU campus. A total of 23 ninth-graders from Arizona competed for attractive prizes (more about those later) during a two-hour test of grammar skills.

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‘Frogs’ Star Adam Benavides Is One to Watch

April 04, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

Of all the reasons to see “The Frogs” next weekend before it closes the 2010-11 Ethington Theatre Series, one stands out above the rest: Adam Benavides. The freshman from Queen Creek can do it all, and it wouldn’t be a surprise to see him heading off to Broadway or to Chicago’s Second City comedy troupe someday. For now, GCU is fortunate to have him, and “The Frogs” wouldn’t work nearly as well without him.

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