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Dion Benes: The Professor With a Cardboard Office

March 25, 2011 / by / 9 Comments

Grand Canyon University adjunct faculty member Dion Benes carries his office with him in a 2 x 2 cardboard Kinko’s Box. When he began teaching at GCU about six years ago, adjunct faculty did not have office space. That did not bother Benes a bit. After 26 years in the Marine Corp., he knew exactly what to do.

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GCU’s Choirs Sing of Spring in Concert

March 23, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

Spring was in the air only if you imagined it on an extra-chilly Tuesday evening, but the scent of something more powerful — success — was unmistakably strong. The Music Department’s final choral concert of the year, “Spring Is in the Air,” at Ethington Theatre put an exclamation point on an outstanding series of performances by GCU’s choirs under the direction of Juan Hernandez, assistant dean of the College of Fine Arts and Production.

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Theatre Majors Pioneer Return of Alpha Psi Omega

March 16, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

Almost seven months have passed since the arts returned to Grand Canyon with the College of Fine Arts and Production and its first show, “The Pirates of Penzance.” In that time, the crew of pioneering COFAP students has succeeded in making it appear that the arts never left GCU.

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Scottsdale Healthcare and GCU Partnership Boasts Devoted Nurses

March 11, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

Grand Canyon University’s College of Nursing collaborated with Scottsdale Healthcare to offer a pre-licensure nursing program at the SHC University campus. The program launched in January with 24 students – all women. GCU also offers RN-BSN and MSN cohorts at their campus.

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Zari Le’on Brings Riveting Dance Performance to GCU

March 10, 2011 / by / 1 Comment

GCU’s Student Recreation Center and the Zari Le’on Dance Theater were a perfect fit Wednesday night. The intimate, second-floor Sanctuary proved just the right space for the troupe from Santa Cruz, Calif., which is spending an artist-in-residence week with the University’s Dance Department.

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Dance Dept. Hosts Guest Artist Zari Le’on This Week

March 07, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

Anyone up for a “kinetic sermon”? That’s what Zari Le’on Dance Theater is promising to deliver at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Sanctuary, on the second level of the Student Recreation Center. And Le’on, of Santa Cruz, Calif., can hardly wait to start preaching.

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Arizona Teacher of Year Addresses FEA Meeting

March 04, 2011 / by / 2 Comments

The 2011 Arizona Teacher of the Year told Friday’s second day of the Future Educators Association state conference that a teacher has an opportunity to affect eternity. Amanda McAdams, a former practicing attorney, now teaches English and student government at Apollo High School in Glendale. She was named Teacher of the Year by the Arizona Educational Foundation.

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GCU Hosts Future Educators on Campus

March 03, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s chief executive officer, Brian Mueller, welcomed nearly 500 high school members of the Arizona chapter of the Future Educators Association to campus on Thursday morning. The teens, representing nearly 30 high schools, will engage in a variety of activities, competitions and breakout sessions in the two-day conference.

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CLA Study Skill Webinars for March

February 27, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

The Center for Learning and Advancement offers a series of webinars to prime students for success in university academics. View the full list of webinars at Student Success Webinars. Contact the CLA for tutoring services or ideas about ways to increase your academic success. Visit its web site at http://my.gcu.edu/centerforlearning or email [email protected]

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Dog Organization Brings Midterm Relief to Campus

February 22, 2011 / by / 1 Comment

Ten Golden Retrievers from the nonprofit organization Arizona Golden Rescue visited campus Tuesday and Wednesday for what president Deb Orwig described as a “meet-and-greet.” The timing couldn’t have been better, with students taking midterm exams this week.

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