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Dancers twist again, like they did last summer

July 11, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

If you sign up for GCU’s Summer Dance Intensive, you better be prepared to dance. The 40-plus students who are part of this year’s immersive weeklong series of classes taught by GCU instructors are in the studio for more than six hours a day learning everything from contemporary and world dance to improv, ballet and hip hop.

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Construction projects cooking, including Taco Bell

June 29, 2018 / by / 1 Comment

Campus construction projects are barreling forward this summer, from the addition of 1,000 field-level seats at GCU Ballpark that will put spectators right in the action, to a new Lope Shop, two new residence halls, a soon-to-be-completed parking garage, a new Colangelo College of Business building, a new Canyon Activities Center, and perhaps the most exciting addition for students — a long-anticipated Taco Bell. The projects are on track, many of them expected to be completed by the time students arrive for the fall semester.

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Worship Team strikes a chord at Chapel

May 15, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Not many college students get to perform in a venue as big as the 7,000-capacity Grand Canyon University Arena. But that’s not the only boon of performing with the University’s three eight-member Worship Team bands. The student musicians and vocalists also refine their craft, connect with students during Chapel and The Gathering, become family with the close-knit group of Worship Team musicians and, of course, inspire those who listen with messages of faith.

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Students have designs on art at Portfolio Showcase

April 26, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

The recent 2018 GCU Design Students’ Senior Portfolio Showcase featured everything from shoes decorated in a GCU-student-made graphic design to animation shorts and logos designed for businesses. More than 55 senior design students featured their work at the event.

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Carnegie Hall concert a ‘transformative experience’

April 25, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

For any performer, Carnegie Hall is the big show, and GCU’s Canyon Choral Society was part of the big show when it took the stage recently at the famed New York venue — an experience Dr. Juan De Dios Hernandez, Assistant Dean of the College of Fine Arts and Production, calls “transformative.”

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Slideshow: Canyon Choral Society concert

April 19, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Photos By David Kadlubowski  The Canyon Choral Society performed its final concert of the 2017-18 academic year at First Southern Baptist Church on Wednesday. The concert featured Morten Lauridsen’s “Lux Aeterna,” or “Eternal Light,” and Dan Forrest’s “Jubilate Deo.” The students’ next destination is Carnegie Hall, where they will perform at 1 p.m. April 23.    

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Choir to shine a light at GCU — and Carnegie Hall

April 16, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

“There’s nothing like it,” Dr. Juan de Dios Hernandez says of performing at Carnegie Hall, which he and 120 GCU vocalists will do April 23. The campus community has one last chance to see those vocalists in concert before their big trip. The Canyon Choral Society will tackle Morten Lauridsen’s “Lux Aeterna” and Dan Forrest’s “Jubilate Deo” at 7 p.m. Wednesday at First Southern Baptist Church.

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Ethington Dance reaches ‘The Tipping Point’

April 11, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Ethington Dance Theatre will wrap up its 2017-18 season with its spring dance concert, “The Tipping Point,” which will feature everything from tap to ballet, postmodern and jazz. About 40 performers will bring to life 13 choreographed works for the concert, which will run Friday to Sunday at Ethington Theatre.

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GCU Film Fest’s top honor again goes to de Neve

April 09, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Students took the director’s chair and rose to the top with their submissions to the GCU Film Festival. Elliott de Neve’s music video, “The Distance,” was named Best of Festival. It is the second consecutive year he has won the top award.

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It’s lights, camera, action for students’ films

April 05, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

More than 30 short films are entered in the GCU Film Festival in eight categories, from documentaries to comedy and animation, to name a few. The films will be screened this weekend at Ethington Theatre, and the event culminates with an awards ceremony on Sunday.

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