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GCU celebrates release of Canyon Worship 2021

September 13, 2021 / by / 1 Comment

The official release of Canyon Worship 2021 on Monday was cause for celebration, but the student artists have long been celebrating their opportunity to work with producers Geoff Hunker and Dave Willey. But Hunker has news for them: He loves it, too. “The students are in a place in their life where they’re ready to learn and they’re open to hear,” he said, “and so it’s always a blast to be part of that.”

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Slideshow: Army ROTC’s 9/11 flag-planting event

September 13, 2021 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Ralph Freso GCU News Bureau Members of Grand Canyon University’s Army ROTC planted flags Saturday in remembrance of those who died in the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. They were joined by GCU student John Herold, whose brother died in the South Tower of the World Trade Center.  

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Musical murder mystery set to mystify audiences

September 10, 2021 / by / 0 Comment

From murders to trap doors and secret passageways, there’s something for every mystery fan to enjoy this weekend as the theatre department returns to Ethington Theatre for its first play of the season, “The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940.” “The thing to take away is that we wanted to have the most fun to welcome people back into the theatre,” director Michael Kary said.

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Slideshow: ‘The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940’

September 10, 2021 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Ralph Freso GCU News Bureau “The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940” kicks off the return to plays inside Ethington Theatre with performances at 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sundays on Sept. 10-19.    

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Slideshow: Club and Community Fair

September 09, 2021 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Ralph Freso GCU News Bureau Representatives of 80 clubs and 16 community vendors were descended upon by more 3,300 students Wednesday in the Club and Community Fair in the Canyon Activity Center.  

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Got a passion? There probably is a GCU club for it

September 09, 2021 / by / 2 Comments

If there’s a life passion, there’s a student club for it at GCU. That’s what attracted more than 3,300 students to the Canyon Activity Center for the Club and Community Fair. They learned there is everything from pickleball to politics, from clubs that focus on your future career to those who just want to have fun hiking a trail. There are expected to be nearly 120 student clubs by the time the semester gets rolling. “If you don’t see one that interests you, come and start one,” said Jeremy Mack, Director of Student Engagement.

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Students’ passion for God flares in a rush at Ignite

September 08, 2021 / by / 0 Comment

The Ignite Worship night was so emotional, students rushed the stage Tuesday in a scene reminiscent of a concert. It was a first for the annual event, designed to fire up students’ faith for the new academic year. “I had chills the whole time because of the energy in this room,” one student said.

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Slideshow: Ignite Worship Night

September 08, 2021 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Ralph Freso GCU News Bureau Incoming students gathered Tuesday in GCU Arena for Ignite Worship Night, designed to fire up their faith for the new academic year. They fully participated and also heard from Dr. Tim Griffin, Vice President of Student Affairs, Dean of Students and University Pastor, and the leaders of Associated Students of GCU, President Darion Padilla and Vice President Ben Claypool.   

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Sounds great! Arena rocks again for Lope-A-Palooza

September 07, 2021 / by / 0 Comment

Students showed all through Welcome Week that they were ready to make some noise, but they took it to the next level in Lope-A-Palooza on Friday night. Holding the annual pep rally after the women’s volleyball match proved to be an enormous success in more ways than one. Not only did the Arena fill up long before the first spike, it got even crazier for Lope-A-Palooza.

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Slideshow: Lope-A-Palooza

September 07, 2021 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Ralph Freso GCU News Bureau The crazy scenes were everywhere Friday night at Lope-A-Palooza, an annual pep rally in GCU Arena.  

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