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Behind the scenes during the making of ‘Tartuffe’

November 21, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

The seven student designers who commenced in June with scarcely more than their titles gave birth in October to a grand, full-scale production of Moliere’s “Tartuffe” at Ethington Theatre, brought to life by a cast brimming with energy and talent. “It has been a great joy to work with them and watch them grow throughout the process,” said Claude Pensis, dean of the College of Fine Arts and Production.

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GCU employees lend a hand at turkey giveaway

November 21, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

It’s not too late for GCU employees to donate a turkey or their time during the Annual Turkey Drive. It’s also not too late to join GCU volunteers who have signed up to distribute more than 4,000 turkey feasts with all the trimmings to Phoenix residents at St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance.

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GCU club engineers hope for Ruby

November 20, 2017 / by / 4 Comments

What mechanical engineering major Grant Goodman thought would be a weekend project turned into a seven-month labor of love for him and members of GCU’s electrical engineering club. The club made a specialized wheelchair for Ruby Saunders, whose mobility is limited by cerebral palsy and other health issues.

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GCU opens doors to Graduate Programs Office

November 17, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

GCU university counselors and graduate program staff celebrated the grand opening of a Graduate Program Office on Thursday. The new office space, located inside of Canyon Hall, will offer an opportunity for ground students to visit and meet with a graduate program counselor Monday through Friday.

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Will Cyber Warfare Range have impact? Bank on it

November 15, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

The Arizona Cyber Warfare Range — Metro Phoenix is the first jewel in the crown of what will become a 140,000 square-foot innovation center at Grand Canyon University. Its opening Wednesday, attended by community and industry leaders, was greeted as an important step in the cyber war.

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GCU employees lend a wing in annual Turkey Drive

November 15, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s 2017 Annual Turkey Drive kicked off Tuesday and employees have more ways to give. Donate your time or dollars to help St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance collect and distribute 12,000 turkeys this giving season — and get entered to win a pair of men’s Lopes basketball courtside seats.

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‘Coco’ co-director, co-writer tells story of his role

November 15, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

With just a week to spare before its U.S. release, “Coco” co-director and co-writer Adrian Molina wowed GCU digital film and digital design students with an inspirational talk about how the 3D computer-animated musical adventure film was made and how he landed a career in 2006 with Pixar Animation Studios.

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Details of all sizes will play big role in ‘Charlie Brown’

November 13, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

“You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” which opens at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Ethington Theatre, goes out of its way to adhere to the iconic details that make the switch from comic strip to stage more inviting. “We have an artistic take on it, but it remains true,” Stage Manager Andrew Weedman said,

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Students lend a hand during Golden Initiative Week

November 07, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Golden Initiative Week, ASGCU’s initiative to promote student volunteerism on and off campus, invites students to be a part of various events on campus through Thursday. Coming up later this week is a Clean up the City Rally and an Operation Christmas Child event. “This is a very exciting week to serve and impact our community,” said Nate Carpenter ASGCU President.

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Dia de los Muertos a celebration of Latino culture

November 03, 2017 / by / 1 Comment

The Latino Student Union and the Sociology and Social Work Club collaboratively put on an elaborate Dia de los Muertos celebration that included an altar with photos and favorite foods of loved ones — and two parties, including one Thursday featuring purple hibiscus juice and sweets on the Promenade.

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