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Ethington’s ‘Cherry Orchard’ Succeeds on Strength of Student Actors

February 19, 2013 / by / 0 Comment

The student actors in Ethington Theatre’s “The Cherry Orchard” elegantly convey the dark, complex characters of the Chekhov classic play, marking perhaps the most important play GCU has staged in the past two years.

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Student Union Building to Get Four-Story Facelift

February 15, 2013 / by / 3 Comments

The Student Union is about to get a state-of-the-art, four-story facelift. The expansion, which begins next week, will feature arched floor-to-ceiling glass walls, balcony seating on the second floor and possibly a massive Starbucks.

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Passion for Cause Leads Childhood Cancer Survivor to GCU’s ‘Run To Fight’

February 14, 2013 / by / 0 Comment

Every Valentine’s Day is a blessing for Huguette White. The childhood cancer survivor, a fixture at Grand Canyon University’s Run to Fight Children’s Cancer, has come a long way since she was given six months to live.

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Depth of Characters Triggers Range of Emotion in ‘Cherry Orchard’

February 13, 2013 / by / 1 Comment

The Russian classic “The Cherry Orchard” highlights the type of complex, dramatic play that Grand Canyon University’s Ethington Theatre has been building toward for more than two years.

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Un-Valentine’s Day Parties Planned This Week on Campus

February 12, 2013 / by / 1 Comment

Women at Prescott Hall will be rejoicing in an Un-Valentine’s Day party tonight at McKinley Hall. It’s their way of showing love and empowerment during a week that can be stressful for those without significant others.

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Jesse Villegas Crowned as ‘Mr. GCU’ in Western-Themed Pageant

February 08, 2013 / by / 0 Comment

The two-hour show had plenty of dancing, with 10 contestants entertaining a large student crowd at the Arena. Rounding out the top five were Daniel Nelson, Chris Koehne, Keith Smith and Frankie Mota.

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Mr. GCU Contestants Gun for ‘Medal of Manliness’ in Arena Competition

February 04, 2013 / by / 0 Comment

The 11th annual Mr. GCU pageant kicks off at 8 p.m. Thursday. This year’s Wild West theme is sure to bring plenty of boots, cowboy hats and facial hair to the stage.

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Educators Learn About Common Core Standards at Daylong Arena Event

January 25, 2013 / by / 1 Comment

Nearly 1,000 educators from Arizona and California descended on GCU Arena for an opportunity to learn a little themselves from Dr. Heidi Hayes Jacobs’ seminar about integrating common core standards into their curriculum.

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Acupuncturist Brings Ancient Chinese Treatment to Health Center

January 18, 2013 / by / 2 Comments

Acupuncture, which has been around for more than 2,500 years, is now available at the GCU Health Center. Patricia Johnson, a graduate and former teacher at the University, is bringing her private practice to campus on Wednesday afternoons for appointments.

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March 9 Run to Fight Children’s Cancer Aims for Record Entries, Funds

January 17, 2013 / by / 1 Comment

Planning for GCU’s third Run to Fight Children’s Cancer is already paying off. Nearly 1,300 runners and walkers already have registered to run, and the race has a new 9-year-old honorary race starter.

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