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GCU theatre’s ‘Tartuffe’ earns multiple ariZoni nods

August 28, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s production of “Tartuffe,” the Moliere comedy about a house divided by a manipulative houseguest, appears to have brought down the house. It landed multiple ariZoni Award nominations, including for acting, direction, hair and makeup, and scenic and costume design, to name a few.

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Mueller’s talk provides Chapel with a care package

August 28, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

When everything is going great, you think you don’t have a care in the world. Oh yes you do, President Brian Mueller told Chapel on Monday morning. He urged listeners, especially students, to help people who are hurting. “We need to look for them. We need to care for them,” he said.

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First-Year Experience, ACE Centers aid new students

August 27, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

New students at Grand Canyon University have a multitude of ways to connect, and one of the most important is the First-Year Experience program. They are urged to visit one of the 15 Academic & Career Excellence Centers (ACE) on campus, which are called “the epitome of concierge service” by Dr. Joe Veres, Vice President of Student Development and Outreach.

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First day of class makes the grade

August 27, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

GCU is always evolving, with new buildings rising up and offices and colleges moving to new spaces. All the change makes for an interesting first-day of class. The GCU News team fanned out on Monday to talk to students, professors and even the Success Patrol and Academic Career Excellence Centers, who there there to make sure students found their classrooms.

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Welcome Week just kept making memories

August 27, 2018 / by / 1 Comment

Watching the Grand Canyon University campus come alive for Welcome Week is always fascinating, but this year’s version was especially memorable. GCU Today took a light-hearted look at some moments that stood out to us — starting with a wacky giraffe game.

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John McCain leaves a legacy at GCU, too

August 25, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

U.S. Sen. John McCain, who died Saturday, was a frequent visitor to Grand Canyon University and was greatly admired by GCU executives, staff and students. He truly loved going to GCU basketball games.

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Storm, power outage can’t stop Lope-A-Palooza

August 24, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

An early pre-event start and a power outage sent a frenzied crowd of over 7,000 students into an even higher energy level of dancing, clapping, singing and cheering at Thursday night’s Lope-A-Palooza at GCU Arena. The Thundering Heard Band, Cheer team, Dance team, Thunder and the Havocs leaders put on an unforgettable show to kick off the academic school year and pump up new and returning members of the Havocs to support athletics, including the men’s and women’s soccer teams who made an appearance prior to their home opening matches tonight.

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‘Moon’ is match(making) made in heaven

August 24, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

GCU theatre department’s “Ring Round the Moon” rings true with sumptuous excess. Set in the Belle Epoque, with its the aristocratic French chateau setting and dazzling haute couture gowns, the fairy tale romance easily conveys one of its themes: beauty. But the play is more than that. It’s also a parody, and it deals with different societal classes and how cruel they can be. For some of those reasons, director Michael Kary said this is one of his favorite plays. Eighteen years ago, he said, “I saw it and I thought, that was wonderful.”

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GCU Nursing’s new home filled with facility upgrades

August 24, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

The College of Nursing and Health Care Professions hosted an open house Thursday to showcase the well-planned upgrades in the college’s new home, the Natural Sciences Building. The second floor features a simulation lab with nine clinical rooms for use by the college’s family nurse practitioner students, while the third floor holds an immersive simulation lab and a skills lab for pre-licensure and acute-care nurse practitioner students.

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Connections cross state lines at packed social

August 23, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

The roar of voices in hundreds of conversations permeated Thunderground on Wednesday afternoon, a testament to the success of the Out-of-State Social. Students from Maryland to Minnesota to Miami met and talked, creating new bonds. Over 400 students attended and stayed double the scheduled time, thanks to a willingness to meet each other amid an assortment of dynamic activities, including Uno card games, bowling, billiards, Foosball, ring game and Jenga.

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