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No ‘Bones’ about it, 500th dissertation one for books

December 27, 2017 / by / 1 Comment

The College of Doctoral Studies achieved a milestone by approving the school’s 500th dissertation, and as it turns out, it’s by one of GCU’s own. After some investigating, we found out the author of that dissertation is faculty member Melissa Beddow, who wrote about “The Portrayal of DNA Testing in the Forensics Crime Show ‘Bones.'”

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Christmas cheer is spread by decorating, we hear

December 20, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Lift up the eggnog. It was a blizzard of holiday cheer these past few weeks as employees turned up their Christmas decorating acumen to unprecedented, spirited levels with Christmas decorating and ugly sweater contests. Story.

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Slideshow: Handel’s ‘Messiah’ concert

December 07, 2017 / by / 1 Comment

Photos by Gillian Rea GCU News Bureau Grand Canyon University’s College of Fine Arts and Production on Wednesday night presented its sixth annual Handel’s “Messiah” concert, featuring the Canyon Symphony Orchestra, Canyon Choral Society and Canyon Festival Chorus.       

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Dance concert to find beat in pacemaker, much more

December 05, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Ethington Dance Ensemble’s winter concert, “The Arc Between,” will explore everything from jazz to ballet to social issues and even swimming. More than 40 dancers and nine choreographers are involved in the production 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8-9 at Grand Canyon University’s Ethington Theatre.

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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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Even little red-haired girls will love ‘Charlie Brown’

November 17, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Story by Laurie Merrill Photos by Travis Neely GCU News Bureau Charlie Brown is befuddled, Sally is mad, Schroeder is intense, Snoopy is cool and Lucy — well, Lucy is just plain Lucy. Whether you’re a big fan of Charles M. Schulz’ Peanuts characters or just meeting them for the first time, you’re sure to find them captivating in Ethington Theatre’s “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” which opens today at 7:30 p.m. Tonight’s production is sold out and tickets are selling fast for remaining shows because of the sizzle generated by the singing-and-dancing romp performed by actors whose sheer delight in playing their roles shows in every facial expression and line. “For me, the Peanuts comic strips were a huge part of my childhood and upbringing, and for Charles M. Schulz to have kept it going for 60 years — and be able to connect generation to generation — is amazing,” said Scott Campell, the director. “I hope that whether audience members see themselves as a Lucy, or a Sally, or Schroeder, Charlie Brown or Linus, that they feel welcome and part of the family.” Spot-on costumes, over-the-top hair and make-up and oversized props and furniture help create the […]

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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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For 10 ‘Tartuffe’ students, the show goes on

November 09, 2017 / by / 1 Comment

The seven student designers whose behind-the-scenes brilliance created Ethington Theatre’s recent production of “Tartuffe,” plus three members of the talented cast, have been selected to compete in the second round of the prestigious Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival regional competition in February.

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GCU students dominate Film Challenge

November 07, 2017 / by / 1 Comment

Teams of Grand Canyon University students swept the top categories in the recent 48 Hour Film Challenge. They were competing against the Art Institute of Phoenix and the reigning champion, University of Advancing Technology of Tempe.

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