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A clarinet Christmas serves smiles to the homeless

December 04, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

There was no shortage of Christmas spirit at Andre’s House of Hospitality when Tim Haas and a group of GCU clarinet students and alumni performed a set of Christmas music for the homeless while they ate dinner Sunday evening. “When you get students that do these kinds of things, nothing’s better than that,” Haas said. “They touched people’s lives on Sunday night, and I couldn’t be more proud of them.”

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Dance Department presents at national conference

November 20, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

Dance Director Susannah Keita is passionate about exposing students to dance education and their options in dance outside of just studio classes. That is why she and senior dance students Justine Bach and Carissa Eubank presented their work in the Arizona community through the Elementary Dance Tour program at this year’s National Dance Education Organization conference in Miami. “It was exciting to see different ways to incorporate other subjects into dance but also maintaining the integrity of dance and what you have in your classroom,” Eubank said.

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‘Frozen 2’ animator captivates audience with talk

November 18, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

Justin Sklar, Supervising Editor for Disney’s animated film “Frozen 2,” came to campus Friday morning to share with students some of the ins and outs of what an animation career at Disney looks like. Students were able to ask questions, hear three of the film’s new songs and see clips from the final film.

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Nostalgia, laughs for the family at ‘Frog and Toad’

November 15, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

“A Year with Frog and Toad” makes its way to Ethington Theatre and is the bow on top of another memorable semester for COFAP’s Theatre Department. Guest director Debra K. Stevens adds her experience with Childsplay to help bring Arnold Lobel’s beloved characters to life. “The cast is phenomenal, I mean not a weak voice in the cast, everyone is absolutely great and it’s super fun and super sweet,” Alexander Cavanaugh, who plays Frog, said.

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National Honor Society inducts 1,212 GCU students

November 04, 2019 / by / 1 Comment

Saturday was a day of celebration as Grand Canyon University’s Alpha Chi chapter inducted 1,212 new members into the prestigious honors society. Only students within the top 10% of their graduating class in each of their individual colleges are eligible. “GCU does attract a lot of exceptional learners,” Honors College Associate Dean Breanna Naegeli said.

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Fine Arts alumni get spooky at local production

October 24, 2019 / by / 1 Comment

Halloween is right around the corner, which means it’s the perfect time to get in the spirit with “The Addams Family” at the Christian Youth Theater, where a group of GCU alumni are doing the creative and technical work. Alexandra Biggs called CYT “a natural fit” for all the GCU alumni and added, “I think that CYT’s mission aligns really well with GCU, and it’s nice to be working for a company that is kind of a ministry opportunity for alumni as well.”

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Future educators go global at first-time job fair

October 23, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

The Association of Christian Schools International’s first international job fair at GCU brought representatives from 28 countries to campus Tuesday. “We have a variety of job fairs and career fairs, but mostly they’re local and national. This is opening up the door in a large way to the number of professions in that international sphere,” said Dr. Tacy Ashby, Senior Vice President of K12 Educational Development. “The College of Education is really excited about this because it affords incredible ministry opportunities while allowing their students the opportunity to serve in Christian schools abroad.”

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Tim Haas faculty recital masters chamber music

October 22, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

It’s not every day that audiences get the chance to hear musical compositions that showcase the clarinet, viola and piano, but College of Fine Arts and Production clarinet instructor Tim Haas wants to make sure students have the opportunity to do just that. “I feel that it’s really important for my students to hear me play,” Haas said. “I want to expose them and all the other musicians here in the department to different kinds of music and give them a chance to hear some stuff that they’re not going to get to hear elsewhere.” A faculty recital showcasing Haas and two guest artists will feature music by Mozart and Max Bruch at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the GCU Recording Studio. It also will be live-streamed on GCU TV.

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My LopeLife: Stories from Thursday evening session

October 18, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

There were graduates from four different colleges at the Thursday evening ceremony of Fall Commencement, but their stories have several things in common — starting with perseverance. But it’s also gratifying to hear about the support of their families and the admiration of their children.

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Slideshow: Fall Commencement, Thursday evening ceremony

October 18, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Elizabeth Tinajero GCU News Bureau The 7 p.m. ceremony Thursday was for online graduates of the College of Fine Arts and Production, the College of Theology, the College of Education (bachelor’s degrees only) and the College of Science, Engineering and Technology. For a full replay of the ceremony, click here.   Related content: GCU Today: Slideshow: Fall Commencement, Friday evening ceremony GCU Today: My LopeLife: Passion for education drives teachers GCU Today: My LopeLife: Nurses know all about hanging tough GCU Today: My LopeLife: Tales of doctoral, nursing challenges GCU Today: Slideshow: Fall Commencement, Friday afternoon ceremony GCU Today: Slideshow: Fall Commencement, Friday morning ceremony GCU Today: My LopeLife: Stories from Thursday evening session GCU Today: GCU reaches 1,000 signed doctoral dissertations GCU Today: Jamaican graduate hopes degree will impact others GCU Today: Kirk Cameron delivers powerful message to grads GCU Today: My LopeLife: They had to be all business to succeed GCU Today: Slideshow: Fall Commencement, Thursday afternoon ceremony GCU Today: Slideshow: Fall Commencement, Thursday morning ceremony GCU Today: My LopeLife: Humanities grads share their joy

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