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The Grand Collective mixes students’ music, design

April 22, 2022 / by / 0 Comment

The Grand Collective, a five-song EP released Friday, again was produced entirely by Worship Arts students and alumni, but this year they also collaborated with design students in the College of Arts and Media. Total number of students involved: 29. “The goal is to be as student inclusive as possible,” said Joseph Vaught, the 2021 graduate who manages the project.

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Slideshow: Digital Design Showcase

April 21, 2022 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Ralph Freso GCU News Bureau The talent of 67 seniors was displayed Wednesday at this semester’s Digital Design Showcase on the Quad. The students decorated their tables to highlight their interests and passions. Here’s the story.  

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Seniors draw inspiration from Design Showcase

April 21, 2022 / by / 0 Comment

Wednesday’s Digital Design Showcase on the Quad displayed the work of 67 graduating seniors who hope to use their skills to positively impact the world. “I think they will have a bit more fortitude for change,” Digital Design Director Sheila Schumacher said. “This particular graduating class spent two, almost three semesters in the middle of COVID and, for many of them, it was a jolt.”

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Slideshow: Spring Dance Concert

April 20, 2022 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Ralph Freso GCU News Bureau The Spring Dance Concert debuted Tuesday night and is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and 2 p.m. Saturday at Ethington Theatre. The concert showcases eight pieces of choreography created by faculty, one student piece and this semester’s residency artists. Here’s the story.  

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Powerful testimonies take stage for dance concert

April 20, 2022 / by / 0 Comment

The final hurrah of the theatre season, the Spring Dance Concert, premiered Tuesday night and has additional shows Wednesday and Saturday. “Testimony” includes eight pieces of choreography that showcase the students inside and outside the Dance Department. “I’m super proud of the students who are involved in this production,” Dance Director Bekki Price said. “It’s just a testament to the immense talent of the student body here at GCU.”

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Honors Research Symposium highlights diversity

April 12, 2022 / by / 0 Comment

For the first time, the presentations at Monday’s Learning Community and Research Symposium were from five different colleges. Each one highlighted students’ heart for service and their desire to make their communities better — exactly the vision GCU President Brian Mueller has. “Brian talks so well about the vision of the University, but also the five-point plan and what we’re doing in the community,” Provost Dr. Hank Radda told the audience in his closing remarks at the event. “I don’t think you could have better representation of that occurring in a very real way.”

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Easter Concert to premiere two challenging pieces

April 11, 2022 / by / 0 Comment

The Canyon Choral Society and the Canyon Chorale will perform alongside the Canyon Symphony Orchestra in an Easter Concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday at La Casa de Cristo Lutheran Church in Scottsdale. The performance will feature the Arizona premiere of “The Breath of Life” by Dan Forrest and “Passion According to St. Luke” by Ēriks Ešenvalds. Student and faculty soloists also will be onstage as the Music Department continues to celebrate the return to live performances. “There is something very special about live music that you don’t achieve over the radio, over a recording or over Zoom,” said one of the soloists, Tyler Thompson said.

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Papulski, entrepreneurship win at Canyon Challenge

April 04, 2022 / by / 0 Comment

A big crowd, bolstered by visiting Discover GCU students, filled the Canyon Ventures Center on Friday afternoon for the Canyon Challenge. The winner was filled up the victory, too. Melissa Papulski was gratified to win the $2,500 first prize for Campus Consignment, her startup that aims to give students an easy way to sell unwanted items that tend to accumulate when they move out of their residence halls. But it also was a big win for entrepreneurship at GCU, which includes the IDEA Club, Canyon Ventures and the Canyon Angels.

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After student’s tragic death, Kamp Love was born

April 01, 2022 / by / 0 Comment

After the death of his best friend, Jarod Lovekamp, on a camping trip, Austin Rockwell was convinced that his new camp ministry project, Camp Lope, was over. But after listening to the Lord, Rockwell has helped the camp reach heights that he would have never thought possible. Now called Kamp Love, the nonprofit has served more than 2,000 college students and trained more than 250 student volunteers with a mission of glorifying the Gospel while also paying homage to Lovekamp and his legacy. At a camping trip earlier this semester, the College of Arts and Media’s traveling theatre troupe, Parables, also made an appearance.

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Slideshow: ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’

March 31, 2022 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Ralph Freso GCU News Bureau “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” is the Theatre Department’s final production of the 2021-22 Ethington Theatre season. Performances are scheduled over two weekends, at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays from April 1-10. Here’s the story.

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