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It’s lights, camera, action for students’ films

April 05, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

More than 30 short films are entered in the GCU Film Festival in eight categories, from documentaries to comedy and animation, to name a few. The films will be screened this weekend at Ethington Theatre, and the event culminates with an awards ceremony on Sunday.

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GCU: Voice of authority in online education

March 26, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

When it comes to online learning, GCU’s faculty have established a reputation of being some of the most sought-after thought-leaders in presenting and publishing their scholarly work. Between 2012 and 2017, they led 163 presentations, and their work was featured in 138 publications. GCU are the innovators, said Rick Holbeck, Executive Director of Online Full-Time Faculty.

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Slideshow: ‘Anything Goes’

March 23, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Travis Neely GCU News Bureau Ethington Theatre’s final production of the season is “Anything Goes,” the 1930s musical best known for featuring the music of Cole Porter. The play follows characters on an ocean liner from New York to London who find themselves in madcap situations, and a little romance, too.   

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Escapism, tap dancing on board in ‘Anything Goes’

March 16, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

You’ll get tap dancing aplenty in “Anything Goes,” the bright, shiny musical extravaganza that features an almost 40-member cast, the music of Cole Porter, more than 100 costumes and collaborations among the College of Fine Arts and Production’s theatre, dance and music departments. It’s pure escapism, feel-good fun, says director Claude Pensis.

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Slideshow: Student Spotlight Spring Dance Concert

March 14, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Slaven Gujic GCU News Bureau The first night of the Student Spotlight Spring Dance Concert was Tuesday in Thunderground. The final performance is scheduled for Wednesday.  

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GCU students post best DECA finish ever

March 12, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

The Collegiate DECA chapter keeps qualifying more and more students for the International Career Development Conference (ICDC). This time, 10 students will represent Grand Canyon University on April 11-14 in Washington, D.C. It’s GCU’s best representation ever.

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Students make quick footwork of dance concert

March 08, 2018 / by / 1 Comment

The Student Spotlight Spring Dance Concert has a fun vibe that’s a little different from other concerts performed by the dance program during the year. Eighteen works, from hip-hop to ballet, have been selected for this year’s concert, coming up March 13-14 in Thunderground.

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Choirs welcome a Beauty, a Beast and some opera

March 07, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s Canyon Chorale and Critical Mass are mixing it up with opera selections and some Broadway tunes from musicals such as “Into the Woods,” “Dear Evan Hansen,” “Newsies,” “La La Land” and “Beauty and the Beast.” The concert is Thursday at First Southern Baptist Church of Phoenix.

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Dancers step up for elementary school tour

February 23, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

It was an unusually chilly morning in Chandler when students in GCU’s dance department stopped by Kyrene de la Paloma Elementary School to warm the amphitheater stage with a 20-minute, modern, kid-friendly dance. The stop was part of the department’s annual elementary school dance tour, which continues through March. The goal is to give students the opportunity to see dance and maybe be inspired to become dancers themselves.

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Recital a high note for GCU’s Vladikovic

February 21, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Dr. Jelena Vladikovic doesn’t remember what she played at her first solo recital under professional artist management 50 years ago. She said she just remembers all the faces and being amazed that all those people showed up to watch her perform. The Grand Canyon University professor of piano will celebrate those 50 years of performances with a recital Friday that will feature works by Scarlatti, Mozart, Liszt and Prokofiev.

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