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‘Identity Crisis’ movie casts campus in starring role

January 12, 2022 / by / 0 Comment

Filming has begun on campus for Andrea and Alexandra Boylan’s newest movie, “Identity Crisis.” It contains a faith-filled message and will continue shooting until Jan. 28 as it incorporates GCU students, faculty and alumni into the movie-making process. “It’s just special here,” said Alexandra, who first visited campus last year with her sister. “I feel like the spirit of the Lord is very alive and well at GCU, and we can feel it.”

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Slideshow: ‘Identity Crisis’ movie shot at GCU

January 12, 2022 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Ralph Freso GCU News Bureau The movie “Identity Crisis” is being shot this month at various locations on the GCU campus. Here’s the story.  

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Top stories, photos depict an emotional GCU year

December 30, 2021 / by / 0 Comment

Nine months later, the Oscar Frayer bulletin still is shocking. “What? How could that happen? Not now!” was a typical response to the news that the GCU basketball star, his sister and a friend had been killed in an auto accident just days after he played in the NCAA tournament. Thankfully, 2021 was filled with happier moments, in particular the opening of the GCU CityServe warehouse, the awarding of more Students Inspiring Students scholarships, the energy of Lip Sync and other major events, and the inspiration of so many students and staff. Here are our favorite stories. They might be yours, too.

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Slideshow/video: Winter Commencement, Friday evening ceremony

December 19, 2021 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Ralph Freso GCU News Bureau The Friday evening ceremony of Winter Commencement at Grand Canyon University featured the College of Education, College of Fine Arts and Production, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, and College of Science, Engineering and Technology. Read what the event’s Commencement speaker had to say here and view the slideshow below. For more Winter Commencement news, click here to view a slideshow from the Friday afternoon ceremony and here to read about that session’s student speaker.     

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Slideshow: ‘Emerge’ Winter Dance Concert

December 10, 2021 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Ralph Freso GCU News Bureau The Winter Dance Concert is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at Ethington Theatre. The concert will showcase nine pieces of choreography created by faculty as well as this semester’s residency artists. Here’s the story.  

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Dance concerts return to Ethington this weekend

December 10, 2021 / by / 0 Comment

After a two-year break, the Dance Department will return to the Ethington Theatre stage this weekend with the Winter Dance Concert. Called “Emerge,” it will celebrate the growth and strength of the department from the uncertainty and stress of the pandemic. “Coming into this semester, our dance community, I feel, has never been stronger,” Director of Dance Bekki Price said.

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Filmmakers share tips, plan campus movie project

December 10, 2021 / by / 0 Comment

Alexandra and Andrea Boylan launched their film careers making thrillers. But they have since had a change of heart and now, through their company, Mustard Seed Entertainment, focus on producing faith-based films. The sisters, along with business partner Ben Howard, founder and CEO of Third Coast Content, gave GCU students an insider’s look at filmmaking with talks Monday and Tuesday. They will culminate their week at GCU with another talk tonight and the screening of the film “Switched” at Sunset Auditorium. Oh, and the trio of producers also was on campus to scout locations on the GCU campus for their next film, set to begin production in January.

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Slideshow: Fall 2021 Learning Community and Research Symposium

December 07, 2021 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Ralph Freso GCU News Bureau The Fall 2021 Learning Community and Research Symposium showcased five projects for GCU faculty, staff and executives Monday. Here’s the story.        

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Variety of research on full display at fall symposium

December 07, 2021 / by / 0 Comment

There was no shortage of diversity Monday at the Fall Learning Community and Research Symposium. Students from the College of Fine Arts and Production, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and the College of Science, Engineering and Technology came together to present five research projects to an audience made up of GCU faculty, staff and executives. “It was such a great opportunity to be able and come here and speak,” said Jaelynn Maestas, from the “Epidemiological Model of Violent Behavior” group. “It’s so cool to be able to present to other people. … It was amazing. I have no other words.”

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GCU resumes performances of Handel’s ‘Messiah’

December 03, 2021 / by / 0 Comment

The Christmas season feels whole again. After a break forced by the pandemic last year, the College of Fine Arts and Production will perform Handel’s “Messiah” at three local churches on Friday, Sunday and Tuesday. The oratorio takes audiences on the journey of Christ’s birth, death and resurrection and has remained a popular Christmas work since it first was performed in 1742.

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