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GCU’s Improv Troupe Is Getting Serious About Making You Laugh

September 18, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

The show “Improv Your Life,” sponsored by GCU Today, will be presented by two seven-member teams of student comedians at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 24 and 9:30 p.m. on Oct. 25 in Ethington Theatre.

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New Math Professor Discovers Power, Therapy in Irish Harp Music

September 13, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

College of Arts and Sciences assistant professor Shannon Schumann plays the Irish harp as a form of therapy for hospice patients.

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Older Campus Building Converted to New Studios for Dance Program

September 10, 2012 / by / 1 Comment

GCU’s dance program, which has led a nomadic life since being resurrected two years ago, has a new home with two new studios in Building 9. Film production areas also are included in the building, which is now home to the College of Fine Arts and Production.

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Season Opener for Ethington Theatre Proves Worthy of Much Ado

September 04, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

The Shakespearean comedy, given a Western reinterpretation, features the best actors in the College of Fine Arts and Production, how-did-he-do-that scenery by Bill Symington and superb direction by Claude Pensis.

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Ethington Saddles Up for New Season With ‘Much Ado About Nothing’

August 20, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s theatre program was revived in the fall of 2010 after a hiatus, and last year’s series, which opened with “You Can’t Take It With You” and included “Dracula” as well as “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” played to several sold-out houses.

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Let There Be (More) Music: COFAP Adds Band Program

August 14, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

By Doug Carroll GCU News Bureau To the long list of things already named Herd at GCU, you can add one that will be Heard. That would be the new Thundering Heard Pep Band, which could have as many as 80 members under the direction of Paul Koch, the University’s director of bands and an instrumental professor of music. Koch (pronounced “Cook”) says his goal is to assemble a high-energy band capable of becoming the “sixth man” at Antelope men’s and women’s basketball games in GCU Arena. He says the process is kind of like shopping for a good car stereo. “I’m more concerned with the balance of instruments than pure numbers,” says Koch, who’s no stranger to launching a band. Before coming to GCU, he was director of bands at Perry High School in Chandler since the school’s opening in 2007.

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That’s (Free) Entertainment: Concert, Comedy End Year With a Bang

May 03, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

The Music Department’s annual awards concert presented three of GCU’s choirs plus five soloists and was followed by a raucous set of improvisational comedy at Ethington Theatre.

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Day 1: GCU Commencement Blog

May 03, 2012 / by / 2 Comments

Read about the Class of 2012 and commencement ceremonies Thursday from GCU Arena in our blog, compiled by Doug Carroll, Michael Ferraresi and Bob Romantic of the GCU News Bureau.

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Spring Dance Concert Explores Range of Movement, Emotion

April 30, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

The College of Fine Arts and Production’s concert, titled “@,” included 10 dance pieces — three by GCU students. Others were choreographed by GCU dance faculty and metro Phoenix dance companies.

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Student Worker of Month: Fair a Fixture at Ethington Theatre

April 27, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

By Bob Romantic GCU News Bureau Rebecca Fair is the first face visitors see when they visit Ethington Theatre – even when maybe she’s not supposed to be. Fair works as a box office assistant at Ethington, which technically means she’s supposed to be there 20 hours a week. Good luck with that. In reality, she’s there twice that amount of time. “The box office is technically open from 9 to 5, so I take care of it. It just makes it easier if I’m here,” said Fair, a sophomore theatre major who has been chosen as the Career Services Student Worker of the Month for April. “There’s times I’m here and do nothing and I sit there and say, ‘OK I’m going to do homework,’ and other times it gets crazy and there are five calls at once. “Being here in the theatre, I get to see all my peers and friends and the actors I work with. They’re always a lot of entertainment. … And the fact I get to help Rose (Werther) and make it so she doesn’t have to worry about it makes me happy. I take care of tickets and organize things so she can […]

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