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GCU Volunteer Fair a ‘matchmaking opportunity’

May 17, 2018 / by / 1 Comment

“I wanted to pay it back,” GCU Enrollment supervisor Michael Rodriguez said at the GCU Volunteer Fair on Wednesday at the 27th Avenue office building as he signed up at the Big Brothers Big Sisters booth. Rodriguez himself was paired with a Big Brother when he was a kid. BBBS was just one of the 20 GCU-supported nonprofits employees were able to connect with at the fair, an event GCU Community Outreach Manager Debbie Accomazzo calls a “matchmaking opportunity.”

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Worship Team strikes a chord at Chapel

May 15, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Not many college students get to perform in a venue as big as the 7,000-capacity Grand Canyon University Arena. But that’s not the only boon of performing with the University’s three eight-member Worship Team bands. The student musicians and vocalists also refine their craft, connect with students during Chapel and The Gathering, become family with the close-knit group of Worship Team musicians and, of course, inspire those who listen with messages of faith.

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Making commencement memories is show of hands

April 28, 2018 / by / 5 Comments

Time after time over three days of commencement, Grand Canyon University volunteers sought to make the experience special for the graduates. One of the ways they do it is the “tunnel walk” after each ceremony — applauding the grads as they walk out of the Arena after the ceremony. It was just one of many memorable moments.

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Slideshow: Friday morning commencement

April 27, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Travis Neely GCU News Bureau Online students from the College of Fine Arts and Production, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, the College of Theology and the College of Science, Engineering and Technology participated in commencement Friday morning in GCU Arena. To watch the ceremony, click here.      

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Slideshow: Thursday morning commencement

April 26, 2018 / by / 1 Comment

Photos by David Kadlubowski and Travis Neely GCU News Bureau The first of eight spring 2018 commencement ceremonies at Grand Canyon University included graduates from the Colangelo College of Business and the College of Fine Arts and Production on Thursday morning. To watch the ceremony, click here.    

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Students have designs on art at Portfolio Showcase

April 26, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

The recent 2018 GCU Design Students’ Senior Portfolio Showcase featured everything from shoes decorated in a GCU-student-made graphic design to animation shorts and logos designed for businesses. More than 55 senior design students featured their work at the event.

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Carnegie Hall concert a ‘transformative experience’

April 25, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

For any performer, Carnegie Hall is the big show, and GCU’s Canyon Choral Society was part of the big show when it took the stage recently at the famed New York venue — an experience Dr. Juan De Dios Hernandez, Assistant Dean of the College of Fine Arts and Production, calls “transformative.”

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Slideshow: Canyon Choral Society concert

April 19, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Photos By David Kadlubowski  The Canyon Choral Society performed its final concert of the 2017-18 academic year at First Southern Baptist Church on Wednesday. The concert featured Morten Lauridsen’s “Lux Aeterna,” or “Eternal Light,” and Dan Forrest’s “Jubilate Deo.” The students’ next destination is Carnegie Hall, where they will perform at 1 p.m. April 23.    

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Ceremony remembers those GCU has lost

April 18, 2018 / by / 1 Comment

“We’re here tonight to hopefully, not only mourn together and remember together, but to celebrate their lives together,” Dr. Tim Griffin, Dean of Students, said at Tuesday night’s Celebration of Life ceremony. The GCU community honored the lives of Christian Applegate, Roy Pietrek, Keisha Nicole Oyola Perales, Dr. Tiffany Mealman and Taylor White.

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Choir to shine a light at GCU — and Carnegie Hall

April 16, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

“There’s nothing like it,” Dr. Juan de Dios Hernandez says of performing at Carnegie Hall, which he and 120 GCU vocalists will do April 23. The campus community has one last chance to see those vocalists in concert before their big trip. The Canyon Choral Society will tackle Morten Lauridsen’s “Lux Aeterna” and Dan Forrest’s “Jubilate Deo” at 7 p.m. Wednesday at First Southern Baptist Church.

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