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Faculty to peers: ‘Practice what you teach’

October 24, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Making connections between Christian values and classroom teaching can go a long way toward engaging students, even in STEM and technology subjects. Three GCU faculty members shared their insights on doing so during Friday’s “Lunch and Learn” as part of the Integration of Faith, Learning and Work lecture series sponsored by the College of Theology.

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Mock debate has elusive quality — civility

October 24, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

What, an issue-driven debate? Yes, and that was the point of the Speech and Debate Team’s mock presidential debate staged Friday at Ethington Theatre, which provided a serious forum for candidate’s views in a funny way while entertaining the nearly 250 in attendance who laughed, learned and cast ballots. Said College of Humanities and Social Sciences Dean Dr. Sherman Elliott: “We wanted to showcase civil discourse.”

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Slideshow: GCU students stage polite debate

October 21, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau  

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National Day on Writing gets the word out

October 21, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Students and faculty celebrated the National Day on Writing on Thursday by creating chalk poetry, community stories and mini-autobiographies as they spread the word that writing is fun. The six-word personal stories created by passersby — such as “Aspiring feminist and pizza lover” were especially interesting.

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There’s nothing fake about the laughs at Lip Sync

October 20, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Grand Canyon University’s annual Lip Sync talent show created a long line of students and occupied a full house Wednesday night when nine talented teams lip synced their favorite songs, celebrities and movie clips. The thing about this event is that it engages community and encourages peer support, said Julia Bates, event coordinator. “It’s easy to see why there’s so much hype around it,” she said. “Students love being a part of it.”

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Never fear, teachers — certification help is on the way

October 18, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

On Saturday, GCU’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences is hosting its first annual conference to help students prepare for the National Evaluation Series (NES), an exam Arizona students are required to pass before student teaching and to receive the required certification to teach.

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Politics is laughing matter in ‘Of Thee I Sing’

October 14, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

“Of Thee I Sing,” the musical political satire that opens tonight at Ethington Theatre, gives the audience a delightful reason to laugh out loud at a fictional presidential campaign. The delight comes in all forms, from the visual spectacle of 1930s-era costumes, a stage filled with stars and stripes, humor ranging from subtle to slapstick, singing that is at once beautiful and hummable and cast full of actors who clearly enjoy the art of comedy.

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Slideshow: ‘Of Thee I Sing’ opens at Ethington Theatre

October 14, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau “Of Thee I Sing” opens today at Ethington Theatre, a welcome respite from Presidential election fever. This singing and dancing political satire has been making audiences laugh and hum since 1931. Performances are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday and Oct. 21-22; 2 p.m. Oct. 16 and 23. Tickets are available here, and students get tickets free with ID.      

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Day of activities to celebrate writing

October 13, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

GCU will celebrate the National Day on Writing on Oct. 20 with a variety of activities, all intended to encourage the community to embrace, recognize, practice, promote and have fun with writing.

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Career practicum is handy for students, employers

October 12, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

The first annual Counseling and Psychology Career Practicum was a win-win for behavioral health organizations that seek to hire interns and for GCU students who need practicum placements. The event was a bigger success than expected and one of a series of college-specific hiring events the Career Impact Center is hosting this year.

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