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Speech and Debate Showcase stirs emotions

April 12, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

In their final Speech and Debate Showcase of the 2015-16 academic year, students presented riveting, provocative topics that reminded the packed audience in the Colangelo College of Business why the three-year-old team has become a national success story. The speeches, performed two days before the team leaves for the National Forensics Association Championships at Ball State University in Indiana, made spectators laugh, cry and, in the end, applaud.

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Vets salute what GCU military program does for them

April 05, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

When GCU established its military program in 2013, it quickly became a lifesaver for veterans who want to resume or begin their education and be in a better position for a new career. The family of Master Sergeant Steve Hall, in particular, has taken advantage of the program.

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Senior Dinner shines spotlight on graduating class

March 31, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

The second annual Senior Dinner Wednesday drew a crowd of 450 students, faculty and guests, formally dressed in dazzling gowns and sharp suits, to celebrate the hard work and contributions of the 2016 graduating class. The event recognized those outstanding students and staff who have shown commitment and excellence inside and outside of the classroom.

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More great news for Speech and Debate Team

March 29, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s Speech and Debate Team won an honor that surprised director Barry Regan, College of Humanities and Social Sciences instructor: It notched 20th place out of 161 teams in the International Public Debate Association rankings. The honor was unexpected because GCU’s young team primarily competes in a different style of debate, and it’s yet another example of how complicated it is to trumpet the team’s successes.

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Grand total, grander feats of 100,000+ alumni

March 17, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

GCU has surpassed the 100,000 mark in alumni, and the accomplishments of that special group continue to resonate around the world. Here’s the story of what some of them have done and why people who hire them consistently put their resumes in the “yes” pile.

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There’s no debating GCU’s speech and debate cachet

March 10, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s Speech and Debate Team continues to shine and collect accolades and successes wherever it competes. The team’s glowing reputation adds luster to GCU’s already shining image, and as if the tournament wins were’t enough to add feathers to the University’s purple cap, this week team director Barry Regan announced that the campus will host the 2017 National Christian College Forensics Invitational — one of the most prestigious on the national speech and debate circuit.

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Hall of Fame inductees epitomize GCU’s spirit

February 22, 2016 / by / 1 Comment

The 2016 Alumni Hall of Fame ceremony Saturday afternoon, the high point of the homecoming weekend, featured crisp speeches and many plaudits for the University — both what it was like when the inductees were here and how it still makes them feel today. But two, in particular, have an especially interesting perspective on what they see on campus because they still have important roles at GCU.

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Antelope Intros: Tim Nollan and Dr. Roméo Farinacci

February 19, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

This week’s edition of Antelope Intros features two main campus employees who like to seek exciting opportunities and cherish family.

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Shakespeare’s settings live large in our imaginations

February 04, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

On Wednesday, as a highlight of GCU’s weeklong celebration honoring the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death in 1616, guest lecturer and acknowledged Shakespeare expert Dr. Paul Hartle gave a talk on how the playwright created elaborate settings—using only his words. “Imagination produces the landscape,” Hartle, visiting from St Catharine’s College, Cambridge University, told a rapt audience of 200 students, faculty and staff in GCU’s Ethington Theatre.

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GCU to host Shakespeare Week

January 29, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

By Laurie Merrill GCU News Bureau  Monday is the start of Shakespeare Week, when GCU’s cup will runneth over with student performances and presentations of some of the Bard of Avon’s most beloved classics spread across campus daily. “Celebrating the greatest writer in the English language in this way is the least we can do for the next generation, who will enjoy and carry on his works,” said Dr. Sherman Elliott, dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. Monday: 12-12:45 p.m., members of the speech and debate team will read Shakespeare near the southeast corner of the Intramural Field. Tuesday: 10:45–11 a.m., students from the College of Fine Arts and Production (COFAP) will perform scenes from “As You Like It” on the Promenade next to Building 6. 12:45-1 p.m., COFAP students will perform the balcony scene from “Romeo and Juliet” on the Building 57 staircase. Wednesday: 11:15 a.m., Dr. Paul Hartle, fellow/senior tutor from St Catharine’s College, University of Cambridge, will speak to students about Shakespeare at Ethington Theater. 12:30-12:45 p.m., Critical Mass will perform outside Ethington after Hartle’s presentation. 4:15-5:15 p.m., Hartle will present “Shakespeare Mashups — Adapting Shakespeare for Today’s Young Audience” in Building 16, Room 401. Thursday: 12:45-1 p.m., COFAP students […]

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