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Slideshow: Spring Commencement, Friday afternoon ceremony

April 23, 2022 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Ralph Freso GCU News Bureau The Friday afternoon ceremony in Spring Commencement at Grand Canyon University featured traditional students from the Colangelo College of Business and the College of Theology. The student speaker was Estephanie Torres of CCOB. Erica and Fausto Valladares, whose daughter Chelsea died in a car accident earlier in the month, were presented a posthumous degree on her behalf. Here’s a replay of the ceremony. Read related stories here and here.  

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Slideshow: Spring Commencement, Friday morning ceremony

April 22, 2022 / by / 1 Comment

Photos by Rick D’Elia GCU News Bureau The Friday morning ceremony in Spring Commencement at Grand Canyon University awarded bachelor’s degrees to traditional students. Here’s a replay of the ceremony.  

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The Grand Collective mixes students’ music, design

April 22, 2022 / by / 0 Comment

The Grand Collective, a five-song EP released Friday, again was produced entirely by Worship Arts students and alumni, but this year they also collaborated with design students in the College of Arts and Media. Total number of students involved: 29. “The goal is to be as student inclusive as possible,” said Joseph Vaught, the 2021 graduate who manages the project.

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Faculty made One Foundation discussions flourish

April 18, 2022 / by / 0 Comment

“Human Flourishing: Embracing Our Purpose,” the One Foundation topic for the 2021-22 academic year, sparked six deep discussions among GCU faculty. What made it even more interesting was the way they perceive flourishing amid all the problems in today’s world. “I think people were really playing off of that and thinking about the way students are processing that amount of change in a short amount of time. You can hear it,” said Dr. Jason Hiles, Dean of the College of Theology.

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Slideshow: Spring Songwriters Showcase

April 05, 2022 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Ralph Freso GCU News Bureau Twelve students from the GCU Worship Arts program performed their songs Monday night in the Spring Songwriters Showcase at Canyon 49 Grill. Here’s the story.  

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Students make their voices heard in Showcase

April 05, 2022 / by / 0 Comment

From veteran performers such as Amanda Riffe, Madison Russell and Nicole Jasperse to newcomers such as Olivia Lazzarini, the Spring Songwriters Showcase displayed a wide range of strong voices Monday night at Canyon 49 Grill. But they all have one thing in common: They love to write and perform worship music — even if they’re new at it. “Now I can’t stop writing things,” said another newcomer, Abby Sorensen. “That’s what’s so fun. You find a new passion for something – that’s me, anyway – and you get a little obsessed with it.”

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After student’s tragic death, Kamp Love was born

April 01, 2022 / by / 0 Comment

After the death of his best friend, Jarod Lovekamp, on a camping trip, Austin Rockwell was convinced that his new camp ministry project, Camp Lope, was over. But after listening to the Lord, Rockwell has helped the camp reach heights that he would have never thought possible. Now called Kamp Love, the nonprofit has served more than 2,000 college students and trained more than 250 student volunteers with a mission of glorifying the Gospel while also paying homage to Lovekamp and his legacy. At a camping trip earlier this semester, the College of Arts and Media’s traveling theatre troupe, Parables, also made an appearance.

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Colorful finale: ‘Dreamcoat’ lights up Ethington stage

March 31, 2022 / by / 1 Comment

From costumes to music to choreography, there’s something for everyone in “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” which opens Friday night in Ethington Theatre. The dreamcoat is a production of the collaboration between the College of Arts and Media and College of Science, Engineering and Technology. “He’s got a personality, that coat,” costume designer Nola Yergen said with a grin. “It’s truly a one-of-a-kind work of art.” The performance also marks an important first for the University – fiberoptic cabling that enables an orchestra to perform the show’s music live from the GCU Recording Studio.

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Homecoming Family Weekend makes big impression

March 07, 2022 / by / 0 Comment

Thousands of alumni, students, families and friends came to campus to participate in the University’s first in-person Homecoming Family Weekend since before the pandemic. There was no shortage of excitement as fan favorites returned and new events popped up. “This is the Disneyland of campuses. We really just enjoy coming out here,” said Warren Thompson, who came to campus with his family to visit daughter Bella. “It’s been great to connect and see some other students that our daughter has connected with and meet their parents. Everyone seems really down to earth.”

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Campus celebration returns to in-person activities

March 03, 2022 / by / 0 Comment

An action-packed weekend is upon us as this year’s Homecoming Family Weekend draws closer. For the first time since the beginning of the pandemic, events from Homecoming and Family Weekend will be restored to their in-person format. There is no shortage of ways to get involved on and off campus.

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