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GCU dance students step up variety in spring show

April 15, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

As the title suggests, there will be something for everyone at the GCU Ethington Dance Ensemble’s spring concert, “Ballet to Broadway: And Everything in Between,” this weekend. A variety of works, choreographed and performed by faculty and students, will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday in Ethington Theatre. GCU Today has a story with ticket info.

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Worship Songwriters Showcase

April 14, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau Students from the Center for Worship Arts at Grand Canyon University gathered Monday night in Thunderground for the second Worship Songwriters Showcase, which featured eight new songs. The performers and their song titles: Katie Schmitz: “My Dear One” Angel Morris: “Over and Over” Seth Gosch: “Lord Have Your Way” Chloe Langford: “I’m Set Free” Haley Hodge and Hannah Mount: “Eden” Sarynne Earls: “Waves” Karina Torres with Sarynne Earls: “Coming Closer” Ben Sweet: “Desolation”    

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Harmony is the key to 1st Worship Arts EP

April 13, 2015 / by / 1 Comment

The College of Theology’s Center for Worship Arts program is releasing its first EP on Tuesday, and the story behind one of the songs, “Follow You,” is one of great collaboration and divine intervention. The fact that Desiree Aguilar and Jessi Sams both wound up at GCU is amazing; the way they landed in the Worship Arts program and became friends is almost beyond comprehension.

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Graduates regaled at GCU Senior Dinner

April 10, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

The first Senior Night at GCU was a big moment Thursday for nine students and eight faculty/staff members, who were among a crowd of 450 in the Arena. The student award recipients were selected by University leadership in the areas of academics, athletics and student affairs and for their service, faith and spirit. The faculty and staff received awards for positively impacting students.

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Research colloquia designed to refine range of academic ideas

April 07, 2015 / by / 1 Comment

Several Grand Canyon University faculty members will be making presentations related to their academic research from 3-5 p.m. today and Thursday at Howerton Hall as part of the annual spring research colloquia.

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Philosopher bares his soul in campus talks

April 02, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Faculty and students both turned out in large numbers Tuesday and Wednesday to hear Dr. J.P. Moreland, a prominent Christian philosopher from Biola University who takes delight in refuting neuroscience’s claims about the soul.

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Colangelo Scholarships to transform students’ lives

April 02, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

The Colangelo Scholarships, a new initiative in the Colangelo College of Business, were awarded this week, and the emotions of the high school seniors were off the charts when CCOB Dean Dr. Randy Gibb and a purple-shirted contingent, including Thunder, descended upon them to share the news. The three recipients are from Alhambra, Maryvale and Valley Christian high schools.

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Colangelo shares pearls of wisdom with GCU management team

April 02, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

By popular demand, Phoenix sports business icon Jerry Colangelo, for whom the University’s College of Business is named, on Wednesday addressed about 450 GCU managers, directors, faculty, deans and administrators. Colangelo answered questions and shared inspirational quotes and guiding principles, including this familiar one: “Your relationship with your Lord, your family, your business is the pecking order. When people get messed up it’s when that order gets messed up.”

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Teens, robots swarming campus for STEM showdown

April 01, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

For many students, high school robotics events get them interested in the STEM disciplines they will eventually study in college. If this week is any indication, as Grand Canyon University Arena hosts the West Regional of the Arizona FIRST Robotics Competition, the showdowns are wildly popular and filled with the showmanship of major sporting events. The event is free and open to the public beginning at 8:30 a.m. both days.

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Celebrating the ubiquity of Ashley Laneri: 1993-2015

March 30, 2015 / by / 6 Comments

Like a memorable performance in a stage play or choir concert, Ashley Laneri won’t soon be forgotten, it was apparent during her memorial service Saturday on campus. About 450 family members, students, faculty and staff and others gathered to pay tribute to the life of the GCU senior who died March 13 from injuries she sustained in a car accident in Phoenix.

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