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Arizona science, tech leaders join advisory board

March 25, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

The President’s STEM Advisory Board will help guide the University’s expansion of technology programs and its development of an engineering curriculum.

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Blanchard at 75: He’s still leading the way

March 25, 2014 / by / 2 Comments

Fit and focused, Dr. Ken Blanchard shows no signs of slowing down. His most recent book chronicles his 30-pound weight loss, and he has five more books in the works.

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Canyon Challenge finals: Creativity rules

March 24, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

The five finalists for the third annual entrepreneurial competition will be pursuing $10,000 in prizes — and the field appears stronger than ever.

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Google summit focuses on innovation, collaboration

March 20, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

GCU was the host of a Google Arizona summit on education apps and other tools that will better prepare today’s students, from kindergarten on up, for tomorrow’s collaborative careers and innovative workplaces. An estimated 300 administrators, teachers, librarians and other educators soaked up the details.

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The message in the music: New worship arts program to put Scripture before song

March 17, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

By Doug Carroll GCU News Bureau “David and the whole company of Israel were in the parade, singing at the top of their lungs and playing mandolins, harps, tambourines, castanets and cymbals.” — 2 Samuel 6:5 (Message translation) Never mind his big victory over Goliath or his 30-year reign as Israel’s king. David was a worship leader with one rocking resumé. As the Eric Clapton of his time, young David played the harp so beautifully that he chased away the blues of King Saul. He was a prolific lyricist, credited with writing approximately half of the 150 psalms in the Bible. His dance moves, displayed on one occasion while wearing a tight-fitting garment of questionable taste, disgusted his status-conscious wife, who then received a stinging rebuke from him: “In God’s presence I’ll dance all I want! I’ll become even more undignified than this!” With such a rich heritage of making a joyful noise to the Lord, it’s no wonder that Christians place a king-size emphasis on worship. On Sundays in American churches, a sizable portion of most services is devoted to music, although the harpist/psalmist/mosher of old wouldn’t recognize today’s tools: electric guitars and amplifiers, wireless microphones, soundboards, computerized lighting, […]

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Day 2 blog: Commencement at Comerica Theatre

March 15, 2014 / by / 1 Comment

Highlights from Saturday’s graduation in GCU’s largest colleges: Education and Nursing and Health Care Professions.

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Day 1 blog: Commencement at Comerica Theatre

March 14, 2014 / by / 1 Comment

Highlights from Friday’s graduation of nearly 900 students in four of GCU’s colleges: Arts and Sciences, Theology, Doctoral Studies and Business.

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Speech and debate team wins national tournament

March 13, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s inaugural speech and debate team won its division at a prestigious national competition for Christian universities, besting teams from Pepperdine University, Azusa Pacific Universities and Seattle Pacific Universities, among others.

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Thunder Big Band plays with the big boys

March 13, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Barely a year old, the band is growing up fast under the direction of Paul Koch and was a worthy opening act for the more experienced Red Mountain Big Band.

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‘Requiem’ by Brahms awakens the senses

March 12, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

The seven movements of Brahms’ grand work for chorus, orchestra and soloists were completed by 1868 and received superb treatment by the Canyon Choral Society and Canyon Symphony Orchestra.

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