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Mixed reality virtually pumps up S.M.U.R.F. students

November 13, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

S.M.U.R.F. has nothing to do with little blue creatures who dislike Gargamel. Instead S.M.U.R.F., or Smart Urban Fabrics, is a student research and development group in the College of Science, Engineering and Technology that explores what cutting-edge technologies are able to do. This semester, student researchers in the group are working on mixed reality projects, such as an augmented reality chess program and an augmented reality house.

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Details of all sizes will play big role in ‘Charlie Brown’

November 13, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

“You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” which opens at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Ethington Theatre, goes out of its way to adhere to the iconic details that make the switch from comic strip to stage more inviting. “We have an artistic take on it, but it remains true,” Stage Manager Andrew Weedman said,

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Billboard exec shows students the signs of the times

November 10, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

The billboards that tower over the roadways and proclaim messages from advertisers aren’t your grandmother’s or even your mother’s billboards, Jason King, Vice President of Public Relations for Clear Channel Outdoor said Thursday at Grand Canyon University. Billboards are more about the consumer than ever, and are strategically placed with information from cellphones.

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Robotics Club gets in gear with debut of Thunderbot

November 10, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s Robotics Club has been gearing up for bigger things. Since it debuted last year, the club has been raising funds and establishing bylaws. But this year, it’s going big with the debut of its first competition robot, Thunderbot, and it made the quarterfinals in its first competition.

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For 10 ‘Tartuffe’ students, the show goes on

November 09, 2017 / by / 1 Comment

The seven student designers whose behind-the-scenes brilliance created Ethington Theatre’s recent production of “Tartuffe,” plus three members of the talented cast, have been selected to compete in the second round of the prestigious Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival regional competition in February.

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Her crowning achievement: Miss Africa Arizona

November 09, 2017 / by / 1 Comment

Premed student Adesuwa Osayaren never competed in a pageant before — pageants are her sister’s thing. But after passing the GCU African Student Association table and seeing fliers about the first Miss Africa Arizona event, which focuses more on culture and education, she said, “Why not?” Osayaren was crowned the first Miss Africa Arizona recently.

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GCU students dominate Film Challenge

November 07, 2017 / by / 1 Comment

Teams of Grand Canyon University students swept the top categories in the recent 48 Hour Film Challenge. They were competing against the Art Institute of Phoenix and the reigning champion, University of Advancing Technology of Tempe.

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GCU repeats as Stock Market Challenge winner

November 07, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

The Colangelo College of Business is on a winning streak in the Stock Market Challenge. For the second consecutive year, a team of CCOB students won the University division of the event, and another CCOB team took third.

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Students change local landscape at Serve the City

November 06, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

There was another great turnout of students Saturday for Serve the City — 220 of them went out into the neighborhood to paint, landscape and do cleanup. They worked on 10 more houses, bringing the total to 131 and bringing smiles to the faces of more homeowners.

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Grad Week celebrates, prepares winter grads

November 03, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

As graduates face down their last month as GCU students, the Career IMPACT Center and the Alumni Relations office organized a week of events to make it memorable. Soon-to-be grads took advantage of an exciting mix of career workshops, networking opportunities and festive events this week before crossing the stage in December.

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