Rating: - 0

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 […]

READ MORE
Rating: - 0

K-12 science dynamo spreads STEM love

January 27, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Amanda Hughens, GCU’s K-12 STEM outreach manager, is a blur of positive energy who wears more proverbial hats than a millinery’s models and whose resume is rife with adventurous as well as academic accomplishments. In her new role, the former teacher, writer, and underwater search and rescue diver spreads love of STEM among teachers and students of all ages. GCU Today has the story.

READ MORE
Rating: - 0

Race starter braves the elements of cancer fight

January 26, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Story by Janie Magruder Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau Emma Kerr is the picture of true grit. Not the boot-wearin’, horse-ridin’, gun-totin’ kind you see in old Westerns, but the quiet brand of courage and determination that has a large community of family and friends, including a Grammy-winning artist, rootin’ as she fights for her life. Emma was diagnosed 14 months ago with leukemia, and it’s been a rough road. The 11-year-old Phoenix girl missed 81 days of fifth grade last year for cancer treatments and resulting infections. Last Thursday, she was released from Phoenix Children’s Hospital (PCH) after spending 55 days there, including 11 days in intensive care when a persistent fever spiked to almost 105 degrees. Besides pneumonia, Emma also had contracted Valley fever, which had settled in her shoulder, hips and knees and required surgery to remove an abscess and fix the fever. 6th Annual GCU Foundation Run to Fight Children’s Cancer What: A 10K run, 5K run and cancer survivors walk to raise awareness of pediatric cancer and funds for Phoenix Children’s Hospital and Children’s Cancer Network. When: 7 a.m.-noon, Saturday, March 12 Where: On and around GCU’s main campus, 3300 W. Camelback Road, Phoenix […]

READ MORE
Rating: - 0

Honoring God in the workplace is on our office to-do list

January 25, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

What would you have to change about yourself in the workplace if your employer was God? You might need to pray more often for the ability to do what’s right, to be more forgiving and do walk humbly, and you might do a “heart check” to ensure we are loving and serving others. That was the message at Friday’s Integration of Faith, Learning and Work “Lunch and Learn” faculty program, entitled, “Work That Honors God.”

READ MORE
Rating: - 0

Diaw shows what in the world is going on in pro sports

January 21, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Students in the Colangelo College of Business got to hear from another plugged-in speaker Wednesday night, and this one gave them a global view of the new world of pro sports. Boris Diaw, who used to play for the Phoenix Suns and now is with the San Antonio Spurs, showed how he used basketball to create his brand.

READ MORE
Rating: - 0

Super Bowl CEO shows students how to think big

January 20, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Jay Parry, president and CEO of the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee, has had a career almost as unusual as her first name. Her talk Tuesday morning to Colangelo College of Business students was filled with life lessons and common sense. Find out more about how she kept moving up the corporate ladder — and how she got her name — in this GCU Today story.

READ MORE
Rating: - 0

STEM Discover event draws self-proclaimed ‘nerds’

January 19, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

With their keen interest in science, technology, engineering and math, the134 high school juniors and seniors who attended a VIP Discover event at GCU this weekend had a decidedly geekier bent than typical groups of GCU prospective students who are interested in a variety of degrees. These are the sort of students who stayed up until 3 a.m. playing League of Legends and who listened raptly when GCU’s engineering and innovative computing club presidents rhapsodized about their organizations. GCU Today has the story.

READ MORE
Rating: - 0

New executive chef consumed by food passion

January 14, 2016 / by / 1 Comment

Kevin Walton, executive chef of the new Lope House restaurant at Grand Canyon University Golf Course, talks about cooking and customer service the way GCU President Brian Mueller talks about servant leadership and community outreach. The passion shows in the presentation and, of course, taste of the simplest dishes, Walton says.

READ MORE
Rating: - 0

Big turnout for Ministry Forum hears discussion on church leadership

January 12, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

The first Ministry Forum of the new semester met Monday night, and a big turnout heard an interesting discussion about the best ways to govern the church. One of the panelists was Dr. John Frederick, worship coordinator of the Center for Worship Arts, and he put it in perspective best when he said, “Every church is messed up because there are people in there.”

READ MORE
Rating: - 0

STEM high school students getting VIP campus treatment this week

January 11, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

The 200 high school juniors and seniors visiting campus this week are a shining example of GCU’s goal of attracting students who intend to concentrate on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) classes. The visitors are attending a two-night, VIP, invitation-only GCU Discover event Friday and Saturday that will showcase all things STEM at GCU, and of course, a basketball game. GCU Today has the story.

READ MORE