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Career Services Student Workers of the Month: Autumn Gilchriest and Stephen Crane

February 24, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

By Marette Hahn GCU Career Services When you sit down with Autumn Gilchriest and Stephen Crane, this month’s Student Workers of the Month, you immediately feel at ease. They exude hard work, customer service, strategic thinking and a true enjoyment of working with others. Gilchriest and Crane both started their student worker experience at the ITS Staff Help Desk. However, with their exemplary work ethics and service-oriented dispositions, it’s not a surprise that they were promoted to even bigger responsibilities. Gilchriest, a senior Forensic Sciences major, now works as a Network Operations Center (NOC) Technician, where she gets to try her hand with servers on a much larger scale.  Crane, a junior Entrepreneurial Studies major, is now with End Point, which requires a higher level of technology software understanding and supports full-time staffers. Gilchriest initially applied for the NOC full-time position just to practice interviewing, and they were so impressed with her and her potential, they brought her on as a student worker so she could start learning earlier. When she’s not busy taking care of our servers, she is out enjoying her classwork, which includes learning about instrumental analysis, toxicology, blood spatter and DNA testing. As if that wasn’t enough, […]

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Record day: Students band with Rend Collective

February 23, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Students in the Center for Worship Arts did so well in their first recording session with Rend Collective during the 2014-15 school year, the group came back Monday — and this time it was in the new recording studio. GCU is the only university that Rend Collective does this with, and the students got an experience that they won’t soon forget.

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McCain/Colangelo ‘team’ entertains, educates

February 22, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

It’s always a special event when Sen. John McCain or Jerry Colangelo is on campus, but Friday night was doubly good because they appeared together and just talked about sports for an hour and a half. The crowd on the fourth floor of the Student Union got to hear stories, insights and more than a few good one-liners.

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Hall of Fame inductees epitomize GCU’s spirit

February 22, 2016 / by / 1 Comment

The 2016 Alumni Hall of Fame ceremony Saturday afternoon, the high point of the homecoming weekend, featured crisp speeches and many plaudits for the University — both what it was like when the inductees were here and how it still makes them feel today. But two, in particular, have an especially interesting perspective on what they see on campus because they still have important roles at GCU.

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Antelope Intros: Tim Nollan and Dr. Roméo Farinacci

February 19, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

This week’s edition of Antelope Intros features two main campus employees who like to seek exciting opportunities and cherish family.

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Techies with tender hearts give computers, skills to community

February 17, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s Innovative Computing Club is about a year old, but this month club members are completing a compassion mission they began almost as soon as the club was formed. They acquired and assembled 100 fully equipped desktops — complete with monitors, keyboards and mice — to four Arizona organizations that help disadvantaged community members.

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Engineers honor Mueller for STEM leadership

February 16, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

GCU President Mueller, who has made it a priority to expand STEM programs and enrollment at GCU to help build a highly trained workforce, was honored at the IEEE’s annual banquet Saturday at the Hilton Phoenix Airport.

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Students get new perspectives on dance in spring work

February 16, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

By Janie Magruder GCU News Bureau Dance faculty and students in the College of Fine Arts and Production are studying this week with guest artist Dr. Padmaja Suresh, a renowned Bharatanatyam dancer and teacher from Bangalore, India. Suresh is an intellectual performer whose productions have won her critical acclaim around the world. She has lectured and danced at various international conferences, including at UNESCO, and her school, Aatmayala, shares dance with underprivileged children in her community and rural areas around it. Participants in the classes will be adding what they learned from Kwame Shaka Opare, a classically trained West African dancer based in Baltimore who was a guest artist on campus in January, when he composed a dance with two sections of his original work for the spring performances. Opare, who started touring in the late ’90s with the Broadway show STOMP, is renowned for his ability to engage students and audiences and convey the meaning and purpose of his work. At his lecture last month, Opare connected deeply with students as he shared about his experiences teaching youth in Baltimore. He described the stages of transformation that they experienced, which became the basis of his master’s thesis and concert. Suresh and […]

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‘Important American drama’ comes to Ethington stage

February 11, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl  Webb GCU News Bureau “All My Sons,” which opens Friday in Ethington Theatre, has long been considered one of playwright Arthur Miller’s classics. Claude Pensis, dean of the College of Fine Arts and Production, called it an “important American drama” and a “modern morality play.”    

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COFAP opens 2016 with riveting ‘All My Sons’

February 11, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Arthur Miller’s powerful, yet simple storytelling comes to life on the Ethington Theatre stage at GCU this month, with six performances of “All My Sons.” Written in 1947 by the playwright, who has the notable distinctions of receiving the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and being married to Marilyn Monroe, “All My Sons” reportedly was Miller’s last stab at writing a commercially successful play. Failing that, he would go do something else. He did not need to, and you’ll see why in the College of Fine Arts and Production’s stellar performance.

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