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New faculty expand strong credentials, caring attitude in GCU nursing program

October 16, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

A Floridian who wanted to be a nurse for as long as she can remember and who has now worked in the field for 30 years this fall joined GCU’s College of Nursing and Health Care Professions as assistant dean. Dr. Lisa Smith is among several new faculty faces who are bringing a wealth of knowledge and variety of experience to the college.

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Inside scoop: Colangelo dishes, crowd eats it up

October 15, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Listening to Jerry Colangelo talk about his upbringing in Chicago, his move out West and his rising through the professional sports management ranks is always a treat. But on Wednesday, during the Colangelo College of Business Dean Speaker’s Series, the Phoenix sports business icon brought even more to the table, riveting his packed Student Union audience with story after story that illustrated his great kindness, sense of humor and business acumen.

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Student input helps Canyon Angels take wing

October 15, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

The new Canyon Angels met for the first time Wednesday night, and the investors in attendance got to witness the twist that will make GCU’s group different from others: Student teams shared their due diligence findings on the three startups who did presentations. “This is a cut above,” said one of the investors, GCU adjunct professor David Blackledge.

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Online student juggles jobs, coursework with dispatch

October 14, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Sandra Seelhammer of Faribault, Minn., is showing how a degree in Christian studies can be utilized in the working world, and she certainly has a world of work: She’s a mom, an emergency dispatcher and a coordinator for multi-agency response strategies to domestic violence crimes. Yet she still is on course to graduate with honors.

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Steinberg is on the money with talk to GCU sports business students

October 12, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Story by Rick Vacek Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau The first thing that strikes you about Leigh Steinberg is his genuine curiosity about every facet of the sports world. The second thing is that he’s genuine, period. So when Colangelo School of Sports Business students at Grand Canyon University got to hear the legendary “Jerry Maguire” sports agent Friday as he shared stories, rattled off numbers and waxed philosophic about his 40-plus years in the business, it was a firsthand glimpse into what they need to start acquiring. Show me the money? Show me the knowledge. “The thing we say to students a lot is, no matter what you do, know what’s going on,” said Dr. Brian Smith, director of the School of Sports Business. “He really, really knows what’s going on, and he has an eye toward the future that’s really remarkable.” Smith saw that right away Friday when he picked up Steinberg to bring him to campus. The agent was on fire about a story about college football coaches’ salaries that had appeared in USA Today. Upon his arrival, it didn’t take long before that enthusiasm had the overflow audience, which included University administrators, in rapt […]

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In the spotlight: COFAP dancers produce pieces rooted in Scottish lore and Greek mythology

October 12, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s talented dance students will be running the show at both Fall Student Spotlight Dance Concerts, scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday in Thunder Alley. They have choreographed and will be dancing, lighting the stage and managing the details for the College of Fine Arts and Production’s dance department first performances of the year. Read more about two of the dancers, a Scottish senior and a freshman who imbued Greek mythology into her piece, in this GCU Today story.

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Antelope Intros: Laurie Merrill and Lance Hyden

October 09, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

This week’s Antelope Intros feature a writer from New Jersey and a former Marine who’s a published author. But both have interests far beyond putting words together.

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Sneak peek: From baguette duels and bucket heads to prison stripes and big belly laughs, ‘Scapin’ all fun and games

October 08, 2015 / by / 1 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau The College of Fine Arts and Production at Grand Canyon University will present “Scapin,” a zany adaptation of a 17th century comedy in Ethington Theatre this weekend and Oct. 16-18. You’ll want to see it at least twice, so hurry to buy tickets here. Here’s an early look from dress rehearsal.  

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Buffoonery blusters through Ethington with ‘Scapin’

October 08, 2015 / by / 1 Comment

Don’t let the possibly unfamiliar title of the College of Fine Arts and Production’s newest play keep you away from Ethington Theatre this weekend or next. “Scapin,” an adaptation of a 350-year-old French comedy, will twist your funny bone and split your sides from the opening lines to curtain call. We recommend you bring tissues to mop the tears that will be streaming from your face. Click here to read more about the show (and to learn to pronounce “Scapin’) and don’t miss University photographer Darryl Webb’s photos from Wednesday’s dress rehearsal.

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Ministry Forum delves into Scripture on the topic of baptism

October 06, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

What does the Bible say about whether babies should be baptized or whether the sacrament should wait until after an individual can profess his or her faith and join the body of Christ? As four faculty members from the GCU College of Theology pointed out during a Ministry Forum on campus Monday, a definitive Biblical answer is not available. The debate on paedobaptism (infant baptism) and credobaptism (believer’s baptism) continues.

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