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They’re blazing a trail from San Miguel to GCU

December 14, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Three members of the graduating class at Friday’s winter commencement are the first from San Miguel High in Tucson, a school for the economically disadvantaged. It’s the only Arizona school in the Cristo Rey Network, a collection of high schools that integrate four years of college preparatory work with work experience. “I’ve shared my experiences with other students, and I know that many will, like me, go to GCU,” said one of the three, Esperanza Sesteaga.

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GCU’s definition of perfect harmony: Critical Mass

December 14, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

The incredible talent and harmony of GCU’s Critical Mass a cappella ensemble will be on display again Friday afternoon, as it is before every commencement. The 14 members must go through auditions every year to qualify for the group, which performs almost 50 times a year.

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GCU celebrates growth, excellence of Honors College

December 12, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

The successful journey of growth and academic excellence inspired a celebration for the Honors College Saturday, recognizing President Brian Mueller for his impact and innovation, the college’s 50 inaugural members, a warm speech by recent graduate Brittany Holen and an introduction of the advisory board and team. Students also were invited to meet two outstanding power couples with perspective on balancing careers and marriage.

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Slideshow: Winter Dance Concert

December 09, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Emily Saunders GCU News Bureau The Winter Dance Concert is scheduled for Friday-Saturday, Dec. 9-10, at Grand Canyon University’s Ethington Theatre. Here are photos from the rehearsal.  

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GCU wins cybersecurity-awareness campaign award

December 08, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

GCU has won a prestigious award for its effective cybersecurity-awareness program. Using a new twist, GCU’s IT Security department has raised employee awareness of suspicious emails, resulting in early reporting and thwarting of cyber attacks.

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From pain comes gain in Worship Arts Showcase

December 08, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

The fall 2016 Worship Arts Songwriter Showcase highlighted a dozen songs from Worship Arts students, molded around each other through a common theme of “struggle,” that affects everyone throughout life. The 12 songs will be combined with a dozen from spring semester and finalists will be chosen for a 12-track compilation CD.

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Never a dull moment with the Cantalopes

December 07, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

The Cantalopes, GCU’s resident improv troupe, is attracting a bigger audience with every performance, and it’s easy to see why. They put in a lot of hard work to be funny and genuine on the spot. Every Monday, improv captain Kayana Sweeney teaches a free improv study hall that is open to all students. Cantalopes’ members hope to see students from every college not only at the classes but also at the twice-monthly shows.

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Students dig this: GCU help is shovel-ready

December 07, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Students regularly go off campus to help the community around GCU, and, best of all, they do it with a smile. “I think we all understand the meaning of wanting to give back to a community that has blessed us,” said one.

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Slideshow: 2016 Handel’s Messiah

December 06, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Grand Canyon University’s College of Fine Arts and Production on Monday proudly presented the fifth annual Handel’s Messiah, featuring the Canyon Symphony Orchestra, Canyon Choral Society and Canyon Festival Chorus.

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Regan honored for Speech and Debate success

December 06, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Barry Regan, director of the University’s Speech and Debate Team, was given an award at a recent conference for his leadership of a team that continues racking up successes. The 21-member group finished the fall season with a flurry of outstanding performances as it looks forward to its next contest in January.

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