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Slideshow: Saturday morning commencement

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Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau Moments of triumph and delight highlighted fall commencement exercises Saturday morning at Grand Canyon University Arena.      

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Slideshow: Friday afternoon commencement

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Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau Moments of triumph and delight highlighted fall commencement exercises Friday afternoon at Grand Canyon University Arena.

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Online degrees allow nurses to work while learning

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No matter where they live or work, the nurses who earned their Bachelor of Science Degrees in Nursing on Saturday afternoon were happy they studied in GCU’s online program. With associate degrees already in hand, these graduates have been working full time while earning their bachelor degrees, and most wouldn’t have it any other way.

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Who’s that cool cat in the hat? It’s Dr. Griffin

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Dr. Tim Griffin, GCU’s pastor and dean of students, officially received his doctoral degree Friday afternoon. It wasn’t an ostentatious presentation — he merely was first in line when diplomas were handed out, then went back to his seat — and that was how he wanted it. But his doctoral tam did get a little attention.

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The long journey from ‘Lost Boy’ to master’s grad

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One of the graduates at commencement Friday morning considered the process of getting a master’s degree a walk in the park compared to what he had to do at a very young age. Bol Bior Kur was one of the “Lost Boys of Sudan” but found his way to America and is making the most of the opportunity.

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Pianist says finding ‘supernatural purpose’ is key

October 14, 2016 / by / 1 Comment

Classical pianist Jade Simmons, keynote speaker at Grand Canyon University’s fall commencement, encouraged the graduates to take a few steps backward to find their initial purpose. “When I look at people in their cap and gowns I do not see merely degree holders. I see world changers,” Simmons said. “Now, I do not say future world changers because I believe that from the moment you were born you began a journey of impacting our world, but the tragic thing is that most people will live and die only knowing their natural role on this earth.”

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Politics is laughing matter in ‘Of Thee I Sing’

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“Of Thee I Sing,” the musical political satire that opens tonight at Ethington Theatre, gives the audience a delightful reason to laugh out loud at a fictional presidential campaign. The delight comes in all forms, from the visual spectacle of 1930s-era costumes, a stage filled with stars and stripes, humor ranging from subtle to slapstick, singing that is at once beautiful and hummable and cast full of actors who clearly enjoy the art of comedy.

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Integrity Summit helps students, pure and simple

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For the first time Thursday, Colangelo College of Business students got to attend the Integrity Summit, which features a series of prominent business leaders talking about the importance of doing business and living life the right way. Not only did they find it extremely educational; they also got to speak with those leaders, who could help them in their careers.

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Slideshow: ‘Of Thee I Sing’ opens at Ethington Theatre

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Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau “Of Thee I Sing” opens today at Ethington Theatre, a welcome respite from Presidential election fever. This singing and dancing political satire has been making audiences laugh and hum since 1931. Performances are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday and Oct. 21-22; 2 p.m. Oct. 16 and 23. Tickets are available here, and students get tickets free with ID.      

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Colangelo’s Olympic insights are as good as gold

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Jerry Colangelo’s humility, life lessons and humor made for another riveting hour of questions, answers and new stories to share with Colangelo College of Business evening cohort students – bachelor’s and master’s – Thursday night as part of the CCOB Dean’s Speaker Series’ regular rotation of special guests. For example, when he was asked whether he saw mosquitos in Rio de Janeiro, where the Zika virus was a concern, he replied, “Sure, but being Italian, they stayed away from me.”

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