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Vets salute what GCU military program does for them

April 05, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

When GCU established its military program in 2013, it quickly became a lifesaver for veterans who want to resume or begin their education and be in a better position for a new career. The family of Master Sergeant Steve Hall, in particular, has taken advantage of the program.

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No lid on creativity for Canyon Challenge finalists

April 04, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

The five finalists in the fifth annual Canyon Challenge entrepreneurial competition are an interesting array of ideas — everything from the outline of your favorite state on a hat to creating your own adventure story in gaming. There also are business plans for new ways to connect electronically, to feature digital ads on trucks and to organize raffles.

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Oh, the characters you’ll see in ‘Seussical’

April 01, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau Anyone who has ever read and loved Dr. Seuss books will be blown away by GCU’s College of Fine Arts and Production “Seussical the Musical,” opening tonight in Ethington Theatre. Even though the lively musical with a cast of colorful characters is sold out, you can enjoy perusing this slideshow of some of COFAP’s great work.

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‘Seussical the Musical’ a rousing, rollicking romp

April 01, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, Horton the Elephant and other Dr. Seuss favorites are among colorful characters featured in COFAP’s sold-out Seussical the Musical, which opens tonight. The exhilarating performance brings the audience into the sherbet-hued Jungle of Nool as wild animals and Whos alike sing and dance in an extraordinary array of uplifting and touching musical numbers. Prepare to stomp your feet, laugh and clap as you enjoy this breathtaking ride at breakneck speed.

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Antelope Intros: Steven Long and Megan Blease

April 01, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

This week’s Antelope Intros feature two individuals who are passionate about helping students grow and achieve their goals. But that passion extends to areas that would leave some people at the end of their rope or dizzy with Disney.

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Senior Dinner shines spotlight on graduating class

March 31, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

The second annual Senior Dinner Wednesday drew a crowd of 450 students, faculty and guests, formally dressed in dazzling gowns and sharp suits, to celebrate the hard work and contributions of the 2016 graduating class. The event recognized those outstanding students and staff who have shown commitment and excellence inside and outside of the classroom.

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Family matters: 2 + 3 = 2 frazzled alumni

March 30, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

By Rick Vacek GCU Today Magazine All you need to know about what life is like for J.J. and Genny Rafferty, Grand Canyon University Class of 2003, is that they have an 8-year-old daughter, a 6-year-old son and triplet boys who are 2. Their interview had to be conducted via email because … well, this explains it: “In the time it’s taken me to answer a few of the questions,” Genny wrote, “the triplets have managed to destroy the family room and some of my music that they discovered. But when there’s three, sometimes you have to let them destroy one room in order to clean another, or let them pull out all your pots and pans and drag them around on the tile floor in order to get any tasks done. “I try to see the humor in it, and I honestly wouldn’t have it any other way.” The Raffertys, both 36, graduated with B.S. degrees in Music Education — Choral Emphasis. J.J. has been a teacher for 13 years and is director of choral activities at Greenway High in Phoenix, and Genny’s piano and voice studio has been going strong for 22 years. They do manage to get to […]

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More great news for Speech and Debate Team

March 29, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s Speech and Debate Team won an honor that surprised director Barry Regan, College of Humanities and Social Sciences instructor: It notched 20th place out of 161 teams in the International Public Debate Association rankings. The honor was unexpected because GCU’s young team primarily competes in a different style of debate, and it’s yet another example of how complicated it is to trumpet the team’s successes.

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CCOB’s new Pegasystems software class sets GCU apart

March 28, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

BUS-330 isn’t just a 300-level class in the Colangelo College of Business; it’s one of only two such classes in the country. The subject is Pegasystems software, increasingly being used by big companies for business-process and customer-relationship management. Only one other American university offers it.

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Antelope Intros: Bettina Singleton and Joshua Aguirre

March 24, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

This week’s edition of Antelope Intros features two individuals with unique stories and a strong sense of family pride. One of them likes to explore the great outdoors, while the other likes to stretch her mind reading psychological thrillers.

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