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A celebration of the sanctity of life

September 18, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

A mixture of logical debate strategies for pro-life arguments and anecdotes about the sanctity of human life highlighted GCU’s second annual Bioethics Conference, Human Dignity: Clash of World Views. One speaker refused to abort her daughter and refused to use stem cells from fetuses to aid her brain damaged son. Another speaker shared heartfelt steps to ease grief from the loss of a newborn.

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Insider shares secrets of TV, film production

September 18, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Thomas Brodek said working in television and film production is never dull and boring and recalled a time when he worked on the movie “The Savage Bees,” when he actually had to cast bees and find a beekeeper to helm that pivotal scene when “trained” bees were prompted to blanket a Volkswagen Beetle. Brodek, who has worked as a production executive for Showtime’s “The Tudors” and “The Borgias,” to name a few, spoke to GCU film and television students about his career and about getting a job in the industry.

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Tada delivers a moving call to action at Chapel

September 18, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Joni Eareckson Tada’s heartfelt talk Monday at Chapel was all about getting up and doing something for people with disabilities. “Christians are the agents of comfort and mercy,” she said, “and when you reach down and help the least and the last of the brethren, you not only give them the Gospel of friends, you’re becoming the Gospel to them.”

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Canyon 49 Grill revamps menus, entertainment

September 17, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Canyon 49 Grill has released new menus for breakfast, lunch and dinner and has expanded its entertainment options. The new menus have a southwest twang and 90 percent of the dishes are made from scratch, including Executive Chef Marcus Maggiore’s special New York strip steak with a house chipotle honey butter and chorizo potato hash. “We upped our game completely and tried to make food you would get in any high-end restaurant approachable to the student body and to our local guests,” Maggiore said. “It’s a chance for us to kind of show off what we can do as chefs, a chance to make the best food we can.” Both student and employees receive a 10 percent discount to the grill. There’s also a free shuttle that runs from campus to Canyon 49 every 20 minutes until 10 p.m.

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It’s all about that bass (clarinet) at Haas recital

September 17, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

If you stick to just Mozart, you’re missing out on a lot, said GCU clarinet professor Tim Haas. So for his bass clarinet recital Sept. 27 in the GCU Recording Studio, he’s turning to new compositions, the oldest of which dates back to 2006. The concert will spotlight works inspired by St. Francis of Assisi, a beast, the Lydian scale, and even the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.

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Student Success Center innovates way to award

September 14, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

The Academic Web Services Department has developed an an award-winning online resource that’s a one-stop shop for GCU students. In the year since its inception, the Student Success Center’s propietary search of more than 1,000 resources already has been used nearly 1 million times. Department Director Miranda Hildebrand says the website is useful to the point where her son’s high school teacher has been using it at the high school level.

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Why new master’s degrees are a win-win

September 13, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

The new master’s degrees in teaching content programs at GCU meet educators’ needs, enabling high school teachers to keep their jobs teaching dual enrollment and adjunct college professors to maintain their positions at colleges and universities. The programs were designed to dovetail with the standards imposed by the Higher Learning Commission, which oversees colleges and universities in 19 states, including Arizona.

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Hospitality program grows in reach, reputation

September 12, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Grand Canyon University is known for its hospitality — and, more and more, its hospitality program, too. A kickoff event for the program, entering its fourth year, packed the Canyon 49 Grill, and a recent graduate shared tips about her success in the field and how the program helped her achieve it.

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GCU remembers Sept. 11 terrorist attacks

September 11, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Some Grand Canyon University freshmen weren’t even born when the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack occurred. At least two groups on campus wanted to make sure that important day is remembered.

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They’re all in this together on Canyon Worship

September 07, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Having a song chosen for a Canyon Worship album is quite an honor, but it’s not at all like a competition for Center for Worship Arts students. The final story of the GCU Today series on the 2018 release, scheduled for Monday, focuses on the camaraderie in the Recording Studio. “It’s an amazing community. You can tell that God is the center of everyone’s focus within our friendships,” sophomore Chris Calderon said.

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