Category Archives: Campus Events

Chapel at GCU

Did you know that GCU holds a Chapel service every Monday morning at 10:45 a.m. and theGathering, an evening worship time, on Tuesday at 8 p.m.?

Chapel streams live on our YouTube channel every week, and you can always go back to the Chapel playlist and re-watch past services.

Our hope is to continually provide students with a way to explore and grow in their relationship with Christ, and Chapel and theGathering are just a few of those ways. You can find out more about the weekly services, including the schedule of upcoming speakers. You can also find out more about Spiritual Life at GCU.

 

FYE Weekly Announcements-Week 6

Grand Canyon University GCU First Year Experience

If you are a freshman, your instructors have probably been giving weekly announcements related to the First Year Experience program.

The announcements feature many great resources and events each week and we wanted to provide a way for you to see all the information when you are not in class.  Check back weekly for the latest announcements from the FYE team!

Highlights for this week:

  • Review your graded assignments
  • Talk to a reference librarian
  • Go to Lip-Sync on Thursday!

Click here to view the announcements!

College of Fine Arts and Production 2012-2013 Choir Concert Schedule

Music Department Presents a Choir Concert at Grand Canyon University

It may only be July, but Grand Canyon University‘s College of Fine Arts and Production is already busy planning theater productions, dance concerts and choral performances for the 2012-2013 year. Here’s a look at what’s to come from the Music Department:

Masterworks Concert
Friday, October 26, 2012
7:00 PM
The First Southern Baptist Church of Phoenix

Students and Faculty of the Music Department present a program of Choral Masterworks. The concert features the Canyon Chorale, The New Live Singers, The Canyon Singers, students and faculty soloists on a program that include motets, part songs, anthems, madrigals, and spirituals, from renaissance to the twentieth century with music by Duruflé, Bruckner, Biebl, Fauré, Parry, Thompson, and Reinberger amongst other.

This event is free and open to the public

 

A Grand Canyon Christmas
Tuesday, December 11, 2012, 6:00 PM
The First Southern Baptist Church of Phoenix

Come and join students and faculty of the Music Department for their annual Christmas Concert. The concert features the Canyon Chorale, The New Live Singers, The Canyon Singers, a Ten-Piano ensemble, students and faculty soloists on a program that includes Gerald Finzi’s  Dies Natalis and Vaughan Williams fantasia on Christmas carols performed by GCU’s Choral Union and Orchestra, along with a wide variety of Christmas carols, Anthems and other Christmas favorites. Come Celebrate Christmas with us!

This event is free and open to the public

 

Handel’s Messiah
Featuring
The Phoenix Symphony
GCU’s High school and Community College Festival Chorus
GCU Choral Union
Thursday, December 6 and 7, 7:00
GCU Arena

Grand Canyon University, The College of Fine Arts and Production and The Music Department proudly present The Phoenix Symphony performing Handel’s Messiah with GCU’s High school and Community College Festival Chorus and GCU’s Choral Union. Come and enjoy more than 500 musicians on stage performing  Handel’s masterwork.

This event is ticketed. For ticket information and purchase visit http://www.gcuarena.com/

 

Opera and Broadway Concert
Friday, February 22, 7:00
The First Southern Baptist Church of Phoenix

The music department presents a program of Opera and Broadway favorites featuring The Canyon Chorale, The Canyon Singers, The New Life Singers, students and faculty soloists.

This event is free and open to the public

 

Choral Union Concert
Tuesday, April 23, 7:00PM
The First Southern Baptist Church of Phoenix

The Music department presents a performance of Gabriel Faure’s Requiem  and Arvo Pärt’s Te Deum, performed by the Grand Canyon Choral Union and Orchestra, with students and faculty soloists

This event is free and open to the public

 

Awards and Commencement Concert
Wednesday, May 1, 7:00PM
The First Southern Baptist Church of Phoenix

Come and enjoy this “Best of the Best” program at our awards concert.  The Canyon Chorale, The New Life Singers, The Canyon Singers, and student soloists  will perform a wide variety of musical selections including some of the best musical performances of the year, along with command performances by some of our most outstanding students. Join us as we honor our excellent graduates along with some of the best performance students of the year.

 

Spring Performance Preview: College of Fine Arts and Production

The College of Fine Arts and Production at Grand Canyon University is busy preparing for their spring lineup of shows from the theatre, dance and music departments. Here’s a quick preview of what to look forward to in 2012:

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Feb. 10-12, 17-19

Friday and Saturday: 7:30 p.m., Sunday: 2:00 p.m.

Ethington Theatre

“The course of true love never did run smooth.” Never was this truer than in William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Follow the hilarious angst of teen love out of Athens and into the forest as four more of Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers try to find a safe place to love who and how they please. Add into the mix a fractured fairy kingdom and a group of construction workers turned artists, and you have one of Shakespeare’s best loved plays. Written soon after Romeo and Juliet, the Bard takes a shot at the blindness of love and hits a bull’s eye.

Grand Canyon University College of Fine Arts and Productions theatre program performs at Ethington Theatre

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Opera and Broadway Concert

Friday, Feb. 24, 7:00 p.m.

The First Southern Baptist Church of Phoenix

The music department presents a program of Opera and Broadway favorites featuring The Canyon Chorale, The Canyon Singers, The New Life Singers, students and faculty soloists. This event is free and open to the public

University Dance Series: Student Spotlight

March 14 at 7:30 p.m.

Location: The Sanctuary Room of the GCU Recreation Center

This event is free and open to the public

Grand Canyon University College of Fine Arts and Productions dance program performs a concert at Ethington Theatre at GCU

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Boy Friend

April 13-15, 20-22

Friday and Saturday: 7:30 p.m., Sunday: 2:00 p.m.

Ethington Theatre

This Broadway hit brings us back to the roaring 1920’s to find love on the French Riviera. A jazzy score and smart, sassy dialogue bring us the story of Polly Browne, the only girl in Madame Dubonnet’s School for Young Ladies without, you guessed it, a boyfriend. Will she settle for one of the wealthy fellas, or will Tony, who seems to be nothing more than a lowly delivery guy, stand a chance? Rest assured, everyone finds a match in what the British Theatre Guide calls, “a…virtuous production…a ripping evening’s entertainment.”

Mendelssohn’s Elijah

Friday, April 27, 7:00 p.m.

The First Southern Baptist Church of Phoenix

The Music department presents a performance of Felix Mendelssohn’s magnificent Oratorio Elijah performed by the Grand Canyon Choral Union, with students and faculty soloists. This event is free and open to the public

Grand Canyon University's College of Fine Arts and Productions choir chorale performs concert GCU Arena

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

University Dance Series: Spring Dance Concert

April 27-28, 7:30 p.m.

Ethington Theatre

Cost: $10

Awards and Commencement Concert

Wednesday, May 2, 7:00 p.m.

The First Southern Baptist Church of Phoenix

Enjoy this “Best of the Best” program at our awards concert.  The Canyon Chorale, The New Life Singers, The Canyon Singers, and student soloists will perform a wide variety of musical selections including some of the best musical performances of the year, along with command performances by some of our most outstanding students. Join us as we honor our excellent graduates along with some of the best performance students of the year.

For additional information regarding all performances visit College of Fine Arts and Productions website.

To RSVP for a free event or to purchase tickets for events at Ethington Theatre contact us at the box office at (602)639-8880 or ethington@gcu.edu.

 

“Casting a big vision” with Ken Blanchard

Not a single seat was left empty in the Ken Blanchard College of Business auditorium on September 20th as business students enthusiastically greeted distinguished guest, and Grand Canyon University College of Business namesake, Dr. Ken Blanchard, the first speaker in a new series of on-going seminars focused on themes of leadership titled “Developing Yourself as a Leader”.

Dr. Ken Blanchard took the floor after a warm introduction by Dean Kevin Barksdale and Grand Canyon University CEO, Brian Mueller.  Dr. Blanchard, co-author of The One Minute Manager and 15 other best-selling books began by asking the audience a rhetorical yet poignant question, “Have you determined who you are as a leader?”

Through a myriad of personal accounts, golf metaphors, and insightful wisdom, Dr. Blanchard spoke about the concept and practice of servant leadership.  Described as a sharp contrast to much of today’s business practices, servant leadership can be broken into three distinct components:

  1. The Servant: It’s not about you.
  2. The Steward: You don’t own a thing.
  3. The Shepherd: Everyone is important.

Scanning around the auditorium, one could sense a deep level of engagement between the students and Dr. Blanchard’s message. The message of servant leadership resonated with both full-time students and active business professionals.  It became clear that the Ken Blanchard College of Business strives to instill a value-centered education in each of its students

In Blanchard’s teachings, effective servant leadership occurs only when vision and direction intersect with resolve and humility.  Dr. Blanchard furthered this idea with a memorable saying: “It’s not thinking little of yourself, but rather thinking about yourself a little”.

The ‘Developing Yourself as a Leader” Speaker Series runs throughout the 2011-2012 school year.  Each event features a dynamic speaker and presentation focused on a unique leadership theme.

Unlock the Door to Entertainment

Ethington Theatre at Grand Canyon University has announced the theatre productions for the 2011-2012 season.  Audiences of all ages will be delighted as the students of the Performing Arts College present a variety of familiar classics and seasonal fan favorites.

The season kicks off on September 2nd with the production “You Can’t Take it With You”.   Written by George S. Kaufmann and Moss Hart, this play won the  Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1937.  Future productions include “Dracula” in October, “Amahl and the Night Visitors” in December, Shakespeare’s classic “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” in February and “The Boy Friend” in April.

GCU’s Performing Arts College was recently honored with 11 nominations from the AriZoni Theatre Awards.  Most of the nominations came from the production of “Pirates of Penzance”, the inaugural production after a 4 year hiatus.  With a 20-year history, Grand Canyon University’s Performing Arts College offers programs in theatre, dance, music, and a digital film major; emphasizing production or screenwriting.

Season tickets for the 2011-2012 season are available now for purchase.  Be the first to reserve your seat for all five productions this season for just $40. To order your season tickets by phone please call 602.639.8880 or email ethington@gcu.edu.