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Global economics leader coming to teach at GCU

February 16, 2017 / by / 1 Comment

World-renowned economist Dr. Barry Asmus spoke to Tim Kelley’s “Introduction to Economics” class at Grand Canyon University’s Colangelo College of Business on Wednesday morning. Asmus will teach an upper-level economics class at GCU beginning in fall 2017.

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Business students get on-course golf experience

February 10, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Sports business students in the Colangelo College of Business get a lot of cool opportunities to learn from the best in the business, but last weekend wasn’t just par for the course. A dozen of them and recent graduates assisted with the operations and coverage of the Waste Management Phoenix Open golf tournament.

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Telepresence gives students new view of teaching

February 08, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Three teachers in the College of Education are exploring a live, one-hour telepresence practicum that allows students to peek inside an elementary classroom as part of the professional experience. “My practicum hours have only consisted of me and a teacher, and they couldn’t always give me a ton of attention,” junior Alyssa Duncan said. “In-person practicums are important. However, I think getting both is extremely beneficial.”

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Barrow shares stories, wisdom with CCOB students

February 06, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Lance Barrow, coordinator producer of CBS Sports’ NFL and PGA Tour coverage, was on campus Friday afternoon for a talk to Colangelo College of Business students. He used his story of how he got started in the business to show them the importance of being aggressive in their pursuit of career opportunities.

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GCU doctoral learner brings down robbery suspect

February 02, 2017 / by / 2 Comments

A GCU doctoral student who owns a funeral home in Baltimore showed his heroic side last week when he raced to the scene of a robbery, tackled a suspect and held him until police arrived. Mark Bailey is a veteran of the Maryland State Police and also was an officer in the U.S. Army Reserve.

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‘Lunch and Learn’ explores true love in Christianity

January 30, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Grand Canyon University’s latest gathering in the Integration of Faith, Learning and Work “Lunch and Learn” speaker series focused on the idea that love is all encompassing and, at times, difficult. Biblical definitions and interpretations of love include goodwill and forgiveness to those who have done you harm.

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CCOB ‘leads the way’ in teaching Conscious Capitalism

January 27, 2017 / by / 1 Comment

The Colangelo College of Business is beta-testing a Conscious Capitalism addition to the marketing simulation program being used in the Marketing Management class of its MBA program. “GCU is absolutely leading the way in bringing these concepts to graduate and undergraduate business school students,” said Scott McIntosh, founder of the Phoenix chapter of Conscious Capitalism.

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GCU event is like speed dating for STEM programs

January 25, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s second STEM Innovation Breakfast was a tremendous success, both for presenters who offered a range of opportunities and K-12 educators wishing to bolster STEM programs. “Schools are recognizing that they need to change the way they teach to meet the changing demands of the workforce,” said Amanda Hughens, GCU’s K-12 STEM outreach manager.

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It’s a show of hands as students engineer solutions

January 23, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

As GCU’s first engineering students enter their fourth semester of classes, they are greeted with a new, hands-on curriculum that makes engineering a lot more fun. Just ask the sophomores and juniors in Dina Higgins’ Statics and Dynamics & Lab class.

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Employee meeting shows how busy GCU has been

January 17, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

The all-employee meeting Friday contained a lot of facts and figures, all presented by President Brian Mueller with an enthusiasm that befits GCU’s continued advancements. He provided details of the five major site visits by major organizations in the last three months.

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