Dr. Brent Garrison, author of "The Inspired Leader: 101 Biblical Reflections for Becoming a Person of Influence," delivered some important leadership ideas to Colangelo College of Business master's students Tuesday.
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‘CEO coach’ gives students leadership game plan

May 25, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

There was another interesting talk Tuesday in the Colangelo College of Business Dean’s Speaker Series — Dr. Brent Garrison, vice president of education for The CEO Forum. Garrison coaches CEOs, and he coached students on how to fill that role well if they get the opportunity.

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Davis felt a higher calling … to join the Marines

May 24, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

During her time at GCU, Kelsey Davis found that she really had to figure out what she wanted to do with her life. After research, trial and error and academic advising, she finally settled on a career path. However, just a couple of weeks before graduation, she felt a different calling from the Lord — to join the Marines. Now, she is a testimony of how GCU helped her find her purpose.

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Students stopped at Penny Lane in Liverpool, England, the home of "The Beatles."
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Accent is on discovery in Honors College trip

May 23, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

This spring, 17 students in the Honors College had the chance to explore England, Ireland and Scotland in 12 days. After riding in a huge bus through narrow streets, spending time with locals and experiencing new cultures, students left with two things – the urge to travel again and new friends for the semester to come. GCU Today has the story.

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GCU President Brian Mueller (right) was part of a panel Thursday at the WESTMARC West Valley 2016 Economic Development Summit Thursday.
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Economic summit illuminates GCU’s local impact

May 20, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

When GCU President Brian Mueller was a panelist Thursday at a West Valley economic development summit in Glendale, he shared with the audience his passion for the west and his vision for how the University is helping transform the community. “We’re building businesses everywhere we can in our neighborhood,” he said.

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The luxurious new clubhouse, with its Lope House restaurant, is just one of the attractions for golfers at Grand Canyon University Championship Golf Course.
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GCU Golf Course changes view of west Phoenix

May 17, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

It didn’t take long for the newly renovated Grand Canyon University Championship Golf Course to catch on with golfers — or even with drivers just passing by. Local residents say they are so enthralled with the facility, it makes them feel good just to see it.

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Students Inspiring Students scholarship recipients came together for their first group photo after Thursday night's event.
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Inspirational night at ‘Students Inspiring Students’

May 13, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Thursday night was the first time the 100 “Students Inspiring Students” scholarship recipients all were in the same place at one time, and you already could see the value of a program that promises to be a game-changer in inner-city schools. “It acknowledges our students in urban education in a way that’s incredibly meaningful,” said Claudio Coria, principal at Alhambra High School. There were emotional speeches and lots of happy faces.

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Match made in Lope heaven: Grandy Glaze, GCU

April 29, 2016 / by / 1 Comment

When Grandy Glaze came to GCU for the 2015-16 season, he and head coach Dan Majerle made a deal: Glaze would bring the energy, and Majerle would give him a chance to score. It worked out better than anyone could have imagined.

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Learning Lounge cited for contribution to public education

April 28, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

  Story and photo by Jeannette Cruz GCU News Bureau It takes a lot of work, dedication and collaboration to make a difference in a community, and Grand Canyon University’s Learning Lounge is all for it. Wednesday, the Learning Lounge received an Award of Excellence in Individual, Business, Foundation or Civic/Community Organization for Contributions to Public Education, presented by the Arizona School Public Relations Association, during the ASPRA*tions Awards at the Arizona Broadway Theatre in Peoria. The Learning Lounge was developed in partnership with nearby Alhambra High School in 2012 as part of GCU’s Strategic Educational Alliances Department and the University’s five-point plan to revitalize west Phoenix. The program provides free academic assistance and meals to students of any grade level and pairs them with GCU student mentors for one-on-one and small-group learning sessions. The results thus far have been remarkable. Alhambra, a D-rated school by the Arizona Department of Education three years ago, is now nine points away from being a “B” school. The number of high school graduates at Alhambra increased from 417 in 2013-14 to 536 in 2014-15 Alhambra seniors earned $2.7 million in college scholarships in 2014-15, up from $1.2 million in 2013-14 And the number of students taking advanced placement exams […]

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Faculty  member Sean Dahlberg, left, gives a pep talk to rehearsing dancers.
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Spring Dance Concert gives voice to value of silence

April 13, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Nearly three dozen dancers will bring the Spring Dance Concert, “Giving Voice,” to life in performances Friday and Saturday at Ethington Theatre. Tickets are still available for the energetic, beautiful moving symphony created by GCU’s talented dancers and their faculty choreographers.

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Creating a wood outline of Arizona or any other U.S. state and then putting it on a hat is the business plan of Own Wood, one of five Canyon Challenge finalists.
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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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