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Canyon Challenge finalists all are mission-driven

April 10, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

This year’s Canyon Challenge, scheduled for Thursday afternoon at GCU Arena, features five mission-driven finalists competing for the $15,000 in prize money. Storage Together, which won an international competition in Barcelona last fall, is among the competitors.

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GCU research seeks to solve global problems

April 03, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

GCU students are researching solutions to a variety of the world’s problems such as using plants to combat bacteria-resistant diseases and developing an exercise plan to help reduce hypertension rates. Several dozen students presented their ideas at a Research Symposium that GCU Provost Hank Radda described as “heartening.”

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Purple will be everywhere at Final Four festivities

March 28, 2017 / by / 2 Comments

This weekend’s NCAA Division I men’s basketball Final Four will be played at University of Phoenix Stadium, but the festivities begin at Grand Canyon University Arena on Thursday night with the 29th annual Slam Dunk and 3-point Championships. GCU also will be represented in other ways — by the Thundering Heard Pep Band and by dozens of students who will be volunteering at the various festivities.

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Canyon Challenge finalists include two returnees

March 17, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Finalists for the Canyon Challenge include two competitors that made the top 10 last year, Storage Together and Lectric Longboards. Each startup organization will present a business plan March 28 for one of five spots in the finals, scheduled for April 13 in GCU Arena.

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Final ‘Lunch and Learn’ shows what really matters

March 17, 2017 / by / 1 Comment

The Integration of Faith, Learning and Work “Lunch and Learn” series concluded Friday with a discussion about our relationships, especially the most important one — the one with Jesus. Colangelo College of Business instructor Ken Hein shared some personal anecdotes and said, “It takes courage to stand up and sacrifice what might be everything in order to have a permanent relationship with our Savior.”

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Hospitality students get first-hand experience

March 16, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s Hospitality Management program gives students a grip on the industry with first-hand knowledge. The Colangelo College of Business (CCOB) program teaches students core business principles while offering applicable work experience at properties owned and run by the University, including the newly constructed Grand Canyon University Hotel, Canyon 49 Grill, GCU Golf Course and Lope House Restaurant. “We have professionals who are in the industry, we offer a business-based approach to learning a career field, and the learning lab is all the GCU properties,’’ said Dr. Randy Gibb, the CCOB dean.

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Graphic design students can meet top agencies

March 14, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

The Colangelo College of Business aims to give all of its students direct contact with potential employers, and Wednesday’s “Meet the Agencies” session from 4-6 p.m. on the Promenade is an event designed for business and graphic design students. There will be a “Meet the Properties” event for hospitality majors on April 7.

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Business students urged to volunteer at Final Four

March 10, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Cyone Batiste, marketing and community manager for the NCAA Final Four, shared her internship experiences and the importance of volunteering with Colangelo School of Sports Business students Thursday. The Valley is host to the 2017 men’s basketball championship, and Batiste said this will be a golden opportunity for students to get a foot in the door.

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Brewers fans get taste of Canyon 49 Grill, GCU spirit

March 09, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

New to Milwaukee Brewers spring training games this year are a Canyon 49 Grill food stand and GCU student workers spread around Maryvale Baseball Park, the result of a partnership between GCU and the team. “It’s a great way to show the high energy and unadulterated fun that GCU represents,” prep cook Henry Hurd said as he flipped BBQ burgers at the Brewers’ newest concession stand.

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Strong showing by GCU students in DECA event

March 08, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Collegiate DECA of GCU students came through with another strong showing recently in the recent Arizona Career Development Conference at Arizona State University. Three GCU representatives finished first, and a total of 12 of the 18 who entered earned the right to attend the International Career Development Conference next month in Anaheim, Calif.

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