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Students get advice to calibrate ‘moral compass’

November 03, 2017 / by / 1 Comment

The final events of Money Week had a common theme: Jerry Colangelo and instructor Jon Ruybalid both urged students to mind their morals as they do business and deal with money issues.

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Built for this: Jerry Colangelo’s influence on GCU

November 02, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Jerry Colangelo tends to be influential in whatever he does, and his effect on Grand Canyon University has been stunning. GCU Magazine explores what he has meant to both GCU and the Colangelo College of Business.

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Money Week compounds student interest in finances

November 02, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Financial literacy is a huge issue in the U.S., and Money Week — sponsored by the Colangelo College of Business — aims to make sure Grand Canyon University students are among the literate. The four-day event, which ends Thursday, has included informative talks and a chance to meet with representatives of financial companies.

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Guckenberger turns Chapel into story of true giving

October 31, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Talks by Beth Guckenberger of Back2Back Ministries have become annual highlights at Chapel, and Guckenberger left her audience both laughing and crying Monday with a succession of stories about her work with orphans. Her message is both down to earth and in a different world.

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Appreciation found for Milton’s ‘Paradise Lost’

October 30, 2017 / by / 1 Comment

Students and professors from across campus stopped by Friday during a marathon reading of John Milton’s 17th century “Paradise Lost,” an extraordinary work of English literature that tells the story of man’s fall from the Garden of Eden. Dr. Jonathan Olson, a Milton scholar, headed the reading of the 10,565 line-epic that began at 9 a.m. and ended at 6:20 p.m.

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Teachers, students go extra mile(s) for education

October 26, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Passion and excitement overflowed Wednesday at GCU Arena as hundreds of educators, specialists and students from across the state gathered with one purpose: to better education. “There is such an extreme power in teaching every single day, and as teachers in the education profession we need to realize that power and take it up a notch. Teach up,” said Dr. Lisa Mayberry, GCU alum and adjunct faculty member and State Advisor for Educators Rising Arizona.

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GCU named ‘most outdoorsy school in the nation’

October 25, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Grand Canyon University has a multitude of opportunities for students to explore Arizona, so it’s really not a surprise that it won the recent Outdoor Nation Campus Challenge. It was the first time the University entered the competition.

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Drivers’ visit fast-tracks knowledge of jobs in racing

October 25, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Two NASCAR drivers, Justin Allgaier and Ben Rhodes, came to campus Tuesday and addressed several classes of Colangelo College of Business students, then spent an hour in front of the Student Union talking with more students. The visit was indicative of CCOB’s connection with Phoenix International Raceway and another example of what it teaches about networking.

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Trusting God brings contentment, Crist tells Chapel

October 24, 2017 / by / 1 Comment

Being happy and content can be tricky, Terry Crist of Hillsong Church Phoenix told Chapel on Monday. But true contentment doesn’t require sacrificing our ambitions, Crist said. The answer is simply to trust God.

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Business leaders, students connect at meeting

October 20, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

By Rick Vacek GCU News Bureau Grand Canyon University students mingling with industry leaders from across the Valley, including the most famous one of all, Jerry Colangelo. Those same industry leaders getting to know business majors who could be potential hires for their firms. Hard to tell who got more out of it. Call it a tie. No, wait – call it a big victory. For 90 minutes Friday morning at the Canyon 49 Grill, a Colangelo College of Business advisory board meeting took a new twist: Rather than a set agenda, rather than the students just witnessing what goes on, it was all talk. But that was the magic. In the corner in front of the television was Rick Dircks, Executive Vice President of Dircks Moving and Logistics and a member of the Fiesta Bowl board, having a long conversation with several students. Over there was Paul Baldwin, Corporate Risk and Broking Leader for Willis Towers Watson, holding court with a handful of interested proteges. And then there was Jonathan Keyser, a new member of the advisory board and founder of a commercial real estate firm, Keyser, that is based on the same Conscious Capitalism principles taught by CCOB. […]

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