Archive for December, 2014

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CCOB grad students, Colangelo meet

December 05, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Jerry Colangelo spoke, for the first time, to a group of graduate students in the Colangelo College of Business on Thursday night, and the session was so vibrant it expanded from the scheduled half-hour to a full 60 minutes. Colangelo regaled the students with stories of his life experiences, and they were so engaged the questions afterward just kept coming.

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Peoria wins annual turkey drive for The Salvation Army, keeps trophy

December 04, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s Peoria office raised $1,281.35 during November’s Big Give Turkey Drive for The Salvation Army, besting the other University locations and earning the right to keep the coveted trophy for one more year.

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Students connect with local schools at inaugural education career fair

December 04, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Story and photos by Cooper Nelson GCU News Bureau Grand Canyon University hosted nearly 50 K-12 school districts across Arizona on Wednesday for the inaugural Lopes Leap to Teach career fair, a networking event for current students and alumni to find jobs at local schools. The career fair is part of a new education initiative announced by the University in October to address the state’s shortage of high-quality teachers by bringing together undergraduate and graduate students needing to complete practicum hours in classrooms with school districts. It also was designed to link College of Education graduates with local schools to fill teaching vacancies. According to an October survey by the Arizona Association of School Administrators and job postings listed on the Arizona Education Employment Board, there were more than 500 open teaching positions statewide. Public, private and charter schools from Gilbert to Chandler and Glendale to Maricopa were represented. Two future career fairs will be held in March and April to bring together May graduates and school officials for positions available in the 2015-16 academic year. Tom Beckett, director of human resources for the Maricopa Unified School District, which was represented at the fair, said it has a handful of vacancies. The event was a good launching point to familiarize GCU students with […]

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GCU unveils STEM Scholars partnership

December 04, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Grand Canyon University announced that it has partnered with Peoria Unified School District on the new STEM Scholars program. The initiative enables high school juniors and seniors to earn tuition-free college credits, so they have their first year of college completed before they even get to campus. Students in Peoria’s Medical, Engineering and Technology (MET) Professional Academy and Sunrise Mountain High School will be the first offered opportunities for college credit through the district and GCU.

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Chariot races in history class

December 03, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Jeff Dykhuizen GCU News Bureau As he has in semesters past, professor Dr. David Dean on Tuesday hosted a Roman chariot race game simulation for students in his history class, HIS-318 (Near-Eastern History). Members of the History Club, which Dean advises, also enjoyed the races and watched “Ben Hur” to get in the spirit. Dean is a proponent of showing history to make lessons come to life, and has led students on field trips to Civil War reenactments and other events.  

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Symposium furthers business students’ tech tutelage

December 03, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

They were talking tech Tuesday afternoon at Howerton Hall in an Honors Symposium hosted by the Colangelo College of Business and Delta Mu Delta, an international business honor society. Students got a clear and consistent message: They need to get up close and personal with tech trends.

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Mueller to join Obama, other leaders at White House education summit

December 03, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Grand Canyon University President and CEO Brian Mueller is among national leaders of universities, businesses and other organizations invited to attend the White House College Opportunity Summit in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, Dec. 4. The conference recognizes educational institutions and other community stakeholders committed to developing college graduates who can put their skills to use in the American workforce. “Grand Canyon is pleased to be part of this national discussion about how to best educate our young people, prepare them for fruitful careers that support Arizona cities and towns, and make college education as accessible as possible to a wide range of students,” Mueller said. Over the past few years, the University has intensified its efforts to ensure that a high-quality, affordable college education is available to all students, regardless of their socioeconomic status. Nearly 18 months ago, Grand Canyon and the Phoenix Union High School District announced a partnership with Alhambra High School to develop the “Learning Lounge” on the University campus, where college students mentor high school students to assist them in improving their academics and expose them to the vast possibilities of a college education. After just one year, nearly 300 Alhambra students have visited the Learning Lounge […]

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Inside look at GCU’s trip to Kentucky

December 02, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau The Grand Canyon University men’s basketball team got a taste of the big time when it played in Rupp Arena against No. 1-ranked Kentucky in its season opener. After falling behind early, the Antelopes showed a lot of grit and toughness in the second half.          

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GCU Today Magazine highlights revitalization plan

December 02, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

The latest edition of GCU Today Magazine — featuring a comprehensive look at the University’s new plan to strengthen its west Phoenix neighborhood — is available here. The December issue also has a story about GCU nurturing its spiritual-life roots, a feature on the men’s basketball team’s debut on the national sports stage and an article about what a new name and a new dean mean for students in the Colangelo College of Business. Don’t miss our stories about alumni Gustavo Anton’s journey to medical school and Michelle Lara’s road to recovery from a near-fatal accident, plus a profile of online student Komi Lokossou, a broadly smiling goodwill ambassador on GCU’s main campus.

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CCOB invests in enterprising approach to learning

December 02, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

The busy-ness in the Colangelo College of Business has been noticeable this fall — new dean, new name, new initiatives.

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