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Students show eagerness for sports business sprint

April 09, 2021 / by / 0 Comment

It’s hard to tell who got more out of this week’s Colangelo College of Business event that brought together nearly 300 students and eight members of the Sports Business Advisory Board. The students got a ton of questions answered, and the advisors got to see their possible future employees in action. “I was super impressed with the questions the students asked,” said one of those board members, Tami Nealy.

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How GCU scored points with pandemic innovations

March 30, 2021 / by / 0 Comment

There were innovations aplenty as GCU dealt with the pandemic. But none of the required alterations were more visible than the cutouts in GCU Arena, where the basketball environment still was plenty loud enough to be noticed by visiting coaches. Reprinted from the February issue of GCU Magazine.

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Senior nails the top prize in Canyon Challenge

March 29, 2021 / by / 0 Comment

The timing was right for GCU student Ashley Courlivant. A side business that she had nurtured for four years took off during the pandemic, and Canyon Challenge judges saw the promise in her Heavenly & Gel company that sells customized press-on fingernails. The senior was awarded first place and $2,500 in the student entrepreneurial competition Friday night.

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Faculty Focus: Dr. Dan Reis

March 21, 2021 / by / 0 Comment

Dr. Dan Reis has an interesting mix of degrees: His master’s and doctorate are from seminaries, but his bachelor’s is in accounting from a state university. And the latter is what he teaches — he’s a Professor of Accounting in the Colangelo College of Business. But he has combined those very different areas of study into his writings on how business and free enterprise relate to biblical principles.

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Watch them go: Students show raceway their drive

March 09, 2021 / by / 0 Comment

Why was a Phoenix Raceway pace car parked in the middle of the Promenade on Monday? It was to signal what Colangelo College of Business students have been doing in conjunction with the raceway, which will be host to a NASCAR event this weekend. “They have been able to really think outside the box and come up with ideas that we wouldn’t normally think about,” Hilary Adams, Director, Event Experience, for the NASCAR West region, said of the students.

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Colloquium proves educational for faculty, students

February 26, 2021 / by / 0 Comment

Participants in the Kevin McClean Research Colloquium said they got a lot out of the experience. So did those who merely observed. And as important as it was for faculty, it might have been even more beneficial for students on both sides of the equation. “I honestly couldn’t believe that students who are here at GCU are already learning about all those things and starting to do research projects like that on their own,” junior Klarissa Gutierrez said.

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Students’ plant knowledge sprouts at colloquium

February 25, 2021 / by / 0 Comment

The first day of the Kevin McClean Research Colloquium featured nine impressive presentations, but the three by students on desert plants were the talk of the attendees. “Those kids were impressive, good gravy,” said one of the other presenters, College of Education Professor Jena Akard. The colloquium continues at 3 p.m. Thursday with eight more presentations.

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Faculty Focus: Dr. Marnie Davis

February 24, 2021 / by / 0 Comment

Dr. Marnie Davis, Full-Time Online Instructor in the Colangelo College of Business, strives to make sure her students don’t feel like a mere “name on a screen,” but she also invests in their future with a teaching style she calls “fair, firm and consistent.” She gives a great example of how she helped a student become accountable and take control of assignments.

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Colloquium Zooms to large number of presenters

February 22, 2021 / by / 0 Comment

There will be so many presentations at the fourth annual Kevin McClean Research Colloquium, it will take two days for them to all be shared. The colloquium will begin at 3 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, will be entirely online and will feature five GCU students as well as a wide array of faculty members. It is the fulfillment of McClean’s wish to see the event grow.

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Sports Business students pivot quickly for Hoophall

February 18, 2021 / by / 0 Comment

With most volunteer opportunities at sports events unavailable because of pandemic restrictions, GCU Sports Business students were dismayed when it appeared that their annual efforts at the Hoophall West high school basketball tournament also would be canceled. But then the Arizona Interscholastic Association reversed its decision and allowed winter sports to be played, and the students had to scramble to get ready for Hoophall. It was a winning effort.

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