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The GCU year in pictures for 2015

December 30, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau Talk about a year with a lot going on: Big things were happening on the GCU campus and well beyond its borders throughout 2015. Here are the year’s best photos:    

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Great year for GCU, and the best is yet to come

December 18, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

On the heels of a staff Christmas party earlier in the week that included the best barbecue in Phoenix and a rousing good time at the men’s basketball game, GCU President Brian Mueller put a bow on the University’s 2015 accomplishments during the all-employee meeting Thursday in GCU Arena. Moving testimony from current and future students, a prayer for the family of two employees who recently passed away and a slew of statistics about growth in buildings, academics and student quality were all part of the package.

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2015 winter commencement

December 14, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau GCU Arena was packed and festive for winter commencement Friday night as more than 600 traditional graduates received their diplomas. So many great stories equals so many great photos, filled with joy and anticipation.  

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NBA Africa VP shows how to make the most of opportunity

December 04, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Colangelo College of Business students got to hear from another outstanding speaker Thursday, and this one truly has a global reach. Amadou Gallo Fall is the National Basketball Association’s vice president and managing director for Africa, and his story is a classic example of making the most of opportunities.

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Green light for golf in GCU Today Magazine

December 01, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

The latest edition of GCU Today Magazine tees up a cover story on the newly renovated Grand Canyon University Golf Course and what it means to west Phoenix and to the University. See why it’s such a big victory, and watch a video that shows off the transformation from Maryvale Golf Course. The December magazine also features an inside look at how GCU students are being the hands and feet of Jesus in the community, introduces you to five recent graduates of the College of Fine Arts and Production who are having lots of success in the working world, traces the University’s origins as the Antelopes and the evolution of its popular mascot, Thunder, and offers a behind-the scenes look at our own Thunder Dan Majerle.   

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Sharp rise in cutting-edge STEM degrees

December 01, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Story by Laurie Merrill  Photos by Darryl Webb GCU Today Magazine In the heralding of a new era, Grand Canyon University is rolling out a new series of online science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) degrees in subjects ranging from digital design to cybersecurity. The seven bachelor of science degrees represent the tip of the information-age iceberg. GCU is seeking to ramp up its online offerings as it escalates its emphasis on STEM subjects for all students. “We are designing cutting-edge programs that represent the future of STEM education,” said Dr. Hank Radda, the University’s provost. “We have innovative ways of delivering STEM education to online populations.” This initial crop of online STEM degrees, with plans underway to offer more in the future, are the latest moves GCU is making to produce well-trained, highly competitive graduates in these subject areas as well as to make the degrees more accessible. The number of STEM students GCU graduates each year is growing, and so are the number of opportunities to apply their skills, said Dr. Mark Wooden, dean of the College of Science, Engineering and Technology. “There is a huge job market in this area,” Wooden said. According to the Economics & Statistics Administration […]

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Students learn how to be a sports marketing superhero

November 18, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Colangelo College of Business students learned a lot about the future Tuesday afternoon from AJ Maestas, one of the top sports marketing people in the business, but he also dealt in the present by giving them solid advice about how to get a job after they graduate. “You will have no career in sports unless you take networking seriously,” he told them. Take it from someone who knows how to network.

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‘Conscious Capitalism’ leader shows students a new way to do business

November 17, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

When Raj Sisodia, one of the leaders of the Conscious Capitalism movement in the business world, came to GCU Monday, he did more than just share some important statistics and his beliefs: He told the huge audience in the Student Union that Millennials are “the most meaningful and purposeful generation we’ve ever had.” Dr. Randy Gibb, dean of the Colangelo College of Business, has made it his mission to incorporate Conscious Capitalism ideals into the CCOB curriculum, and getting such an authoritative speaker on campus was a huge victory.

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Business students show their competitive spunk

November 11, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Colangelo College of Business students continue to do the job when they go up against other universities in local competitions. Teams from GCU finished second, fifth and seventh among college teams in the Stock Market Challenge, and seven GCU students placed in the top three in the Collegiate DECA Fall Leaders Conference, which was on campus.

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Dennis Green coaches students to get passionate about their potential

November 06, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Dennis Green is happy to be a former football coach — he said he smiles a lot more these days — but he hasn’t stopped coaching. He came to campus Thursday afternoon and delivered an enthusiastic talk to Colangelo College of Business students about life, integrity and, of course, football. Along the way, students learned about “SWOT” and his “Five F’s” and “Three D’s,” and he even recreated for them his famous postgame rant. GCU Today has the story.

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