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Delta Mu Delta chapter Zooms to virtual inductions

December 10, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

When the pandemic forced GCU’s Eta Chi chapter of Delta Mu Delta to conduct its induction ceremony via video conferencing, it turned into a blessing. It opened the way for more inductees to participate. “I don’t believe we’re ever going to go back to the inductions we had in the past,” said Dr. Moronke Oke, one of the chapter’s advisors.

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Faculty Focus: Dr. Gary Almy

December 09, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

Dr. Gary Almy takes delight in helping students in his role as an online instructor for the Colangelo College of Business. His goal is “getting to know my students as much as possible and communicating to them that I care about them, and then hopefully they will see Jesus Christ in me.” Find out the other things he cares about, including earning his doctorate, what he does in his spare time and a spiritually enriching summer tour he took.

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Christmas tree-lighting event offers new hope

December 04, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s Christmas tree lighting ushered in a new season of hope Thursday night outside Canyon 49 Grill. Hot chocolate, Christmas cookies and roaring fires warmed the evening. And one hospitality management student who learned at the feet of her parents in their Oregon coffee shop was given an early Christmas gift, a scholarship named after beloved instructor David Landau.

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Faculty Focus: Tracey Lauterborn

November 30, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

As Course Lead for BIT 200, Introduction to Information Technology, Tracey Lauterborn is one of the first friendly, knowledgeable faces students see in the Colangelo College of Students. But she also teaches a 400-level management course, which gives her the perspective of working with students as their coming into college life and getting ready to go out into the world. She also has done some interesting things all over the world and at her recently purchased home in central Phoenix.

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How Angie’s Pies became Canyon 49’s holiday treat

November 19, 2020 / by / 1 Comment

Robert Vera, Director of the Canyon Ventures Center, is all about building relationships, and his efforts have paid off in a big way for Angie Celis and the Canyon 49 Grill. When Vera learned that Celis, who was working at GCU Hotel, was a former pastry chef, he asked her to make a pie for him, and Angie’s Pies was born. The Grill is selling them for the holidays.

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Skateboarding nonprofit flips for foster children

November 17, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

Michael Shapiro remembers when he and his roommate were practically the only skateboarders at GCU. These days, it’s hard not to see a skateboarder whizzing by. Shapiro returned to campus Saturday for the +swappow PLUS Foundation’s tent sale to raise money for the nonprofit, which helps foster children thrive by teaching them skateboarding and life skills, and by exposing them to places such as GCU, where they skated at the campus’ new skatepark last year. It was the first time many of them had stepped onto a college campus. “I think God has a heart for the orphan – the one that’s in need,” said Shapiro, Executive Director of the foundation.

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Freshman sews up victory in Canyon Challenge

November 17, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

Kailee Skubal has been at GCU for less than a year, but she already has started a swimwear business that’s making money … and won the Canyon Challenge. “I’m just kind of a go-getter personality,” she said. Find out why the freshman accounting major started making swimsuits and amazed her grandmother, who taught her how to sew.

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Canyon Challenge to feature GCU, high school entrepreneurs

November 12, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

The Canyon Challenge will be on livestream only this semester because of the pandemic, but that isn’t the only noticeable change: For the first time, it will feature a high school competition. Also significant is the fact that two of the five GCU finalists are not business majors. It will be available for viewing at 4 p.m. Friday.

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Every day is Veterans Day in GCU’s business college

November 11, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

Veterans Day has extra meaning in the Colangelo College of Business, which is led by two former Air Force officers. Dean Dr. Randy Gibb says his military service helps him relate to veterans, and Dr. Mark Clifford uses it to govern the standards he sets in the classroom. Another CCOB administrator, Erin Boling, calls their leadership “inspiring” and has noticed that a lot of applicants for adjunct positions have a military background.

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Students rev up their marketing ideas for raceway

November 06, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

Colangelo College of Business students were challenged to come up with marketing ideas for Phoenix Raceway, which is hosting the NASCAR championship this weekend and must find ways to attract fans even though most of them can’t attend the race because of the pandemic. They didn’t disappoint. “Every single one of the ideas that they provided to us are things that we can continue to ideate on and hopefully implement,” Phoenix Raceway President Julie Giese said.

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