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Money Week goes online to offer financial advice

October 08, 2020 / by / 1 Comment

Money Week, GCU’s annual financial literacy event for students, faculty and staff, will be entirely online next week because of the pandemic. Each 20-minute session features an industry expert discussing a particular topic, and there also are four 40-minute sessions for keynote speakers and panels.

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Students give an A+ to return of in-person classes

September 30, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

Funny how being unable to attend classes in person for six months makes them that much more appealing. Whether they were returning to GCU or fresh out of high school, students were eager to resume the classroom experience this week. “It’s completely different being here as a student,” said one freshman. “It’s a big, amazing school, and there’s a completely different atmosphere than most colleges.”

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It was a perfect chance to study Friedman’s ideals

September 25, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

The highlight of GCU senior Connor Keene’s summer? That’s an easy one: He went to Vermont for a six-day seminar focusing on the free-market beliefs of the late Milton Friedman. The trip was arranged by two of his Colangelo College of Business mentors, Robert Vera and Tim Kelley, and Keene made the most of it.

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Faculty Focus: Dr. Shaunna Waltemeyer

September 16, 2020 / by / 2 Comments

Dr. Shaunna Waltemeyer fervently believes in being a lifelong learner, and she brings that spirit of the educational adventure to her Colangelo College of Business classes. She is adventuresome in other ways in her spare time, both in her love of the outdoors and in her passion for staying fit.

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STEM designation added to 2 business programs

September 02, 2020 / by / 1 Comment

The M.S. degrees in Business Analytics and Information Technology Management in the Colangelo College of Business have an important new designation: STEM. The change was coordinated in collaboration with the College of Science, Engineering and Technology, which now has a master’s in Data Science. “It’s a great example of how we work together in the two colleges,” said Dr. Randy Gibb, the CCOB Dean.

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Like good businesses, CCOB is learning, thriving

August 26, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

These are tough times for many businesses, but the good ones adapt — just like the Colangelo College of Business. Five CCOB faculty members shared why they’re so enthusiastic about the knowledge they’ll be imparting to students this fall. “There has never been a moment like right now that is an impetus for innovation,” said Tim Kelley, Assistant Professor for Entrepreneurship and Economics. “This is it.”

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New Business Development Center earns BBB grant

August 25, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

The New Business Development Center recently was awarded a $3,500 grant by the Better Business Bureau Serving the Pacific Southwest. NBDC Director Eduardo Borquez said the money will be used to hire more student ambassadors, who, in turn, will continue to assist neighborhood businesses.

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Former student body leader named alumni director

August 19, 2020 / by / 2 Comments

Noah Wolfe loved his time as a student so much, he stayed on as an employee when he graduated last year. Now the former President of the Associated Students of GCU has an even better reason to stay on campus: He has been named Director of Alumni Engagement. “Noah embodies what GCU is all about,” said Dr. Kale Gober, Vice President of Advancement.

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GCU task force made fall plan a care package

August 12, 2020 / by / 1 Comment

The plan for the fall semester was all set, but then the COVID-19 pandemic suddenly worsened in Arizona. Undaunted, the GCU task force that had been working so diligently since February pivoted with one simple goal: They want the University to be part of the pandemic solution.

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GCU’s Delta Mu Delta chapter named No. 1 in U.S.

August 10, 2020 / by / 1 Comment

GCU’s Eta Chi chapter of Delta Mu Delta, the international business honors society, has doubled in size the last four years, and its stature has grown even more. But now it has its biggest honor of all: It was voted the No. 1 chapter out of the 350 in the United States.

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