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Faculty Focus: Jennifer Elfenbein

October 07, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

Jennifer Elfenbein, the new hospitality management instructor in the Colangelo College of Business, has extensive experience in the tourism industry and is passionate about “the practice of loving the stranger.” But there are plenty of other things she’s passionate about, including what she eats and all the healthy pursuits she does in her spare time.

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Panel of women business leaders sets the pace

October 03, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

“How do you negotiate salary?” asked one student at Wednesday’s Women in Leadership Panel in the Colangelo College of Business Building. Nicole Johnson, Corporate Risk and Broking Market Leader of Willis Towers Watson, told her, “Know your self-worth,” but also be firm and aggressive, prove why you’re deserving of that salary and “be unapologetic, because that’s your value.” Johnson was one of six women business leaders who spoke to the crowd in the standing-room-only lecture hall about everything from how they balance work and life to how they reached their leadership positions and what hurdles they’ve had to overcome. The event was organized by CCOB Associate Dean Dr. Allison Mason, who said it’s important that young women learn early on how important it is to have female leaders in an organization

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Delta Mu Delta earns even more business honors

October 03, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s Eta Chi chapter of Delta Mu Delta, the international business honors society, keeps giving Colangelo College of Business students more reasons to join if they are lucky enough to receive an invitation. It now ranks among the top 10 chapters in the country, and this year its members received four scholarships from the organization — the first time the chapter has gotten that many. Students with 24 GCU credits and in the top 20% of their class are eligible.

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Sports Business student’s leadoff job is a hit

October 02, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

Sports Business students are told all the time by Colangelo College of Business faculty that they need to be flexible in their job searches, and Molly Jordan’s experience underscores that idea. Jordan didn’t know much about baseball until Dr. Mark Clifford, CCOB Assistant Dean and Director of Sports Business, hooked her up with the Cleveland Indians. She took it from there — and hit a home run.

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Faculty Focus: Alan Klibanoff

September 30, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

Alan Klibanoff has brought with him to the Colangelo College of Business a lot of expertise and a lot of stories about how to handle money. But what’s also interesting about him is his large family and what his daughter did that changed his life.

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Providing a strong Foundation for Christian teaching

September 16, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

The One Foundation Lunch and Learns, which began Friday, offer a perfect opportunity for faculty members to learn more about teaching from a Christian perspective. “It sustains a conversation that is necessary,” said Dr. Jason Hiles, Dean of the College of Theology. Five more one-hour sessions are scheduled during the academic year, and the first 100 people to sign up get a free lunch.

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Faculty Focus: Dr. Chin-Hun Yi

September 04, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

Dr. Chin-Hun Yi, also known as James, likes teaching his online classes so much, he often checks in on them when he’s off. He talks with great passion about what it truly means to lend a helping hand to students without being too much of a crutch, and he feeds another passion through an activity that almost became his career path.

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GCU teaches business ethics with future in mind

August 29, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

The principles of Conscious Capitalism are ingrained in the Colangelo College of Business culture — its dean, Dr. Randy Gibb, has made sure of that. His philosophy: “It has to be part of who you are. You have to live it every day. You can’t just flip a switch.” It’s an approach built for where business is going, not where it has been. Fourth in a nine-part series on GCU academics.

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Slideshow: Welcome Week, Day 4

August 23, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Elizabeth Tinajero and Enrique Lucha GCU News Bureau Thursday’s Welcome Week activities included socials for the Academic and Career Excellence (ACE) centers and transfer students, ROTC orientation and a welcome-back party for Worship Arts students.  

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Move-In unpacks emotions of volunteers, too

August 21, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

Move-In gets the year started off right for incoming GCU students, but it has the same effect on the volunteers who help them. Whether they’re helping for the first time or are seniors and have done it every year, they treasure the excitement. “It’s my third year, and it’s always the same energy,” said one.

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