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GCU Magazine shows how student enterprises work

February 06, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

The February issue of GCU Magazine has been distributed to the purple bins across the main campus and at 27th Avenue, and it features an in-depth look at the GCU enterprises that have become game-changers for both students and local residents.

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Difference-making accounting students earn grants

January 31, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

Two proteges of Dr. Kelly Damron of the Colangelo College of Business, Carlos Canchola and Meghan Metzger, each earned a $1,500 scholarship from the Accounting advisory board. For the students, it’s another step toward taking the Certified Public Accountant exam. For Damron, it’s two more examples of how she inspires students.

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Helping a mystery guest led to a dream internship

January 29, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

Becca Kamrath was working as a server at Canyon 49 Grill last summer when President Brian Mueller brought in a large group of people. Little did she know who was in the group — or what would result from the friendly way she treated them. At the end of the meal, she discovered that one of the guests was Kevin Warren, Chief Operating Officer of the Minnesota Vikings and a GCU Hall of Famer, and her “tip” was a Christmastime internship with the football team.

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GCU debuts new Colangelo College of Business

January 23, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

PHOENIX (Jan. 9, 2019) – One of the largest business schools in the country now has a new home on Grand Canyon University’s burgeoning campus. The Colangelo College of Business, home to more than 16,000 traditional and online students, officially opened a new 150,000-square-foot facility with 81 offices and 61 classrooms today on the east side of the GCU campus. The building is the latest in an unprecedented construction boom on campus in which $1.2 billion has been invested since 2009 in academic infrastructure and technology, including: More than 1 million square feet of classroom, laboratory and office space. 20 multi-story, suite-style residence halls (with 3 more set to open next year) housing nearly 12,000 students living on campus 24 retail dining options 4 parking garages 11 athletic facilities Major renovations of GCU Golf Course and GCU Hotel “We sometimes take for granted how blessed we are to open this many new buildings every year, but this one is special,” Brian Mueller, GCU’s president, said of the CCOB building. “Jerry Colangelo represents the best of what it means to be a Christian university, conducting business with strong character, integrity and servant leadership. We instill those same characteristics in every one […]

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Students hear tales of hard knocks in sports business

January 16, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

The Colangelo College of Business Dean’s Speaker Series brought another industry leader to campus Tuesday. Students got to hear from Greg Hanover, who told them fascinating tales about his former career as an executive in the National Hockey League. But Hanover’s talks to multiple classes also included a very important message: Be prepared to work long hours and don’t plan on making a lot of money starting out.

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Students learn business end of starting a startup

January 11, 2019 / by / 1 Comment

The Colangelo College of Business Dean’s Speaker Series kicked off for the spring semester Thursday, and first up was someone who has first-hand experience of what it’s like to go from the corporate world to a startup. Rachel Mertensmeyer explained to students what it takes to succeed besides the guts to take a chance.

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A grand new cornerstone of Colangelo’s GCU legacy

January 09, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

When GCU celebrated the grand opening of the Colangelo College of Business Building on Wednesday morning, it was an opportunity to reflect on just how much Jerry Colangelo has brought to the University — and to the entire Valley. As Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey put it, “It’s been said, ‘What’s the difference between Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Phoenix, Arizona?’ And I would say this: Jerry Colangelo.”

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Sports Business students get in the game(s)

January 04, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

Sports Business students were busy last month volunteering at several major events, but that’s nothing new — GCU’s alliance with Position Sports makes those types of opportunities possible regularly. But what’s really interesting is what happens when students fully utilize their chances to participate and learn. “GCU is the place to be if you want to have any sort of experience in the sports world at all,” said Darby O’Leary, who worked events on opposite sides of the country within a week.

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CCOB opening launches busy spring events calendar

January 02, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

It’s been a big year so far, but there’s more to come in 2018-19. The spring semester will kick off with the grand opening of the new 150,000-plus-square foot Colangelo College of Business Building on Jan. 9 and will barrel forward through April and May with signature events such as the Canyon Challenge, Mr. GCU, the Theatre Department’s presentation of Holocaust drama “Who Will Carry the Word,” Serve the City in February, the Roadshow Tour at GCU Arena, basketball and much more. Check out some highlights from GCU Today’s 2019 Winter-Spring Calendar.

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Kiln joy: Farewell to a hot spot on campus

December 19, 2018 / by / 3 Comments

Demolition began Wednesday morning on Building 18, also known as the Media Arts Complex. Most passersby on the Promenade probably have no idea how many interesting uses the building had — even the worst of the Valley heat was no match for one of its features. The new Student Advising Center will be built on that site.

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