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Canyon Challenge is enjoying some quality time

February 17, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

The number of entries in the Canyon Challenge was up this year, and so was the quality, according to Tim Kelley, assistant professor of entrepreneurship and economics in the Colangelo College of Business. The 10 finalists will be pared to five early next month for the March 24 finals in GCU Arena.

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Emotions find way into Hall of Fame celebration

February 14, 2015 / by / 1 Comment

Saturday’s celebration of the eight newest members of the GCU Alumni Hall of Fame featured passionate speeches, none more emotional than that of Michael Kary, who teaches in the College of Fine Arts and Production. But all eight had something important to say.

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GCU to host online learners at campus reception

February 13, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

By GCU News Bureau Grand Canyon University will award a $10,000 scholarship to an online student in a drawing during Online Student Night on Saturday, Feb. 21, at the Phoenix campus. GCU is inviting all online students to a 5 p.m. reception at the Antelope Reception Center before the men’s basketball game vs. New Mexico State. Students will have an opportunity to mingle with fellow online learners and meet with the online faculty members, enrollment counselors and student service advisers (SSA) they deal with on a routine basis via computer or telephone. “That will be the best part about this event,” said Brian Mueller, GCU’s CEO/president. “The SSAs and enrollment counselors often become part of these students’ daily lives with their support and encouragement. Those relationships are what set our online experience apart from so many other schools.” All online students and their families will get free admission to the game, and three online students will share their stories of perseverance and determination during the reception and will  be recognized during the game: ● Gary Skinner, who is blind, has shown his determination in his quest to earn a bachelor’s degree in psychology. Skinner is on course to graduate this spring and plans to pursue a master’s degree […]

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Pointing students toward workable internships

February 12, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

The Colangelo College of Business is getting more students than ever into internships, and an important aspect of the message is that they don’t necessarily have to find the perfect one. Sometimes, even a bad internship experience can be good.

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Business students get peek at an excellent Venture

February 09, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Derek Turner, a graduate of Columbia University, told Colangelo College of Business students Friday how he turned a fellowship with Venture for America into a great opportunity with a startup company — and how they could do the same thing. CCOB Dean Dr. Randy Gibb wanted to make students aware of a program that fits in perfectly with the college’s entrepreneurial spirit.

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Pro communicators to share career experiences at GCU

February 09, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Three expert communicators have been invited to share their insights at Grand Canyon University this month. The Lambda Pi Eta communications honors society is hosting scholars Drs. Douglas Kelley and Loren Schwarzwalter on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Colangelo College of Business lecture hall for a presentation related to human deception and forgiveness. On Feb. 20, search engine optimization writer Dr. Nicholas White is slated to speak at 11:15 a.m. at Room 139-140 in CAS (Building 6).

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Students embrace Shakespeare’s famous romance

February 04, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Nothing says Valentine’s Day quite like roses, dark chocolate and William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet.” You’re on your own for the first two, but GCU’s College of Fine Arts and Production happens to be presenting the romantic tragedy this weekend and next in Ethington Theatre. GCU Today has a preview of a show you don’t want to miss and a peek at the actors, set and costumes in this slideshow. BYOKleenex.

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COFAP brings ‘Romeo and Juliet’ to Ethington

February 04, 2015 / by / 1 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau The College of Fine Arts and Production is performing one of William Shakespeare’s most beloved plays, “Romeo and Juliet,” this weekend and next weekend on campus. Although other works by the Bard of Avon have been done in Ethington Theatre, it’s the first time for this tragic love story to come to that GCU stage.  

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Club cultivates Valleywide ‘Buddies’

February 03, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

GCU News Bureau The GCU Best Buddies club invited other chapters from around the Valley to Thursday’s men’s basketball victory over Kansas City. Best Buddies focuses on friendship and self-development programs for people with developmental and intellectual disabilities. GCU Best Buddies is led by student officers Jordan Burnbridge, Geneva Heinkel and Amber Williams, in addition to advisors Rebekah Dyer (full-time ground professor) and Shelley Evans (full-time online instructor). The chapter is one of more than 40 other university, high school and middle school chapters in Arizona. (Photos courtesy of Rebekah Dyer)  

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Carson encourages Arena crowd to reshape America

January 30, 2015 / by / 1 Comment

Dr. Ben Carson told a Grand Canyon University Arena audience Thursday following the men’s basketball team’s victory over Kansas City that it’s critical to be actively involved in the U.S. government, especially through a dark political time that’s led to so much social division. The neurosurgeon who separated conjoined twins at the head spoke as part of a national tour to promote his book, “One Vote: Make Your Voice Heard.” Carson has emerged lately as a potential Republican Presidential candidate, though he didn’t allude to that in his Arena speech. Rather, his inspirational message centered on how everyone must actively participate in the free society that we all value so much.

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