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Students get advice to calibrate ‘moral compass’

November 03, 2017 / by / 1 Comment

The final events of Money Week had a common theme: Jerry Colangelo and instructor Jon Ruybalid both urged students to mind their morals as they do business and deal with money issues.

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Dia de los Muertos a celebration of Latino culture

November 03, 2017 / by / 1 Comment

The Latino Student Union and the Sociology and Social Work Club collaboratively put on an elaborate Dia de los Muertos celebration that included an altar with photos and favorite foods of loved ones — and two parties, including one Thursday featuring purple hibiscus juice and sweets on the Promenade.

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What’s the No. 1 thing you’ve learned from Jerry Colangelo?

November 02, 2017 / by / 1 Comment

GCU Magazine Jerry Colangelo never stops teaching. Here are some of the things his colleagues and GCU administrators, faculty and students have learned. Note the wide variety of answers: “I have learned the importance of relationships the importance of relationships as well as keeping your priorities: faith, family, friends and community.” — DR. RANDY GIBB, CCOB Dean “He taught me to think differently than I ever thought in my life. I was an accountant by trade, and he taught me to think more visionary, more bold.” — RICHARD DOZER, former Phoenix Suns and Arizona Diamondbacks executive “There actually are two things. His practices in his professional life follow what he does in his personal life. That’s always been a big encouragement to me. … The second one is the influence from his book ‘How You Play the Game.’ One of the areas that he talks about is the development of a sense of history. That influenced me as a coach but also in other things I’ve done.”– DR. RICK ROTH, Sports Business professor “Mr. Colangelo has always set out to do the best and be the best at whatever position he was doing at the time and then put everything […]

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Built for this: Jerry Colangelo’s influence on GCU

November 02, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Jerry Colangelo tends to be influential in whatever he does, and his effect on Grand Canyon University has been stunning. GCU Magazine explores what he has meant to both GCU and the Colangelo College of Business.

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Money Week compounds student interest in finances

November 02, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Financial literacy is a huge issue in the U.S., and Money Week — sponsored by the Colangelo College of Business — aims to make sure Grand Canyon University students are among the literate. The four-day event, which ends Thursday, has included informative talks and a chance to meet with representatives of financial companies.

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Arizona expert offers inside look at Alzheimer’s

November 02, 2017 / by / 1 Comment

Nearly 100 GCU faculty and students attended a presentation Wednesday by Dr. Michael Malek-Ahmadi, one of Arizona’s leading experts on Alzheimer’s disease. Forgetting your friend’s name or where you parked your car aren’t as indicative of the disease as becoming suddenly disoriented and not knowing the day, year, week or month, he said.

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NSCS inducts more than 1,000 GCU students

November 01, 2017 / by / 2 Comments

The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) inducted 362 traditional campus students and 648 online members nationwide. More than 500 guests in total attended the ceremony at GCU, hosted by the Honors College Saturday, Oct. 28. NSCS is an interdisciplinary honors society that emphasizes leadership, service and scholarship. The organization inducts underclassmen with 16 to 60 college credits and a minimum of a 3.4 cumulative GPA. Students must also rank in the top 20 percent of their respective college. This induction class of 1,010 members adds to GCU’s vastly growing chapter of over 3,000 current members. During this ceremony, NSCS also recognized two student-voted Distinguished Honorary Members: Dr. Ryan Brandt (Faculty, College of Theology) and Dr. David Dean (Faculty, College of Humanities and Social Sciences).  Pictured below is the NSCS Officer Board:  From left, Sean Thomason, Jordan Montgomery, Emily Ghena, Brianna Samonte, holly Hobgood, Destiny Woods and Stephen Parisi   

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GCU special ed program ranked 5th in nation

November 01, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

While teacher shortages keep growing across the nation, adding more challenges to the profession, GCU’s special ed program ranks fifth in the nation in its top 20 for online bachelor’s degrees in special education. The recognition is an example of how GCU has addressed a critical demand for highly effective educators, said Dr. Kim LaPrade, the COE Dean.

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Lessons of Reformation still resonate today

October 31, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

The Ministry Forum on Monday evening was devoted to the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, and five College of Theology instructors shared their thoughts about the Five Solas and the reasons why the Reformation happened.

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Appreciation found for Milton’s ‘Paradise Lost’

October 30, 2017 / by / 1 Comment

Students and professors from across campus stopped by Friday during a marathon reading of John Milton’s 17th century “Paradise Lost,” an extraordinary work of English literature that tells the story of man’s fall from the Garden of Eden. Dr. Jonathan Olson, a Milton scholar, headed the reading of the 10,565 line-epic that began at 9 a.m. and ended at 6:20 p.m.

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