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Program whips teens’ business skills into shape

December 13, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Teens with ideas for bullwhip, custom shoes and comic book businesses wrapped up their seven-week training with GCU’s New Business Development Center.

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Brewers-GCU partnership is home run for learning

December 11, 2017 / by / 1 Comment

GCU and the Milwaukee Brewers have a new deal to place a Learning Lounge at the team’s spring training facility in Maryvale. The baseball team has committed to staying in Phoenix for another 25 years, renovating and expanding the complex, and offering GCU’s tutoring services. Tyler Barnes, Vice President of Communications for the Brewers, said, “This is a community initiative, and the goal is to have this program serve as a key with our relationship with GCU and the local Maryvale schools.”

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Symposium brings entrepreneurial ideas into focus

December 07, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Students, staff and faculty at Ethington Theatre Wednesday morning got to hear from Grand Canyon University’s top five Learning Communities at the Semi-Annual Learning Community Symposium. President Brian Mueller said the event was “a hallmark of who GCU is becoming.”

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Final Chapel message of semester is filled with love

December 05, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Tom Shrader of Redemption Church asked to be the speaker in the final Chapel of the fall semester because he wanted to tie in his message to Christmas. But he was talking about receiving more than giving — his focus was on receiving God’s perfect love.

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Old methods may not measure up to 3D body scans

November 28, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Forget the old-school written log and measuring tape — 3D body scans may be the way of the future. One GCU research team spent the summer looking into the viability of using a mobile device, such as an iPad, and a 3D scanner to gather body dimensions for health and fitness monitoring.

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Unlocking new business model for evening cohorts

November 28, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

The goal of the Colangelo College of Business is to make sure its graduates are learning the way the world is working today — and will be working well beyond tomorrow. That’s why cohort students are being taught the importance of Blockchain.

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Employees dig deep for Habitat, Donate to Elevate

November 27, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

GCU employees’ hearts were with Habitat for Humanity one recent Friday morning as a group of about 20 volunteers completed landscape work at a home near the campus. But dig deeper and it was easy to find more goodwill, as many of those employees also give to Habitat via Donate to Elevate.

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Hospitality program earns another victory

November 17, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Grand Canyon University’s hospitality program has scored a lot of victories since its advent in August 2015, and it got another “W” on Thursday when one of its star students, Sarah Mondragon, was part of a panel that won a fun competition at the November luncheon of the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International’s Arizona chapter.

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GCU employees lend a wing in annual Turkey Drive

November 15, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s 2017 Annual Turkey Drive kicked off Tuesday and employees have more ways to give. Donate your time or dollars to help St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance collect and distribute 12,000 turkeys this giving season — and get entered to win a pair of men’s Lopes basketball courtside seats.

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Where to find fantastic beasts? At GCU-led talk

November 15, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

If you know what a pukwudgie, mooncalf, billywig and bowtruckle are, then you might have been one of the muggles at the recent “The Science of Harry Potter” event at the Arizona Science Center. It’s where GCU faculty members Deborah Haralson, Lindsey Kojich and Darien Hall led a talk called “Zoology in the Harry Potter Universe.”

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