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Donate to Elevate gives teen a new fork in the road

November 19, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Donate to Elevate helps kids like Donovan Welbaum, 15, who otherwise might never have a chance of attending a private school like the Phoenix Christian Preparatory School, where he has good grades and perfect attendance. The Phoenix skateboard-loving teen was heading toward a rough life on the street or behind bars when he was offered the chance to apply for a scholarship with the help of tax-deferred dollars through Donate to Elevate.

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Students learn how to be a sports marketing superhero

November 18, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Colangelo College of Business students learned a lot about the future Tuesday afternoon from AJ Maestas, one of the top sports marketing people in the business, but he also dealt in the present by giving them solid advice about how to get a job after they graduate. “You will have no career in sports unless you take networking seriously,” he told them. Take it from someone who knows how to network.

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Veterans recount 13 hours of terror during Benghazi attacks

November 18, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Depictions of war in Hollywood movies aren’t nearly as bad as the real thing, three former government security contractors told a GCU audience Tuesday during a talk on their role in defending the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, during a terrorist attack in 2012. Marine Corps veterans Mark “Oz” Geist and John “Tig” Tiegen, and former Army Ranger Kris “Tanto” Paranto talked about the 13 hours of mayhem at the compound which inspired a book and an upcoming film.

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‘Conscious Capitalism’ leader shows students a new way to do business

November 17, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

When Raj Sisodia, one of the leaders of the Conscious Capitalism movement in the business world, came to GCU Monday, he did more than just share some important statistics and his beliefs: He told the huge audience in the Student Union that Millennials are “the most meaningful and purposeful generation we’ve ever had.” Dr. Randy Gibb, dean of the Colangelo College of Business, has made it his mission to incorporate Conscious Capitalism ideals into the CCOB curriculum, and getting such an authoritative speaker on campus was a huge victory.

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GCU graphic designer’s work lauded in The New York Times

November 16, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Arguably the best newspaper in the world, The New York Times, featured the work of GCU graphic designer Jessica Foncannon in an article last week about the power of playwright Arthur Miller’s plays in modern design. Foncannon’s work on “My Three Sons,” a play that will be presented in February by the College of Fine Arts and Production, was among eight designs capturing the eye of Times writer Erik Piepenburg, and the only one representing a University.

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Business students show their competitive spunk

November 11, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Colangelo College of Business students continue to do the job when they go up against other universities in local competitions. Teams from GCU finished second, fifth and seventh among college teams in the Stock Market Challenge, and seven GCU students placed in the top three in the Collegiate DECA Fall Leaders Conference, which was on campus.

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GCU topples ASU, UC Berkeley in speech and debate tournament

November 09, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s speech and debate team this weekend came in first place among four-year universities in individual events (speech) at the Robert Barbera Collegiate Forensics Invitational #1 at California State University, Northridge. The team beat Arizona State University and the University of California-Berkeley, two of the top-ranked schools in the nation, said team director Barry Regan, a College of Humanities and Social Sciences communications instructor. Click here to read more in GCU Today.

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Dennis Green coaches students to get passionate about their potential

November 06, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Dennis Green is happy to be a former football coach — he said he smiles a lot more these days — but he hasn’t stopped coaching. He came to campus Thursday afternoon and delivered an enthusiastic talk to Colangelo College of Business students about life, integrity and, of course, football. Along the way, students learned about “SWOT” and his “Five F’s” and “Three D’s,” and he even recreated for them his famous postgame rant. GCU Today has the story.

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Ministry Forum breaks bread on Last Supper questions

November 03, 2015 / by / 1 Comment

The College of Theology’s Ministry Forum tackled the three different views of communion (Memorial, Lutheran, Reformed) in a session Monday that sparked a lot of discussion. In the end, the three speakers — Dr. Joshua Greever, James Waddell and Dr. Shawn Bawulski — agreed that while there are definite differences among the three viewpoints, there also are a lot of similarities.

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GCU honors principals who spread the love of STEM

October 30, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

GCU is honoring principals who spread the love of STEM to students at their schools. These are educators who have create aerospace, robotics and earth science clubs, science fairs, renewable energy workshops, rocket science experiments, or on the high school level have added physics, engineering and advanced math to their curriculum.

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