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Entrepreneurs show students how to answer the ‘role’ call

October 22, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Top entrepreneurs from around the Valley frequently speak to Colangelo College of Business students and offer tips about how to best do business. But Wednesday’s presentation in the CCOB Dean’s Speaker Series changed the script a little — it demonstrated what a bad company culture looks like and how it can be fixed.

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Career Services Student Worker of the Month: Brooke Beckwith

October 21, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

By Marette Hahn GCU Career Services If you’ve ever wanted an example of someone who goes above and beyond, Brooke Beckwith exemplifies the go-getter attitude. Beckwith is a sophomore honors student from California who is majoring in business management and has a Spanish minor. A student worker in the College of Science, Engineering and Technology, she’s known for working hard and going the extra mile. It all starts with getting up early, at 6 a.m., to start each day off right with classes that start at 7 a.m. Beckwith continues like the Energizer Bunny each day, staying motivated because she loves her job and the responsibilities that come with it. She plays an integral part in GCU’s Health Sciences, Engineering and Technology Day, known as “HSET Day.” The faculty and staff love her and rely on Beckwith greatly, especially to be the eyes and ears of the new engineering building. Her responsibilities as an administrative assistant include answering phones, directing guests, scheduling and special projects. Beckwith also gets the opportunity to apply what she’s learning in her Spanish classes in her job, and she makes trips to Guatemala each summer. When she’s not studying, working or traveling the world she enjoys Java Jam, concerts and Ethington Theatre productions on campus. Hiring manager […]

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Colangelo Scholars come to aid of resuscitation study

October 21, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

When a local nonprofit needed help putting together facts and figures about the importance of immediate resuscitation when someone goes into cardiac arrest at assisted-living facilities and the like, it came to the right place: GCU’s Colangelo College of Business. Four Colangelo Scholars helped Dr. Elissa Torres come up with valuable information that produced $200,000 in grants with more on the way.

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Glittering mortarboards reflect accomplishments

October 20, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Some GCU graduates who received their diplomas in Phoenix this weekend used plenty of color, zest and sparkle to turn their mortarboards into expressions of art. The adorned caps shone like beacons amid the mostly black mortarboards graduates sported atop their heads.

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No loss for words at ‘Lunch and Learn’ on communication

October 19, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

The second “Lunch and Learn” in the College of Theology’s Integration of Faith, Learning and Work was called “Communication and the Christian Faith,” and the talk Friday morning by Josh Danaher of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences sparked a lot of discussion. Danaher said that communicating effectively can be difficult at times for everyone, even those who do it for a living, and he suggested ways to be a better listener and, thus, get your message across.

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Fall commencement 2015: Hard work pays off

October 17, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Neither rain nor lightning nor dust storm nor traffic could detract from Grand Canyon University’s online commencement ceremonies Friday and Saturday. Once the attendees were safely inside GCU Arena, which took some doing when the dust started blowing Friday, there were congratulations for a job well done and triumphantly raised fists to signify an impressive achievement.

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New faculty expand strong credentials, caring attitude in GCU nursing program

October 16, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

A Floridian who wanted to be a nurse for as long as she can remember and who has now worked in the field for 30 years this fall joined GCU’s College of Nursing and Health Care Professions as assistant dean. Dr. Lisa Smith is among several new faculty faces who are bringing a wealth of knowledge and variety of experience to the college.

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Student input helps Canyon Angels take wing

October 15, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

The new Canyon Angels met for the first time Wednesday night, and the investors in attendance got to witness the twist that will make GCU’s group different from others: Student teams shared their due diligence findings on the three startups who did presentations. “This is a cut above,” said one of the investors, GCU adjunct professor David Blackledge.

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Online student juggles jobs, coursework with dispatch

October 14, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Sandra Seelhammer of Faribault, Minn., is showing how a degree in Christian studies can be utilized in the working world, and she certainly has a world of work: She’s a mom, an emergency dispatcher and a coordinator for multi-agency response strategies to domestic violence crimes. Yet she still is on course to graduate with honors.

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Havocs ready to shout their support for community

October 13, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Those zany, exuberant Havocs will take some of their frenzied energy and focus it on five community organizations handling problems ranging from homelessness and hunger to chronic illness and animal welfare. “It’s a win, win, win,” said Christina Wagner, GCU Arena marketing manager.

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