GCU Magazine

February 2024

Two days in Lope Country

From before sunrise to hours after the sun sets, GCU go, go goes nonstop. The GCU News team decided to experience that campus vibrancy for itself, so spent two days sprinting from event to event, focusing on those events that make the campus uniquely GCU.

Continued evolution

Only a decade after the College of Science, Engineering and Technology debuted in 2014, it has been restructured into the College of Natural Sciences and the College of Engineering and Technology. What that means for students is a more innovative curriculum and educators who are more intentional with their programs.

Business of giving

GCU's student entrepreneurs haven't gone into business for financial reasons alone. They also are living out the tenets of the Colangelo College of Business, emphasizing ethics, higher purpose and conscious capitalism. Read about students who are living out those values and setting aside a portion of their sales to support charitable causes.

Rooted in Christianity

Joe Tyler created a sculpture during the pandemic that he said kept him sane. He refashioned a larger version of that work for GCU -- a piece that's brimming with Christian symbolism, from the pomegranates on the tree to its cross shape. The sculpture, the third to be installed on campus since 2019, celebrates the University's 75th anniversary and honors its Christian history.

Degree of commendation

Attending Commencement at GCU isn't always possible, especially for online students. So the Office of Alumni Relations came up with an idea -- why not take graduation to them? The department headed to Atlanta in the fall, when it threw its first graduation celebration for alumni invited from a four-state region.