SPOKANE, Wash. – Gonzaga University has begun construction of a $6 million indoor tennis and golf center on a vacant 3-acre parcel at 1220 N. Superior St., a few blocks east of campus, south of Mission Park, and near the Spokane River. The 72,000-square-foot (approximate) facility will offer six regulation tennis courts and a golf practice area.
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SPOKANE, Wash. – Father C. Hightower, S.J., whom many students and alumni identify with most regarding Gonzaga University’s Jesuit character, will leave his post as director of University Ministry after being assigned as superior of the Jesuit Community in Sacramento, Calif. A goodbye party was held for him May 8 at the Crosby Student Center.
SPOKANE, Wash. – Gonzaga University, concluding its 125th anniversary celebration, has formally approved plans to build a new University Center. Construction on the 167,726-square-foot, three-story facility is scheduled to begin this July.
SPOKANE, Wash. — Gonzaga University celebrated its 120th commencement exercises May 10-12. Following are briefs about the distinguished honorees, and some of the University’s outstanding graduates.
Gonzaga’s Ortiz Named to Bishops’ National Review Board; GU Co-Sponsors ‘Critical Conversations’ Training
SPOKANE, Wash. – Fernando Ortiz, Ph.D., director of the Counseling Center at Gonzaga University, has been appointed to the National Review Board by Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. The Board was established by the “Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People” to collaborate with bishops to prevent sexual abuse of U.S. minors by persons in service of the Church.
SPOKANE, Wash. – Avista Corp. has established the Paul A. Redmond Endowed Engineering Scholarship at Gonzaga University School of Engineering and Applied Science in honor of the leadership of former Washington Water Power/Avista Corp. Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Paul A. Redmond, a 1959 Gonzaga alumnus.
VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis announced the selection of Gonzaga University alumnus Rev. Michael Barber, S.J. to become the fifth Bishop of Oakland, Calif. Bishop-elect Barber will be ordained to the episcopate and installed as bishop on May 25 at 11 a.m. in the Cathedral of Christ the Light, Oakland. Apostolic Administrator Archbishop Alex J. Brunett will continue to lead the diocese until that date.
SPOKANE, Wash. – “Meet me at the COG after class” was the opening sentence for The Gonzaga Bulletin’s story Oct. 15, 1954 about the newly named student union building. While students called the building the “COG,” the structure was formally referred to as the “Student Union Building.” The moniker “COG” is an acronym for the phrase “Circulus Omnium Gonzagaorum,” which is fake Latin for “circle of company of all Gonzagans.”
World-renowned primatologist and conservationist Dr. Jane Goodall wowed a near-capacity crowd April 9 at Gonzaga University’s McCarthey Athletic Center with tales of her life’s work doing groundbreaking chimpanzee behavioral research in Africa, and her reasons for hope in the future.
It’s tax-filing season and more than 60 Gonzaga University accounting students are working as certified volunteer tax preparers for the Internal Revenue Service’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program at the United Way site (920 N. Washington St., Suite 100). As of March 14, the site has filed 462 returns generating more than $769,206 in refunds for low-income taxpayers.
Gonzaga Institute For Hate Studies Conference May 31 In Portland Promotes Nonviolence Via Social Media
SPOKANE, Wash. – Can Facebook and Twitter users address hate and prevent violent conflict half a world away? Can texting and crowdsourcing actually build peace and promote nonviolent social change? Can vulnerable populations protect themselves, and be protected, from exploitation of media outlets for political or ethnic violence? These and other timely questions are the focus of “Promoting Nonviolence, Addressing Hate, Preventing Global Conflicts: The Role of Media,” a conference featuring internationally recognized scholars and practitioner-experts, held 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Friday, May 31 at the Portland State University Smith Memorial Student Union in Portland, Ore.
The 26 students of the Gonzaga University Chamber Singers and conductor Timothy Westerhaus will perform a musical Auf Wiedersehen Send-Off Concert at 4 p.m., Saturday, May 11 in the University Chapel on the third floor of College Hall before leaving for a whirlwind tour of Germany and Austria.
As Gonzaga marks its 125th Anniversary with special events through May 2013, the University’s tradition of celebrating its founding every 25 years continues unabated. Gonzaga’s Silver Jubilee, a three-day fete in 1912, launched this unbroken string of celebrations, and marked Gonzaga’s transformation from a college to a university.
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For the 11th consecutive year, Gonzaga University will graduate its largest class ever during its commencement exercises May 10-12. In this, Gonzaga’s 120th commencement, the University expects to confer a total of 2,349 undergraduate, graduate and law degrees – 128 more than its previous record-large class of 2,221 graduates in 2012. Gonzaga expects to confer 1,306 bachelor degrees (up 159 from 2012), 863 master degrees (off 24 from 2012), 19 doctorates (same as 2012), and 161 law degrees (off 7).
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Venerable Geshe Thupten Phelgye (pronounced Geh-shay Toop-ten Pel-gay), Gonzaga University’s Global Scholar in Residence, will gift a Peace Pole to Gonzaga in a special installation and blessing ceremony that begins at 3 p.m., Monday, May 6 on the lawn behind College Hall.
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Gonzaga University theatre arts will present the One Act Festival this Friday and Saturday, May 3-4, in the Magnuson Theatre. This festival, which is free and open to the public, features short plays directed by Gonzaga students. The festival marks the final performances of the school year.