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Nursing Professor Deborah Smith Earns National Award for Excellence

Nursing Professor Deborah Smith Earns National Award for Excellence

Posted on December 12, 2014

SPOKANE, Washington – The American Association of Nurse Practitioners has honored Deborah Smith, senior lecturer in Gonzaga University’s School of Nursing and Human Physiology, with its 2015 Nurse Practitioner State Award for Excellence. This prestigious annual award is given to one outstanding nurse practitioner in each state.

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Father-Son Research Team Discovers Cheatgrass Seeds Survive Wash Cycle

Father-Son Research Team Discovers Cheatgrass Seeds Survive Wash Cycle

Posted on December 10, 2014

SPOKANE, Washington – Not many sixth-graders can say they have been published in an academic journal, but Caleb Lefcort can cross that distinction off his list. Caleb got into a discussion with his father, Hugh Lefcort, professor of biology at Gonzaga University, as to whether the seed burrs from cheatgrass would survive the laundry cycle. Hugh believed the seeds would not survive. Instead of simply taking his father’s word for it, Caleb – who was in fourth grade at the time – suggested the scientific method: an experiment.

In Response to Student Interest, New Personal Finance Course Debuts This Spring

In Response to Student Interest, New Personal Finance Course Debuts This Spring

Posted on December 9, 2014

SPOKANE, Washington – Responding to student interest, Gonzaga University’s School of Business Administration will offer a new course this spring that provides students with important financial planning information. Titled “Personal Financial Planning (BUSN 489),” the course will be taught by accounting Professor Eddy Birrer and is open to all students.

2014 National Book Award Finalist Marilynne Robinson Reads Feb. 18 at Gonzaga Visiting Writers Series

2014 National Book Award Finalist Marilynne Robinson Reads Feb. 18 at Gonzaga Visiting Writers Series

Posted on December 9, 2014

The lineup for the 2014-15 edition of the celebrated Gonzaga University Visiting Writers Series includes readings from Pulitzer Prize and National Book Critics Circle Award winner Marilynne Robinson.

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Gonzaga, UW Explore Partnership

Gonzaga, UW Explore Partnership

Posted on December 1, 2014

Gonzaga University intends to engage in a community-focused exploration of a medical education and research partnership with the University of Washington School of Medicine in Spokane, Gonzaga President Thayne McCulloh announced.

Photos of Young Bing Crosby Debut at ‘White Christmas’ Open House Dec. 6 at His Boyhood Home

Photos of Young Bing Crosby Debut at ‘White Christmas’ Open House Dec. 6 at His Boyhood Home

Posted on November 25, 2014

SPOKANE, Washington – Gonzaga University and the Advocates for Bing Crosby invite the public to celebrate the holiday season with a free “White Christmas” open house at Bing’s boyhood home (508 E. Sharp Ave.) from noon to 4 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 6. Hot cider and cookies will be available along with some new photos of Bing as a youngster.

Accounting Team Credits Zag Nation

Accounting Team Credits Zag Nation

Posted on November 19, 2014

Four accounting students are thanking Zag Nation for an eleventh-hour burst of support that has powered their team to the finals of the prestigious PricewaterhouseCoopers National Accounting Case Competition in New York City in January.

Dwayne Mack on ‘Black Spokane: The Civil Rights Struggle in the Inland Northwest’ Dec. 3

Dwayne Mack on ‘Black Spokane: The Civil Rights Struggle in the Inland Northwest’ Dec. 3

Posted on November 18, 2014

SPOKANE, Washington – Dwayne A. Mack, the Carter G. Woodson Chair in African American History at Berea College in Berea, Kentucky, will discuss “Black Spokane: The Civil Rights Struggle in the Inland Northwest” at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 3, in the Barbieri Courtroom at Gonzaga University School of Law. The free public event is sponsored by the Gonzaga history department.

Kyle Wiltjer Adds to Zags’ Optimism

Kyle Wiltjer Adds to Zags’ Optimism

Posted on November 18, 2014

Sparked by arguably the most talented roster ever, hopes for the 2014-15 edition of Gonzaga men’s basketball are burning hotter than usual. Among the Zags creating the most optimism is Kyle Wiltjer, a 6-foot-10-inch junior transfer from Kentucky.

Engineering Grads Enter Top Programs

Engineering Grads Enter Top Programs

Posted on November 18, 2014

Gonzaga University’s School of Engineering and Applied Science is consistently ranked among the nation’s best. That excellence is reflected in its graduates, who are advancing to some of the finest graduate programs in the nation.

At 20, CCASL Eyes Future Impact

At 20, CCASL Eyes Future Impact

Posted on November 17, 2014

Celebrating 20 years of providing Gonzaga students with formative service experiences while partnering to address critical community needs, the Center for Community Action and Service-Learning eyes greater future impact.

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Birmingham Wins Marshall Scholarship

Birmingham Wins Marshall Scholarship

Posted on December 2, 2014

Gonzaga senior Christopher Birmingham, who has focused his studies on developing robots to help the disabled and the elderly, has won an extraordinarily competitive Marshall Scholarship for graduate study in the United Kingdom.

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Celebrating Gonzaga-in-Florence at 50

Celebrating Gonzaga-in-Florence at 50

Posted on May 14, 2014

The University celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Gonzaga-in-Florence and the “Renaissance within” many that the flagship study abroad program continues to foster.

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Startup Weekend Spokane Begins at Gonzaga

Startup Weekend Spokane Begins at Gonzaga

Posted on November 7, 2014

SPOKANE, Washington – Gonzaga University welcomes some of the region’s most innovative emerging entrepreneurs as Startup Weekend Spokane, powered by Google for Entrepreneurs, launches tonight in the Jepson Center on campus. The competitive event, which concludes Sunday night, offers entrepreneurs the opportunity to pitch their business ideas and collaborate with developers and designers to create a MVP (Minimum Viable Product) within a 54-hour period. The event links entrepreneurs with the experience, resources and contacts to start a business.

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Gonzaga Invites Community to Unite Nov. 14 to Mark International Day of Tolerance

Gonzaga Invites Community to Unite Nov. 14 to Mark International Day of Tolerance

Posted on November 7, 2014

SPOKANE, Wash. – Gonzaga University cordially invites the public to the steps of the Crosby Student Center at noon, Friday, Nov. 14 to link arms with Gonzaga faculty, staff and students to form a human chain of solidarity to mark the United Nations’ annual International Day of Tolerance. All are welcome to the free event.