SPOKANE, Washington – Dan S. Butterworth, Gonzaga’s own English professor and poet, will launch the 2014-15 edition of the celebrated Gonzaga University Visiting Writers Series on Sept. 24. The exceptional lineup this year includes readings from Pulitzer Prize and National Book Critics Circle Award winner Marilynne Robinson, distinguished poets Brenda Hillman and Douglas Kearney, and The New York Times best-selling author Michael Gurian.
SPOKANE, Washington – Legal issues do not stop at national borders, and that is why the Gonzaga University School of Law has developed its new Juris Doctor (J.D.) for Internationally Educated Lawyers, a program designed to prepare international law graduates for transnational legal practice relating to U.S. clients or transactions.
SPOKANE, Washington – In recognition of the 50th anniversary of the Gonzaga-in-Florence (GIF) campus and study abroad program, the McCarthey Family Foundation has pledged $1 million to establish an endowed scholarship fund to help ensure generations to come will experience this transformative educational experience in Florence, Italy. This will be the largest endowment associated with the program.
SPOKANE, Washington – Saying thank you has been among the commonest of cultural civilities for centuries. Now new research offers the first evidence that expressions of gratitude go beyond mere etiquette and provide real social benefit.
SPOKANE, Washington – In U.S. News & World Report’s annual college rankings released today, Gonzaga University rose one position, relative to last year, in two key ratings: becoming the West’s 3rd best regional university (tie) and 2nd best value (outright). Gonzaga is also ranked 2nd in the West for average freshman retention (tie) and average graduation rates (tie).
SPOKANE, Washington – The Knights of Columbus building at 302 E. Boone Ave., a fixture in the Gonzaga University neighborhood for more than a half-century, has been sold to the University, the Knights of Columbus Council 683 and Gonzaga announced today in a joint statement.
SPOKANE, Washington – The public museum for Gonzaga University’s renowned collection of Bing Crosby memorabilia has moved to the Craftsman-style Crosby House at 508 E. Sharp Ave. where the world-famous entertainer and Gonzaga’s most famous alumnus grew up. The public is invited to a grand opening from 1-4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 13 to view the Crosby exhibition in the 101-year-old house on campus.
SPOKANE, Washington – Gonzaga University faculty and students explore the themes, issues and ideas surrounding the inspirational stories of the finalists for the 2014 Opus Prize in a series of lectures and panel discussions this fall. The public is invited to join in the conversations at free “Opus Prize Nights” held on Tuesdays at 7 p.m., in the Jepson Center’s Wolff Auditorium.
SPOKANE, Washington – To most observers in this frenzied first week of school at Gonzaga University, today’s early morning delivery to the Boone Avenue Retail Center was simply another truckload of produce to be chopped, diced, sautéed and served across campus by Zag Dining by Sodexo. But for those gathered at the BARC loading dock, especially Jim Simon, Gonzaga’s first director of sustainability, the shipment represents a milestone in Gonzaga’s efforts to provide the freshest, most sustainable food for students, faculty and staff.
SPOKANE, Washington – Gonzaga University invites the regional community to join in honoring three of the world’s most deserving unsung humanitarians this fall with the presentation of the $1 million 2014 Opus Prize.
SPOKANE, Washington – Kevin Daniels, president of Nitze-Stagen & Co. and Daniels Real Estate, and Mike Powe, senior research manager for the Preservation Green Lab of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, will deliver the Gonzaga University School of Business Administration’s Fourth Annual Pigott Entrepreneurship Lecture at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 18. The event is titled, “Sustainability, Global Change & Preservation: Rebuilding the Urban Community through Creative Entrepreneurship.”
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SPOKANE, Washington – Some 300 Gonzaga University students, Jesuits, faculty, staff, alumni, family and friends are expected to take part in the University’s 45th annual Pilgrimage to the historic Mission of the Sacred Heart – or Cataldo Mission – in Cataldo, Idaho on Saturday, Sept. 13. Pilgrimage is open to all members of the Gonzaga community.
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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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SPOKANE, Washington – Gonzaga University has hired Sarah Schwering as director of marketing and communications. Schwering earned both a bachelor’s degree in business administration (’04) – with concentrations in marketing, human resources management and entrepreneurial leadership – and an MBA (’07) from Gonzaga.
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SPOKANE, Wash. – Gonzaga University will mark the Feast of St. Ignatius of Loyola, in honor of the founder of the Society of Jesus, with a noon Mass on Thursday, July 31 in the University Chapel located in College Hall. Rev. Alan Yost, S.J. will celebrate the Mass, which is open to the public.