SPOKANE, Wash. – Gonzaga University will host an interdisciplinary conference Feb. 7-8 celebrating the work of Jesuit scholar and teacher Walter J. Ong, considered among the foremost theorists of rhetoric in the 20th century. The conference is titled, “Technology, Rhetoric, and Cultural Change: Walter J. Ong, S. J. in the Age of Google, Facebook, and Twitter.”
- Denmark Professor Søren Riis to Deliver Gonzaga’s Rukavina Lecture in Philosophy Feb. 21
- Visiting Scholars to Lecture Feb. 1 for Communication Week 2012
- Loyola-Chicago Professor to Discuss ‘Veiled Threats: The Image of Women Religious’ Feb. 17
- Gonzaga to Host Open Forum Jan. 28 to Address WikiLeaks Controversy
- National Book Award Finalists Ben Fountain, Jess Walter Present Jan. 30 at Gonzaga
INDIANAPOLIS – Gonzaga University guard Drew Barham is one of 201 nominees for the 2014 Allstate NABC and WBCA Good Works Teams®, the National Association of Basketball Coaches, the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association and Allstate Insurance Company announced Tuesday.
SPOKANE, Wash. – President Thayne McCulloh has approved Gonzaga University’s participation in the Environmental Protection Agency’s Food Recovery Challenge, which aims to cut food waste to save money, help communities, and protect the environment. Gonzaga and campus partner Zag Dining by Sodexo will collaborate to meet the goals of the program.
Coach Kelly Graves, who has led Gonzaga women’s basketball to nine consecutive West Coast Conference Championships and six NCAA Tournament appearances in the past seven years, has found love to be a transformative strategy.
SPOKANE, Wash. – The Gonzaga Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Kevin Hekmatpanah, will present its winter program at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Dec. 9 at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox (1001 W. Sprague Ave.). The event opens with Weber’s “Overture to Der Freischütz,” followed by Ravel’s mesmerizing “Alborada Del Grazioso.”
Gonzaga University continues its emphasis on providing meaningful internships to students, and jobs to alumni, through an innovative program in North Dakota. View the video about the program.
Peter Kareiva, chief scientist for The Nature Conservancy and Gonzaga University’s 2013 O’Leary Distinguished Scientist, said an Earth Genome Project, similar to the Human Genome Project, could revitalize the environmental movement.
SPOKANE, Wash. – Gonzaga University’s new Native American studies program presents a screening of a documentary about trailblazing Native American ballerina “Maria Tallchief” at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 19 in the Jepson Center’s Wolff Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public. Sandy Osawa (Makah) created the film and will be on campus to host and discuss Tallchief, her art and her contribution to Indian Country.
SPOKANE, Wash. – Gonzaga University’s Magnuson Theatre presents The Second Stage Readers Theatre production of “Frozen Dinner.” Written and directed by Gonzaga senior Jeff Rutherford, the show will run Nov. 14-16 at 7:30 p.m. in the Magnuson Theatre, located in College Hall.
SPOKANE, Wash. – Gonzaga University’s new “Jesuits and The Arts” series begins this month with a focus on music. The first event is the interdisciplinary panel discussion “Jesuits, Baroque Art, and the New World,” at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 20 in the University Chapel in College Hall.
SPOKANE, Wash. – Three Gonzaga University seniors in the Comprehensive Leadership Program captured first place in the annual International Leadership Association Student Case Competition in Montreal. Constanza Ponce de Leon, Chula Vista, Calif., Nick Mamolo, Laguna Niguel, Calif., and Joseph Decker, Piedmont, Calif., won a $1,000 prize for their proposed leadership strategies for Tim Hortons, a Canadian public fast-food company and the subject of the case study.
SPOKANE, Wash. – Stephen E. Silliman, dean of Gonzaga University’s School of Engineering and Applied Science, will discuss “Reflections on Water in Benin, West Africa” at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 19 in the McCarthey Athletic Center’s Herak Room. Sponsored by the Greater Gonzaga Guild, the free event is open to the public.
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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Innovating to address the challenges of legal education, Gonzaga is the first Northwest law school to offer a two-year Juris Doctor degree. Applications are open for students to begin either its two-year or three-year program.
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Gonzaga was privileged to co-host with St. Aloysius Church a memorial to former House Speaker Thomas S. Foley, who attended Gonzaga Prep and Gonzaga University and became one of the most influential leaders in the region’s history.
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SPOKANE, Wash. – Gonzaga University Wind Symphony, directed by Robert Spittal, will present a concert titled “Aurora Awakes,” a diverse program of winds at 3 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 24 at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox (1001 W. Sprague Ave.).