SPOKANE, Washington – Sister Teresa Fitzgerald, who directs the nonprofit organization Hour Children in Queens, New York, dedicated to transforming the lives of female offenders and their children, was honored tonight with the 2014 Opus Prize for faith-based humanitarian work. Sister Tesa, as she is known, said the $1 million award will provide desperately needed housing for the women and children Hour Children serves.
SPOKANE, Washington – Gonzaga University’s popular “What Can We Learn?” lecture series, which focuses on valuable lessons from great thinkers of the past, continues this fall with the topic, “What Can We Learn from Aristotle?” The free public event starts at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 22 in the Jepson Center’s Wolff Auditorium.
SPOKANE, Washington – Following is a list of public events being held at Gonzaga University – or being held in Spokane and sponsored by Gonzaga – through Oct. 31. Discover what’s happening at Gonzaga: Visit the University’s Online Events Calendar.
SPOKANE, Washington – Gonzaga University and the Opus Prize Foundation will honor three exemplary faith-based humanitarians and award one with the $1 million 2014 Opus Prize this Thursday evening, Oct. 16. Two finalists will receive $100,000 each to advance their social change initiatives. The finalists are Sister Teresa Fitzgerald of Hour Children, Queens, New York; Gollapalli Israel, of the Janodayam Social Education Centre in Chennai, India; and Rev. Joseph Maier, of the Mercy Centre Human Development Foundation in Bangkok.
SPOKANE, Washington – Gonzaga University campus buildings were cleared as safe for re-entry and use at approximately 10 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 25 following a non-specific bomb threat called in to the Spokane Police Department from an off-campus phone.
SPOKANE, Washington – The nine justices of the Washington State Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in three cases on Thursday, Oct. 2 in the Gonzaga University School of Law Barbieri Courtroom. The hearings, which are open to the public, will begin at 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
SPOKANE, Washington – For the third consecutive year, Gonzaga University School of Law students will work with local attorneys and service organizations to provide free community legal assistance. Students will help military veterans with free estate planning through the WA Vets Will Clinic, and will help adults get their juvenile records sealed.
SPOKANE, Washington – Susan Norwood, nursing professor at Gonzaga University, has received a Fulbright Specialist appointment to travel to Benin, West Africa, to provide education and training in the area of injury control and prevention health services.
SPOKANE, Washington — Today the Holy Father announced his appointment of the Most Reverend Blase Cupich, sixth Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Spokane, to become the ninth Archbishop of Chicago.
SPOKANE, Washington – Over 200 members of the Gonzaga community raised their voices to sing the “Star Spangled Banner” on Sept. 12 — marking the 200th anniversary of our national anthem. Gonzaga’s combined Concert Choir, Men’s Chorus, and Women’s Chorus led the community in singing the official 1917 musical edition of the national anthem on the steps of the Crosby Student Center. The effort was part of a nationwide campaign led by the Star Spangled Music Foundation that encouraged singers across the country to mark the anniversary. Francis Scott Key wrote the lyrics to the “Star Spangled Banner” in 1814.
SPOKANE, Washington – The exhibition “Amen, Amen: Religion and Southern Self-Taught Artists in the Mullis Collection,” which features more than 100 paintings, drawings, sculptures and ceramics created by self-taught artists from the American South, opens Oct. 4 in Gonzaga University’s Jundt Art Museum and runs through Jan. 10, 2015.
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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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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 – 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.
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SPOKANE, Washington – Tod Marshall, Gonzaga University professor of English and poet, is among several of the Northwest’s celebrated authors who will present their short works inspired by the theme “Bump in the Night” at Bedtime Stories – an Oct. 17 event at the Spokane Club event to support Humanities Washington.