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Bulldog Briefs for February

Posted on February 23, 2012 in: @Gonzaga, Academics, Bulldog Briefs

Top Debaters Earn First-Round Berth to National Tourney

SPOKANE, Wash. – Gonzaga’s top debate team of seniors Leah Moczulski and Paul Kanellopoulos, both from Houston, has earned one of 16 coveted first-round, at-large berths to the 2012 National Debate Tournament March 28-April 2, the NDT announced Feb. 20.  The bid, extended to the nation’s top 16 teams, marks the 16th straight year Gonzaga has qualified at least one team to compete in the NDT and demonstrates the consistent excellence that has become a standard for Gonzaga debate. The rankings will be revealed at the opening ceremonies of the tournament in Atlanta. Coach Glen Frappier said this team could earn Gonzaga’s highest ranking ever in the NDT. The team is ranked No. 4 in the nation in the most recent coaches’ poll. Meantime, the other members of the debate squad depart Friday, Feb. 24 for the district qualification tournament at Weber State University where the Zags will attempt to qualify a second team for the NDT field of 72.


Former Gonzaga Law School Dean Lewis Orland Passes

SPOKANE, Wash. – Professor Lewis H. Orland, former dean of Gonzaga University School of Law, passed away in his home Feb. 14. Professor Orland’s immeasurable contributions to Gonzaga Law School, its students and the legal profession generally have spanned more than a half-century. His service as a lawyer, scholar, teacher and administrator set a standard few could equal. He was the ninth dean of the Law School (1968-1973) and served as associate dean from 1975-2000. As dean, he played a central role in securing the Law School’s full accreditation by the American Bar Association and in establishing the Law School’s day division.  Orland was  a 1937 Phi Beta Kappa graduate of University of Idaho, and earned a law degree from Harvard Law School in 1940. In 1950, he entered private practice in Spokane and began teaching at the Law School. This marked the beginning of an important and enduring relationship that would last more than five decades. Read More

  • Those wishing to honor Lewis Orland may do so by sending their gifts to the Lewis H. Orland Law Scholarship Fund, Gonzaga School of Law, P.O. Box 3528, Spokane, WA,  99220-3528.

Family Owned Business Conference Convenes March 13

SPOKANE, Wash. – Andrew Keyt, executive director of the Loyola University Chicago Family Business Center, will present the Gonzaga University School of Business Administration’s fourth annual Family Owned Business Conference, 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 13 in the Jepson Center’s Wolff Auditorium. The conference is titled, “Governing Your Family Business: Building Success. Building Your Future.” Cost is $195 per person for the first two family members, and $45 for each subsequent family member. The cost includes a continental breakfast and lunch. Small businesses, family members, and managers of family businesses are welcome. An expert on issues unique to family owned businesses, Keyt will lead a discussion of one of the most critical aspects of running a sustainable family business: governance. He will outline a successful family business governance system and discuss how family businesses can improve success across generations. The event will include a discussion by a panel of prominent Spokane family business owners.  To register or for more information, visit the following link or contact Kellie Evans at (509)-313-7036 or via e-mail.


Readers Theatre Presents ‘Laramie Project’ Feb. 23-25

SPOKANE, Wash. – Gonzaga University theatre arts will present the acclaimed play “The Laramie Project” as the third installment of the 2011-2012 Second Stage Readers Theatre Series. The play will be staged at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Feb. 23-25 in the Harry and Colleen Magnuson Theatre at Gonzaga. The play is based on the true story of Matthew Shepard, a gay University of Wyoming college student who died as a result of hate-crime violence perpetrated against him in 1998. The dramatic re-telling of the story focuses on the community’s reaction to his death and the attention it brought to hate crimes nationwide. Michael Barfield, who has been closely involved in theatre arts since his freshman year, directs “The Laramie Project.” A $2 donation at the door is encouraged to help support the arts at Gonzaga; there will be no advanced ticket sales. For more information contact Summer Berry at (509) 313-3606 or via e-mail.


Gonzaga Board of Trustees Adds Members

SPOKANE, Wash. – Gonzaga University’s Board of Trustees, Gonzaga’s policy-making body, has elected the following new members to four-year terms: Theresa Gee, Post Falls, Idaho; Rev. Michael Graham, S.J., president of Xavier University, Cincinnati; and Rev. Edward Reese, S.J., president of Brophy College Preparatory school, Phoenix. In addition, Rev. John P. McGarry, S.J., former provincial of the California Province of the Society of Jesus (2005-11), was named a Trustee by Gonzaga’s Board of Members, which represents the University’s Jesuit community. Read More


Professor Herzog to Discuss China-U.S. Relations Feb. 28

SPOKANE, Wash. – Ryan Herzog, assistant professor of economics at Gonzaga University, will discuss “China vs. the U.S. – How it Impacts You” at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 28 in the McCarthey Athletic Center’s Herak Room. The Greater Gonzaga Guild sponsors the free event, which is open to the public. Herzog’s discussion will focus primarily on exchange-rate policies between the two nations and China’s decision to buy U.S. debt. Herzog will take a glimpse into how this affects both individuals and the economy. Specifically, the discussion will focus on low prices on imports from China, low interest rates from China buying U.S. debt, and U.S. job losses from corporations going abroad. Herzog – who published an article titled, “Explaining the Saving-Investment Relationship with Threshold Effect” in the Global Business and Finance Review (Spring, 2010) – is often praised for his expertise in making complex topics, such as global economics, accessible to any audience.  The Greater Gonzaga Guild aims to raise awareness of Gonzaga’s scholarly and cultural contributions to the region.


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