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Gonzaga Honored for Civic Engagement, Community Service

Gonzaga Honored for Civic Engagement, Community Service

Posted on December 15, 2014

SPOKANE, Washington – Gonzaga University has earned three prestigious awards for civic engagement and community service. The Seattle-based Raikes Foundation, the Jon C. Dalton Institute on College Values at Florida State University, and the Corporation for National and Community Service – a federal agency – all honored Gonzaga, and particularly its Center for Community Action and Service-Learning (CCASL) for exemplary mentoring, service and community engagement programs.

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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.

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.

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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.

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.