SPOKANE, Wash. – The heroism of Spokane native and Gonzaga alumnus Sam Grashio unfolds in a new Public TV documentary “Escape in the Pacific: 1943,” which chronicles the only known successful group escape from a Japanese prisoner of war camp during World War II. The Gonzaga University Alumni Association and KSPS Public Television presented a special screening of the film including discussion with John D. Lukacs, whose book inspired the documentary, at 7 p.m., Thursday, May 29 in Gonzaga’s Cataldo Hall.
SPOKANE, Wash. (Courtesy GoZags.com) — The Gonzaga University women’s basketball team made school history Monday, receiving the program’s highest seed ever when the NCAA announced the pairings for the 2014 NCAA Tournament. The Bulldogs, the No. 6 seed in the Lincoln Region, will face 11th-seeded James Madison University in Sunday’s opening round in College Station, Texas.
This fall, Gonzaga hosts the Opus Prize, one of the world’s top faith-based humanitarian honors, and faculty, staff and students are embracing the opportunities it offers to learn from top entrepreneurial humanitarians.
M. Shawn Copeland, professor of Catholic systematic theology at Boston College, will deliver Gonzaga University’s 38th annual Flannery Lecture at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, March 20 in the Cataldo Hall Globe Room.
Gonzaga offers the poem “Christmas Prayer,” by famed Jesuit poet and priest Father Gerard Manley Hopkins, S.J. In addition, listen as Big Bing Theory sings a holiday classic and visit 25 special links to Gonzaga’s Advent Calendar.
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.
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.
Few words are more affirming to college graduates, their parents and alma maters than “you’re hired.” Gonzaga’s emphasis on providing internships for students is helping Zag graduates secure jobs.