SPOKANE, Wash. – Gonzaga University, concluding its 125th anniversary celebration, has formally approved plans to build a new University Center. Construction on the 167,726-square-foot, three-story facility is scheduled to begin this July.
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- Construction Begins on $6 Million Indoor Tennis & Golf Center
- Zag Nation Unites on First National Gonzaga Day to Celebrate University’s Tradition, Transformation
- PACCAR Center for Applied Science Earns Gold for ‘Green’ Building Design
- Center for Engineering Design to Host Annual Design Exposition Days April 28-29
SPOKANE, Wash. — Gonzaga University celebrated its 120th commencement exercises May 10-12. Following are briefs about the distinguished honorees, and some of the University’s outstanding graduates.
Gonzaga’s Ortiz Named to Bishops’ National Review Board; GU Co-Sponsors ‘Critical Conversations’ Training
SPOKANE, Wash. – Fernando Ortiz, Ph.D., director of the Counseling Center at Gonzaga University, has been appointed to the National Review Board by Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. The Board was established by the “Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People” to collaborate with bishops to prevent sexual abuse of U.S. minors by persons in service of the Church.
SPOKANE, Wash. – Avista Corp. has established the Paul A. Redmond Endowed Engineering Scholarship at Gonzaga University School of Engineering and Applied Science in honor of the leadership of former Washington Water Power/Avista Corp. Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Paul A. Redmond, a 1959 Gonzaga alumnus.
SPOKANE, Wash. – “Meet me at the COG after class” was the opening sentence for The Gonzaga Bulletin’s story Oct. 15, 1954 about the newly named student union building. While students called the building the “COG,” the structure was formally referred to as the “Student Union Building.” The moniker “COG” is an acronym for the phrase “Circulus Omnium Gonzagaorum,” which is fake Latin for “circle of company of all Gonzagans.”
World-renowned primatologist and conservationist Dr. Jane Goodall wowed a near-capacity crowd April 9 at Gonzaga University’s McCarthey Athletic Center with tales of her life’s work doing groundbreaking chimpanzee behavioral research in Africa, and her reasons for hope in the future.
For the 11th consecutive year, Gonzaga University will graduate its largest class ever during its commencement exercises May 10-12. In this, Gonzaga’s 120th commencement, the University expects to confer a total of 2,349 undergraduate, graduate and law degrees – 128 more than its previous record-large class of 2,221 graduates in 2012. Gonzaga expects to confer 1,306 bachelor degrees (up 159 from 2012), 863 master degrees (off 24 from 2012), 19 doctorates (same as 2012), and 161 law degrees (off 7).
SALT LAKE CITY – Ninth-seed Wichita State stunned the No. 1-ranked Gonzaga Bulldogs 76-70 on Saturday in the third-round of the NCAA Tournament at the EnergySolutions Arena, ending the Zags’ remarkable season of firsts. The Shockers (28-8) advance to the West Regional in Los Angeles to play the winner of Sunday’s Mississippi-La Salle game.
March Madness Video Files: Kelly Olynyk, Mike Hart on Zags’ Hard-Won Victory over Southern on Thursday
SALT LAKE CITY — The snow fell lightly here this morning as the top-ranked Gonzaga men’s basketball team prepares for a light practice this afternoon at the EnergySolutions Arena as the Zags circle the wagons for their third-round NCAA Tournament game at 6:40 p.m. (MDT) on Saturday (5:40 p.m. PDT) against the Shockers of Wichita State.
Olynyk Scores 21, Pangos and Bell Make Key Shots to Lift Zags to 64-58 Win over Southern in NCAA Tourney
SALT LAKE CITY – Junior forward Kelly Olynyk scored 21 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and sophomore guards Kevin Pangos and Gary Bell drained some clutch second-half shots to lift No. 1-ranked Gonzaga University to a 64-58 win over scrappy Southern University on Thursday in a second-round game of the NCAA Basketball Tournament. The Bulldogs (32-2), top seed in the West Region, take on No. 9 seed Wichita State on Saturday at 6:40 p.m. (MDT; 5:40 p.m. PDT). The Shockers (27-8) beat No. 8 seed Pittsburgh 73-55 in Thursday’s first game at the EnergySolutions Arena.