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 – 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.
SPOKANE, Washington – Some 300 Gonzaga University students, Jesuits, faculty, staff, alumni, family and friends are expected to take part in the University’s 45th annual Pilgrimage to the historic Mission of the Sacred Heart – or Cataldo Mission – in Cataldo, Idaho on Saturday, Sept. 13. Pilgrimage is open to all members of the Gonzaga community.
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.