SPOKANE, Wash. – Gonzaga University intends to break ground in spring 2017 on the Myrtle Woldson Performing Arts Center, a transformative $30 million facility made possible by an extraordinary $55 million gift from the late Miss Myrtle Woldson – the largest gift in University history. Construction awaits final approval from Gonzaga’s Board of Trustees anticipated later this year.
SPOKANE, Wash. – The Logan Neighborhood is planning its second annual block party from 4-7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 1. From the corner of Standard Street and Sinto Avenue, activities will stretch east for one block and south for one block. People who live, work, learn and worship in Logan are invited to attend this family friendly event. Media are welcome as well.
SPOKANE, Wash. – Gonzaga University has hired Jason Houston, Ph.D., as director of its Gonzaga-in-Florence study abroad program. Houston combines scholarly expertise focused on Italian language and literature of the Medieval and Renaissance period – with special attention to Dante, Boccaccio, Petrarch and the foundation of Florentine humanism – with experience building immersion experiences for U.S. students in Italy.
SPOKANE, Wash. – Ray Angle, the leader in Gonzaga University’s redoubled efforts to ensure students identify career paths while in school and succeed after graduation, cites St. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus, in summarizing the multiple initiatives to achieve those goals.
SPOKANE, Wash. – Anyone with a smart phone intuitively understands the trend toward completely interconnected devices that are always available. This shift – termed pervasive or ubiquitous computing – represents a large and increasing share of our world economy, and Gonzaga University has introduced a new degree that blends highly marketable computer science skills with the intellectual breadth of study in the humanities and social and natural sciences.
SPOKANE, Wash. – Gonzaga University is among the best 321 U.S., Canadian and British colleges and universities featured in the “Fiske Guide to Colleges 2017,” the publication announced today. Compiled by Edward Fiske, the former education editor for The New York Times, the publication has served as a top independent guide to the best schools for more than 30 years.
SPOKANE, Wash. – It may be summer at Gonzaga University, but behind the scenes the campus is abuzz with undergraduate research projects. Sixty-two science students, led by 22 faculty members, are hard at work in labs and in the field gaining hands-on experience producing authentic research on topics ranging from invasive plant species in the Idaho Panhandle National Forests to developing compounds to aid in early cancer detection.
SPOKANE, Wash. – Up to 60 Spokane-area students in grades 2-12 will have opportunities to study Chinese this summer at Gonzaga University, thanks to an $89,822 grant from Startalk, a federally sponsored program designed to foster interest in less commonly taught languages such as Chinese, Arabic and Hindi.
Gonzaga University is mourning the loss of Father Frank B. Costello, S.J., one of Gonzaga’s most beloved Jesuits, who passed away early Monday at the Sacred Heart Jesuit Center in Los Gatos, California. He was 94.