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Gonzaga Included in 2016 ‘Fiske Guide’ to Best U.S., British and Canadian Colleges

Gonzaga Included in 2016 ‘Fiske Guide’ to Best U.S., British and Canadian Colleges

Posted on July 1, 2015

SPOKANE, Wash. – Gonzaga University is among the best 321 U.S., Canadian and British colleges and universities featured in the “Fiske Guide to Colleges 2016,” 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.

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Gonzaga Smart Antenna & Radio Lab Provides Insights

Gonzaga Smart Antenna & Radio Lab Provides Insights

Posted on June 30, 2015

SPOKANE, Wash. – Gonzaga University’s Smart Antenna and Radio Laboratory, completed in 2010 thanks to a $1.1 million grant from the National Science Foundation, is providing one-of-a-kind research opportunities to faculty and students alike in efforts to meet the increasing demand for reliable and secure high-bandwidth wireless communications.

Gonzaga-Affiliated Scholars Collaborate on ‘Conversations on Servant-Leadership’

Gonzaga-Affiliated Scholars Collaborate on ‘Conversations on Servant-Leadership’

Posted on June 23, 2015

SPOKANE, Wash. – Gonzaga University-affiliated scholars Shann Ray Ferch, Larry C. Spears, Mary McFarland and Michael R. Carey have collaborated as co-editors for the book “Conversations on Servant-Leadership: Insights on Human Courage in Life and Work” (State University of New York Press, 2015).

Professor Shann (Ferch) Ray’s ‘Balefire’ Named a Finalist for High Plains Book Award

Professor Shann (Ferch) Ray’s ‘Balefire’ Named a Finalist for High Plains Book Award

Posted on June 16, 2015

SPOKANE, Wash. – Gonzaga University Professor Shann (Ferch) Ray’s debut book of poems, “Balefire,” has been selected as a finalist for the High Plains Book Award in poetry. A distinguished scholar of leadership and forgiveness studies, fiction writer, and poet, Ferch is a professor in Gonzaga’s Doctoral Program in Leadership Studies.

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Gonzaga Debate Institute Attracts Nation’s Top High School Debate Students This Summer

Gonzaga Debate Institute Attracts Nation’s Top High School Debate Students This Summer

Posted on June 15, 2015

SPOKANE, Wash. – Gonzaga University will host more than 200 high school debaters from across the nation this summer as students at the Gonzaga Debate Institute. Directed by Glen Frappier, director of debate and senior lecturer at Gonzaga, the GDI offers students of all ages and experience levels lectures, workshops, discussion groups, practice debates, and research opportunities designed to prepare them for the upcoming competitive debate seasons.

Popular Startalk Chinese Language Summer Program Open to Students Grades 2-12

Popular Startalk Chinese Language Summer Program Open to Students Grades 2-12

Posted on May 28, 2015

SPOKANE, Wash. – Up to 60 Spokane-area students in grades 2-12 will once again have opportunities to study Chinese this summer at Gonzaga University, thanks to an $89,380 grant from Startalk, a federally sponsored program designed to foster interest in less commonly taught languages such as Chinese, Arabic and Hindi.

Fr. Boyle, S.J., Inspires Grads

Fr. Boyle, S.J., Inspires Grads

Posted on May 18, 2015

Members of Gonzaga’s Class of 2015 began and ended their student experience with wisdom from Father Greg Boyle, S.J., a Gonzaga alumnus who founded the Los Angeles-based Homeboy Industries, the nation’s largest gang intervention program.

130 Biology Students Contribute to Scientific Research

130 Biology Students Contribute to Scientific Research

Posted on May 18, 2015

SPOKANE, Wash. – Some 130 Gonzaga University biology students have made a distinctive contribution to biomedical research, discovering six new viruses known as “phages” (mycobacteriophages) and assigning them names such as “GUmbie” and “Spike509.” Their work was published recently in the scientific journal eLife.

Gonzaga Mourns Passing of Legendary Law Dean, Professor Smithmoore ‘Smitty’ P. Myers

Gonzaga Mourns Passing of Legendary Law Dean, Professor Smithmoore ‘Smitty’ P. Myers

Posted on May 15, 2015

SPOKANE, Wash. — Gonzaga University mourns the passing of beloved former Gonzaga Law Dean and Professor Smithmoore “Smitty” P. Myers. Dean Myers, who was 101 years old, passed away May 13 in Spokane after a short illness.