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Gonzaga to Welcome Largest, Most Diverse Freshman Class in History on Friday

Gonzaga to Welcome Largest, Most Diverse Freshman Class in History on Friday

Posted on August 24, 2015

SPOKANE, Wash. – Gonzaga will welcome the largest entering class in the University’s 128-year history when 1,332 freshmen descend upon campus this Friday, Aug. 28, for the start of New Student Orientation. The Class of 2019 also will be Gonzaga’s most racially diverse in history, and among its all-time brightest. Classes begin Sept. 1 for all undergraduates.

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Professor Julie Beckstead Named among ‘100 Inspiring Women in STEM’ Education

Professor Julie Beckstead Named among ‘100 Inspiring Women in STEM’ Education

Posted on August 21, 2015

SPOKANE, Wash. – Insight Into Diversity magazine has selected Julie Beckstead, professor of biology and environmental studies at Gonzaga University, as a recipient of the “100 Inspiring Women in STEM Award” for her work inspiring a new generation of young women to consider careers in science, technology, engineering, and math.

Gonzaga Expands Green Efforts: Complimentary Bus Passes to Students, Faculty & Staff

Gonzaga Expands Green Efforts: Complimentary Bus Passes to Students, Faculty & Staff

Posted on August 19, 2015

SPOKANE, Wash. – As part of its increasing sustainability efforts and programs to become carbon neutral by mid-century, Gonzaga University will offer complimentary Spokane Transit Authority bus passes to faculty, students and staff. The program starts in mid-September.

Gonzaga Hosts Nobel Laureate & Visiting Head of State Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of Liberia, Oct. 4

Gonzaga Hosts Nobel Laureate & Visiting Head of State Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of Liberia, Oct. 4

Posted on August 19, 2015

SPOKANE, Wash. – Gonzaga University is pleased to announce that it will host Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of Liberia and winner of the 2011 Nobel Prize for Peace, on Oct. 4. President Sirleaf, the first democratically elected female head of state in Africa, has also graciously agreed to deliver Gonzaga’s sixth Presidential Speaker Series lecture, the first by a visiting head of state, at 7 p.m., in the McCarthey Athletic Center.

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Sierra Magazine Names Gonzaga a ‘Cool School’ for Going Green

Sierra Magazine Names Gonzaga a ‘Cool School’ for Going Green

Posted on August 11, 2015

SPOKANE, Wash. – Sierra magazine today named Gonzaga University to its ninth annual “Cool Schools” list, showcasing the nation’s greenest colleges and universities. Gonzaga ranks No. 109 on Sierra’s list of the 153 most sustainable four-year, degree-granting undergraduate colleges and universities in the United States.

Incoming Freshman Brandon Sayegh Works for Others, Holds Four Patents

Incoming Freshman Brandon Sayegh Works for Others, Holds Four Patents

Posted on July 31, 2015

SPOKANE, Wash. – Gonzaga’s class of 2019 is filled with bright and talented students, including Brandon Sayegh who already holds four patents in his name and serves as president of the no­nprofit organization his father started in 2011, the USS Foundation, which is dedicated to bringing the hope of a better life to underprivileged children.

Gonzaga Completes John J. Hemmingson Center

Gonzaga Completes John J. Hemmingson Center

Posted on July 29, 2015

After years of thoughtful planning and construction, Gonzaga University’s 167,726-square-foot John J. Hemmingson Center has been completed, and move-in is underway. The official dedication of the facility is set for Oct. 16 during Gonzaga’s second “Zagapalooza” All-Zag Reunion weekend Oct. 15-18.

Gonzaga Love Inspires GSBA President

Gonzaga Love Inspires GSBA President

Posted on July 7, 2015

Taylor Kratochvil, the new president of the Gonzaga Student Body Association, says his love for Gonzaga inspires his whirlwind-like efforts on behalf of other students.

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.