SPOKANE, Wash. – Some 200 Gonzaga University students erupted in giddy applause Wednesday night when Ryan Lewis of the popular hip-hop duo Macklemore and Ryan Lewis appeared as the surprise guest for the Comprehensive Leadership Program’s popular Fishbowl conversation.
SPOKANE, Wash. – Gonzaga University theatre’s production of “Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play” has been invited to perform at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival in Denver, for the 2017 Region VII event next month. This marks the first time a Gonzaga production has been invited to perform at the festival.
SPOKANE, Wash. – The Jundt Art Museum at Gonzaga University has organized three special exhibitions for spring semester: “From the Collection: Images about the American West,” “Treasure from the Sahlin Collection,” and “Jody Sahlin: Making Things – ‘Joy’s Soul Lies in the Doing’ (Shakespeare).”
Jason Iloreta (’14) nearly joined the Jesuit Volunteer Corps before heeding a more personal calling to serve his brother Josh who has cerebral palsy. Together, they are raising awareness of people with diagnosed differences.
SPOKANE, Wash. – Allie Burgett, a Gonzaga University senior from Brewster, Wash., has been chosen by fans to sing the national anthem at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas at 7 p.m., Friday, Dec. 9. For Burgett, who is majoring in political science and criminal justice, it’s a dream come true.
SPOKANE, Washington – A team of four students in Gonzaga University’s Comprehensive Leadership Program won first place and a $1,000 prize in the undergraduate case-study competition of the International Leadership Association Conference in Atlanta. The presentation addressed the need of leadership reform within police structures nationwide.
LAS VEGAS – Catherine Cortez Masto, a 1990 Gonzaga University School of Law alumna and former Nevada attorney general, is the first Latina and first woman from Nevada elected to the U.S. Senate. The Democrat beat Rep. Joe Heck last week to fill the seat of Sen. Harry Reid, the Democratic minority leader who is retiring.
For Gonzaga University biology major Eric Gutierrez, worries about being in the path of a typhoon while in Southeast Asia conducting research on exotic beetles last summer turned out to be the least of his problems. Negotiating the language and cultural barriers the night he arrived got his blood rushing the most.
OLYMPIA, Wash. – Justice Mary Fairhurst, who earned her undergraduate and law degrees from Gonzaga University, was elected the 56th chief justice of the Washington Supreme Court on Nov. 3 by a vote of her peers. Her four-year term starts Jan. 9, 2017. She will succeed Chief Justice Barbara Madsen, also a Gonzaga Law School alumna, and one of the longest-serving chief justices in state history.