Local 13-Year-Old Author Jacob Keyes Pens Book on Gonzaga Basketball, Proceeds Benefit GU Scholarship
SPOKANE, Washington – Jacob Keyes, a 13-year-old Spokane author, has just published “The Little Zag’s Welcome to Gonzaga Basketball!,” and is donating all proceeds from the book to The Little Zag’s Welcome to Gonzaga University Basketball Scholarship!, a newly established fund to support students with financial need.
SPOKANE, Washington – Gonzaga University has earned three prestigious awards for civic engagement and community service. The Seattle-based Raikes Foundation, the Jon C. Dalton Institute on College Values at Florida State University, and the Corporation for National and Community Service – a federal agency – all honored Gonzaga, and particularly its Center for Community Action and Service-Learning (CCASL) for exemplary mentoring, service and community engagement programs.
SPOKANE, Washington – Not many sixth-graders can say they have been published in an academic journal, but Caleb Lefcort can cross that distinction off his list. Caleb got into a discussion with his father, Hugh Lefcort, professor of biology at Gonzaga University, as to whether the seed burrs from cheatgrass would survive the laundry cycle. Hugh believed the seeds would not survive. Instead of simply taking his father’s word for it, Caleb – who was in fourth grade at the time – suggested the scientific method: an experiment.
SPOKANE, Washington – Responding to student interest, Gonzaga University’s School of Business Administration will offer a new course this spring that provides students with important financial planning information. Titled “Personal Financial Planning (BUSN 489),” the course will be taught by accounting Professor Eddy Birrer and is open to all students.
SPOKANE, Washington – Gonzaga University and the Advocates for Bing Crosby invite the public to celebrate the holiday season with a free “White Christmas” open house at Bing’s boyhood home (508 E. Sharp Ave.) from noon to 4 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 6. Hot cider and cookies will be available along with some new photos of Bing as a youngster.
Four accounting students are thanking Zag Nation for an eleventh-hour burst of support that has powered their team to the finals of the prestigious PricewaterhouseCoopers National Accounting Case Competition in New York City in January.
SPOKANE, Washington – Dwayne A. Mack, the Carter G. Woodson Chair in African American History at Berea College in Berea, Kentucky, will discuss “Black Spokane: The Civil Rights Struggle in the Inland Northwest” at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 3, in the Barbieri Courtroom at Gonzaga University School of Law. The free public event is sponsored by the Gonzaga history department.
Gonzaga University’s School of Engineering and Applied Science is consistently ranked among the nation’s best. That excellence is reflected in its graduates, who are advancing to some of the finest graduate programs in the nation.
Celebrating 20 years of providing Gonzaga students with formative service experiences while partnering to address critical community needs, the Center for Community Action and Service-Learning eyes greater future impact.