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Course Boosts Students’ Intercultural IQ

Course Boosts Students’ Intercultural IQ

Posted on October 22, 2014

Professor Jerri Shepard has developed a course titled “Intercultural Competence Development” to help Gonzaga University students better understand and appreciate people from a variety of cultural backgrounds.

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Students Meet High Court Justices

Students Meet High Court Justices

Posted on October 22, 2014

Three classes of Gonzaga University undergraduates had the opportunity this month to ask five Washington State Supreme Court justices anything they wished during an hour-long forum at Gonzaga Law School.

Sister Tesa’s Opus

Sister Tesa’s Opus

Posted on October 16, 2014

Sister Teresa Fitzgerald, who directs a nonprofit organization in Queens, New York, dedicated to transforming the lives of female offenders and their children, receives the 2014 Opus Prize and $1 million to advance her work.

Global Humanitarians Arrive for Announcement of $1 Million Opus Prize on Thursday

Global Humanitarians Arrive for Announcement of $1 Million Opus Prize on Thursday

Posted on October 14, 2014

SPOKANE, Washington – Gonzaga University and the Opus Prize Foundation will honor three exemplary faith-based humanitarians and award one with the $1 million 2014 Opus Prize this Thursday evening, Oct. 16. Two finalists will receive $100,000 each to advance their social change initiatives. The finalists are Sister Teresa Fitzgerald of Hour Children, Queens, New York; Gollapalli Israel, of the Janodayam Social Education Centre in Chennai, India; and Rev. Joseph Maier, of the Mercy Centre Human Development Foundation in Bangkok.

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Nursing Professor Susan Norwood Gets Fulbright to Help in Benin, W. Africa

Nursing Professor Susan Norwood Gets Fulbright to Help in Benin, W. Africa

Posted on September 22, 2014

SPOKANE, Washington – Susan Norwood, nursing professor at Gonzaga University, has received a Fulbright Specialist appointment to travel to Benin, West Africa, to provide education and training in the area of injury control and prevention health services.

Gonzaga Community Sings ‘Star Spangled Banner’ in Anniversary Tribute

Gonzaga Community Sings ‘Star Spangled Banner’ in Anniversary Tribute

Posted on September 16, 2014

SPOKANE, Washington – Over 200 members of the Gonzaga community raised their voices to sing the “Star Spangled Banner” on Sept. 12 — marking the 200th anniversary of our national anthem. Gonzaga’s combined Concert Choir, Men’s Chorus, and Women’s Chorus led the community in singing the official 1917 musical edition of the national anthem on the steps of the Crosby Student Center. The effort was part of a nationwide campaign led by the Star Spangled Music Foundation that encouraged singers across the country to mark the anniversary. Francis Scott Key wrote the lyrics to the “Star Spangled Banner” in 1814.

McCartheys Gift Florence Scholarships

McCartheys Gift Florence Scholarships

Posted on September 10, 2014

In recognition of the 50th anniversary of Gonzaga-in-Florence, the McCarthey Family Foundation has pledged $1 million to establish an endowed scholarship fund for the study abroad program in Florence, Italy.

GU Research: How Gratitude Helps Us

GU Research: How Gratitude Helps Us

Posted on September 9, 2014

Saying thank you has been among the commonest of cultural civilities for centuries. Now new research offers the first evidence that expressions of gratitude go beyond mere etiquette and provide real social benefit.

300 Expected Saturday for Gonzaga’s 45th Annual Pilgrimage to Cataldo Mission

300 Expected Saturday for Gonzaga’s 45th Annual Pilgrimage to Cataldo Mission

Posted on September 9, 2014

SPOKANE, Washington – Some 300 Gonzaga University students, Jesuits, faculty, staff, alumni, family and friends are expected to take part in the University’s 45th annual Pilgrimage to the historic Mission of the Sacred Heart – or Cataldo Mission – in Cataldo, Idaho on Saturday, Sept. 13. Pilgrimage is open to all members of the Gonzaga community.