Feature StoriesNews Service RSS

New Yorker Sister Tesa Fitzgerald Wins
 2014 Opus Prize, $1 Million Award

New Yorker Sister Tesa Fitzgerald Wins
 2014 Opus Prize, $1 Million Award

Posted on October 16, 2014

SPOKANE, Washington – Sister Teresa Fitzgerald, who directs the nonprofit organization Hour Children in Queens, New York, dedicated to transforming the lives of female offenders and their children, was honored tonight with the 2014 Opus Prize for faith-based humanitarian work. Sister Tesa, as she is known, said the $1 million award will provide desperately needed housing for the women and children Hour Children serves.

Read more

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.

Gonzaga Poet, Professor Tod Marshall to Present at ‘Bedtime Stories’ Oct. 17

Gonzaga Poet, Professor Tod Marshall to Present at ‘Bedtime Stories’ Oct. 17

Posted on September 29, 2014

SPOKANE, Washington – Tod Marshall, Gonzaga University professor of English and poet, is among several of the Northwest’s celebrated authors who will present their short works inspired by the theme “Bump in the Night” at Bedtime Stories – an Oct. 17 event at the Spokane Club event to support Humanities Washington.

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.

Article Archive

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.

Gonzaga’s Crosby Collection on the Road to Bing’s Boyhood Home

Gonzaga’s Crosby Collection on the Road to Bing’s Boyhood Home

Posted on September 5, 2014

SPOKANE, Washington – The public museum for Gonzaga University’s renowned collection of Bing Crosby memorabilia has moved to the Craftsman-style Crosby House at 508 E. Sharp Ave. where the world-famous entertainer and Gonzaga’s most famous alumnus grew up. The public is invited to a grand opening from 1-4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 13 to view the Crosby exhibition in the 101-year-old house on campus.

Gonzaga Reaches Sustainability Milestone with Locally Grown Produce

Gonzaga Reaches Sustainability Milestone with Locally Grown Produce

Posted on September 3, 2014

SPOKANE, Washington – To most observers in this frenzied first week of school at Gonzaga University, today’s early morning delivery to the Boone Avenue Retail Center was simply another truckload of produce to be chopped, diced, sautéed and served across campus by Zag Dining by Sodexo. But for those gathered at the BARC loading dock, especially Jim Simon, Gonzaga’s first director of sustainability, the shipment represents a milestone in Gonzaga’s efforts to provide the freshest, most sustainable food for students, faculty and staff.