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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.

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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.

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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.

Complimentary Tickets Now Available for Opus Prize  Award Ceremony & Reception Oct. 16

Complimentary Tickets Now Available for Opus Prize Award Ceremony & Reception Oct. 16

Posted on August 29, 2014

SPOKANE, Washington – Gonzaga University invites the regional community to join in honoring three of the world’s most deserving unsung humanitarians this fall with the presentation of the $1 million 2014 Opus Prize.

Class of 2018 Adds to Gonzaga Excellence

Class of 2018 Adds to Gonzaga Excellence

Posted on August 27, 2014

As Gonzaga welcomes the Class of 2018, the University rises in U.S. News & World Report’s annual college rankings to become the No. 3 best regional university in the West and No. 2 best value.

Gonzaga Students Learn about ‘Leadership and Hardiness’ Climbing Mount Adams

Gonzaga Students Learn about ‘Leadership and Hardiness’ Climbing Mount Adams

Posted on August 22, 2014

SPOKANE, Washington – Eleven students in a Gonzaga University graduate program learned firsthand about “Leadership and Hardiness” – the title of the course – during their four-day journey climbing the 12,776-foot Mount Adams – the second highest peak in Washington state and the third highest in the Cascade Range.

Gonzaga Professor & Students Research Why Yellow-Bellied Marmots Thrive in Urban Setting

Gonzaga Professor & Students Research Why Yellow-Bellied Marmots Thrive in Urban Setting

Posted on August 6, 2014

SPOKANE, Wash. – Elizabeth Addis, assistant professor of biology at Gonzaga University, and three senior biology majors are spending this summer researching why the local population of yellow-bellied marmots – those gregarious, burrowing rodents ubiquitous near the Spokane River – are not only surviving but thriving in the urban areas of Spokane.