SPOKANE, Wash. – The 1,280 freshmen Gonzaga University will welcome to campus on Friday represent the best academic class in Gonzaga’s 129-year history. The Class of 2020 also is Gonzaga’s second largest and second most diverse with 25.2 percent students of color. The freshmen move in to their residence halls on Friday and begin New Student Orientation.
SPOKANE, Wash. – Father Adolfo Nicolas, Superior General of the Society of Jesus, has appointed Fr. James K. Voiss, S.J., as rector of the Gonzaga University Jesuit Community to succeed Fr. Steve Kuder, S.J. later this summer, Gonzaga President Thayne McCulloh announced.
SPOKANE, Wash. – Gonzaga University supporters worldwide united in person and spirit Saturday night to celebrate the second National Gonzaga Day and the impact of Gonzaga’s global education. Zags were treated to a dazzling halftime show streamed live from McCarthey Athletic Center to 34 alumni chapter events worldwide. Fans cheered the men’s basketball team to a 84-69 win over Brigham Young University while the GU women beat Pepperdine 69-39.
SPOKANE, Wash. – The Gonzaga University varsity debate program begins its semester break this week ranked No. 7 in the nation in the National Debate Tournament Varsity Rankings. Coach Glen Frappier, director of forensics and senior lecturer in Gonzaga’s communication studies department, said he is pleased with the team’s success.
SPOKANE, Wash. – Gonzaga University’s new “Jesuits and The Arts” series begins this month with a focus on music. The first event is the interdisciplinary panel discussion “Jesuits, Baroque Art, and the New World,” at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 20 in the University Chapel in College Hall.
SPOKANE, Wash. – The Gonzaga Concert Choir will perform the program, “Journey of the Luminous Soul: Songs of Youth, Love, and Passage,” at St. Aloysius Church on Gonzaga’s campus at 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 25. The concert will take place during Fall Family Weekend when families of current students are on campus.
SPOKANE, Wash. – Gonzaga University’s planned construction of the transformative University Center, scheduled to open in 2015, translates into some significant changes for students this fall. With classes scheduled to begin Sept. 3, students will find both the ZagShop, Gonzaga’s bookstore, and The Marketplace, their main cafeteria, relocated to the Boone Avenue Retail Center – known as BARC.
SPOKANE, Wash. – For the first time, Gonzaga University is among 336 U.S., Canadian and British colleges featured in the “Fiske Guide to Colleges” (revised and updated for 2014). Compiled by Edward B. Fiske, former education editor for The New York Times, the publication has become known for capturing the highlights and character of schools for 30 years.
Gonzaga University will bring internationally renowned artist Dale Chihuly to Spokane as part of its 125th Anniversary celebration to present a free public lecture at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 25 in the Bing Crosby Theater (901 W. Sprague Ave.). Free tickets for the public sold out March 26, the first day they were available.