SPOKANE, Wash. – Excitement is building for the first National Gonzaga Day on Jan. 24 as Zags worldwide prepare to unite – in spirit and at dozens of special events worldwide – to celebrate and support the University’s mission to educate people for others.
The yearlong celebration of Gonzaga University’s 125th Anniversary, themed “Tradition and Transformation,” will reach a crescendo on National Gonzaga Day, Jan. 24 (2013), when Zags worldwide unite to celebrate and support the University’s rich and living mission to educate people for others.
Gonzaga University is the only private regional university in the West, and one of two universities in the state of Washington, named to an exclusive new operating-efficiency list published by U.S. News & World Report featuring schools that produce the highest educational quality for a relatively low price per student.
Gonzaga University will present a series of events on Veterans Day, Monday, Nov. 12 to pay tribute to all U.S. military veterans and to honor 1st Lt. Mathew Fazzari, a 2010 Gonzaga alumnus who was killed in combat this year.
Students, alumni, parents, friends, employees, devoted supporters and casual fans – Gonzaga University is coming to you to celebrate the inaugural National Gonzaga Day Jan. 24, 2013.
Joseph Prabhu, philosophy professor at California State University, Los Angeles, and trustee of the Council for a Parliament of the World’s Religion, will discuss “The Encounter of Religions in a Global Age” at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 3 in the Barbieri Courtroom at Gonzaga University Law School. The event is free and open to the public.
U.S. House of Representatives Chaplain Rev. Pat Conroy, S.J., to Speak Oct. 10 at Alma Mater Gonzaga
Rev. Pat Conroy, S.J., chaplain of the U.S. House of Representatives, will visit his alma mater Gonzaga University on Wednesday, Oct. 10 to discuss his work in a public lecture starting at 7 p.m. in the Cataldo Hall Globe Room. The free event will be streamed live via www.gonzaga.edu/streaming.
SPOKANE, Wash. – U.S. News & World Report released its annual college rankings today (Sept. 11), rating Gonzaga University as the 4th best Regional University in the West and the 3rd best value in the West. Gonzaga ranks No. 2 in the West for both its average freshmen retention rate and average graduation rate. Gonzaga’s School of Engineering and Applied Science rose 10 spots to become the No. 17 (tie) best undergraduate engineering program nationwide (among engineering schools whose highest degree is a bachelor’s or master’s).
SPOKANE, Wash. – On Sept. 17, 1887, Gonzaga College officially opened its doors to seven boys for the first day of classes. Now, 125 years later, Gonzaga has transformed to become a highly rated university with nearly 8,000 students. Excitement abounds as Gonzaga marks both its “tradition and transformation” during the 125th Anniversary Celebration Week Sept. 12-20.
Gonzaga University’s new freshman class brings one of the strongest academic profiles of any entering class in University history and is the most racially diverse ever with students of color representing 22.6 percent – nearly 1 in 4 – of the estimated 1,099 in the Class of 2016. Fall undergraduate classes at Gonzaga began Aug. 28.