SPOKANE, Wash. – After searching the world for great faith-based humanitarians, Gonzaga University announces three finalists for the 2014 Opus Prize (www.gonzaga.edu/opus-prize): Sister Tesa 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.
SPOKANE, Wash. – Joseph Kinsella, assistant academic vice president for Gonzaga University’s Center for Global Engagement, has been invited by Javeriana University in Cali, Colombia to participate in a Fulbright Specialist Project to consult with the sister Jesuit institution involving curricular internationalization.
SPOKANE, Wash. – Gonzaga University School of Law Professor Ann Murphy has, for the second time in seven years, received a Fulbright grant to teach law in China. Starting in late August, Murphy will reside in China and teach for 10 months at the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics (SUFE) Law School.
SPOKANE, Wash. – Gonzaga University will hire a full-time veterans’ coordinator to help the University’s growing number of veteran students achieve their educational and personal goals, and to create a veterans student community and culture within the University. The position is supported by a grant from Americorps.
SPOKANE, Wash. – The heroism of Spokane native and Gonzaga alumnus Sam Grashio unfolds in a new Public TV documentary “Escape in the Pacific: 1943,” which chronicles the only known successful group escape from a Japanese prisoner of war camp during World War II. The Gonzaga University Alumni Association and KSPS Public Television presented a special screening of the film including discussion with John D. Lukacs, whose book inspired the documentary, at 7 p.m., Thursday, May 29 in Gonzaga’s Cataldo Hall.
SPOKANE, Wash. – Gonzaga University graduating senior Mariel Rodriguez is a triple major, Gates Scholar, and a first-generation college student, but the achievements for her are just beginning. This fall, Rodriguez will attend graduate school at Columbia University to pursue a career path much different than what she had envisioned as a freshman.
SPOKANE, Wash. – Contributing to the community is a big part of a Gonzaga University School of Law education. In the past 12 months, Gonzaga law students have logged 17,304 hours of volunteer public service work (for which they received no academic credit). Nearly 11,000 of those hours were spent providing law-related services.
Gonzaga University honored the McCarthey family with its Ignatian Spirit Award at the seventh annual Ignatian Gala at the McCarthey Athletic Center on April 10 for their transformative support of Gonzaga.
Siddharth Kara, author of “Sex Trafficking: Inside the Business of Modern Slavery,” brought the curses of modern slavery into sharp focus on April 1 when he delivered Gonzaga University’s Presidential Speaker Series lecture.