Gonzaga Hosts Nobel Laureate & Visiting Head of State Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of Liberia, Oct. 4
SPOKANE, Wash. – Gonzaga University is pleased to announce that it will host Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of Liberia and winner of the 2011 Nobel Prize for Peace, on Oct. 4. President Sirleaf, the first democratically elected female head of state in Africa, has also graciously agreed to deliver Gonzaga’s sixth Presidential Speaker Series lecture, the first by a visiting head of state, at 7 p.m., in the McCarthey Athletic Center.
SPOKANE, Wash. – Gonzaga University is among the best 321 U.S., Canadian and British colleges and universities featured in the “Fiske Guide to Colleges 2016,” the publication announced today. Compiled by Edward Fiske, the former education editor for The New York Times, the publication has served as a top independent guide to the best schools for more than 30 years.
ZAMBEZI, Zambia – The district of Zambezi, located in northwestern Zambia, recently received its first community library, a new two-room building consisting of 20,000 books and a technology center, thanks to Gonzaga University and cooperating partners.
SPOKANE, Wash. – Gonzaga University Professor Shann (Ferch) Ray’s debut book of poems, “Balefire,” has been selected as a finalist for the High Plains Book Award in poetry. A distinguished scholar of leadership and forgiveness studies, fiction writer, and poet, Ferch is a professor in Gonzaga’s Doctoral Program in Leadership Studies.
Members of Gonzaga’s Class of 2015 began and ended their student experience with wisdom from Father Greg Boyle, S.J., a Gonzaga alumnus who founded the Los Angeles-based Homeboy Industries, the nation’s largest gang intervention program.
When the 19 students and three faculty members from Gonzaga University departed May 11 for Zambia, they brought with them some keys to social change: 75 handmade feminine hygiene kits.
SPOKANE, Wash. – For the second year in a row, Gonzaga University accounting students working with the IRS and United Way have helped generate more than $1 million in refunds through their free income tax return preparation efforts for low- and middle-income Spokane residents. Students from Eastern Washington University and Whitworth University joined the efforts.
SPOKANE, Wash. – It’s a little thing, but these little things add up. Every time Gonzaga’s Sweet 16-bound women’s basketball team checked out of a hotel this season, the players have collected all the complimentary toiletries – the shampoos, soaps, lotions and conditioners – and donated them to Catholic Charities Spokane.
SPOKANE, Wash. – Gonzaga University’s School of Nursing and Human Physiology, established in July 2013, is already the nation’s 102nd (tie) best nursing school (master’s), according to U.S. News & World Report’s rankings released today. The rankings are in U.S. News’ 2016 edition of the book “Best Graduate Schools.” View the list online.