SPOKANE, Wash. – Gonzaga University senior Miranda Heckman has found a way to blend her three academic loves: biology, dance and education. Spokane elementary schoolchildren are now learning about the Spokane River through her creativity and inspiring vision in a choreographed dance presentation titled, “The Dancing River.”
SPOKANE, Wash. – Gonzaga University announced Thursday a $250 million campaign with five major priority areas, the most prominent of which involves increasing scholarship support to students. The other priorities underscore Gonzaga’s commitment to develop leaders prepared to shape their communities and professions for the common good through a focus on academic innovation, global engagement and community-building.
SPOKANE, Wash. – During the opening session of the Young Child Expo & Conference today (Oct. 1), Gonzaga University President Thayne McCulloh honored Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., with Gonzaga’s first Excellence in Early Childhood Award for her lifetime of advocacy for young children and their families.
SPOKANE, Wash. – Following the devastation wrought this summer by the Okanogan Complex of five wildfires, the largest in state history, Gonzaga civil engineering Professor Noel Bormann and his team of students have received a $15,000 Environmental Protection Agency grant to help minimize damage from future fires.
SPOKANE, Wash. – While many states automatically seal records when an offender turns 18 years old, Washington does so only after certain requirements have been met. For adults with a juvenile criminal record, this means access to employment, housing, and higher education can all be more difficult. In Spokane County, 2,169 juveniles were arrested in 2014.
SPOKANE, Wash. – Gonzaga University’s Native American Studies Program presents a free public screening of the film “The Cherokee Word for Water,” starring Kimberly Norris Geurrero, at 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 18 in the John J. Hemmingson Center Auditorium. After the film, Guerrero – whose heritage lies with the Colville, Salish-Kootenai, and Cherokee tribes and who is a member of the Colville Tribe – will discuss her portrayal in the film of the late Wilma Pearl Mankiller, the first woman to serve as principal chief of the Cherokee Nation.
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, president of Liberia and winner of the 2011 Nobel Prize for Peace, will deliver Gonzaga’s sixth Presidential Speaker Series lecture Oct. 4 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.