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Gonzaga Included in 2016 ‘Fiske Guide’ to Best U.S., British and Canadian Colleges

Gonzaga Included in 2016 ‘Fiske Guide’ to Best U.S., British and Canadian Colleges

Posted on July 1, 2015

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.

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Gonzaga Helps Create New Community Library in Zambezi

Gonzaga Helps Create New Community Library in Zambezi

Posted on June 17, 2015

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.

Professor Shann (Ferch) Ray’s ‘Balefire’ Named a Finalist for High Plains Book Award

Professor Shann (Ferch) Ray’s ‘Balefire’ Named a Finalist for High Plains Book Award

Posted on June 16, 2015

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.

Opus Prize Moves Student to Act

Opus Prize Moves Student to Act

Posted on May 18, 2015

Inspired by Gonzaga’s hosting of the Opus Prize last fall to recognize some of our world’s top humanitarians, rising junior Aaron Danowski is helping a 22-year-old Indian “untouchable” man achieve his dream of studying at Gonzaga.

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Bringing Keys to Change to Zambezi

Bringing Keys to Change to Zambezi

Posted on May 7, 2015

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.

Accounting Students Help Generate $1 Million-Plus in Income Tax Refunds for Area Residents

Accounting Students Help Generate $1 Million-Plus in Income Tax Refunds for Area Residents

Posted on April 23, 2015

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.

Gonzaga Women ‘Bring It Home’ to Benefit Community

Gonzaga Women ‘Bring It Home’ to Benefit Community

Posted on March 25, 2015

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.

U.S. News & World Report Ranks Gonzaga Among Nation’s Best Nursing Schools

U.S. News & World Report Ranks Gonzaga Among Nation’s Best Nursing Schools

Posted on March 9, 2015

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.

Gonzaga No. 1 Again for Peace Corps

Gonzaga No. 1 Again for Peace Corps

Posted on February 18, 2015

For the third consecutive year, Gonzaga is the nation’s top-ranked Peace Corps volunteer-producing institution among “Small Colleges and Universities” with 20 undergraduate alumni serving worldwide.