SPOKANE, Wash. – Gonzaga University has begun construction of a $6 million indoor tennis and golf center on a vacant 3-acre parcel at 1220 N. Superior St., a few blocks east of campus, south of Mission Park, and near the Spokane River. The 72,000-square-foot (approximate) facility will offer six regulation tennis courts and a golf practice area.
- Gonzaga to Break Ground This Spring on $14 Million Retail, Parking Facility
- PACCAR Center for Applied Science Earns Gold for ‘Green’ Building Design
- Gonzaga Student-Athletes Continue Tradition of Academic Achievement
- Trustees Approve $60 Million University Center
- Gonzaga Launches Parents Program to Help Students
SPOKANE, Wash. – Father C. Hightower, S.J., whom many students and alumni identify with most regarding Gonzaga University’s Jesuit character, will leave his post as director of University Ministry after being assigned as superior of the Jesuit Community in Sacramento, Calif. A goodbye party was held for him May 8 at the Crosby Student Center.
SPOKANE, Wash. – Gonzaga University, concluding its 125th anniversary celebration, has formally approved plans to build a new University Center. Construction on the 167,726-square-foot, three-story facility is scheduled to begin this July.
SPOKANE, Wash. — Gonzaga University celebrated its 120th commencement exercises May 10-12. Following are briefs about the distinguished honorees, and some of the University’s outstanding graduates.
Gonzaga’s Ortiz Named to Bishops’ National Review Board; GU Co-Sponsors ‘Critical Conversations’ Training
SPOKANE, Wash. – Fernando Ortiz, Ph.D., director of the Counseling Center at Gonzaga University, has been appointed to the National Review Board by Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. The Board was established by the “Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People” to collaborate with bishops to prevent sexual abuse of U.S. minors by persons in service of the Church.
SPOKANE, Wash. – Avista Corp. has established the Paul A. Redmond Endowed Engineering Scholarship at Gonzaga University School of Engineering and Applied Science in honor of the leadership of former Washington Water Power/Avista Corp. Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Paul A. Redmond, a 1959 Gonzaga alumnus.
VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis announced the selection of Gonzaga University alumnus Rev. Michael Barber, S.J. to become the fifth Bishop of Oakland, Calif. Bishop-elect Barber will be ordained to the episcopate and installed as bishop on May 25 at 11 a.m. in the Cathedral of Christ the Light, Oakland. Apostolic Administrator Archbishop Alex J. Brunett will continue to lead the diocese until that date.
SPOKANE, Wash. – “Meet me at the COG after class” was the opening sentence for The Gonzaga Bulletin’s story Oct. 15, 1954 about the newly named student union building. While students called the building the “COG,” the structure was formally referred to as the “Student Union Building.” The moniker “COG” is an acronym for the phrase “Circulus Omnium Gonzagaorum,” which is fake Latin for “circle of company of all Gonzagans.”
World-renowned primatologist and conservationist Dr. Jane Goodall wowed a near-capacity crowd April 9 at Gonzaga University’s McCarthey Athletic Center with tales of her life’s work doing groundbreaking chimpanzee behavioral research in Africa, and her reasons for hope in the future.
It’s tax-filing season and more than 60 Gonzaga University accounting students are working as certified volunteer tax preparers for the Internal Revenue Service’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program at the United Way site (920 N. Washington St., Suite 100). As of March 14, the site has filed 462 returns generating more than $769,206 in refunds for low-income taxpayers.