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.
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.
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.
Gonzaga Institute For Hate Studies Conference May 31 In Portland Promotes Nonviolence Via Social Media
SPOKANE, Wash. – Can Facebook and Twitter users address hate and prevent violent conflict half a world away? Can texting and crowdsourcing actually build peace and promote nonviolent social change? Can vulnerable populations protect themselves, and be protected, from exploitation of media outlets for political or ethnic violence? These and other timely questions are the focus of “Promoting Nonviolence, Addressing Hate, Preventing Global Conflicts: The Role of Media,” a conference featuring internationally recognized scholars and practitioner-experts, held 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Friday, May 31 at the Portland State University Smith Memorial Student Union in Portland, Ore.
The 26 students of the Gonzaga University Chamber Singers and conductor Timothy Westerhaus will perform a musical Auf Wiedersehen Send-Off Concert at 4 p.m., Saturday, May 11 in the University Chapel on the third floor of College Hall before leaving for a whirlwind tour of Germany and Austria.
Venerable Geshe Thupten Phelgye (pronounced Geh-shay Toop-ten Pel-gay), Gonzaga University’s Global Scholar in Residence, will gift a Peace Pole to Gonzaga in a special installation and blessing ceremony that begins at 3 p.m., Monday, May 6 on the lawn behind College Hall.