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Students Install Floating Wetlands in Lake Arthur as Part of Earth Week

Students Install Floating Wetlands in Lake Arthur as Part of Earth Week

Posted on April 21, 2017

SPOKANE, Wash. – As part of Earth Week, Gonzaga University environmental studies students will install two Biohaven floating wetlands in Lake Arthur on Gonzaga’s campus at 4 p.m., Friday, April 21 in an effort to improve the lake ecosystem and provide a living laboratory for students.

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Gonzaga Hosts Washington Higher Education Sustainability Conference Feb. 16-17

Gonzaga Hosts Washington Higher Education Sustainability Conference Feb. 16-17

Posted on February 6, 2017

SPOKANE, Wash. – Gonzaga University will host the Washington Higher Education Sustainability Conference Feb. 16-17 in the Hemmingson Center Ballroom. The public event is titled, “Caring for Our Common Home,” a reference to “Laudato Sí,” Pope Francis’ 2015 encyclical on the environment. Registration is $50 for students and $200 for nonstudents.

Student Team Honored for Work to Enhance Fire-Resistant Home Construction

Student Team Honored for Work to Enhance Fire-Resistant Home Construction

Posted on May 12, 2016

SPOKANE, Wash. – A team of Gonzaga University students won the Vitruvius Award from Eric Corey Freed, founder of the firm organicARCHITECT, at the recent USA Science & Engineering Festival for developing an approach to home construction near wilderness areas that could better protect homes from fires.

ZAGiving Benefits Area Families with Donations of Zag Students’ Surplus Items

ZAGiving Benefits Area Families with Donations of Zag Students’ Surplus Items

Posted on May 4, 2016

SPOKANE, Wash. – Gonzaga University students, in finals through May 6, must rid themselves of an enormous amount of clutter before summer break. Fortunately, Gonzaga’s Housing and Residence Life is continuing its “ZAGiving” program, which collects the clutter and donates it all to Catholic Charities Spokane Furniture Bank and The Salvation Army.

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Lilly Grant Starts Theology Institute

Lilly Grant Starts Theology Institute

Posted on December 16, 2015

A $294,415 grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. will establish the Gonzaga University Theology Institute for High School Youth, which is expected to start in summer 2016 with up to 48 students entering the 11th and 12th grades.

Through Dance, Students Teach about Spokane River

Through Dance, Students Teach about Spokane River

Posted on November 9, 2015

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.”

John J. Hemmingson Center Earns LEED Gold for Green Design

John J. Hemmingson Center Earns LEED Gold for Green Design

Posted on October 2, 2015

SPOKANE, Wash. – Gonzaga University’s transformative new John J. Hemmingson Center has received the prestigious “Gold” certification from the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system.

Gonzaga Receives $15,000 EPA Grant to Aid Fire-Torn Okanogan County Residents

Gonzaga Receives $15,000 EPA Grant to Aid Fire-Torn Okanogan County Residents

Posted on September 29, 2015

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.

Sierra Magazine Names Gonzaga a ‘Cool School’ for Going Green

Sierra Magazine Names Gonzaga a ‘Cool School’ for Going Green

Posted on August 11, 2015

SPOKANE, Wash. – Sierra magazine today named Gonzaga University to its ninth annual “Cool Schools” list, showcasing the nation’s greenest colleges and universities. Gonzaga ranks No. 109 on Sierra’s list of the 153 most sustainable four-year, degree-granting undergraduate colleges and universities in the United States.