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Gonzaga Welcomes Best Academic Class Ever

Gonzaga Welcomes Best Academic Class Ever

Posted on August 26, 2016

SPOKANE, Wash. – The 1,280 freshmen Gonzaga University welcomed to campus today represent the best academic class in Gonzaga’s 129-year history. The Class of 2020 also is Gonzaga’s second largest and second most diverse with 25.2 percent students of color. The freshmen move in to their residence halls today and begin New Student Orientation.

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Gonzaga Prepares to Begin Construction on Myrtle Woldson Performing Arts Center

Gonzaga Prepares to Begin Construction on Myrtle Woldson Performing Arts Center

Posted on August 24, 2016

SPOKANE, Wash. – Gonzaga University intends to break ground in spring 2017 on the Myrtle Woldson Performing Arts Center, a transformative $30 million facility made possible by an extraordinary $55 million gift from the late Miss Myrtle Woldson – the largest gift in University history. Construction awaits final approval from Gonzaga’s Board of Trustees anticipated later this year.

Second Annual Logan Block Party Sept. 1

Second Annual Logan Block Party Sept. 1

Posted on August 16, 2016

SPOKANE, Wash. – The Logan Neighborhood is planning its second annual block party from 4-7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 1. From the corner of Standard Street and Sinto Avenue, activities will stretch east for one block and south for one block. People who live, work, learn and worship in Logan are invited to attend this family friendly event. Media are welcome as well.

Jason Houston to Direct Gonzaga-in-Florence Study Abroad Program

Jason Houston to Direct Gonzaga-in-Florence Study Abroad Program

Posted on August 12, 2016

SPOKANE, Wash. – Gonzaga University has hired Jason Houston, Ph.D., as director of its Gonzaga-in-Florence study abroad program. Houston combines scholarly expertise focused on Italian language and literature of the Medieval and Renaissance period – with special attention to Dante, Boccaccio, Petrarch and the foundation of Florentine humanism – with experience building immersion experiences for U.S. students in Italy.

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Caleb Dawson: Inspired to Lead

Caleb Dawson: Inspired to Lead

Posted on July 25, 2016

SPOKANE, Wash. — It was difficult to imagine how Gonzaga University scholar and student leader Caleb Dawson’s life could be more hectic. Then the double major in sociology and economics with a minor in women’s and gender studies – among a dizzying array of other activities – was elected president of the Gonzaga Student Body Association last spring.

Students from Cagli, Italy Arrive for Sister City Cultural Immersion Exchange

Students from Cagli, Italy Arrive for Sister City Cultural Immersion Exchange

Posted on July 22, 2016

SPOKANE, Wash. – On Monday, July 25, a group of 10 high school students and their chaperones will arrive in Spokane from Cagli, Italy, in the first official cultural and educational exchange between Cagli and Spokane as Sister Cities. These 10 students were selected from a pool of 140 eligible candidates.

Courtney Law Joins Gonzaga as Director of GU-UW Regional Health Partnership

Courtney Law Joins Gonzaga as Director of GU-UW Regional Health Partnership

Posted on July 21, 2016

SPOKANE, Wash. – Gonzaga University has hired Courtney Law, Ph.D., as director of the Regional Health Partnership. Law will lead Gonzaga’s efforts within the partnership, an initiative with the University of Washington to expand and enhance medical education and research in the Spokane region.

Board Approves Two Key New Buildings

Board Approves Two Key New Buildings

Posted on July 19, 2016

SPOKANE, Wash. – In a resounding affirmation of the continuing success of its $250 million Gonzaga Will capital campaign, the Gonzaga University Board of Trustees has approved the investment of more than $36.3 million to construct a new Jesuit Residence, a home and spiritual haven for Jesuits, and the Center for Athletic Achievement to support student-athletes.

New Computing Program Bridges Fields

New Computing Program Bridges Fields

Posted on July 15, 2016

SPOKANE, Wash. – Anyone with a smart phone intuitively understands the trend toward completely interconnected devices that are always available. This shift – termed pervasive or ubiquitous computing – represents a large and increasing share of our world economy, and Gonzaga University has introduced a new degree that blends highly marketable computer science skills with the intellectual breadth of study in the humanities and social and natural sciences.

Money Magazine: Gonzaga a Top Value

Money Magazine: Gonzaga a Top Value

Posted on July 13, 2016

SPOKANE, Wash. – For the second consecutive year, Gonzaga University is listed in Money magazine’s annual College Planner as the best value among private colleges and universities in the Pacific Northwest (Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington) and the No. 8 best private university in the nation for merit aid.

Gonzaga Included in 2017 ‘Fiske Guide’ to Best U.S., British and Canadian Colleges

Gonzaga Included in 2017 ‘Fiske Guide’ to Best U.S., British and Canadian Colleges

Posted on July 1, 2016

SPOKANE, Wash. – Gonzaga University is among the best 321 U.S., Canadian and British colleges and universities featured in the “Fiske Guide to Colleges 2017,” 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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Helping Students Find Flourishing Careers a Gonzaga Priority

Helping Students Find Flourishing Careers a Gonzaga Priority

Posted on August 10, 2016

SPOKANE, Wash. – Ray Angle, the leader in Gonzaga University’s redoubled efforts to ensure students identify career paths while in school and succeed after graduation, cites St. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus, in summarizing the multiple initiatives to achieve those goals.

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Gonzaga Mourns Passing of Beloved Jesuit Fr. Frank Costello

Gonzaga Mourns Passing of Beloved Jesuit Fr. Frank Costello

Posted on May 25, 2016

Gonzaga University is mourning the loss of Father Frank B. Costello, S.J., one of Gonzaga’s most beloved Jesuits, who passed away early Monday at the Sacred Heart Jesuit Center in Los Gatos, California. He was 94.

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Gonzaga Alumna Launches Nonprofit to Save India’s Bengal Tigers

Gonzaga Alumna Launches Nonprofit to Save India’s Bengal Tigers

Posted on April 18, 2016

SPOKANE, Wash. – Sarika Ann Khanwilkar is combining her bachelor’s degree in biology from Gonzaga University with a desire to make a difference in the world. After conducting conservation research in North America, South America and Asia, the 23-year-old founded the nonprofit organization Wild Tiger a year ago to help save India’s Bengal Tigers.

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‘Drawn to the Wall VI’ Exhibition to Feature Works of Five Northwest Artists, Opens July 9 at Jundt

‘Drawn to the Wall VI’ Exhibition to Feature Works of Five Northwest Artists, Opens July 9 at Jundt

Posted on June 23, 2016

SPOKANE, Wash. – “Drawn to the Wall VI,” an invitational exhibition featuring the drawing installations of well-known Northwest artists on 8-by-11-foot movable walls, will be on display in the Jundt Galleries of Gonzaga University’s Jundt Art Museum from July 9 to Aug. 20.