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2012-13

Join Us!

Gonzaga invites the community to join us as we celebrate 125 years. Below are just some of the many special events and activities planned.

August 17-November 17, 2012 : Jundt Art Museum

DAMN EVERYTHING BUT THE CIRCUS: Prints from the Collection

Gonzaga Anniversary Book

GONZAGA

FACTS & FIGURES

September 4, 2012 : McCarthey Athletic Center

PRESIDENTIAL SPEAKERS SERIES: THOMAS FRIEDMAN September 12, 2012 : St. Aloysius Church

MASS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

Student Life

Gonzaga: At a Glance

September 14-December 14 2012 : Jundt Art Museum

Ask nearly anyone who has pursued their education or worked at Gonzaga what its single most impressive aspect is, and the answer is universal: Its strong sense of community.

While Gonzaga is more about the quality people who teach and learn here than it is about the numbers, here are a few figures to provide you a quick glimpse of who we are.

September 17, 2012 : Cataldo Hall

LIFE OF IGNATIUS OF LOYOLA; GIFTS FROM THE ARTISTS CONSTITUTION DAY LECTURE: DR. BLAINE GARVIN

Here are some fast facts about the GU community:

• 131-acre campus along Spokane River

September 20, 2012 : Martin Centre

• 3,000 students reside in 16 residence halls, eight apartment complexes and numerous houses in the Logan neighborhood

• 7,850 students

October 13, 2012 : McCarthey Athletic Center

• 4,850 undergraduate

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL FANFEST

Celebrating Gonzaga: The University and Its People tells the stories of people and

• 23 intramural sports; 56 percent of students participate

• 2,500 graduate

October 13-14, 2012 : Martin Woldson Theater At The Fox

• 475 law

HERAK CONCERT FOR GONZAGA WITH THE SPOKANE SYMPHONY

events that spawned an extraordinary collegiate experience, and brought Gonzaga to national prominence. Why did the Jesuits come to Spokane? How were women received on a once all-male campus? Where will Gonzaga’s vision lead tomorrow? This beautifully depicted book tells the most compelling tales about Gonzaga’s lore.

• 14 intercollegiate sports

• 417 faculty and 760 staff

October 19-21, 2012

• 95 official student clubs

• 24 spiritual retreats

• 96 percent of GU’s students receive financial aid

• More than 20 religious and spiritual traditions represented on campus

• Gonzaga provides in excess of $60 million annually for merit- and need-based financial aid

• Gonzaga ranks No. 2 in the nation for small colleges for the number of graduates who serve in the Peace Corps.

• 200,000 people annually attend GU athletic, theatrical, music performances, fine arts and lecture events

Ranked third-best regional comprehensive university in the West/U.S. News & World Report, August 2011

• $243 million annual operating budget • Mascot: Bulldogs, Zags • Athletics: NCAA Division I, West Coast Conference

LAW SCHOOL CENTENNIAL KICKOFF : SCOTT TUROW

ZAGAPALOOZA ALL-CLASS REUNION & FALL FAMILY WEEKEND October 20, 2012 : McCarthey Athletic Center

KRAZINESS IN THE KENNEL November - March 2012 : Jundt Art Museum

REMBRANDT PRINTS : THE BOLKER COLLECTION Winter 2012-13 TBD

NATIONAL GONZAGA DAY Mid March - July 2013 : Jundt Art Museum

CHIHULY DRAWINGS & GLASS April - May 2013 : Jundt Art Museum

SENIOR THESIS EXHIBIT April 9, 2013 : McCarthey Athletic Center

PRESIDENTIAL SPEAKER SERIES: DR. JANE GOODALL April 10, 2013 : TBD

Call 509.313.5999 gonzaga.edu/anniversarybooks

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WILLIAM L. DAVIS, S.J., LECTURE: DR. ROBERT CARRIKER May 5, 2013 : SFCC

BULLDOG BLOOMSDAY WATER STATION

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Celebrating 125 years of Gonzaga’s community connections with Spokane


Zag Spirit! Gonzaga students and alumni are a major workforce source throughout the community, from interns and research assistants to business managers, manufacturers, educators, health care specialists, social workers, law enforcement officers, attorneys, and many more.

Gonzaga’s first class

GU and Spokane: A 125-year partnership. In 1881, Spokane city fathers asked Father Joseph Cataldo, S.J., Jesuit superior of the Rocky Mountain area, to “build up here a great university.” Fr. Cataldo combed Europe and the Eastern United States to find craftsmen, teachers, administrators and spiritual leaders to come out West and establish a school forged by adversity and blessed by God. Gonzaga College opened its doors Sept. 17, 1887 and the first class numbered 18. By 1900, enrollment had grown to 224 students. By 1917, some 5,000 Gonzaga alumni were serving critical roles in business, agriculture, education, science and transportation across the Northwest. Today, Gonzaga University and Spokane celebrate 125 years of partnership in this region. GU is a cornerstone of the Northwest, educating generations of faith-filled and ethical leaders whose actions reflect a commitment to service, justice and promotion of the common good.

Zag Spirit is a Spokane spirit. It’s a can-do attitude. At its foundation is community. Many know that women’s and men’s basketball battle annually for spots in the Sweet 16. But did you know that Gonzaga’s debate team finished among the nation’s Final Four in last year’s National Debate Tournament?

Athletics

• Spokane’s “home team”

Academics

• 75 undergraduate programs of study

• 25 Master’s programs

• Ph.D. in leadership studies

• Doctorate in nursing practice (spring 2013)

• Juris doctorate, Law School

• College of Arts and Sciences, Schools of Business Administration, Education, Engineering and Applied Science, Law, Professional Studies

• GU’s intellectual community helps fuel the region’s economic prosperity, and generates leaders for business, politics, law, education, manufacturing, the arts and non-profit sectors

• Applied learning through internships and undergraduate research prepares students for the work world

• Gonzaga boasts three Fulbright Scholars this year

• A team of five engineering students won a $90,000 EPA grant at a national competition to develop devices that can improve the health 0of Zambian women and children

• Service-learning opportunities engage students with community partners, serving an array of social and community needs

• Strong athletic presence has impacted enrollment and Spokane’s national notoriety

• $200 million annually spent on goods and services in the community, in addition to the funds spent by students and more than 15,000 visitors

• Zag men’s basketball team played in the last 14 NCAA tournaments

• Zag women competed in the 2011 Elite Eight and 2012 Sweet 16

• Law students provide copyright and patent counsel to developing enterprises at Innovate Washington (formerly Sirti)

• In line with the burgeoning health science enterprise in the U-District, Gonzaga will launch its Doctor of Nursing Practice degree program in spring 2013

• Faculty and staff volunteer in more than 400 local organizations, ranging from churches and charities, to arts, schools and economic development organizations

Hosting NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament, first and second rounds, for the third straight year, March 23-26, 2013, McCarthey Athletic Center

Community Teamwork

2,000 meals provided in Spokane every month by GU to low-income seniors, after-school programs, youth drop-in shelters, and homeless men and women

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Fr. Cataldo founds Gonzaga University

GU’s first basketball team

The Bulldog becomes the offical mascot

Gonzaga opens its doors to women as full-time students.

Gonzaga-in-Florence program begins.

Bernard Coughlin, S.J. serves as Chamber of Commerce president

McCarthey Athletic Center showcases Spokane to national audience

Gonzaga celebrates its 125th anniversary

A collaborative contributor to the University District, providing the strength of a veteran and highly regarded faculty, and the power of 7,800 students . . . the Foley Center library is a major information source for the U-District

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Gonzaga At a Glance 2012-13  

Gonzaga University is a private liberal arts college located in Spokane, Washington. Providing a Catholic liberal arts education, we are ded...

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