Archive for Winter 2011

Mentoring On Ice

Dec 01, 2010 Comments Off on Mentoring On Ice by

Autistic youth learn skating – and much more – through special needs hockey, a GU student service project. A husky yeenager slowly swings his hockey stick, his motions tentative. But the puck goes right where he wants. “Score!” cries out goalie Colin McQuilkin, a Gonzaga junior and mentor in this unusual program. Gonzaga’s Special Needs […]

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Notes on a Fulbright in Dublin

Dec 01, 2010 Comments Off on Notes on a Fulbright in Dublin by

This fall, Ron Large was named associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. By Ron Large, Professor of Religious Studies Last fall, I had the privilege of teaching in Dublin on a Fulbright Scholar Award. The Irish School of Ecumenics was my host institution; I taught in the International Peace Studies Program. The […]

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Giving Back

Dec 01, 2010 Comments Off on Giving Back by

It all began with $5….and a wide streak of resourcefulness Gonzaga gave Ray Allen a great life; and he keeps giving back. Ray Allen (’50) began contributing to Gonzaga in 1956. Elvis Presley debuted on the Ed Sullivan Show that year and the most recent war was Korea, not Vietnam. Allen gave the University $5 […]

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Mary Stuart Rogers Scholars are All Smiles

Dec 01, 2010 Comments Off on Mary Stuart Rogers Scholars are All Smiles by

Matthew Grover, a junior math major, was nervous when he began speaking. This was understandable, as he was the first student at the podium. But his tale of working with creative elementary students who kept adding ever-more powerful elements to the game of rock-paper-scissors (Stick. Tornado. Earthquake. God. God’s mom!) held the audience rapt during […]

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D.A.M.A. (Distinguished Alumni Merit Awards)

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These outstanding alumni, photographed with President Thayne McCulloh, third from left, were honored at the annual October D.A.M.A. dinner. Greg Hubert (’73) came to Gonzaga after growing up near Tillamook along the Oregon Coast. “I was accepted immediately,” Greg said. “Faculty I remember include Father Tony Lehmann and the two greatest accounting teachers ever, Bill Loeffler […]

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To be continued…

Dec 01, 2010 Comments Off on To be continued… by

One Artist Ministers to Another: The Origins of the Father St. Marie Jar By Terry Gieber Father Louis H. St. Marie, S.J., quickly became a close friend when I began working in Gonzaga’s Art Department in 1983. Every time my frustrations mounted because I had encountered another roadblock while trying to move the program to […]

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Inauguration of Gonzaga’s 26th President

Nov 30, 2010 Comments Off on Inauguration of Gonzaga’s 26th President by

Together, We Are Gonzaga Jesuits, student, faculty, staff, parents, friends and presidents and delegates from 43 universities gathered in the McCarthey Athletic Center on Oct. 22 to inaugurate Dr. Thayne M. McCulloh, D.Phil. During the ceremony, members of the Gonzaga community took the podium, each one briefly offering congratulations and a challenge to future accomplishments. […]

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The Zags’ Expanding Universe

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By John Blanchette After three airplanes and three time zones, Ray Giacoletti had every reason to wonder, “What am I doing here?” when he landed in Portland, Maine, last spring. He and fellow Gonzaga basketball assistant Tommy Lloyd had been chasing shooting guard prospects all through the winter recruiting period – 15 or more, none […]

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