The Average Zag: Plays Well With Others

By Sidnee Grubb (’18) On April 3, 1942, the Gonzaga Bulletin released a desperate cry for action titled “Softball and Spirit.” In the midst of WWII, the written rally that ensued was not for political action, global peace or battle strategy reform, but for something sweeter and simpler: a springtime intramural sport. Writer Gus Cozza rallied the student body to […]

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Alum News from the Winter ’17 issue

Time is Money Forget what you know about the Swiss being the only ones to craft fine watches – these Gonzaga graduates have changed the game, just in time! For the past two years, ’10 Aaron Hallerman, Sean Agatep and Tim Nybo have been crafting watches at Vincero (pronounced “ vin-CHAIR-o”) Collective. As friends and roommates at Gonzaga, the trio planned to start […]

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The New Retirement: Service

As director of the newly opened Career Center, Kevin Pratt spent 35 years working hard to connect Gonzaga students with resources to pursue their career paths. He loved helping students dig deeper into their calling and identify particular gifts that they care about. “In college, experience changes perspectives,” Pratt says. He developed the Gonzaga Alumni Mentor Program (GAMP), which allows Gonzaga students to connect with alumni who […]

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Now Say ‘Ah’

For this dentist, humanitarian work in the Philippines is not what he would consider pulling teeth – it’s a blessing. Patrick Rooney (’71) spent a month this summer aboard the USNS Mercy, a part of Pacific Partnership 2016. With his experience as a Navy hospital corpsman during the Vietnam era, Rooney jumped at the chance to serve when the American Dental Association put […]

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Noteworthy Mentions, Winter ’17 issue

Introducing Advanced Programs in the CAS The Center for Public Humanities promotes community engagement with the humanities through teaching, service and research in the tradition of a Jesuit, Catholic and humanistic education. The center will focus on veterans this academic year with special guests including William D. Adams, chair of the National Endowment of the Humanities, and American novelists Tim O’Brien and […]

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Lasting Impact of a Midnight Speech

By Tom Kertscher Inspired by one of the youngest presidents in American history, new college graduates poured into the Peace Corps after the international service initiative was announced on one of the nation’s largest campuses in 1961. In the years since John F. Kennedy issued his challenge to students, in something of an impromptu, post-midnight speech at the University of Michigan, the response has been […]

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11 Stories from the Office of Joe Albert

On occasion, Gonzaga Magazine likes to take a peek inside the office of a faculty member and see what stories emerge. Here, we show the work-home of Joe Albert, professor, School of Professional Studies. Dr. Albert is co-founder of the Comprehensive Leadership Program and, addition to teaching, provides training and consulting services to organizations. He describes his […]

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Intervention & Support at Gonzaga

What would the process for intervention and support look like for a student at Gonzaga University who is struggling with mental illness? We’ve put together some potential pathways for two kinds of student scenarios.* *Because the University attempts to support each student individually, and respond to needs as much as reasonably possible, response might look […]

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