Students Talk Research

Web Extra from the ‘Science is my Passion‘ story in the Winter 2011 Issue of Gonzaga Magazine Talking about research with CHRISTIAN SPALLINO I started doing research at GU spring semester my junior year for Professor Marianne Poxleitner. Our research involves genetically modifying locally grown split peas (Pisum sativum) with a gene to make them […]

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A note from President McCulloh

Although the last leaves of autumn have succumbed to the frozen days of winter, I find myself constantly warmed by the spirit of our students, the accomplishments of our faculty and staff, and the many blessings of this year. Thanksgiving ushers in an entire season of giving thanks, and it reminds me personally of friendships, […]

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Our Mission: Climate Commitment

President Thayne McCulloh, D.Phil., signed the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment in September, renewing and expanding Gonzaga’s longstanding commitment to environmental sustainability. In recent years, the Jesuits and other church leaders have recognized environmental sustainability as a moral imperative. The Climate Commitment was designed to encourage sustainability across all facets of society by […]

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Jim Day and His Rolodex

GAMP’s Gramp Helps New Generation. Jim Day (’65) may have graduated from Gonzaga with a degree in accounting, but don’t label him as the proverbial bean counter. Day has spent the better part of his professional life giving back to Gonzaga and hundreds of alumni by spearheading the Gonzaga Alumni Mentor Program – also known […]

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A Joyous Occasion

The installation of Bishop Blase Cupich as Spokane’s sixth bishop filled McCarthey Athletic Center with joyful celebration on Sept. 3. Cupich now shepherds the 90,000 Catholics who comprise the 80 parishes of the Diocese of Spokane. He comes to Spokane from the Diocese of Rapid City, S.D., where he was bishop. Cupich expressed warm appreciation […]

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Mentoring On Ice

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

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

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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