By:  Jill Yashinsky-Wortman, Student Life Case Manager The freshman 15 is something of lore in most college campuses.  Rumor has it that students gain 15 pounds once they go to college.  Weight gain is often attributed to what food selections students make, stress, and alcohol consumption.  While the freshman 15 doesn’t always happen, weight gain

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From my college experience, I recall a culture of drinking where I thought that everyone was drinking a lot and drinking all the time; however now that I have worked as a professional on campus for many years and based on anonymous survey information that we collect from Gonzaga students, I know that some students

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by: Jill Yashinsky-Wortman and Jill Royston Building relationships, both with friends and those more romance-based, are an integral part of the college experience.  This is a time for students to discover what they like and dislike both in friends and potential life partners.  In many cases, relationship building is a great growth opportunity and mostly

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John VanSant Title: Director of Campus Public Safety and Security Number of Years in the field: 25 Major areas of responsibility: Overall management of campus security and safety, crime prevention, and emergency services programs Favorite event, tradition, experience or memory at Gonzaga?: I just love everything about the environment and culture at Gonzaga, starting with

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The Flu Season has arrived. The Gonzaga Student Health Center is here to help. If your student is experiencing a fever, cough, headache, body aches and/or fatigue, he/she  may have the flu.  You may have your student  contact the Health Center at (509) 313-4066 to schedule an appointment with a medical provider. What can you

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By: Jill Yashinsky Building relationships, both with friends and those more romance-based, are an integral part of the college experience.  This is a time for students to discover what they like and dislike both in friends and potential life partners.  In many cases, relationship building is a great growth opportunity and mostly positive experience.  Every

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As you prepare for your son or daughter to return home during the holiday break, consider working with them to make the best of their time at home.  Transitions can be difficult, but doing simple things like these can help to ease stress as your student adjusts back to academic life. Some things to think

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Dear Parents, We can use your help in keeping our students healthy.  Spokane Regional Health District authorities tell us the regular flu season is here and our community will be seeing an increase in flu cases and flu-like symptoms.  Up to this point most of the flu-like activity has been attributed to the H1N1 virus. 

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