By Corrina O’Brien Kelsey (third from left in the photo above) My family has been a part of Gonzaga’s history for 57 of Gonzaga’s 125 years. It begins with my grandfather, Robert Byrne, who attended Gonzaga University and graduated in 1956. While I never met my grandfather (he passed away in 1984), I heard countless

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Being part of a Zag family is a shared experience across many facets of our lives.  With two Zag students, we have had the chance to continue to participate with our children as they grow further as individuals. As part of the greater community of Gonzaga, our family continues to have shared experiences as our

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We have made an error on the printed Parent and Family 2012-2013 Calendar.  We listed the first day of school for next year as August 27, but in fact, classes do not begin until September 3.  Please see the corrections of all the dates surrounding the beginning of school for 2013 by clicking the link

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Parent-to-Parent Shopping, Wrapping, Presents, Family Gatherings & More! Soon your home will be filled with Christmas joy, the kids will return from school and mom and dad will be thrilled to have a home filled with family activities. As the parents of three Zags (’08,’10,’13) we have always looked forward to having the kids home

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Older parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles are an attractive demographic for scammers. In the ‘Grandparent Scam,’ the kindness of elderly is exploited. As the holiday season is quickly approaching, it is the perfect time to remind family members about this ‘emergency’ scam designed to fool seniors into believing their grandchild is hurt, arrested or stranded

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By: Matthew Lamsma “I hate my roommate!” As a 15 year veteran of working in College Student Housing, I am honestly surprised that this call home doesn’t happen more frequently than it actually does.  After all, most college students have never lived in the same room with a brother or sister, much less a total

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Are you going to class? Skipping class is the #1 reason why students fail. Are you studying at least twenty-five hours per week? College is a full-time job. Students should be in class, studying, and doing homework about forty hours per week. Are you reviewing the material in each class at least weekly? If you review

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Our daughter Cheryl Anne Villareal was admitted to Gonzaga University in Fall 2010.  That year she was the only incoming freshmen from the state on New Mexico to attend GU.  Naturally being the first of our three children to attend college at a location 1300 miles away from home was both exciting and scary.   She

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What does Gonzaga Family mean to me? Three weeks ago our nephew was among 150 young men ready to receive their high school diplomas here in Pasadena, CA.  As I reviewed the commencement program that morning I noticed that two of the graduates had accepted scholarships from Gonzaga University.  I nudged my wife, said nothing

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