Parents and Families of  Gonzaga: While events are still unfolding in Japan, it is clear that the devastation from yesterday’s earthquakes and tsunami will touch millions of lives.  During this Lenten season especially, we are called upon to recognize and support in any way possible those suffering through this natural disaster. I trust you will

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by Chip Roe (Proud Parent ‘2014) Hello again, well it’s February in the Inland NW and February is a time of year where the weather is still wintery but spring is on the way. For me February sometimes feels like the 1st day that your cold is better. Your still not feeling great but just

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Student-To-Parent By: Jacqueline Hirt ’12 After nearly three months away the semester’s end is fast approaching and Thanksgiving is upon us. An exciting October has now concluded and Gonzaga is fortunate enough to be moving forward with a new President, another successful Fall Family and Alumni weekend, and the return of our festive Halloween costumes

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By: Chip Roe Parent -to-Parent Manito Park is one of my favorite places in Spokane to visit any time of year. Fall is no exception. This 90 acre park is located on Spokane’s South hill and includes spacious manicured lawns, playgrounds, walking and biking paths, Japanese garden,  flowers, duck pond, topiary shrubs, a greenhouse conservatory

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Photo: Rajah Bose By: Chip Roe Last Month I talked about the Centennial trail. This Month lets take a look at the Spokane River. The Spokane River flows 111 miles from Lake Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, to Lake Roosevelt, which is the Columbia River impounded by Grand Coulee Dam. The lower 29 miles of the Spokane

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You can receive helpful information and updates through Facebook and Twitter. We post important information on Gonzaga University’s facebook page http://www.facebook.com/GonzagaUniversity, and we created a Twitter account for our Parent and Family Office http://twitter.com/GonzagaFamilies. You can now be informed of essential dates, recommendations, and reminders that will help you as a Gonzaga family. Become a fan

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Photo credit: Virginia Whalen It is with great pleasure I nominate my parents, Jim and Colleen O’Brien, for Gonzaga’s Parent of the Year award. “Gonzaga Parent of the Year” is the perfect way to acknowledge their commitment, sacrifices, and admiration for Gonzaga University.  I recently had the opportunity to lead the Cardoner retreat at Gonzaga.

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By: Jim and Colleen O’Brien Dear Parents, It’s almost time for your son or daughter to come home from college for the summer. First, no matter what the level of anxiety, be thrilled that you’ll have some quality time with your returning family member.  As parents we need to understand that habits of students are

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On behalf of the Gonzaga Alumni Office we would like to welcome new parents into our Zag family! March Madness is around the corner and the men’s and women’s basketball teams will be taking the stage participating in the WCC Tournament in Las Vegas March 5th – 8th.  We hope you’ll join in and embrace

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Although students want to be independent, they still want to know their parents and/or families are thinking about them.  A regular note, hand-written or emailed can be a comfort.  Care packages of gifts and homemade items are especially prized.  You may want to include newspapers or clippings from the hometown paper so that your student

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