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Gonzaga University
September 2012 - @Gonzaga Online Newsletter
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Gonzaga Marks Tradition, Transformation in 125th Anniversary Celebration Week Sept. 12-20
Gonzaga University News Service
On Sept. 17, 1887, Gonzaga College officially opened its doors to eight boys for the first day of classes. Now, 125 years later, Gonzaga has transformed to become a top-flight university with nearly 8,000 students. Excitement abounds as Gonzaga marks its tradition and transformation during the 125th Anniversary Celebration Week Sept. 12-20.
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Gonzaga Students Enjoy Q-and-A Session with Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist Thomas Friedman
Gonzaga Professor Bodamer, Colleagues Publish Findings that Chimpanzees Create Social Traditions
Gonzaga's Freshman Class Most Diverse Ever, among Most Outstanding Academically
U.S. News & World Report Ranks Gonzaga No. 4 Best Regional University in West, No. 3 Best Value
Three Recent Gonzaga Graduates Embark on Fulbright Scholar Studies This Year
Get Your Tickets for 125th Anniversary Zagapalooza All-Class Reunion Oct. 19-21
Bulldog Briefs for September
Gonzaga Giving News Blog:
Giving back on the Local Level
Photo Slideshow
September 12-20
Anniversary Celebration Week

September 15
Annual Pilgrimage

September 17
Historic First Day Mass &
Campus-Wide Celebration

September 17, 7 P.M.
Constitution Day Lecture

Opens September 17
Tradition & Transformation:
The Foley Exhibit

September 20, 7 P.M.
Law Centennial Speaker:
Scott Turow

September 24-27
Jesuit Heritage Week

Reserve Your Gonzaga University Anniversary Book today
Register online for Zagapalooza
Fourth Annual Alumni Service Project
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History Photo

As Gonzaga University's 125th Anniversary Celebration continues, this issue of @Gonzaga concludes its series looking back to its founding in 1887. This series began in September 2010. Each subsequent monthly story looked back six more years. In this series-concluding story, we travel back in time to its first academic year 1887-88.

Photo and story courtesy of Gonzaga University Archives.