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Gonzaga Celebrates 10 Years with Rogers Foundation
By Carol Bonino
Gonzaga University is celebrating its 10th consecutive year of support this year from the Mary Stuart Rogers Scholarship program. The prestigious MSR awards are given to students who are committed to serving others, just as Mary Stuart Rogers was during her lifetime.
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Fall Family Festivities Unfold Oct. 23-25
Gonzaga University Takes Stand Against Hate
Hogan Business Plan Winner Follows Her ‘Bliss’
Gonzaga Launches Parents Program to Help Students
Spike the Bulldog Goes to Italy
Terry Duffy Returns to Alma Mater to Help Students
Montana Freshman Veronica Gieser Adds an Honor
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October 16, 7:30 PM
Dinnerstein performs with GU Symphony

October 23, 7:30 PM
GU Theatre Launches 'Pride and Prejudice'

October 27, 7:00 PM
'What Can We Learn from Sartre and Camus?'

November 3, 7:00 PM
GU to Host 'Just Desserts' Event Nov. 3 in Crosby

Through November 18
'Exhibit Spokane' at Jundt Art Museum

Gonzaga Reunion
Fall Family Weekend
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Gonzaga Students Stepped Up for World War I
When the United States officially entered World War I in 1917, Gonzaga students wanted to join the war effort. President James Brogan, S.J., seeking ways to keep them on campus, he persuaded officers at Fort Wright to provide drill instructors. Gonzaga then negotiated with the Department of War to establish a Students Army Training Corps (SATC) that began in fall 1918. Selected students and faculty were sent to the Presidio in San Francisco for 60 days of training. Afterward, these students and teachers helped officers assigned here. The program allowed students ages 18-21 to continue their studies at Gonzaga and prepare for military service. The 350 students who joined received the rank and pay of a private. In its first month, Capt. Theophilus Steele replaced Col. W. R. Abercrombie as commandant and Abercrombie was reassigned. After the armistice was signed, the SATC disbanded in December 1918. Gonzaga received a certificate of devotion to country in 1921 from the adjutant general.