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Bulldog Briefs for March

Posted on March 23, 2012 in: @Gonzaga, Bulldog Briefs, Feature Stories, Lectures, Students

Acclaimed Poet, Marjorie Agosín to Speak April 17-18 

SPOKANE, Wash. – Marjorie Agosín – celebrated poet, author, professor and human rights activist – will speak at Gonzaga next month about the extraordinary work of Chilean women who created patchwork tapestries depicting human rights violations and life under Pinochet’s dictatorial regime. Agosín speaks at 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 17 in the Cataldo Hall Globe Room. The event is free and open to the public. Her presentation is titled, “Acts of Resistance: Women and Social Justice in Pincohet’s Chile.” Agosín will discuss how women contributed their testimonies in times of dictatorship, torture, and disappearance. A short film,  “Scraps of Life,” also will be shown. Agosín also will attend the Holocaust Remembrance event April 18 at 7 p.m. in the Foley Teleconference Room.

 Gonzaga to Host ‘Our Kids: Our Business’ Event March 30

SPOKANE, Wash. – Gonzaga welcomes the Spokane community to campus at 7 a.m., Friday, March 30 for the 2012 Our Kids: Our Business Kick-off Breakfast in the Martin Centre. Community, civic, religious and business leaders, educators, service providers, parents and supporters will gather to reaffirm the Inland Northwest’s pledge to ensure a safe and welcoming community for all children.  Mark Milliron, Chancellor of the Western Governors University, Texas, will deliver the keynote address. . . . Read More

GU Presents Annual Diversity Monologues March 29

SPOKANE, Wash. – Gonzaga’s second annual Diversity Monologues, a competition that gives Gonzaga students a forum to engage their creativity and share their experiences with diversity, will begin at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 29 in the Jepson Center’s Wolff Auditorium. It is free and open to the public. The program, which allows students to express their lived experiences through their own personal cultural lenses, consists of two distinct parts. The first half of the program involves nine student contestants sharing their work, followed by an hourlong performance by Shihan The Poet, the former talent director of Def Poetry Jam and a National Poetry Slam Champion. . . . . Read More

Marquette Professor Delivers Flannery Lecture March 29

SPOKANE, Wash. – Rev. Bryan N. Massingale, associate professor of theological ethics at Marquette University, will deliver Gonzaga’s 36th annual Flannery Lecture at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, March 29 in the Cataldo Hall Globe Room. Titled “Cultured Indifference: The Culture of Racism and Catholic Ethical Reflection,” the lecture is free and open to the public. Massingale notes Catholic ethics has developed an understanding for how human wrongdoing is committed and facilitated through the workings of social institutions and structures. However, he asserts it has not attended well to the influence of culture upon moral reflection and action. Using U.S. racism as a case study, his lecture will explore the implications of culture and cultural formation for ethical responsibility and analysis. . . . Read More

Gonzaga Guild Event March 27 Explores Women’s Stress

SPOKANE, Wash. – Gonzaga School of Business Administration faculty Molly Pepper and Peggy Sue Loroz will discuss “Women in the Workplace: New Research, New Insights” at 10 a.m., Tuesday, March 27 in the McCarthey Athletic Center’s Herak Room. The event, sponsored by the Greater Gonzaga Guild, is free and open to the public. Pepper, assistant professor of management, and Loroz, associate professor of marketing, will focus on their current research into stress women encounter in the workplace, including factors such as barriers to advancement, work/life balance and bullying. Strategies to combat and overcome stress-related burnout will be highlighted. . . . Read More

‘What Can We Learn from Postmodernism?’ March 26

SPOKANE, Wash. – Gonzaga philosophy Professor Mark Alfino and English Professor Marc Manganaro, dean of Gonzaga’s College of Arts and Sciences, will discuss “What Can We Learn from Postmodernism?” from 7-9 p.m., Monday, March 26 in the Jepson Center’s Wolff Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public. This event is another installment of the popular “What Can We Learn?” series co-sponsored by Gonzaga’s College of Arts and Sciences and philosophy Professor Wayne Pomerleau as the Robert K. and Ann J. Powers Chair of the Humanities. Manganaro will show how postmodernist thought emerged from critical theory in the last few decades of the 20th century and focus on its relation to modernism, including the area of literary fiction. Manganaro will illustrate the application of postmodernism with specific examples of postmodern art and culture, including, perhaps, some drawn from recent film and popular music. Professor Alfino will focus on the postmodern critique of traditional theories of meaning and truth, explaining how it has proved so controversial, as presented by such postmodern thinkers as Derrida, Foucault, Lyotard, and Rorty. . . . Read More

University Relations Team Captures Top Honor 

SPOKANE, Wash. – Gonzaga captured the most outstanding entry of the year in the 2012 Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District VIII Communication Awards competition. The University also won two Grand Gold awards and a Silver award. CASE District VIII includes 138 educational institutions in western Canada and the Pacific Northwest. Gonzaga’s 2010 Advent Calendar Website received the 2012 Virginia Carter Smith Grand Crystal Award on Feb. 17 at the annual CASE District VIII Conference in Seattle. The Grand Crystal Award is chosen from among the Grand Gold winners – or top entries – in seven categories. The Advent Calendar Website won the Grand Gold award in the Web Sub-Site or Section category. Gonzaga also received a Grand Gold award in the Print General Interest Magazines (enrollment 5,000-15,000) category for Gonzaga Magazine. Gonzaga won its fourth honor, a Silver award, in the Giving or Capital Campaign category for the ‘They Need You’ Spring Campaign 2011. . . . Read More

Two Zags Debate Teams Qualify for National Tourney

SPOKANE, Wash. – Gonzaga’s freshman debate team of Alexis Kostun and Jordon Newton has punched another Zag ticket to the upcoming National Debate Tournament after finishing in the top three at the district’s qualifying tourney at Weber State University. Now, two Gonzaga debate teams will vie for a national debate title. The freshman team of  Kostun, from Austin, Texas, and Spokane’s Newton, posted a 5-1 record in the field of 18 at districts to secure one of only three spots left in the NDT, which is set for March 28-April 2 in Atlanta. Kostun placed second in a vote for the Newcomer of the Year honor. Gonzaga’s top debate team of seniors Leah Moczulski and Paul Kanellopoulos, both from Houston, had already secured one of 16 coveted first-round, at-large berths issued to the nation’s best teams. This marks the 16th straight year Gonzaga has qualified at least one team for the NDT and underscores the consistent excellence that has become a hallmark of the program. . . . Read More

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