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Gonzaga University Events through May 10

Gonzaga Symphony Orchestra’s season finale concert, conducted by Kevin Hekmatpanah and featuring world-renowned bassist Gary Karr, is April 27 at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox. (Photo courtesy Gary Karr.)

Gonzaga Symphony Orchestra’s season finale concert, conducted by Kevin Hekmatpanah and featuring world-renowned bassist Gary Karr, is April 27 at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox. (Photo courtesy Gary Karr.)

SPOKANE, Wash. – Following is a list of public events being held at Gonzaga University – or being held in Spokane and sponsored by Gonzaga – through May 10. Discover what’s happening at Gonzaga: Visit the University’s Online Events Calendar.  

APRIL 8, 9 & 10     

‘Born of Woman’: Biology and the Incarnation of Lecture Series

Lectures, which are free and open to the public, will take place at 7 p.m. on April 8, 9, and 10 in the Gonzaga School of Law Barbieri Courtroom. Sponsored by the Catholic Intellectual Tradition Project of the Gonzaga Faith and Reason Institute. Catherine Tkacz, Ph.D., professor of theology at the Ukrainian Catholic University, will explore the relationship between faith and science, and the Christian roots of modern science. Visit the following link for more information or contact the Faith and Reason Institute via email at faithandreason@gonzaga.edu

 

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8

Mythbusting! Native American History and Contemporary Issues

Lecture, free and open to the public, begins at 5:30 p.m. in Jepson Center’s Wolff Auditorium. Laurie Arnold, director of Gonzaga’s Native American Studies program and assistant professor of history, will discuss myths regarding Native American culture and more. For more information please visit the following link or contact Laurie Arnold at arnoldl@gonzaga.edu or (509) 313-5947.

 

THURSDAY, APRIL 9

Rukavina Lecture Series: Fairness and Favoritism

CANCELED: Event has been canceled due to inclement travel weather for the speaker. Efforts are being made to reschedule the lecture. 

Sponsored by the Gonzaga philosophy department, this free public lecture begins at 5 p.m. in the Jepson Center’s Wolff Auditorium. Stephen Asma, professor of philosophy at Columbia College, Chicago, explores the concept of fairness. He will describe the hidden favoritism lurking under the veneer of our fairness and will offer arguments in defense of favoritism. For more information please contact Ted Dimaria, associate professor of philosophy, at dimaria@gonzaga.edu or (509) 313-6762.

 

APRIL 9-10

Student Choreography Concert

Free and open to the public, this event will take place in the Magnuson Theatre, College Hall, starting at 7:30 p.m. on both April 9 and April 10. For more information please contact Colleen McLean at mcleanc@gonzaga.edu.

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 11

Luke Batty Senior Guitar Recital

Free and public event begins at 2 p.m. in the University Chapel, third Floor College Hall. For more information call (509) 313-6553.

 

GUTS Student Improvisational Sports

Gonzaga University Theatre Sports (GUTS) improvisational show begins at 9 p.m. in the Magnuson Theatre, College Hall. For more information contact Colleen McLean at mcleanc@gonzaga.edu or at 313-6553.

 

TUESDAY, APRIL 14

Donivan Johnson Recital & Lecture

Free and open to the public, this event begins at 7 p.m. in the University Chapel, third floor College Hall. For more information visit the following link or call (509) 313-6553.

 

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15

Gonzaga Visiting Writers Series: Michael Gurian

Free and open to the public, this concluding event in the celebrated series features a reading by Michael Gurian, a marriage and family counselor in private practice and the author of 28 books. Gurian will read from his work at 7:30 p.m. in the Cataldo Hall Globe Room. For more information view the release online or contact Tod Marshall at Marshall@gonzaga.edu or (509) 313-6681.

Debate on Climate and the Environment 

Sponsored by the Washington Policy Center, the event begins at 7 p.m. in the Jepson Center’s Wolff Auditorium. The free event will explore questions regarding the best way to address difficult environmental issues. Attendees must register online. To register at no cost or for more information, visit the following link.


THURSDAY, APRIL 16

Lecture on Ancient Sparta

The Gonzaga history and classical civilizations departments will host a lecture by Ellen Millender, a professor of classics at Reed College, on “Classical Sparta and the Spectacle of Hoplite Warfare,” at 4:30 p.m. in the Jepson Center Wolff Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public. Millender, an expert on ancient Sparta, will speak about ancient warfare, the communities that practiced it (especially Sparta), and how such warfare functioned as an instrument of political action that responded to changing ideological and political needs. For more information please contact Andrew Goldman at goldman@gonzaga.edu or (509) 313-6691.

 

FRIDAY, APRIL 17

Reception for Senior Art Exhibition

Free and open to the public, the reception begins at 5 p.m. in the Jundt Art Center, Room 115. The exhibition features the work of Gonzaga senior art students: Mariah Chavez, Claire Hart, Brian Joyce, Claire Kane, Riley MacKey, Max Marlett, Maria Mondloch, and Kelly Williams. The Gallery will be open for free public walk-throughs with the artists at 10:30 a.m. on April 18. The display will be open during museum hours Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. For more information visit the following link or contact Anita Martello at Jundtartmuseum@gonzaga.edu or by phone at (509) 313-6843.

 

SUNDAY, APRIL 19

Jazz Combos Concert

Free and open to the public, noon-3 p.m., Music Annex, Room 004.

 

Composer Studio Recital

Free and open to the public, 2-3 p.m., College Hall, Room 101.


Savannah Bukant Senior Piano Recital

Free and open to the public, 4-5 p.m., University Chapel, third floor of College Hall.

 

APRIL 19-20

GUSR Spring Play Performance: A High School Musical

April 19: 3-9 p.m. April 20, 4-9 p.m. Both performances in Cataldo Hall Globe Room.

Gonzaga University Specialized Recreation’s spring play is a series of skits and sketch comedies that take a satirical look at high school movie characters – from Napoleon Dynamite to Ferris Bueller and others. This play is an opportunity for the Gonzaga and Spokane communities to jointly celebrate the accomplishments and gifts of the participants of GUSR. For more information please contact: John Berg at bergj@gonzaga.edu or (509) 313-6937.

 

MONDAY, APRIL 20

Guitar Night: Solo & Ensemble Concert

Free and open to the public, 7-9 p.m., in University Chapel, third floor of College Hall. For more information visit the following link or call (509) 313-6733.

 

TUESDAY, APRIL 21

Jazz Concert

Gonzaga music department jazz faculty members playing with Bobby Shew, 8 p.m. in Jepson Center, Wolff Auditorium. For more information visit the following link or contact David C. Fague at fague@gonzaga.edu (509) 313-6735.

 

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22

GU Wind Symphony Concert

Concert with the Spokane Brass Quartet, 7:30-9 p.m. at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox. For more information visit the following link or call (509) 313-6733. To purchase tickets call (509) 624-1200.

 

THURSDAY, APRIL 23

The Davis Lecture

“Rebelling for Righteousness: African American Youth Activism in the Ivy League, 1960-1970.”

Free and open to the public, 7-9 p.m. in Jepson Center, Room 114, features Gonzaga alumnus Stefan Bradley, director of the African American Studies Program at Saint Louis University where he is an associate professor of history. For more information visit the following link or contact Gonzaga history Associate Professor Robert C. Donnelly at Donnelly@gonzaga.edu; (509) 313-3691.

 

APRIL 23-25

Annual Spring Dance Concert

April 23 & 24: 7:30 p.m. April 25: 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Open to the public, in College Hall 149. For more information please contact Colleen McLean at mcleanc@gonzaga.edu; (509) 313-6553.

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 25

Joe Hooper Senior Guitar Recital

Free and open to the public, 4-5 p.m. in the University Chapel, third floor College Hall.

 

SUNDAY, APRIL 26

Jazz Ensemble Concert

Free and open to the public, 2-3 p.m. in the Cataldo Hall, Globe Room. For more information visit the following link or please contact Colleen McLean at mcleanc@gonzaga.edu; (509) 313-6553.

 

MONDAY, APRIL 27

Gonzaga Symphony Orchestra with Special Guest Gary Karr

Gonzaga Symphony Orchestra’s season finale, conducted by Kevin Hekmatpanah and featuring world-renowned bassist Gary Karr, begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox, 1001 W. Sprague Ave. For more information, visit the orchestra’s website. General admission is $13 and $10 for non-GU students and seniors. Performance is free to GU faculty, students and staff. For more information please call (509) 313-6733.

 

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29

Annual Aram Lecture on Business Ethics

Scott Maw, executive vice president, chief financial officer and principal accounting officer with Starbucks Corp., will discuss: “What is the Role and Responsibility of a For-Profit Public Company?” Reception begins at 5:30 p.m. with light refreshments and appetizers served. Lecture followed by a question-and-answer session is free and open to the public, beginning at 6 p.m. in Jepson Center’s Wolff Auditorium. Seating is limited. RSVP by April 15 to secure a seat. For more information, call (509) 313-5991 or visit the following link.

SATURDAY, MAY 2

Handel’s ‘Messiah,’ Parts II and III

Gonzaga University Concert Choir and Incendo Music Ensemble present a performance George Frideric Handel’s “Messiah” at 7:30 p.m. in the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, Spokane. Performing with professional orchestra, the concert will be conducted by Timothy Westerhaus and features nine student soloists singing all arias from Parts II and III. Student performers represent multiple disciplines and the best of Gonzaga’s rich liberal arts tradition. Ticket reservations: https://commerce.cashnet.com/GUCHOIR. (Discounts available for Gonzaga faculty and staff, and non-GU students; GU Students: 1 free ticket with ID).

May 9-10

Gonzaga University Commencement Ceremonies

Father Greg Boyle, S.J., a 1977 Gonzaga alumnus and founder of the nonprofit Homeboy Industries, the nation’s largest gang intervention program, will be the keynote speaker at the undergraduate ceremony at 9:30 a.m., Sunday, May 10 in the Spokane Arena. The ceremony is among Gonzaga’s three 122nd commencement exercises May 9-10. Washington State Supreme Court Justice Mary Fairhurst, a Gonzaga University School of Law alumna (’84), will be the keynote speaker at the Law School commencement, starting at 9 a.m., Saturday, May 9 at the McCarthey Athletic Center. Author and journalist Blaine Harden, a 1974 Gonzaga alumnus, will deliver the keynote address at the graduate ceremony at noon, Saturday, May 9 in the McCarthey Athletic Center. View the news release for more information about these and many other events commencement-related events.

Discover what’s happening at Gonzaga: Visit the University’s Online Events Calendar. 

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