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Gonzaga Fall Events Calendar

 

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SPOKANE, Wash. – Following is a list of public events being held at Gonzaga University – or being held in Spokane and sponsored by Gonzaga – through December. (Schedules for Gonzaga athletics events can be found at gozags.com.)

THROUGH NOV. 15

Exhibition: GU’s Library Legacy
Free and open to the public.
Exhibition celebrates the Foley Center Library’s 25th anniversary in September and the Crosby Library’s 60th anniversary in November. Installed in the Cowles Reading Room on the third floor of the Foley Center, the exhibition is titled, “Gonzaga’s Library Legacy: Transitioning from the ‘Storehouse for Knowledge’ to the ‘Library of the Future.’ ” Displaying the changes in GU’s academic library through the years – including its location – the exhibition includes images, newspaper articles, documents, two models and card catalog drawers. Exhibition can be viewed from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. on weekdays and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on weekends or online at: http://researchguides.gonzaga.edu/

 

THROUGH JAN. 6

‘Karen Laub-Novak: A Catholic Expressionist in the Age of Vatican II’
Free and open to the public.
Gonzaga’s Jundt Art Museum presents a traveling exhibition of works created by Roman Catholic artist Karen Laub-Novak (1937-2009). The display, “Karen Laub-Novak: A Catholic Expressionist in the Age of Vatican II,” will be featured in the museum’s Jundt Galleries. The museum’s exhibitions and events are free and open to the public from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday through Saturday; closed Sundays and university holidays. For more information call (509) 313-6843 or visit www.gonzaga.edu/jundt.

 

FRIDAY, SEPT. 29

Attorney General Ferguson Discusses DACA at Gonzaga Law
Free and open to the public.
Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson will discuss the lawsuit brought by 15 states and the District of Columbia regarding the Trump administration’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program at 1 p.m., Friday, Sept. 29 in the Barbieri Courtroom at the Gonzaga University School of Law. View the news release

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 4

‘Witness to Innocence: The Death Penalty and Race’
7-9 p.m., Hemmingson Center Auditorium.
Free and open to the public.
Panel discussion features death-row exonerees Sabrina Butler-Smith and Randal Padgett from Witness to Innocence. Free and open to the public; part of Gonzaga’s 2017 Communities for Justice events. Sponsored in part by the GU philosophy department. For more information, contact Ellen Maccarone, associate professor of philosophy, at maccarone@gonzaga.edu.

 

FRIDAY, OCT. 6

Concert Choir: ZagFam Weekend Concert
7 p.m., St. Aloysius Catholic Church. Free and open to the public.

For more information contact the music department at (509) 313-6733 or visit its website at http://bit.ly/2yo3KBS

 

OCT. 6-8

ZagFam Weekend
Packed with activities for Gonzaga students, their families and alumni. For more information visit http://bit.ly/2xl4mtk. 

 

OCT. 6-8

Gonzaga Theatre and Dance Presents ‘Constellations by Nick Payne
7:30 p.m., Oct. 6 & Oct. 7; 2 p.m., Oct. 8. All performances in Magnuson Theatre; all seats $5.

Student director Annika Perez-Krikorain presents this two-character drama by Nick Payne acted and designed by GU students. “Constellations” is a romantic journey that begins with a simple encounter between two people with ideas about physics, parallel universes and the tension between free will and fate. From a cast pool, actors will be randomly selected for each performance. For more information, contact the theatre and dance department box office at (509) 313-6553.

 

SATURDAY, OCT. 7

‘Words that Matter: What I Learned on the Road During a Contentious Election’
9 a.m., Hemmingson Center, Room 314A. Free and open to the public.
Since 2016, Washington State Poet Laureate Tod Marshall, a GU English professor, has driven nearly 35,000 miles throughout the state and flown back and forth to SeaTac Airport many times. His journeys to “spread awareness of poetry” have been compelling against the backdrop of a polarized country and state. Marshall will share observations from his travels and contemplate why the lessons he learned continue to be so important, while also offering a sampling of poems about these divided times. For more information visit http://bit.ly/2wuaS28.

 

‘Humanities in Our Everyday Lives, or Why Studying Popular Culture Matters’
10 a.m., Hemmingson Center, Room 314B. Free and open to the public.
Ann Ciasullo, the Robert K. and Ann J. Powers Professor Chair of the Humanities and associate professor of English, will assert that the humanities are not only in the books we read but also in the media that is part of our everyday lives – in movies, music, television, and social media. Her presentation will bring together texts from both “high” and “low” culture to illustrate how the humanities influence us on a daily basis.

 

‘Integrating Uncertainty: In Search of a Meaningful Navigation in a Globalizing World’
11 a.m., Jepson Center’s Wolff Auditorium. Free and open to the public.
Lecture by Visiting Scholar Silviu Rogobete, Ph.D.; part of Gonzaga’s 2017 Communities for Justice events.
Sponsored in part by the Gonzaga School of Professional Studies.

 

‘Telling War’
11 a.m., Hemmingson Center, Room 314A. Free and open to the public.
Lisa Silvestri, assistant professor of communication studies, will discuss her humanities-based research initiative “Telling War,” for which she recently was awarded a two-year, $100,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. “Telling War” juxtaposes two eras of conflict, World War I and the wars in Iraq & Afghanistan, as a framework and impetus for discussion. The project examines the communication of troops and veterans from World War I as well as Iraq & Afghanistan (letters, e-mail, poems, postcards, etchings, photos, songs, and videos) and explore how different modes of communication shaped content.

 

Forum on Race and the College Campus
1 p.m., Hemmingson Center, Room 314A. Free and open to the public.
In light of the current socially charged climate, this forum will provide insight into the role of race on the college campus and how the Jesuit model of education addresses issues of exclusion. Discussing how their work fits into the topic will be: Joan Iva Fawcett, assistant dean for diversity, inclusion, & cultural engagement; Sara Diaz, professor of women’s and gender studies; Vik Gumbhir, associate professor of sociology and criminal Justice; and Brian Cooney, English professor and director of Gonzaga’s Center for Public Humanities.

 

‘Digital Humanities Across Borders’
2 p.m., Hemmingson Center Auditorium. Free and open to the public.
Katey Roden, Gonzaga’s Visiting Scholar in Digital Humanities, will discuss this interdisciplinary field that invites students to use technology and new media to analyze digital cultures and deepen our understanding of the human experience. Faculty and students from the College of Arts and Sciences will showcase projects that demonstrate the ways that digital tools and environments enhance human inquiry – crossing disciplinary, cultural and national borders. For more information visit http://bit.ly/2wuaS28.

 

Women’s and Men’s Chorus Casual Concert
3 p.m., University Chapel in College Hall. Free and open to the public.
For more information contact the music department at (509) 313-6733 or visit its website at http://bit.ly/2yo3KBS

 

SUNDAY, OCT. 8

Jazz Sampler Concert
Noon, Hemmingson Center Ballroom. Free and open to the public.
For more information contact the music department at (509) 313-6733 or visit its website at http://bit.ly/2yo3KBS

 

MONDAY, OCT. 9

‘Exploring Privilege’
2 p.m., Hemmingson Center, Room 312. Registration required by calling
(509) 313-5996.

Sponsored by Gonzaga’s human resources office; part of Gonzaga’s 2017 Communities for Justice events.

Aram Lecture on Business Ethics
‘Developing the Skills of an Ethical Leader: Guidance from the Business Ethics Field Guide’
5:30 p.m., reception; 6 p.m., lecture. Jepson Center, Wolff Auditorium. Free and open to the public. 
RSVP: www.gonzaga.edu/aramlecture
An award-winning teacher and a widely acclaimed executive speaker discuss the research behind their new book “The Business Ethics Field Guide.” This research identifies the 13 fundamental ethical dilemmas encountered in organizations, and explores how to deal with them based on experiences from hundreds of practicing managers. Speakers: Brad Agle, George W. Romney Professor, Brigham Young University; Bill O’Rourke, inaugural president, Alcoa Russia. Part of Gonzaga’s 2017 Communities for Justice events. Sponsored by the Gonzaga School of Business Administration. For more information visit www.gonzaga.edu/aramlecture.

 

TUESDAY, OCT. 10

William L. Davis, S.J. Lecture – ‘Deportation: The Origins of U.S. Immigration and Deportation Policy’
6 p.m., Jepson Center’s Wolff Auditorium. Free and open to the public.
Torrie Hester, associate professor of history at Saint Louis University, will discuss her new book, “Deportation: The Origins of U.S. Policy” for Gonzaga’s annual William L. Davis, S.J. Lecture. Hester will present her research on U.S. immigration policy and its impact on geopolitics, and examine the meanings of immigrant and citizen as they have changed since 1892. View news release for event at http://bit.ly/2wgvZB2. One of Gonzaga’s 2017 Communities for Justice events.

‘Conservation and Development: Territorial Appropriation of the Amazon’
7:30 p.m., Jundt Art Museum,  Room 110. Free and open to the public.
Germán Palacio, Colombian scholar, lawyer and historian, will discuss the political ecology of conservation and indigenous land rights in the Amazon. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Gonzaga environmental studies department, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the Center for Global Engagement. For more information contact Greg Gordon, associate professor of environmental studies, at gordong@gonzaga.edu.

 

THURSDAY, OCT. 12

‘Second Chance Hiring: How Businesses Can Heal through Mentoring and Employing Formerly Incarcerated Persons’
An Ethics Week Panel Discussion. 5 p.m., Hemmingson Center Auditorium. Free and open to public. RSVP at http://bit.ly/2xhPASQ.
Panelists will discuss the difficulty formerly incarcerated persons face to gain meaningful employment as they work to rebuild their lives. Business has the power to help and benefit the whole community. Sponsored by the Gonzaga School of Business Administration Ethics Week. One of Gonzaga’s 2017 Communities for Justice events. For more information visit http://bit.ly/2xhPASQ

Screening of Documentary ‘Free Angela and All Political Prisoners’
6 p.m., Jundt Art Museum Auditorium, Room 110. Sponsored in part by the Gonzaga Unity Multicultural Education Center (UMEC); one of Gonzaga’s 2017 Communities for Justice events. For more information, visit UMEC at http://bit.ly/2yqsOZ6.

 

MONDAY, OCT. 16

Performance with Cellist Lynn Harrell
7:30 p.m.,
Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox.
Tickets $12-$15 (Gonzaga students, faculty and staff free with GU ID). For more information visit http://bit.ly/2xwlRHB.

 

THURSDAY, OCT. 19

‘Washington at War: The Evergreen State in World War I
7 p.m., Cataldo Hall Globe Room. Free and open to the public.
Lecture by public historian Lorraine McConaghy, Ph.D. McConaghy will discuss the impact of World War I on the state of Washington and how the state impacted the war. Presented by Humanities Washington, hosted by GU history department. For more information visit http://bit.ly/2ydLWIR or the College of Arts and Sciences events page at http://bit.ly/2wuaS28.

 

OCT. 19-21

‘Engaging with Communities for Justice’: 4th International Conference on Hate Studies
Top researchers and thought-leaders focused on hate and justice will participate in this conference at Gonzaga’s Hemmingson Center. For complete information on all conference events, including a list of keynote speakers and their topics, visit http://bit.ly/2vyFxXL. The conference is the centerpiece of a series of campus events and activities taking place at Gonzaga this fall to engage the GU community, the greater Inland Northwest region, and international communities around the theme “Communities for Justice” — view schedule of events at http://bit.ly/2xgbuIu.

 

SATURDAY, OCT. 21

Archaeology and the Humanities: An International Archaeology Day Event
9 a.m.-4 p.m., Jepson Center’s Wolff Auditorium. Free and open to the public.
In celebration of National Archaeology Day, Gonzaga hosts this daylong symposium featuring 20-minute talks by more than a dozen archaeologists, art historians, and ancient historians from universities and other institutions in the Pacific Northwest. Speakers will discuss their current research and fieldwork on projects focused on ancient Mediterranean cultures, particularly those of Greece and Rome. They will also contextualize their work within a wider perspective, specifically how their findings relate to our broader understanding of human culture and interactivity across time and space.

Brahms: A Recital for Cello & Piano Featuring Kevin Hekmatpanah and Rajung Kang
4 p.m., University Chapel in College Hall. Free and open to the public.

For more information contact the music department at (509) 313-6733 or visit its website at http://bit.ly/2yo3KBS

 

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 25

‘An Evening with Angela Davis’
7 p.m., Hemmingson Center Ballroom. Free and open to the public; tickets required. 
A talk by activist and scholar Angela Davis of University of California Santa Cruz. Brief Q&A to follow.
One of Gonzaga’s 2017 Communities for Justice events. Gonzaga students, faculty and staff (with GU ID) may register for tickets Oct. 9-13 in person at the Hemmingson Center Welcome Desk. Ticket registration for the public will be online-only Oct. 16-18 at www.gonzaga.edu/angeladavis. Tickets will be available for pickup Oct. 19-24. Tickets not picked up will be redistributed on Oct. 25. View news release at http://bit.ly/2fOmPIO

 

SUNDAY, OCT. 29

Gonzaga Symphonic Band
3 p.m., Cataldo Hall, Globe Room. Free and open to the public.
For more information contact the music department at (509) 313-6733 or visit its website at http://bit.ly/2yo3KBS

 

MONDAY, OCT. 30

Dori Sonntag Presents at Women’s Leadership Luncheon
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Hemmingson Center. To register, visit  
www.gonzaga.edu/womeninleadership.
Dori Sonntag, associate vice president of organizational effectiveness at Gonzaga, will present the keynote address on how to lead innovation in the workplace at a fall women’s leadership luncheon. This interactive presentation will help attendees identify obstacles preventing the progression of innovative ideas, and how to move the best ideas forward. The event is part of the Women Lead series, a set of leadership conferences designed to educate and empower women personally and professionally. The luncheon will provide opportunity for education and networking for professionals of all ages and industries. Cost is $35 until Oct. 27 and includes lunch. For more information, visit www.gonzaga.edu/womeninleadership or call Sherri Lynch at (509) 313-3684.

 

TUESDAY, OCT. 31

‘They Are Always at the Front: Native American Soldiers in the Great War’
6 p.m., Jepson Center’s Wolff Auditorium. Free and open to the public.
Ryan Booth, doctoral student at Washington State University and a member of the Swinomish Tribe, will discuss Native American military traditions and how service in the U.S. Armed forces extends and reflects those traditions. His research focuses on Native American military scouts and military service, from the mid-19th century through World War II. One of Gonzaga’s 2017 Communities for Justice events.

 

THURSDAY, NOV. 2

Flannery Lecture: ‘Passing Over: Migration, Theology, and the Eucharist’
6 p.m., Hemmingson Center Ballroom. Free and open to the public.
Lecture by Father Daniel F. Groody, C.S.C., Ph.D., University of Notre Dame. One of Gonzaga’s 2017 Communities for Justice events. For more information view the flyer.

 

NOV. 2-5, NOV. 9-11, NOV. 12

Gonzaga Student Rock Musical: ‘tick, tick . . . BOOM!’ by Jonathan Larson.
$15 general admission, $10 GU students, faculty and staff. Magnuson Theatre.
Director Courtney Smith brings to stage the story of a composer and the sacrifices he made to achieve his big break in theatre. For more information visit http://bit.ly/2wuaS28 or call the box office at (509) 313-6553.

 

FRIDAY, NOV. 3

Jazz Combos 1 & 2
4:30 p.m., Music Annex. Free and open to the public.
For more information visit http://bit.ly/2wuaS28 or contact the music department at (509) 313-6733.

Reformation 500: Bach & Beyond, Chamber Chorus and Incendo Music Ensemble.
7:30 p.m., St. Mark’s Lutheran Church South Hill (Spokane). Free and open to the public.
For more information visit http://bit.ly/2wuaS28 or call the box office at (509) 313-6553.

 

THURSDAY, NOV. 9

‘Developing International Community and Connections: Summer 2017 in Colombia’
4:30 p.m., Jepson Center, Wolff Auditorium. Free and open to the public.
Colombia’s peace accords suggest a beginning of the end to the longest ongoing armed conflict in the Americas. Join GU faculty Greg Gordon, Rebecca Stephanis, Stacy Taninchev, Katey Roden, and Pavel Shlossberg as they discuss their experiences living, teaching, and conducting research in Cali, Colombia as part of the College of Arts & Sciences’ burgeoning relationship with sister Jesuit institution, the Pontifica Universidad Javeriana. For more information visit http://bit.ly/2wuaS28.

 

SATURDAY, NOV. 11

Austin Hagel Senior Guitar Recital
2 p.m., University Chapel in College Hall. Free and open to the public.
For more information contact the music department at (509) 313-6733.

 

SUNDAY, NOV. 12

Chamber Recital for Cello, Violin, and Piano
2 p.m., University Chapel in College Hall. Free and open to the public.
Featuring Kevin Hekmatpanah, Denise Dillenbeck, and John Picket. For more information contact the music department at (509) 313-6733.

 

NOV. 13-17

Gonzaga International Education Week
More information TBA.
Sponsored by the Center for Global Engagement at Gonzaga University. Part of Gonzaga’s 2017 Communities for Justice events.

 

THURSDAY, NOV. 16

International Day of Tolerance Recognition
Noon, Hemmingson Center Rotunda. Free and open to the public.
GU and Spokane communities stand in solidarity to support global social justice. This marks GU’s ninth annual observance of the International Day of Tolerance, which was started by the United Nations to help unite people worldwide in respect for inclusion and human difference. Part of Gonzaga’s 2017 Communities for Justice events.

 

FRIDAY, NOV. 17

Jazz Combos 3 & 4
4:30 p.m., Music Annex. Free and open to the public.
For more information visit http://bit.ly/2wuaS28 or contact the music department at (509) 313-6733.

2017 Wine & Dine: Join Us in South America
6 p.m., Hemmingson Center Ballroom.
Annual event to support the Gonzaga School of Business Administration Excellence Fund. Evening begins with a reception, followed by fine dining courtesy of Sodexo’s top chefs. The theme is a South American twist of food and wines. For more information and to register visit www.gonzaga.edu/winedinner.

 

NOV. 17-21

Pledge to Take a Stand
10 a.m.-4 p.m., daily; Hemmingson Center. Free and open to the public.
Sponsored by the Gonzaga University Institute for Hate Studies. Part of Gonzaga’s 2017 Communities for Justice events. For more information call (509) 313-3665.

 

SUNDAY, NOV. 19

Performance with Trombonist Ross Holcombe
3 p.m., Hemmingson Center Ballroom. Free and open to the public.
For more information visit http://bit.ly/2wuaS28 or contact the music department at (509) 313-6733.

 

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 29

Gonzaga University Visiting Writers Series
‘Readings from WA129’
7:30 p.m., Jepson Center’s Wolff Auditorium. Free and open to the public.
Poetry readings. More information on this event and this acclaimed writers series TBA.

 

THURSDAY, NOV. 30

Jazz Christmas Concert
7 p.m., Hemmingson Center Ballroom. Free and open to the public.

Features music by Duke Ellington and Vince Guaraldi.

FRIDAY, DEC. 1

‘Beautiful Weapons: The Diversity of Life’
Noon, Magnuson Theatre. Free and open to the public.
Using the language of dance, the Gonzaga Repertory Dance Company presents biology Professor Brook Swanson’s scientific research. For more information visit http://bit.ly/2wuaS28.

 

DEC. 1-2

Boone Street Hooligans
7:30 p.m., Dec. 1; 2 p.m., Dec. 2. Magnuson Theatre.
Tickets $2 at the door.
Fall show by the all-students sketch comedy group, Boone Street Hooligans. Directed by Nathan Patrick Nelson and Olivia Roberts. Proceeds support Cup of Cool Water, a local nonprofit organization benefiting homeless youth. For more information visit http://bit.ly/2wuaS28 or call the box office at (509) 313-6553.

 

SUNDAY, DEC. 3

Boundless Winter Showcase
7:30 p.m., Magnuson Theatre. Tickets $2 at the door for all seats.
The all-student choreographed and performed dance club presents its annual December show. Proceeds support the Gonzaga Dance Marathon, which benefits local juvenile cancer research. For more information visit http://bit.ly/2wuaS28 or call the box office at (509) 313-6553.

 

MONDAY, DEC. 4

Gonzaga Symphony Performance with Violinist Itamar Zorman
7:30 p.m.,
Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox.
Tickets $12-$15, free with Gonzaga University ID. Tickets available at: http://foxtheaterspokane.org/events/concerts/gonzaga-symphony-orchestra236/

 

FRIDAY, DEC. 8

Short Scenes: Directing I Showcase
7:30 p.m., Magnuson Theatre. Free and open to the public.
Advised by Charles M. Pepiton, Directing I students showcase short scenes featuring student actors. For more information visit http://bit.ly/2wuaS28 or call the box office at (509) 313-6553.

 

DEC. 8-9

Annual Candlelight Christmas Concert
St. Aloysius Catholic Church; open to the public.
Features Concert Choir, Women’s Chorus, Men’s Chorus, Spokane Brass Quintet and Gonzaga Brass Choir. Tickets $10-$25, free for children and GU faculty, staff and students. Tickets available https://commerce.cashnet.com/cashnetg/selfserve/storehome.aspx

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