Jesuits & Arts Series: Exhibition Featuring Works of Frs. Vachon & Araujo Opens Sept. 26 at Jundt Art Museum
SPOKANE, Wash. – Gonzaga University’s “Jesuits and the Arts” series continues with two special exhibitions at the Jundt Art Museum. Opening Sept. 26 in the Jundt and Arcade galleries, respectively are “Vivid in My Mind: The Visionary and Landscape Images of Father Andrew William Vachon, S.J.,” and “Befriending Sacredness: Works by Father Arturo Araujo, S.J.” The exhibitions will continue until Dec. 19.
SPOKANE, Wash. – Gonzaga welcomed the largest entering class in the University’s 128-year history when 1,332 freshmen descended upon campus Aug. 28 for the start of New Student Orientation. The Class of 2019 also is Gonzaga’s most racially diverse in history, and among its all-time brightest. Classes began Sept. 1 for all undergraduates.
SPOKANE, Wash. – The Gonzaga University Student Body Association and the Office of Student Involvement & Leadership will host nationally acclaimed stand-up comedian Kevin Hart’s “What Now?” Tour at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 9 at Gonzaga’s McCarthey Athletic Center (801 N. Cincinnati St.).
Gonzaga Hosts Nobel Laureate & Visiting Head of State Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of Liberia, Oct. 4
SPOKANE, Wash. – Gonzaga University is pleased to announce that it will host Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of Liberia and winner of the 2011 Nobel Prize for Peace, on Oct. 4. President Sirleaf, the first democratically elected female head of state in Africa, has also graciously agreed to deliver Gonzaga’s sixth Presidential Speaker Series lecture, the first by a visiting head of state, at 7 p.m., in the McCarthey Athletic Center.
SPOKANE, Wash. – The Logan Neighborhood is planning its first-ever block party from 4-7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 2. From the corner of Standard Street and Sinto Avenue, activities will stretch east for one block and south for one block. People who live, work, learn and worship in Logan are invited to attend.
After years of thoughtful planning and construction, Gonzaga University’s 167,726-square-foot John J. Hemmingson Center has been completed, and move-in is underway. The official dedication of the facility is set for Oct. 16 during Gonzaga’s second “Zagapalooza” All-Zag Reunion weekend Oct. 15-18.
SPOKANE, Wash. – Gonzaga University will host more than 200 high school debaters from across the nation this summer as students at the Gonzaga Debate Institute. Directed by Glen Frappier, director of debate and senior lecturer at Gonzaga, the GDI offers students of all ages and experience levels lectures, workshops, discussion groups, practice debates, and research opportunities designed to prepare them for the upcoming competitive debate seasons.
SPOKANE, Wash. – Up to 60 Spokane-area students in grades 2-12 will once again have opportunities to study Chinese this summer at Gonzaga University, thanks to an $89,380 grant from Startalk, a federally sponsored program designed to foster interest in less commonly taught languages such as Chinese, Arabic and Hindi.
Inspired by Gonzaga’s hosting of the Opus Prize last fall to recognize some of our world’s top humanitarians, rising junior Aaron Danowski is helping a 22-year-old Indian “untouchable” man achieve his dream of studying at Gonzaga.