Faith, inspiration, strange food and jail: after 50 years Gonzaga in Florence has seen it all.
Archive for Fall 2013
During a Fulbright year in Bogotá, Colombia, Ryan Bart (’12) taught at-risk children the art of magic.
Gonzaga alumni and cousins, Nicholas Roach (`12) and Jack Chambers (`11) are cowboys to a T. Flannel shirts, boots, hats and big old, shiny belt buckles. Their one concession to modernity is sunglasses. This summer they’re on an adventure of a lifetime, riding from Gardiner, Mont., to Bellingham, Wash.
Father Joe Conwell, S.J., spent the spring of 1964 corralling the chaos in Florence. He sat bedside as five girls fought appendicitis, he advocated for three students arrested by Florentine police, and he wrote regularly of the need for more space for the students.
Luke Webster (’13), a biology major, worked under Professor Nancy Staub on research to improve our methods of determining if different species are related to one another. Luke talks about his experience in Study Break, a video series about student projects, passions & research.
Marco Gonzales, first-round draft pick of the St. Louis Cardinals, traveled some this summer. And who could blame him if he still has his right foot on the gas pedal and his left arm out the window, waving hello to the world of big-time baseball.
President Christopher Loeak (’84, J.D.) discusses the challenges he faces as leader of the Republic of Marshall Islands.