A Passion for the Arts

A Jesuit education without the arts lacks part of its soul. READ “THE ART OF BRINGING US TOGETHER”, an original poem by Washington State Poet Laureate Tod Marshall, as written for the blessing of the Myrtle Woldson Performing Arts Center. Participating in the creative process helps to shape our imagination, dream new possibilities, experience life more fully, and […]

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Where Arts and Academics Intersect

Words by Megan Carroll (’18) Photos by Zack Berlat (’11) Many of Gonzaga’s Class of 2017 art majors and minors say their ardor for art began as soon as they could put pencil or paintbrush to paper. Through inspiration from their muses – a parent, public television artist Bob Ross or St. Aloysius Catholic Church’s stained glass windows – 11 student artists produced […]

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The Art of Bringing Us Together

  In honor of the Blessing of the Myrtle Woldson Performing Arts Center, July 2017 People gather for commerce, for trade; they gather by rivers, And fertile fields, pathways to the past and to new places— Journeys over a mountain pass, across wide plains. People gather To worship, to celebrate, to mourn; they gather for […]

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Waiting for Godot: Tragicomedy goes green

THEATRE SCHEDULE 2017-18 OCTOBER 6-8 Constellations by Nick Payne NOVEMBER 2-4 Tick, Tick, Boom! by Jonathan Larson February 2018 Soldier Project by Kathleen Jeffs and Charles Pepiton March 2018 The Hamlet Machine by Heiner Muller See the full Theater and Dance schedule here Words by Megan Carroll (’18) Samuel Beckett’s iconic tragicomedy “Waiting for Godot” has acted […]

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Road Trip with Sherman (Alexie)

Words by Rajah Bose Sherman Alexie was the keynote speaker for the 2017 undergraduate commencement ceremony and recipient of an honorary Doctor of Letters degree from Gonzaga. It was his first official visit since he began writing poems here in 1985. I had been bereaving Alexie’s canceled book tour a few days after I’d picked up a copy of his […]

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Abstract Topophilia: Ben Joyce (’01)

  Acclaimed artist Ben Joyce (’01) reflects on the impact of place and perspective upon his artwork. He garnered inspiration for his distinctive “Abstract Topophilia” at Gonzaga’s campus in Florence, Italy.

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Community in a Virtual Classroom

By Dale Goodwin (’86) Today, nearly 2,000 individuals choose Gonzaga’s online programs to complete their degrees, attending class from the comfort of their homes or favorite study spots. INTERESTED IN EXPLORING AN ONLINE DEGREE? Visit gonzaga.edu/virtualcampus. St. Ignatius never conceived that teaching and learning could occur without people sharing a physical space. He wouldn’t have considered, 460 years ago, […]

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2017 Grad Spotlights: Ladd Serwat & Katie Moore

Here are two recent graduates spreading their wings and embracing challenges around the world. Ladd Serwat (’17) International Relations Not Giving Up On Burundi When Helping Hurts Interested in helping global communities impacted by poverty and conflict? Serwat’s advice: • Research the history and culture of the place you’re visiting before you go. • Learn […]

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