Upcoming Events

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Upcoming Events

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Past Events

Gonzaga University Visiting Writers Series:

Tim O'Brien

Monday, February 6, 2017 
Hemmingson Ballroom
Gonzaga University 

Tim O'Brien burst onto the literary scene with his novel If I Die in a Combat Zone... (1973), based largely on his own experiences in the Vietnam War. His 1978 novel Going After Cacciato won him the National Book Award and his 1990 book of linked short stories The Things They Carried was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize.

O'Brien knows well the value of storytelling for a veteran. Join us for a reading from this landmark figure of literature.

Gonzaga University Presents - A Lecture Series: Why Shouldn't I Think There's a Problem with Islam?

featuring Jonathan Brown

Monday, January 30, 2017 
5:00 - 6:30pm 
Hemmingson Ballroom
Gonzaga University 

In the endless cycles of news involving Muslims and violence in the US and abroad, many Americans have concluded that Islam is somehow inherently violent. Some more severe critics of Islam point to specific passages in its scriptures or to surveys reporting public opinion in the Muslim world. Others (including the vast majority of Muslim voices) contest these arguments, stating that Islam is misunderstood by a radical super-minority. How should we approach these questions, and what do our choices mean about how we think about religion and communities?

Jonathan Brown is the Alwaleed bin Talal Chair of Islamic Civilization in the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, and the Director of the Alwaleed bin Talal Center for Muslim Christian Understanding.

Questions? Contact Dr. John Sheveland, Religious Studies | 509.313.6784 | sheveland@gonzaga.edu | gonzaga.edu/religious-studies

War No More: A Showcase of Student Directing

Department of Theatre & Dance in Collaboration with Terrain

Thursday, December 8 2016 
Washington Cracker Co. Building
304 W. Pacific, Spokane 

Eight student directors will each present a scene or short play demonstrating what they think is the best argument against war. The Department of Theatre & Dance is excited to collaborate with Terrain for the first time, bringing this important student work into a public space. Tickets available at the door.

Making an Impact: Veterans and the Humanities

A Presentation from National Endowment for the Humanities Chairman, William D. Adams

Monday, November 14, 2016 
Cataldo Hall Globe Room 
Gonzaga University 

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is an independent federal agency and one of the largest funders of humanities programs in the United States.

William D. Adams was appointed Chair of the NEH in July 2014 by President Barack Obama, before which he was President of Colby College for fourteen years. Before Adams' long career in academica, he served four years in the US Army, including one as infantry in the Mekong Delta during the Vietnam War. He will discuss his experience as a veteran and its intersections with the humanities.

Serving Those Who Served: Center for Public Humanities

     College of Arts & Sciences Expo: New Initiatives

Saturday, October 8, 2016 
Hemmingson Auditorium 
Gonzaga University 

Hear a panel discussion of CAS faculty who are working with veterans to tell their stories, with the shared goal of fostering an understanding of their experiences. Featuring Washington State Poet Laureate Tod Marshall, Director of the Center for Public Humanities Dr. Brian C. Cooney, and Professors Lisa E. Silvestri, Anna Maire Medina, and Kathleen Jeffs.

Gonzaga Center for Public Humanities Series:

Whitney Terrell

Tuesday, October 4, 2016 
Spark Central 
1214 W. Summit Parkway, Spokane  

The Center for Public Humanities hosts Whitney Terrell, author of The Good Lieutenant, at Spark Central where he will read and participate in a panel of student-veterans.  Open to the public thanks to Gonzaga University’s Center for the Humanities. Terrell was an embedded reporter in Iraq in 2006 and 2010 and covered the war for The Washington Post MagazineSlate and National Public Radio.

For more information, visit Spark's event page here.