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The semester is coming to a close

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This week is “dead” week at Gonzaga University.  Basically this means that every professor of mine is trying to squeeze in their last lecture or two before our final exams take place next week.  I must say that this semester’s classes have been exceptionally interesting and engaging, yet I am looking forward to a change of pace over Christmas break and a fresh start in January. 

I haven’t been the best about blogging regularly in the past couple of weeks, mainly due to the fact that I started a second blog recently.  I am currently taking a religion course entitled “Memory and Story: Francis of Assisi and Johann Baptist Metz.”  I have enjoyed this course tremendously because it is a great topic and the lectures have been engaging and thought provoking.  In a nut shell, the seminar course (only 13 students are in the class) investigated the significance of Francis of Assisi’s life and drew a comparison to the contemporary Germany theologian Metz.  The comparison was particularly focused on the current global political environment and the general sense of apathy in humanity. Our final project for the class is to create a current portrayal of Francis of Assisi using contemporary media.  In short, I started a Francis of Assisi blog at http://www.francisrocks.blogspot.com – check it out.

Other than that, I have begun the daunting task of studying for my six finals.  The countdown until I fly home is down to eight days, which in itself is exciting because I have not seen the majority of my family since last May.

Take care,  



Written by markusw

December 7, 2006 at 2:00 am

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  1. Markus,

    I’m truly impressed with the balance you show in your life. You are a very career oriented and driven young man who works extremely hard and yet you seek balance in your studies and your activities. This will serve you well throughout your life as you pursue your goals and contribute to the broader community.

    I repect the fact that you pursue your goals with determination and yet you are generous with others and help bring people along with you as you move forward. You are true role model and leader for your peers. Congratutulations on all of your work this semester and good luck with finals. Kevin

    Kevin Pratt

    December 7, 2006 at 8:17 am

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