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Wisdom and Leadership Depicted Through Humor

Date: 3/6/2014
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Convocation Center
A presentation by Doonesbury creator, Garry Trudeau
In honor of John McMeel

Join the Rockhurst University community for a presentation honoring the McMeel family. Hear from the creator of the legendary Doonesbury comics, Garry Trudeau, who will discuss how artistic expression and humor can express wisdom and leadership, two of the six Jesuit core values of Rockhurst University. 

Learning, leadership and service through comics will be the theme of a new McMeel Family Gallery of comic strips, which will be housed within Rockhurst’s new academic building set to break ground in the spring of 2014.

The gallery will feature some of Trudeau’s work along with a number of other featured artists.      
The event is free and open to the public as part of the University’s academic building groundbreaking celebration.

For more information about the activities surrounding the ground breaking of the academic building, contact Mary Mooney Burns, director of University engagement, at mary.burns@rockhurst.edu.

About our Honoree
Founded in 1970, in Kansas City, Mo., by Jim Andrews and John McMeel, Andrews McMeel Universal is home to more than 200 comic strip artists and the world’s largest independent newspaper syndication company.  One floor of Rockhurst University’s new academic building will feature signed work from several of these artists and comic strip authors.
But Wait, There’s More!
Join us the following day as Rockhurst breaks ground on its new academic building at 1:30 p.m., Friday, March 7, 2014.