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Wednesday, August 6
The Speed of Trust – THE Career Critical Skill
Presented by Greg Link
Webinar Presentation 7-8 p.m.

Bestselling author Greg Link presents the compelling business case for trust and proves the vital relevance of trust in career advancement and organizational competitiveness. You’ll learn the five actions common to high-trust leaders, the five most dangerous words in business, how to use trust to cut though bureaucracy in your workplace and how to set yourself apart in this hyper competitive job market.

For more information and to join, click here.


Tuesday, August 12
Juggling Act: Balancing Work and Personal Life
The Atrium Conference Room
DUBUQUE, IA

5:30 -7 p.m.

B’Ann Dittmar, Director of Graduate Business Studies at Clarke University, will help us identify areas of imbalance in our lives and she will share the top ten tools for improving one’s personal balance in life. She will clarify the meaning of ‘balance’ as it relates to the three main areas of our lives, and will identify the keys to satisfaction in our personal and professional lives. If you’ve ever felt stressed or felt as though you don’t have enough time in your day, please plan to attend this session to develop skills to help you with the daily juggling act, that we call ‘life’.

Wine and cheese reception to follow the presentation.

Please RSVP by Tuesday, August 5, by phone at
(888) 225-2753 or click here to register.


Wednesday, August 13
CHEERS: St. Louis 
Patrick’s Bar & Grill (formerly known as Pujols 5)
ST. LOUIS, MO

6-8 p.m. - 342 W Port Plaza Dr, St Louis, MO 63146

Meet up with alumni and friends in the Wine Room at Patrick’s Bar and Grill in Westport. 

Appetizers will be provided. Please RSVP by August 9, by phone at (888) 225-2753 or click here to register. Walk-ins are welcome.


Sunday, August 24
Colorado Rockies vs. Miami Marlins
Coors Field
DENVER, CO 

Pre-Game Picnic at Platte River Picnic Area -12:30 -2:10 p.m.
Game Time- 2:10 p.m.
Cost- $35

Join Ryan Dillon 06 and Morgan Ehlers Dillon 06, along with other alumni and friends at Coors Field in Denver for an afternoon picnic and Rockies game. A picnic lunch of stadium favorites like hot dogs, brats, chips, cookies and pop will be provided at the picnic. Then, head to Clarke’s outfield box seats to enjoy the game. The $35 cost covers the picnic and the game ticket. If you already have seats for the game, but would like to attend the pregame picnic, the cost is $19.  

Tickets are limited, reserve yours today by phone at
(888) 225-2753 or click here to register. 


Thursday, September 11
Your Best U!: Living A Maximized Life - The 5 Essentials
to a Healthy Life 

Presented by Dr. Abby Tebbe 
DUBUQUE, IA 

Presentation 5:30-6:30 p.m. –Atrium Conference Room
Social 6:30-7 p.m. – Wahlert Atrium

It’s no secret that health is important to all of us, but how much do we really know about how to keep our families healthy?  In this presentation, Dr. Tebbe will teach us the five essentials vital to keeping your body healthy and strong. Come learn where true health comes from and simple lifestyle changes that will have a massive impact on your health. 

Reservations are required by Thursday, September 4. Call (563)588-6553 or (888)225-2753 or click here to register.


Thursday, September 18
CHEERS: Cincinnati 
CINCINNATI, OH 

Details to come.


Saturday, September 20
Into the Streets 
Student Activity Center 
DUBUQUE, IA 

8 a.m. - Noon 

Join a team of fellow alumni and lend a hand during “Into the Streets.” Since 1999, Clarke has hosted "Into the Streets," a semiannual service day in the Dubuque community. Volunteers will participate in a variety of service activities which could range from visiting with nursing home residents to cleaning, painting and yard work. Registration required.

Click here to register or contact (563) 588-6501 with questions.


Wednesday, October 1 
How to Find Your Next Job in One Day 
Presented by Rich Gillis 
Webinar Presentation 7-8 p.m.

Research shows that your chances of getting a job decrease each month you are unemployed.  If the “handwriting is on the wall,” or you are thinking of a job change, pick up proven techniques to not only land a job faster, but to land a job that fits your chosen career path. In this presentation with Rich Gillis, you’ll learn simple techniques to identify jobs you can “close” faster, what employers are looking for and effective ways to emphasize your past accomplishments.

For more information and to join, click here.


Sunday, October 4
Education Conference: Teaching in the Wild
Clarke University Robert and Ruth Kehl Center
8 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Clarke Alumni Reception with cash bar-5-6:30 p.m.

The Clarke University Education Department will host a conference for professional educators which will feature author, educator and keynote speaker, Donalyn Miller. Like good reading, you know that good professional development requires time, choice and community. This conference offers teachers time to think and be inspired about their teaching, choices from dozens of sessions led by the area’s best K-12 and higher education teachers, and the Clarke Community to welcome you and foster support, conversation and collaboration.

For more information and to register, visit clarke.edu/academics/education.


Friday, October 10 - Sunday, October 12
Homecoming
Clarke University Campus 
DUBUQUE, IA

To view a full schedule of events and to register, click here


Thursday, October 30
Clarke Nursing Celebration
Clarke University Wahlert Atrium 
DUBUQUE, IA

5:15 - 6 p.m. - Cocktail Reception with cash bar
6 p.m. - Dinner and program
Cost - $25

Celebrate 35 years of excellence in nursing at Clarke with fellow alumni, faculty and staff. Enjoy dinner while listening to alumni from the past three decades share their experiences in the field of nursing.  


Wednesday, November 5
Let LinkedIn Market Your Skills and Experience 
Presented by Viveka von Rosen
Webinar Presentation 7-8 p.m.

You have an opportunity to let LinkedIn work for you 24/7! Viveka Von Rosen, author of LinkedIn Marketing an Hour a Day, will provide exceptional strategies to help you maximize the free tools LinkedIn provides. You’ll learn how to supercharge your LinkedIn page to be found by others, techniques to build relationships with companies for which you want to work, and effortless ways to build your brand and keep others aware of you.

For more information and to join, click here.


Wednesday, December 3
Master the Art and Science of Interviewing
Presented by John Kador 
Webinar Presentation 7-8 p.m.

Studies show the average job seeker will go through 16 interviews before getting a job offer.  Join John Kador, author of 301 Best Questions to ASK on Your Interview, to learn how you can maximize the opportunities you get. You will walk away with a strategy that gives you more confidence and control of the interview process. 

For more information and to join, click here.


Wednesday, January 7
Grab Your Keys and Drive Your Career
Presented by Los Ellis
Webinar Presentation 7-8 p.m.

Your leadership skills are the key to helping you reach that next step on the corporate ladder.  In today’s lean organizations, everyone is expected to step into a leadership role of some kind. To do that, sometimes you need to rebrand yourself!  Join Los Ellis, author of Keys to Life Business Success, to learn how to expand your leadership skills, get noticed and gain the appreciation of those with whom you work.

For more information and to join, click here.


Wednesday, February 4
Proven Strategies to Build a Network that Works for You
Presented by Mike Fishbein
Webinar Presentation 7-8 p.m.

Today, more then ever, having a carefully cultivated professional network is the key to getting a job faster, with less effort, and without the added anxiety of potential loss of income.  Join Mike Fishbein, author of How to Build an Awesome Professional Network, to learn how you can utilize social media strategies to not only build your network, but engage it.

For more information and to join, click here. 

Wednesday, March 4
Stuff Your Resume with Keywords to Highlight Your Experience
Presented by Jay Block
Webinar Presentation 7-8 p.m.

With the average job posting getting hundreds of applications, your resume is going to have to scream “ PICK ME!” Jay has extensively researched automated resume software and has come up with techniques to significantly increase your chances of getting your resume on the desk of a hiring authority.

For more information and to join, click here.


Wednesday, April 1
Using Your Strengths to Create a Rewarding Career
Presented by Tom Rath
Webinar Presentation 7-8 p.m.

Best selling author, Tom Rath, has used the extensive, global research of the Gallup organization to identify simple techniques you can instantly adopt that will move your career toward the things at which you are destined to be great, and those that will make you happiest. You’ll learn how to identify your strengths, simple ways to build an action plan and strategies to gain the respect of your colleagues.

For more information and to join, click here.


Wednesday, May 6
5 Steps to Building a Powerful Network 
Presented by Beth Bridges
Webinar Presentation 7-8 p.m.

Your chances of attaining your dream job will improve drastically when you have a plan.  Because networking is a principal way job seekers are getting jobs today, you need to have an active, written strategy – one you can refer to frequently. Join bestselling author Beth Bridges and learn her five part networking success plan. You will learn how to pick and choose the right events that will support your networking strategy and effortless ways to be a resource to your network.

For more information and to join, click here.


Wednesday, June 3
What You Don’t Say in an Interview Could Hold You Back
Presented by Carole Martin
Webinar Presentation 7-8 p.m.

There is a good chance you are the best candidate for the job, but what if you can’t articulate that? Interviews unfortunately favor individuals who cannot only listen and understand the questions being asked, but are able to quickly formulate good responses. You can learn how to increase your confidence and dramatically improve the impressions you make in interviews when you join Carole Martin, author of Boost Your Interview IQ.

For more information and to join, click here.


Contact Alumni Relations at (888)225-2753 or alumnirelations@clarke.edu for more details on these upcoming events.

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