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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.  


Thursday, February 5
CHEERS: Tucson 
Bistro 44
TUCSON, AZ | 5-7 p.m. |$5 

Join Clarke alumni and friends for happy hour. The cost is $5 which includes appetizers. 

Reservations are required by Friday, January 30, 2015. Click here to register or call (563)588-6553 or (888)225-2753.


Sunday, February 8
Presidential Reception
Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Gainey Ranch
SCOTTSDALE, AZ | 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Please join President Joanne Burrows for a presidential reception at the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Gainey Ranch on Saturday, February 8, from 11:30 am-1:30 pm. A presidential update will take place following a delicious brunch. 

Please RSVP by Wednesday, January 28, by phone at (563)588-6553 or click here to register.


Thursday, February 12
Your Best U!
Presented by Kent Anderson, Ph.D., Professor of Philosophy
Clarke University Wahlert Atrium Conference Room
DUBUQUE, IA | 5:30 p.m.

Join the Clarke community as Kent Anderson, professor of philosophy and father of three, shares his knowledge and experience in nurturing spiritual growth in children. We will look at spiritual values from the family perspective, developing one's faith and demonstrating the importance of faith to your children.

Reservations are required by Wednesday, February 4.
Click here to register or call (563)588-6553 or (888)225-2753.


Friday, February 13
Naples Golf Event
Grey Oaks Country Club
NAPLES, FL 

Join us for a round of golf at the Grey Oaks Country Club in Naples. Please call (563)588-6553 to confirm your spot and receive additional information. 

Sunday, February 15, 2015
Naples Brunch
Grey Oaks Country Club
NAPLES, FL | 11 a.m.

Clarke Trustee Dr. Tom Williams and his wife Susan will host brunch at 11 a.m. at the Grey Oaks Country Club, Garden Room. 

Reservations are required for both events by Wednesday, February 4. Call (563)588-6553 or click here to register. 


Tuesday, February 17
Coffee with Clarke: Tales from the Road

Inspire Café
Millwork District Schmid Innovation Center, 955 Washington St., Ste. 105

DUBUQUE, IA | 8:30 - 10 a.m.

Join Clarke University Institutional Advancement staff to hear about alumni events and activities taking place around the country, as well plans for the future. Drop by for a cup of coffee, or join us for the whole time during this informal networking event with Clarke alumni and friends.

Please RSVP by February 13, by phone at (563) 588-6553 or click here to register. Walk-ins are welcome.

Saturday, February 28
Dubuque Fighting Saints Game
Mystique Community Ice Center, 1800 Admiral Sheehy Drive
DUBUQUE, IA | 7:05 p.m.

Join the Clarke community for an action packed night on the ice as our local Dubuque Fighting Saints take on the Waterloo Blackhawks. During the game, stop by the Community Room on the lower level of the arena from 6-10 p.m. for popcorn, soda, activities for the kids and an appearance by Clarke’s mascot “Cuttie”.

Don’t forget to mention the Clarke University Alumni Association to receive the special Clarke rate of $10.50/person. Tickets Are Limited. Contact Katie Kenne at the Fighting Saints office at (563)587-2211 or by email at kkenne@DubuqueFightingSaints.com by Wednesday, February 25 at 5.pm. 
*Tickets must be purchased in advance with a credit or debit card and are available for pick up at the “will call” table the night of the game. 

Tuesday, March 3
Trivia Night
Des Moines Social Club
DES MOINES, IA | 7 p.m.

Test your knowledge at a trivia night with Clarke alumni and friends. Cash bar is available. Click here to RSVP by Friday, Feb. 27.

Wednesday, March 4
Coffee with Clarke
Panera Bread, 5525 Merle Hay Rd, Johnston, Iowa
DES MOINES, IA | 9 a.m.

Can’t make it to trivia night in Des Moines? Join us for coffee at 9 a.m., Wednesday, March 4 at Panera Bread. Click here to RSVP by Friday, Feb. 27.


Wednesday, March 4
CHEERS: Omaha
Upstream Brewing, Tower Room (171st & West Center Road)
OMAHA, NE | 6-8 p.m. | $5 

Join Clarke alumni and friends at Upstream Brewing for drinks and conversation. The cost is $5 which includes appetizers. Click here to RSVP by Friday, Feb. 27.


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.  


Sunday, March 8 – Wednesday, March 11
Clarke Golf Getaway
Capitol Hill 
PRATTVILLE, AL

Join President Sister Joanne Burrows on the famous Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail. Arrive Sunday, March 8 for two days of golf on both the Senator and Judge courses located at one of the most popular sites on the trail, Capitol Hill. 

$300 - 3 nights in a single or double room
$400 - 3 nights in a single or double room, with 1 golfer
$500 - 3 nights in a single or double room, with 2 golfers

An Alabama cookout will take place on the final night of the trip. Travel costs are not included in the price of the trip. Clarke will provide airport shuttle service on request.

For more information visit www.clarke.edu/golfgetaway, call (563)588-6501, or email alumnirelations@clarke.edu.


Friday, March 13
Waterloo Blackhawks Game
Young Arena, 125 Commercial St.
WATERLOO, IA| Game starts at 7:05 p.m.

Enjoy a night out with Clarke alumni and friends and join us at Young Arena, as the Waterloo Blackhawks take on the Dubuque Fighting Saints. Tickets are limited so don’t forget to mention the Clarke University Alumni Association and receive the special Clarke rate of $11.39 per ticket in the White Zone. 

Contact Ariel at Young Arena box office at (319) 296-7584 or by email at ariel@waterlooblackhawks.com by Tuesday, March 10 at 5 p.m. Tickets must be purchased in advance with a credit or debit card and are available for pick up at the “will call” table the night of the game.


Tuesday, March 17
Coffee with Clarke: Being a Student in today’s World
Inspire Café
Millwork District Schmid Innovation Center, 
955 Washington St., Ste. 105
DUBUQUE, IA | 8:30 - 10 a.m.

Join Clarke University staff to hear the challenges that young people face in today’s society and how they differ from those we have seen before. Drop by for a cup of coffee, or join us for the whole time during this informal networking event with Clarke alumni and friends.

Please RSVP by March 13, by phone at (563) 588-6553 or click here to register. Walk-ins are welcome. 


Saturday, March 21
CHEERS: New York
11 Maiden Ln Apt 12D
NEW YORK, NY | 5-7 p.m. 

Join Clarke alumni board member Matt Zelle ’01 and wife Katie Kropf Zelle ’01 in their New York apartment for drinks and conversation. Click here to RSVP by Friday, March 13.


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


Tuesday, April 21
Coffee with Clarke: Grants, Gifts and Growth
Inspire Café
Millwork District Schmid Innovation Center, 
955 Washington St., Ste. 105
DUBUQUE, IA | 8:30 - 10 a.m.

Join Clarke University Institutional Advancement staff to learn about the impact grants and gifts have made on Clarke’s campus in the past year and how they have affected the transformation of buildings, technology and equipment. Drop by for a cup of coffee, or join us for the whole time during this informal networking event with Clarke alumni and friends. 

Please RSVP by April 17, by phone at (563) 588-6553 or click here to register. Walk-ins are welcome.

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


Sunday, May 17
The Lion King
Des Moines Civic Center
DES MOINES, IA | 7:30 a.m. Bus departs from Dubuque

11: 30 a.m. - Enjoy downtown Des Moines with lunch on your own at a variety of local eateries or stop by Court Avenue Brewing Company to catch up with Clarke alumni. 

1 p.m. - Showtime

Program and transportation from Dubuque: $105/person OR $100/person if you purchase four or more. Program only: $75/person

Hurry! Space is limited. Reserve your tickets with payment by calling (888)225-2753 or online.

Click here to register for your ticket only.
Click here to register for ticket and transportation. 


Tuesday, May 19
Coffee with Clarke: Adult Education at Clarke
Inspire Café
Millwork District Schmid Innovation Center, 
955 Washington St., Ste. 105
DUBUQUE, IA | 8:30 - 10 a.m.

Join Clarke University staff to learn about adult education programs at Clarke and what it is like to be a part of them. Drop by for a cup of coffee, or join us for the whole time during this informal networking event with Clarke alumni and friends.

Please RSVP by May 15, by phone at (563) 588-6553 or click here to register. Walk-ins are welcome. 


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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