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Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Alumni Webinar
Featuring Maria Whelan '72
ONLINE | 12 - 1 p.m. CT

  • This event is the first in a series of scheduled sessions for current Clarke students and alumni to connect with other alumni.  The sessions are being facilitated in collaboration with the Clarke Alumni Board and the Compass and Career Services Office to provide mentorship for students to learn how to open doors as they prepare to enter or test their skills in the "real world".

    • Gain new insight into the challenges presented in the workforce
    • Learn about the soft skills that employers are looking for
    • Hear about the lessons learned from a Clarke alumna/us and listen to advice for entering the world of work or changing careers
    • Find out about starting salary and wages in the presenter's career field
    • Begin to understand the different paths that often exist after graduation
          

This session features Clarke graduate and 2016 distinguished alumni award winner Maria Whelan ’72.  Maria is President and CEO at Illinois Action for Children which defines itself as a catalyst for organizing, supporting and developing strong families and powerful communities where children matter most. She has spent the past 15 years leading this organization - developing cutting-edge programs and public policy initiatives and managing a staff of more than 400.

Click here to register.


Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Coffee with Clarke
One Mean Bean
2728 Asbury Rd.

Dubuque, IA | 8:30 – 10 a.m.

Join Clarke University Director of Compass and Career Services, Kari Vize as she describes how students are discovering themselves and their unique path through coursework, internships, service, travel and leadership opportunities. Through the Clarke Compass, students are able to connect with alumni and friends by choosing a diverse range of experiences that help them make the most of their time at Clarke. 

Reservations are requested by Monday, January 18, by phone at (563)588-6553 or online by clicking here. Walk-ins welcome.


Thursday, February 18, 2016
CHEERS
Libby’s Café & Bar
1917 South Osprey Ave.

SARASOTA, FL | 6 – 8 p.m.

Enjoy food, drinks and conversation with fellow Clarke alumni and friends at Libby’s Café & Bar on Thursday, February 18, from 6-8 p.m. The cost is $5 per person, which includes appetizers. 

Please RSVP by Thursday, February 11, by phone at (563)588-6553 or click here to register. Walk-ins welcome.


Saturday, February 20, 2016
Afternoon Golf
Grey Oaks Country Club
2400 Grey Oaks Drive North
NAPLES, FL | 1:30 p.m.

Enjoy a round of golf at the Grey Oaks Country Club with Clarke alumni and friends. 

Please call (563)588-6553 to confirm your spot and receive additional information.


Sunday, February 21, 2016
Presidential Brunch
Grey Oaks Country Club
2400 Grey Oaks Drive North
NAPLES, FL | 11:30 – 1 p.m.

Join Clarke alumni, friends and Clarke President Sister Joanne Burrows for brunch at Grey Oaks Country Club.  Our brunch is generously hosted by Clarke University Trustee Dr. Tom Williams, and his wife, Susan. Following our meal, President Burrows will provide a university update. 

Reservations are requested by Thursday, February 11, by phone at (563)588-6553 or online by clicking here.


Sunday, February 28, 2016
Mackin-Mailander Alumni Lecture
Featuring Alumna Donna Ewy '86
Clarke University Jansen Music Hall
DUBUQUE, IA | 5 p.m.
FREE Admission

Donna graduated from Clarke with majors in math and elementary education. She taught at St. Columbkille in Dubuque for four years before attending medical school at the University of Kansas. She graduated from Kansas in 1994. She is board certified in both family medicine and hospice and palliative medicine and is a fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians.

She currently works for Via Christi Clinic in Newton, Kan., in the newly formed Department of Geriatrics with a mission of caring for nursing home residents. She is a medical director of seven nursing homes and a hospice facility. Donna is also a clinical associate professor for the University of Kansas School of Medicine in Wichita. 


Thursday, March 3, 2016
CHEERS
Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill
2000 East Rio Salado Parkway, Suite 1041
TEMPE, AZ | 6 – 8 p.m. 

Enjoy food, drinks and conversation with fellow Clarke alumni and friends at the Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill on Wednesday, March 9, from 6-8 p.m. 

Please RSVP by Thursday, February 25, by phone at (563)588-6553 or click here to register. Walk-ins welcome.


Friday, March 4, 2016 and Saturday, March 5, 2016
Spring Training: Chicago Cubs 
Sloan Park
2330 W. Rio Salado Pkwy
MESA, AZ| Game Times: 1:05 p.m.

Join Clarke alumni and friends for two Chicago Cubs spring training games! Ticket packages are $85 per person and include admission to the games on Friday, March 4, and Saturday, March 5.

At Saturday’s game, attendees will enjoy a cookout on the party deck. On Thursday evening, alumni and friends are invited to attend a pre-opening day happy hour at a local restaurant near the Hyatt Place Hotel.

Tickets are limited and must be reserved by Friday, February 19. To reserve your game tickets or for additional details, please call Alissa Riegler at (563) 588-6559 or click here

Travel Arrangements and Ground Transportation

Guests are responsible for making their own travel arrangements to-and-from Arizona.

To view available flights and rental car options at the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport click here.
The Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is located approximately 10 miles from the Hyatt Place.

To view available flights and rental car options at the PhxMesa Gateway Airport click here.
The PhxMesa Gateway Airport is located approximately 28 miles from the Hyatt Place.    

Taxi service is available at both airports.

Hotel Accommodations

Clarke has a reserved block of rooms at the Hyatt Place in Mesa, Arizona through Tuesday, February 2. By mentioning Clarke University, you may reserve room(s) for up to three nights at a rate of $239 per night + tax. To reserve your room, please call the Hyatt Place at (480) 969-8200 or click here

The Hyatt Place is located less than one mile from Sloan Park.  Shuttle service may be arranged through the hotel for destinations within a five mile radius.

Local Sights and Attractions

To view a list of local sights and attractions to visit during your stay, please click on the following cities.   

Scottsdale 
Mesa 
Phoenix


Wednesday, March 9, 2016
CHEERS
Barrel House
1321 5th Ave

MOLINE, IL | 6-8 p.m.

Reservations are requested, by phone at (563)588-6553 or online by clicking here. Walk-ins welcome. 


Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Coffee with Clarke
Charlotte's Coffee House
1104 White St.
DUBUQUE, IA | 8:30 – 10 a.m.

Reservations are requested by Monday, January 18, by phone at (563)588-6553 or online by clicking here. Walk-ins welcome. 


Thursday, March 31, 2016
Alumni Webinar
Featuring Zach Breitbach '05
ONLINE | 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. CT

This event is the second in a series of scheduled sessions for current Clarke students and alumni to connect with other alumni.  The sessions are being facilitated in collaboration with the Clarke Alumni Board and the Compass and Career Services Office to provide mentorship for students to learn how to open doors as they prepare to enter or test their skills in the "real world"

    • Gain new insight into the challenges presented in the workforce
    • Learn about the soft skills that employers are looking for
    • Hear about the lessons learned from a Clarke alumna/us and listen to advice for entering the world of work or changing careers
    • Find out about starting salary and wages in the presenter's career field
    • Begin to understand the different paths that often exist after graduation
     
This session features Clarke graduate and 2016 distinguished alumni award winner Zachary Breitbach ’05.  Following his graduation from Clarke, Zach pursued a doctorate degree at Iowa State University. Shortly after selecting his major he followed his research professor to the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA). He then continued his career at UTA serving as a research engineering scientist associate. Concurrently, he serves as a consultant to AZYP, LLC, a small business he co-founded in 2010, which is being incubated at UTA. 

Click here to register.

 

 


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

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