posted on February 7, 2011
The Clarke University Mackin-Mailander Lecture Series will present this year’s faculty lecture on Tuesday, Feb. 15, at 7:30 p.m. in Jansen Music Hall on the Clarke campus. Joyce Meier, MA, instructor of education at Clarke, will present the lecture entitled ‘The Heart of a Servant’ as part of this year’s series focused on impacting positive social change. Admission is free and the public is invited to attend.
Meier’s multimedia presentation will use music, videos and reflections to discuss how service has the power to change the world for the better. She will explore the importance of recognizing how one person can make a difference, what she has learned from her own service experiences and how they benefit her as the “giver” as well as the “receiver.” She will also share examples of how Clarke students make an impact and what they have learned from their own experiences with service.
Meier’s experience in service and impacting positive change is vast. She is an active volunteer in her church, having served as a board member, nursery school director, adult bible study teacher, coordinator of Sunday School and an altar worker. She is also involved in the women’s jail ministry where she regularly meets with women in the Dubuque County Jail.
Her work extends beyond Dubuque as well. She has traveled with the Clarke education department to Ecuador in order to bring the latest teaching practices to the teachers and students there. She has coordinated service work for Clarke students at the Presentation Lantern Center, Multicultural Family Center, Teresa Shelter, Foster Parent’s Association, Bridges Out of Poverty and Getting Ahead. She is also committed to mission work in Kenya, where she traveled last June to work in orphanages, slums and villages to provide health education and to bring a message of hope through spirituality.
Meier holds a bachelor of arts degree from Western Illinois University and a master of arts in education degree from Clarke.
For more information, contact the Clarke University Marketing and Communication Office at (563)588-6318.