Clarke Alumna to Present ‘Side by Side: Making a Difference,’ March 1

posted on February 23, 2011

The Clarke University Mackin-Mailander Lecture Series will present the alumni lecture of this year’s series on Tuesday, March 1, at 7:30 p.m. in Jansen Music Hall on the Clarke campus. Clarke alumna and trustee Lou Anglin, BVM ’83 will present the lecture entitled “Side by Side: Making a Difference” in this year’s series focused on impacting positive social change.

The lecture is free and the public is invited to attend. It is presented in conjunction with the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium and funded in part by Humanities Iowa.

Anglin says “Side by Side: Making a Difference” looks at the heart of the matter. Mary Frances Clarke and her BVM companions arrived in Dubuque in 1843, soon followed by the Sinsinawa Dominicans, Presentations, Franciscans and Trappestines. The “Women & Spirit” exhibit currently at the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium tells the story of religious women responding to the needs of the times out of a place of love. In her presentation, Anglin will explore how Sisters continue that work of love today by reaching out through a variety of ministries in response to the needs around them.

A Dubuque native, Anglin graduated from Clarke in 1983 and taught for two years in New Hampton, Iowa, before joining the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (BVM) in 1985. She then taught middle school in Holy Trinity, Ala., for one year and ministered in St. Louis for 19 years as a middle school teacher, high school teacher and campus minister. Anglin currently serves on the Initial Membership Coordinating Team for the BVM community, working with women who are interested in religious life, young adults who are trying to discern God’s call in their life, leading service trips to community missions in Ecuador and advocating for the life and mission of the BVM community. She is a member of the Clarke Board of Trustees and sits on the board of St. Stephen’s Food Bank in Dubuque.

The Mackin-Mailander Lecture Series was established in the spring of 1997 after Clarke received gifts from two alums, Mary Mackin ’34 and Verna Slattery-Mailander ’20, to establish an endowed lecture series. The annual series consists of three lectures, including a prominent outside speaker, a faculty lecture and an alum lecture.

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