Alumni Events

Wednesday, March 4
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 

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, call (563)588-6501, or email

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 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’s Dean of Undergraduate Studies, Dr. Graciela Caneiro-Livingston to hear about the challenges that young people face in today’s society and how they differ from those we have seen before. Drop by or join us for the whole time to enjoy coffee and conversation.

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.

Sunday, March 29
Madison Brunch
Liliana’s Restaurant | 2951 Triverton Pike Drive
FITCHBURG, WI | 11 a.m. – 1  p.m.

We hope this will be an opportunity for you to connect with fellow alumni and friends, and to hear about Clarke in its 172nd academic year. The brunch will include beignets and your choice of entrée.

Click here to RSVP by Monday, March 23 or call

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 7
Your Best U! Incorporating Edible Plants into your Landscape
Presented by Sara Carpenter ’10
Landscape Design Expert at Steve’s Ace Home & Garden

Presentation 5:30-6:30 p.m. –Atrium Conference Room
Social 6:30-7 p.m. – Wahlert Atrium
Join the Clarke community as Sara Carpenter ’10 of Steve’s Ace Home & Garden Center shares her expertise in the art of gardening and landscaping.  She will share tips and ideas for incorporating edible plants into your landscape. You do not have to be a master gardener to enjoy this presentation!  

Reservations are required by Monday, March 30. Click here to register or call (563)588-6553 or

Tuesday, April 21
Coffee with Clarke: Grants, Gifts and Growth
Manna Java World Café
Roshek Building, 700 Locust St.
DUBUQUE, IA | 8:30 - 10 a.m.

Join Deb Bell and Courtney Leonard from Clarke’s Institutional Advancement Office 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 or join us for the whole time to enjoy coffee and conversation. 
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
Manna Java World Café
Roshek Building, 700 Locust St.
DUBUQUE, IA | 8:30 - 10 a.m.

Join Clarke University’s Dean of Adult and Graduate Studies, Dr. Jo Lobertini to learn about our adult education programs and what it is like to be a part of them. Drop by or join us for the whole time to enjoy coffee and conversation.

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

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