MACKIN-MAILANDER FACULTY LECTURE: MIMI VAASSEN
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4 | 7:30 p.m.
Vaassen, an assistant professor of Physical Therapy at Clarke, will discuss her battle with breast cancer in a lecture titled “Mind-Body-Spirt Connection to Health Wellness: My Personal Story.” She will discuss how to be a strong advocate to your own healthcare; stress and how stress affects the immune system and can cause illness; tips to reduce stress through meditation; and the power of prayer and her spiritual journey.
JANSEN MUSIC HALL
MACKIN-MAILANDER FEATURED LECTURE: ANTHONY ERVIN
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26 | 7 p.m.
Olympic gold medalist Anthony Ervin, who swam in his third Olympics in Brazil, will talk about his inspiring and incredible journey in a lecture titled “Morality of Wellness.” Ervin, 35, qualified for the Rio Olympics in the 50-meter freestyle and the 4 x 100 freestyle relay. He won a gold medal in the 50 freestyle at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney and is a former world record holder in both the 50 and 100 freestyle. Ervin also qualified for the 2012 London Olympics in the 50 freestyle. Ervin's story is especially unique in that he is the first swimmer of African American descent, along with Jewish heritage, to make the U.S. Olympic team. He also grew up with Tourette’s syndrome. Over the years, Ervin has grown to embrace his place in the world as an opportunity to reach out and give back. Ervin’s memoir, Chasing Water: Elegy of an Olympian, was released in the spring.
ROBERT AND RUTH KEHL CENTER
$10/GENERAL ADMISSION; FREE YOUTH K-12