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Clarke to Host Danielle Pierce Memorial Lecture, March 14

posted on March 8, 2005

The Clarke College Biology Club will host this year’s Danielle Pierce Memorial Lecture, “Bi-polar Disorder: It’s an Illness and Not Your Fault,” on Monday, March 14, at 7 p.m. in Jansen Music Hall on the Clarke campus. The lecture will be presented by John Feeney. Admission is free and the public is invited to attend.

Feeney is a local resident who has lived and dealt with bi-polar disorder for the past 25 years. He has volunteered in New York, Pennsylvania, and in the tri-state and offers insight for those studying, living with, or who are affected by bi-polar disorder. Feeney holds a bachelor of arts degree in finance from Loras College and has earned credits toward a master in business administration from the College of Dubuque.

The Danielle Pierce Memorial Lecture was established in memory of Clarke biology major Danielle Pierce, who suffered from bi-polar disorder. Each year the lecture, which deals with the subject of depression, is funded by an allocation from the Clarke Student Association.

For more information, contact the Clarke College Public Relations Office at (563)588-6318.

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