This year’s 15th Annual Clarke University Mackin-Mailander Lecture Series will feature Food Network star Alton Brown. Brown, host of “Good Eats” and “Iron Chef America,” will speak during homecoming festivities on Sunday, Sept. 30 at 2 p.m. in the Robert and Ruth Kehl Center on the Clarke campus. Tickets are $15 and will go on sale Friday, Aug. 24.Brown writes, produces and stars in “Good Eats,” a Food Network series that combines pop culture, comedy and kitchen science. The show was recognized as a Peabody Award winner in 2007, a prize presented for excellence in broadcast news, education and entertainment. Brown is resident food historian, scientist and commentator for Food Network’s “Iron Chef America.” He is also a judge on “The Next Iron Chef” and is leading his team of finalists in Season 8 of “Food Network Star.”Previous to his cooking career, Brown spent a decade working as a cinematographer and video director. He then switched gears and trained at the New England Culinary Institute in Montpelier, Vt. Brown has also written a handful of cookbooks, including several New York Times best-sellers. The Clarke University Mackin-Mailander Lecture Series was established in the spring of 1997 after Clarke received gifts from two alumnae, 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. For more information, contact the Clarke University Marketing and Communication Office at (563)588-6318.