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“Clarke Lives!” Presentation set for November 15

By Clarke News  |  October 9, 2023

Celebrate the history of Clarke with Joan Lingen, BVM ’61 as she presents, “Clarke Lives!: Lives That Make a Difference” on Wednesday, November 15, in Jansen Music Hall on the Clarke University campus. The lecture will begin at 7 p.m. with light refreshments to follow. The event is free and open to the public. 

Joan spent more than 47 years with Clarke University as a student, professor, and member of the administration. In that time, she collected many amazing stories of the people who made Clarke what it is today and those still charting the course for its future. In her lecture, she will recount some of those stories, from the school’s founding in 1843 to the Clarke Fire of 1984, and those making an impact today. 

Joan’s retelling of key moments from Clarke’s history is not only informative but sparks moments of joy and inspiration. As Clarke reflects on 40 years since the fire of 1984, it is a fitting time to acknowledge how far we have come and the many incredible leaders that have graced these halls. 

Gina Burkart, Director of Learning Services and member of the Mackin-Mailander Lecture Series committee

The Clarke University Mackin-Mailander Lecture Series was established in 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 alumni lecture.  

Can’t make it to campus? Livestream Joan’s lecture on YouTube.