ALUMNI EVENTS IN
Wins "Singing Bee"
Bob Largent '97
was a recent winner on the CMT Network game show "The Singing
Bee." Bob took home $500 and a trophy after he bested five other
players on the show. In the show, contestants listen to song snippets,
and must "sing" in the missing lyrics.
Presidential Concert a success
The inaugural President's Scholarship Concert was held in Jansen Music
Hall on Saturday, September 29 at 7 p.m. This special event was
created to raise funds and awareness for the Clarke music program, and
included performances by current students, alumni and faculty. The
first recipients of the President's Award for Arts excellence were
awarded to professor emeritus of music John Lease, professor emerita of
drama Carol Blitgen '58, BVM, and professor emerita of music Bertha Fox
'54, BVM. Congratulations to John, Carol and Bertha, and thank you
to all that participated.
'58, BVM Tribute
A fantastic crowd gathered for a Tribute to Carol Blitgen
'58, BVM on Friday, September 28. Thank you again to all of the Clarke
alumni and friends who attended and assisted with the planning of the
event. Carol is a professor emerita of drama and recently directed the
fall play, The Glass Menagerie. If you weren't able to attend the
tribute and would like send Carol a note in appreciation of her years
of service to Clarke, please email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
and thank all those that traveled from near and far for Clarke's
homecoming, September 28-30, especially members of the reunion classes
ending in 2 and 7. Did you miss out on all the fun? To view pictures
from the weekend, click
The new science
building construction is well underway. Bricks have been laid at the
base of the building to match the look of Catherine Byrne Hall (CBH).
Insulation has been installed and work to connect the new building to
CBH has begun. The goal is to completely enclose the building in the
coming weeks so that construction can continue during the winter to
meet the opening date of August of 2013. Visit www.clarke.edu/sciencebuilding to
watch the work in progress or click here for photos of the
Clarke alumni and friends just returned from the Barcelona and Paris
trip sponsored by the Alumni Relations Office. Are you interested in
traveling with us? If so, here are some other upcoming opportunities:
summer, Clarke alumni are welcome to join professor of business, Terry
McGovern and professor of art, Eric Wold for a global business class
immersion about both the influences of social cultures and social
effects on business. BUMG 380 is a three credit hour undergraduate
international business course that includes researching select English
and French companies and cultural sites, then traveling overseas for
onsite visits. The study abroad tour includes stays in London and Paris
from May 25 to June 5, 2013. Students and alumni will visit and learn
about four businesses in each of the eight cities, and enjoy numerous
cultural visits to sites such as Westminster Abbey, The British Museum,
The London Eye, Palace of Versailles, Notre Dame, The Louvre, and the
Eiffel Tower. Participants will travel by high-speed rail from
London to Paris via the Chunnel system. Free time is allotted on most
days for participant-directed exploration.
Contact Terry McGovern (563)588-6563
or email him at email@example.com
if you are interested in learning more.
Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary invite you to attend one
of their upcoming immersion trips in Quito, Ecuador at the Working Boys
Center on February 16-26, and April 1-10, 2013. Sister Cindy Sullivan,
BVM has lived in Ecuador for over 30 years and will lead the group. All
volunteers will participate in service projects within the community.
Travelers pay for their own airfare as well as a minimal fee for food
information on this great international experience contact Kathleen
Gould, BVM Outreach/Volunteer Coordinator by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or
The New Teacher:
An Educational Experience
Tiffany Till '11, was featured on the cover of the Nov. 11 issue of the
Telegraph Herald. The story explains the trend of newer teachers
replacing the growing number of retiring, more experienced teachers. As
a first year teacher, Till is able to show some of the advantages this
trend may offer. Click here
to view article.
here to see photos of student
life at Clarke!
Poetry and Art Submissions
Add your name to
the list of alums that have seen their creative work published in the
Tenth Muse, Clarke University's literary magazine. This student-staffed
publication is currently accepting submissions in prose, poetry, and
art for its third volume to be released in the spring of 2013. The Muse
seeks to feature Clarke students and alumni while also including the
larger regional arts community.
The deadline is
Dec. 1, and full submission
guidelines can be found here.
We can't wait to see your work!
Refer a Student
Do you know a
student who would make an impact at Clarke? We want to hear about it!
Refer students by clicking
here to be added to our mailing list and
learn more about Clarke University!
Record Breaking Season
volleyball and men's soccer programs enjoyed record-breaking seasons
this fall. Coach Chris Miron's volleyball team set a new school record
for total wins in a season with 28 wins, bettering the previous mark of
27 set by the Crusaders 1991 team. The Crusader spikers finished 28-9
overall and advanced to the Midwest Collegiate Conference Tournament
Carlson's soccer team fashioned the program's first 10-win season. The
Crusaders finished 10-7-1 overall.
For more Clarke
athletic updates, visit www.clarkecrusaders.com.
holidays, the Winter 2012 edition of Clarke: The Magazine of Clarke
University will be hitting your mailbox. In that issue, look for
feature articles on the strategic plan and the evolution of food at
you know the whereabouts
of the lost alumni listed on our
website? Send us their address,
phone or email information and
we will include you in a drawing
for great Clarke University gifts
and apparel. Drawings are held
at the end of each month.
Call (888)225-2753 or email