A note from the Vice President of
Dear Parents and Friends,
their skills and knowledge through participation in volunteer work,
academic clubs, student government, internships as well
as planning and attending social events. It's these activities that
let students connect what they study in class to the world around them.
Students develop relationships and perspectives that help them to succeed
in their chosen careers and their lives after graduation.
You can play a role in encouraging your student to become involved in
co-curricular activities. Here are a few things that have worked for
If your student already participates
in an intramural or varsity sport, reinforce the positive aspects of the
sport. He or she has undoubtedly made new friends, learned new skills and
stayed in good shape.
If your student feels there just
isn't enough time to include co-curricular activities, you might suggest
a visit to the Margaret Mann Academic Resource Center to help develop
time management or study skills. Some students find that introducing new
activities into the weekly mix helps them to better budget their
time to accommodate them.
If it's a matter of shyness, remind
your student that while it may be difficult at first, all he or she needs
to do is break the ice to discover how wonderful and friendly Clarke
students are. Our student organizations are the easiest way to meet
friends on campus. The Counseling Center offers one-on-one social skills
education to students seeking to improve this aspect of their life.
If your student seems uninterested in
co-curricular activities or has had difficulty in connecting to
activities at Clarke, have him or her get in touch with Steve Dyer,
director of student activities or Kevin Utt, director of residence
life. Both of these professionals enjoy helping Clarke students
find their niche on campus.
The student life office wishes you all a happy and healthy 2010!
Vice President for Student Life
Students Named to Fall 2009 Dean's List
The Clarke College Dean's List recognizes full-time
students who earn a GPA of 3.65 or above, with a minimum of 12
graded hours during the previous semester.
The Clarke College
community publicly commends all of these students for their outstanding
academic work this past semester. Click here to view the Fall 2009
2010 Commencement Details Now Posted
Commencement, or graduation, marks the ultimate
accomplishment at Clarke College - receiving a degree. At Clarke College,
degrees are formally conferred once each year at the May Commencement
Clarke College's 167th Commencement will be held on
Saturday, May 8, at 2 p.m. in the Robert and Ruth Kehl Center on the
Clarke campus. Click here to view a letter from
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Joan
Lingen, BVM, Ph.D.
Uffman Named Head Bowling Coach
College Athletic Director Curt Long has announced that Christopher Uffman has been named the college's head men's and women's bowling coach.
Long had previously announced that the college will add intercollegiate
bowling to its lineup in the fall of 2010.
Uffman, a native of Grand Rapids, Mich., comes to Clarke
from Michigan State University, where he served as the head women's
bowling coach and as the assistant head coach of the men's
intercollegiate bowling program.
A 2007 graduate of Michigan State, Uffman was a four-year
member of the school's intercollegiate bowling program. He qualified for
the 2009 Michigan Masters Bowling Tournament finals, is an Amateur
Bowlers Tour title holder and has two certified 300 games.
Clarke Student-Athletes Named to NAIA List
Clarke College student-athletes were honored for their efforts in the
classroom by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA)
following the completion of their respective fall sports.
Named to the NAIA Scholar-Athlete list from Clarke were
Moore (soccer), of Kennewick, Wash., Nate Smith (cross country), of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Lindy Stauffer (soccer), of Hyrum,
Utah, and Natasha
Waters (soccer), of Dubuque; and juniors Shannon Ford (soccer), of Woodridge, Ill., Carley
Freund (cross country), of Crystal Lake, Ill., Heather Jansen (volleyball) and Raychel
Nicks (volleyball), both of Hazel Green, Wis., Katie Schmidt (soccer), of Mokena, Ill., Ashley
Shields (volleyball), of Harvard, Ill., and Keri West (volleyball), of Dubuque.
The NAIA President's Cup is awarded annually to the school
with the highest cumulative grade point average of their student
athletes. Last year, Clarke College finished second among all
schools in the Midwest Collegiate Conference (MCC).
Teams Open 2010 Schedule
and women's basketball teams will open the spring
semester with home games against Mt. Mercy College on January 13 and
against Grand View University on January 16.
Coach Kris Dorn's men's
volleyball team will open its 2010 season at home against
Quincy University on January 15. The Crusaders will host the Mid-America
Men's Volleyball Intercollegiate Conference East Division Tournament on
and women's indoor track and field season will unfold on
January 16 when Coach Adam Hinders' teams take part in the University of
Dubuque Invitational. The Crusaders outdoor season will begin on March 27
at the Augustana College Viking Olympics.
Coach Chad Harris' baseball
team will open its 2010 campaign in Tennessee. The
Crusaders will play Bethel College, of McKenzie, Tenn., on February 5 and
7, and Union University, of Jackson, Tenn., on February 6.
team will get an early jump on its season at the Rebel
Spring Games in Kissimmee, Florida. Coach Liz Garthright's Crusaders will
begin a 10-game schedule at the event on February 28.
Coach Jerry Hanson's men's golf team will also open up
in the Sunshine State. The Crusaders' southern trip will run from
February 27 through March 6 in Jupiter, Florida.
Follow Clarke athletics at www.clarkecrusaders.com and
check out the mobile version now available!
Clarke Announces Largest Gift in School History
Clarke College announced
the largest donation in the school's history with a $10 million gift from
the estate of Marie Moles Miske, a 1942 graduate of the college.
Miske, who named Clarke
the primary beneficiary of her estate, chose to direct the gift toward
the college's endowment fund. Clarke's endowment is invested for the
long-term benefit of the school and to further the institutional mission.
Marie Miske graduated
from Clarke in 1942 with a bachelor of arts degree in food and nutrition.
She went on to serve as a captain in the United States Army during World
War II. In this role, she was stationed in the South Pacific as a dietician
in the Medical Corps under the Surgeon General.
She went on to become a dietician administrator
supervising 21 schools in the Evanston, Ill., school district and was
employed by the Walgreen's Corporation for 15 years. Miske passed away on
March 23, 2007, at the age of 86.
Clarke College Health Services Update - Fall 2009
The health services office on campus offers a number of
screenings and clinics to students, faculty and staff throughout the
year. Clarke's Health Services office also meets with a number of
committees and organizations to educate students and build awareness and
prevention of health issues. Below are updates from this Fall:
- Health services partnered with the athletics
office to offer clinics for student athlete physicals. 90+ physicals
Along with the counseling center the health
services office offered a Depression Screening Day in early October.
Staff from health services meets monthly with the Alcohol/Drug Education
Committee to look at ways to reduce binge drinking and promote healthy
living among the student population.
Members of the health services staff
are currently serving on the Crisis planning committee at Clarke and
meets regularly to look at current and proposed protocol at the college
for all types of safety and emergency situations.
- Clarke's Health Services office works
closely with the Dubuque County Health Department and local colleges to develop
the appropriate protocol for our students in dealing with the current
influenza pandemic. Health hervices staff continue to work with
student life, counseling center, academic affairs, dining services,
facilities management, marketing and communications and all necessary
campus offices and departments on H1N1 and other related health issues.
Health services hosted a clinic in
December to provide H1N1 and seasonal flu vaccines for students, faculty
For more information about student services offered by
Clarke, click here
Nichole Hoeflich, 2009 Graduate
Thanks to the many experiences she had at Clarke, job
offers for this soon-to-be education graduate were coming out of the
So why the edge? Well, her internship in Parliament, England and hands-on
experience student-teaching sure didn't hurt.
Now Nichole's path has taken her across the globe to Taiwan for her first
teaching job. She is immersing herself in a new culture, continuing to
learn new things and making a positive impact on the lives of her
students - an impact that wouldn't have been possible without her
experience at Clarke.
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