Alumni Events

Wednesday, May 6
5 Steps to Building a Powerful Network 
Presented by Beth Bridges
Webinar Presentation | 7-8 p.m.

Your chances of attaining your dream job will improve drastically when you have a plan.  Because networking is a principal way job seekers are getting jobs today, you need to have an active, written strategy – one you can refer to frequently. Join bestselling author Beth Bridges and learn her five part networking success plan. You will learn how to pick and choose the right events that will support your networking strategy and effortless ways to be a resource to your network. 

For more information and to join, click here

Thursday, May 14
Clarke Trivia Night 
Clarke University, Mary Josita Hall Dining Room
DUBUQUE, IA | 7-9 p.m.

$10 per person pre-registered by May 12, or $12 at the door

Teams of up to 8 players will test their knowledge of college-level academia, pop culture, Clarke facts and Dubuque history. Prizes and giveaways will be awarded. Cash bar available.

Click here to register your team by May 12. 

Sunday, May 17
The Lion King
Des Moines Civic Center
DES MOINES, IA | 7:30 a.m. Bus departs from Dubuque

11: 30 a.m. - Enjoy downtown Des Moines with lunch on your own at a variety of local eateries or stop by Court Avenue Brewing Company to catch up with Clarke alumni. 

1 p.m. - Showtime

Program and transportation from Dubuque: $105/person OR $100/person if you purchase four or more. Program only: $75/person

Hurry! Space is limited. Reserve your tickets with payment by calling (888)225-2753 or online.

Click here to register for your ticket only. SOLD OUT!
Click here to register for ticket and transportation. 

Tuesday, May 19
Coffee with Clarke: Adult Education at Clarke
Manna Java World Café
Roshek Building, 700 Locust St.
DUBUQUE, IA | 8:30 - 10 a.m.

Join Clarke University’s Dean of Adult and Graduate Studies, Dr. Jo Lobertini to learn about our adult education programs and what it is like to be a part of them. Drop by or join us for the whole time to enjoy coffee and conversation.

Please RSVP by May 15, by phone at (563) 588-6553 or click here to register. Walk-ins are welcome. 

Thursday, May 21
CHEERS: Milwaukee
Story Hill B.K.C
MILWAUKEE, WI | 6 - 8 p.m. | $5

We hope this will be an opportunity for you to connect with fellow alumni and friends, and to hear about Clarke in its 172nd academic year. The cost is $5 which includes appetizers.

Please RSVP by Wednesday, May 13. Click here to register or call (563)588-6553 or (888)225-2753. 

Wednesday, June 3
What You Don’t Say in an Interview Could Hold You Back
Presented by Carole Martin
Webinar Presentation | 7-8 p.m.

There is a good chance you are the best candidate for the job, but what if you can’t articulate that? Interviews unfortunately favor individuals who cannot only listen and understand the questions being asked, but are able to quickly formulate good responses. You can learn how to increase your confidence and dramatically improve the impressions you make in interviews when you join Carole Martin, author of Boost Your Interview IQ.

For more information and to join, click here

Saturday, June 6
At the home of Charlie Sturm '86
219 S Highland Ave.
ROCKFORD, IL | 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Join us for a delicious brunch prepared by students of the Clarke Culinary Club including its founder, Reid Johannsen '15. A Clarke update will take place at 12:30 p.m.

Reservations are requested by Friday, May 29, 2015 by phone at (888)225-2753.

Wednesday, June 10
Your Best U! The Female Heroine: Using Popular Literature and Culture to Connect with Our Daughters and Granddaughters
Presented by Gina Burkart, Ed.D
Learning Specialist at Clarke University 

Presentation 5:30-6:30 p.m. –Atrium Conference Room
Social 6:30-7 p.m. – Wahlert Atrium
Join the Clarke community as Gina Burkart, Ed.D. shares how literature can be used as a bridge for cross-generational discussions about important issues, such as gender, identity and spirituality. Gina is the Learning Specialist at Clarke and teaches literature courses in the Department of Language and Literature. She is the author of a Parent’s Guide to Harry Potter (2005, InterVarsity Press), Finding Purpose in Narnia: A Journey with Prince Caspian (2008, Paulist Press), Finding Meaning in Narnia: A Voyage on the Dawn Treader (2011, Nimble Press), and 16 Weeks to College Success (2014, 2015, Kendall Hunt). She has been interviewed nationally about her work and frequently presents about using popular literature to nurture Christian values and foster inter-generational connections. She has also been featured on sites such as, CBN,

Reservations are required by Wednesday, June 3. Click here to register or call (563)588-6553 or (888)225-2753.

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