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SPRING 2014

FEBRUARY

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25
MACKIN-MAILANDER FACULTY LECTURE

Assistant professor of art history Bryan Zygmont will speak on the topic "Small Obstacles: Opportunities for Big Growth."

7 p.m., Jansen Musical Hall, FREE

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MARCH

TUESDAY, MARCH 18
MARY MURPHY, BVM ENDOWED LECTURE IN BIOLOGY

Dr. Anthony Windebank will speak on "Repair and Regeneration of the Nervous System."

7:30 p.m., Jansen Music hall, FREE

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TUESDAY, MARCH 25
MACKIN-MAILANDER FEATURE LECTURE: MARK ZUPAN

After becoming paralyzed in a car accident, he began playing quad rugby in college. In 2008, Mark Zupan led USA's rugby team to a gold medal at the Beijing Paralympics. A talented author, Zupan helps to destroy stereotypes by sharing his story and struggles in his book "Gimp."

7 p.m., Robert and Ruth Kehl Center
$5/General Admission, FREE for Clarke Community

APRIL

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2
SCHEMMEL ENDOWED LECTURE IN THEOLOGY: MELINDA HENNEBERGER

Melinda Henneberger is a writer for the Washington Post. She was the founder and editor-in-chief of Politics Daily at AOL and spent 10 years as a reporter for the New York Times, in the paper's Washington and Rome bureaus. She has also worked for the Dallas Morning News and New York Newsday, and is an alumna of the University of Notre Dame, the Catholic University of Louvain in Belgium, and the post-graduate volunteer program Holy Cross Associates.

7 p.m., Jansen Music Hall, FREE

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TUESDAY, APRIL 22
MACKIN-MAILANDER ALUMNI LECTURE: WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOUR WORLD CATCHES FIRE?

This spring marks the 30th anniversary of the Clarke fire. Distinguished panelists will discuss the fire and how this community overcame its aftermath at the Mackin-Mailander alumni lecture.

On May 17, 1984 a fire broke out and quickly spread across the rooftops of campus buildings. Margaret Mann, Rose O’Toole and Mary Bertrand halls and the chapel were charred and gutted. Under the leadership of President Catherine Dunn, BVM, Clarke opened for business the next day at 8 a.m. A sign soon appeared on Margaret Mann Hall that read, “Clarke Lives!” It was a trying time for the entire Clarke community, but the institution persevered and arose from the ashes stronger than ever.
Click here to view Phoenix Rising: The Clarke College Story.

7 p.m., Jansen Music Hall, FREE

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