WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23
MACKIN-MAILANDER FEATURED LECTURE: AARON THOMAS
Aaron Thomas experienced a tornado that devastated his hometown of Parkersburg, Iowa and the shooting death of his father, legendary football coach Ed Thomas, by a mentally ill man. Through it all, his faith and the faith of his family never wavered. In this incredible story of ordinary people thrust into extraordinary situations, Thomas shares his family’s journey of showing uncommon strength during the darkest of times. Aaron addresses how to deal with adversity, making the most of all opportunities and the power of one. He will challenge you to look at your life, your family and your job to see if you are being a difference maker.
7 P.M., DOORS OPEN AT 6:30 P.M.
ROBERT AND RUTH KEHL CENTER
$5 general admission, free for Clarke Community
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27
MACKIN-MAILANDER FACULTY LECTURE: RACHEL DAACK, Ph.D., ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF SOCIOLOGY
Other People's Children and the Common Good
Through stories of her own and others’ experiences, Daack hopes to encourage new or renewed thoughts about others and the role each of us can play in creating good. Caring about and creating good for those who are not part of our close circle requires a special kind of energy. Daack will further discuss theories of thought on social engagement and understanding others. She will speak from her life experiences - on the Lincoln Elementary School Parent Teacher Association; the Safe Community Task Force, which explored race, class and crime in Dubuque; and the Dubuque NAACP Education Committee – to explore how local community engagement lines up with the theme of Common Good.
Jansen Music Hall