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Schedule of Events

Friday, October 12

Homecoming Schedule with Map

View a printable schedule of events with a map of campus included.

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St. John’s Bible Viewing

Nicholas J. Schrup Library
8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Whitlow Campus Store

Student Activity Center
8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

How Rare! Art + Design at Clarke University

Quigley Gallery
8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

In Her Spirit Art Exhibit

Dubuque Museum of Art
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Complimentary for Clarke alumni, students, faculty, and staff.

Just to Live is Holy: Women Religious and a Tradition of Art, Faith and Justice (Exhibit runs September 22, 2018-January 6, 2019)
The exhibit features more than a dozen artists affiliated with a religious order, each of whom has made a unique contribution to our understanding of the relationship between art and faith and the importance of social justice.

Student-Alumni Networking Event

Nicholas J. Schrup Library – Rare Book Room
3 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Golden Celebration

R.C. and Celeste Wahlert Atrium
4:30 – 9 p.m.
Cost: Complimentary

A special reception and dinner for the class of 1968 and any previous golden reunion classes. Awards will be presented to the 50th class. A class photo will be taken at 5:30 p.m. with the program and dinner to follow. Advance reservations requested.

Silver Celebration

American Lady Yacht Cruise – Catfish Charlie’s, 1630 East 16th Street, Dubuque, IA
6-8 p.m.
Cost: Complimentary for the class of 1993.

All aboard! Join fellow classmates for a private cruise along the Mississippi River and enjoy complimentary appetizers and beer on the American Lady Yacht. Boarding begins at 5:30 p.m. Advance registration is required. Price includes admission to Clarke on the River following the cruise, only a few steps away at Catfish Charlie’s.

Private Mississippi River Cruise & Happy Hour

Catfish Charlie’s, 1630 East 16th Street, Dubuque, IA
6-8 p.m.
Cost: $25

All aboard! Join Clarke alumni for a private cruise along the Mississippi River and enjoy complimentary appetizers and beer on the American Lady Yacht. Boarding begins at 5:30 p.m. Advance registration is required. Price includes admission to Clarke on the River, only a few steps away at Catfish Charlie’s.

Clarke on the River

Catfish Charlie’s, 1630 East 16th Street, Dubuque, IA
8-11 p.m.
Cost: $10

Get the party started! All alumni are welcome to join us at Catfish Charlie’s for complimentary beer, soft drinks and snacks. Cash bar is also available.

Urinetown, A Musical Comedy

Terence Donaghoe Hall
7:30 p.m.

Saturday, October 13

How Rare! Art + Design at Clarke University

Quigley Gallery
8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

This exhibition celebrates the 175th history of Clarke’s Art + Design programs.

Artist Reception: 1 p.m. -3 p.m. Includes gallery walk-around with Joan Lingen, BVM ’61; Carmelle Zserdin, BVM ’61; and Louise Kames ’77.

Cost: Complimentary

Clarke Organization of Student Therapists (COSPT)
5K Fall Fun Run/Walk

Check-in at Kehl Center between 8-8:45 a.m.
Race time 9 a.m.
Cost: Run $10; Run and T-shirt $20

Register for run by clicking here.

Homecoming Registration

Mary Josita Hall Lobby
9-11 a.m.

Whitlow Campus Store Open

Student Activity Center
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Alumnae Softball Game

Veteren’s Memorial Park, 2700 Northview, Dubuque, IA
10 a.m.

Join fellow softball alumnae as your team takes on the current Clarke softball team in a friendly game. Lunch will be served at 12:00 p.m. and game will follow at 1:00 p.m. Contact Head Softball Coach Garland Shirley at garland.shirley@clarke.edu or (563) 588-6619 for more details.

Alumni Recognition Brunch

Student Dining Hall
10:30 a.m. – Noon
Cost: $10
Join us for a delicious brunch and recognition of our reunion classes. President Sister Joanne Burrows will provide an update on the university and present the 2018 Distinguished Alumni Awards. Please arrive early to register in the Mary Josita Hall Lobby and find a seat in the area with your class. Seating is not reserved. Advance registration is requested.

Women’s and Men’s Soccer vs. Baker University

Clarke Outdoor Field
Women – noon; Men – 2 p.m.

175th Anniversary Display

Fabiano Conference Room
1 – 3 p.m.

Self-Guided Tour of Campus 

R.C. and Celeste Wahlert Atrium
Noon – 3 p.m.

Pick your favorite stops around campus, and choose what sights to see on this self-guided tour of campus.

Men’s and Women’s Alumni Basketball Games

Robert and Ruth Kehl Center
Women – Noon; Men – 1:30 p.m.

Get your alumni team together and hit the court. If interested, men may contact Men’s Head Coach Jim Blaine at jim.blaine@clarke.edu or (563)588-6431 to register; women may contact Women’s Head Coach Courtney Boyd at courtney.boyd@clarke.edu or (563)588-6570.

Alumni Tailgate

Hill by the Outdoor Field
Noon – 5 p.m.
Cost: $10

Live music, giveaways and prize drawings. Taco bar and beverages included. Outside the tent enjoy a game of bean bags or activities for the kids.

Athletic Field, Weight Room, & Locker Room Dedication Ceremony

R.C. Wahlert Sports Complex
1:45 p.m.

In Her Spirit Art Exhibit

Dubuque Museum of Art
1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Complimentary for Clarke alumni, students, faculty, and staff.

Just to Live is Holy: Women Religious and a Tradition of Art, Faith and Justice (Exhibit runs September 22, 2018-January 6, 2019)
The exhibit features more than a dozen artists affiliated with a religious order, each of whom has made a unique contribution to our understanding of the relationship between art and faith and the importance of social justice.

St. John’s Bible Viewing

Nicholas J. Schrup Library
Noon – 6 p.m.

Class Reunion Photos

Wahlert Atrium Stairs
12:25 p.m.

Get your classmates together for a class photo (For classes ending in “8” or “3”.)
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Alumni Baseball Game

A.J. Spiegel Park, Peosta Community Pkwy, Peosta, IA
1 p.m.

Contact Head Coach Dan Spain at dan.spain@clarke.edu or (563)588-6396 for more information.

Alumni Welcome Concert

Jansen Music Hall
2 p.m.

Urinetown, A Musical Comedy

Terence Donaghoe Hall
7:30 p.m.

Sunday, October 14

Sunday Liturgy + Coffee

St. Raphael’s Cathedral (231 Bluff Street, Dubuque)
9 a.m.

In celebration of Clarke’s 175th anniversary, join us for a Catholic Mass with coffee and light breakfast fare to follow in the room connected to the church.

Golf Scramble

Dubuque Golf & Country Club
9:30 a.m.
Cost: $50 per person

Contact Women’s Head Golf Coach Mike Merritt at  mike.merritt@clarke.edu or (563)588-8161 to register.

In Her Spirit Art Exhibit

Dubuque Museum of Art
1 – 4 p.m.
Complimentary for Clarke alumni, students, faculty, and staff.

Just to Live is Holy: Women Religious and a Tradition of Art, Faith and Justice (Exhibit runs September 22, 2018-January 6, 2019)
The exhibit features more than a dozen artists affiliated with a religious order, each of whom has made a unique contribution to our understanding of the relationship between art and faith and the importance of social justice.

St. John’s Bible Viewing

Nicholas J. Schrup Library
11 a.m. – 11 p.m.

URINETOWN, A MUSICAL COMEDY

2 p.m.
Terence Donaghoe Hall

(Please note: All events and event times are subject to change.)