Sherry Warren, Assistant Professor of Social Work at Clarke University, will give the Mackin-Mailander Faculty Lecture on February 21 in Jansen Music Hall on Clarke’s campus. The free lecture is set for 7:30 p.m. and is open to the public.
The spring 2019 semester at Clarke University continues to be filled with festivities and special events marking the 175th anniversary of Clarke. The arts and lecture offerings for the year will pay tribute to this milestone with a series of events designed to highlight the theme of ‘Home.’ Warren’s lecture is titled “Home: From Little House on the Prairie to Global Citizen.”
Warren is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) and Ph.D. candidate in Social Work from the University of Kansas School of Social Welfare. She has a master’s in social work and a graduate certificate in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from the University of Kansas. Her research areas of interest are spirituality in social work practice, international social work, and women and gender studies. Warren joined the Clarke faculty in 2016.
Warren will discuss in her lecture micro and macro levels of practice in the field of social work and their parallels to her personal life experiences and professional career.
Warren explains: “I think of my childhood and coming-of-age years as similar to micro practice, in that it was focused on a much more local level of my own immediate surroundings and close friends and family. My move to Dubuque has shifted me to a much larger way of seeing the world. For the first time in my life I live outside of the state into which I was born. I am learning to think in broader terms of my influence on my profession and community.”
The Mackin-Mailander Lecture Series was established in 1997 after Clarke received gifts from two alumnae, Mary Mackin ’34 and Verna Slattery-Mailander ’20, to establish an endowed lecture series. The lecture series throughout the year features prominent outside speakers, a faculty lecture, and an alumni lecture.