A New Sorority on Campus?

Clarke University is now offering to its students a sorority club on campus called SHE. As many Clarke students know, Clarke is not affiliated with Greek life or has offered any fraternities or sororities, but a few Clarke students saw the benefits these organizations can have on campus life. Created by Lydia Smith, Ruby Colin, and Taylor Foecking, Smith said the main reason they decided … Continue reading A New Sorority on Campus?

Hacking Across Campus

This year at Clarke, Tori Litchkey and Allison Kruser, both sophomores, created the Hacky Sack club. The club will consist of playing hacky sack outside, eating snacks, and, once more people become familiar with the game, there will be tournaments. The officers hope to have weekly meetings on either Sunday night or Monday night, but the date has not been set. Hacky sack is a … Continue reading Hacking Across Campus

A Reflection on Streamlines 2019

On Saturday, November 16th, I participated and presented in two panels to a group of my peers at the University of Dubuque for a conference called Streamlines. This year was the first time I attended Streamlines. As an English minor, I had heard about this mysterious annual convention organized by the English departments from most of the universities around Dubuque. The other English majors and … Continue reading A Reflection on Streamlines 2019

Should Clarke Ban Vaping?

I should start by stating that in no way have I heard news from Clarke University, or any staff members of Clarke, mention that the University is going to ban vaping from campus. I was compelled to write about this subject after hearing news of other Universities banning vaping in response to the recent deaths of minors by malfunctioning vaporizers and respiratory illnesses.   For … Continue reading Should Clarke Ban Vaping?

Completing Compass: A survival guide for students who still don’t know what Compass is

Hello fellow Clarkies! As the semester winds down to the last sprint of finals, many Clarke students have received emails about Compass. Awareness of Compass and its requirements are especially important as you begin to consider what classes you will be taking next semester, and perhaps the one after that. As a student myself, I am also trying to figure out the best, and the … Continue reading Completing Compass: A survival guide for students who still don’t know what Compass is

Alumni Adam O’Dell to present Mackin-Mailander Lecture

via Clarke University At 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 7th, Adam O’Dell will be conducting a lecture in the Jansen Music Hall at Clarke University. The lecture itself is a part of the Mackin-Mailander Alumni Lecture series, entitled “Writing Home, Wherever It May Be.” The lecture itself surrounds O’Dell’s emotional journey through music and how his connection to Iowa has shifted and changed as he’s … Continue reading Alumni Adam O’Dell to present Mackin-Mailander Lecture

Musical Menus is in in full swing

On April 4th and 5th at 6:30pm, Clarke students will be taking part in Musical Menus, a fundraiser that celebrates the work of the drama, music, and theatrical departments. Throughout the two nights, many students, as well as Clarke ensembles, will be performing a variety of songs coming from the jazz era. Kylie Gougler, a visiting professor and head of the vocal performance program, described … Continue reading Musical Menus is in in full swing

Preventing Sexual Violence through Education on Campus

Students at Clarke University, as well as students from all federally funded colleges and universities in the United States, are required to take sexual violence prevention training every year. To comply with the U.S. Department of Education requirements, Clarke provides a mandatory online training course to its students in the fall to be completed by October. The goal of this training, as well as other … Continue reading Preventing Sexual Violence through Education on Campus

How to build a profession: a personal look into Clarke’s Internship for Credit program

Becky Herrig, one of the heads of Clarke University’s Career Service Center, has been helping students pursue professional opportunities since 2011. Whether she be reviewing résumés, establishing contact with potential employers, or helping students build confidence as interviewees, Herrig is dedicated to the task of connecting students with internship experiences that will help prepare them for the working world. Clarke University itself has heavily incorporated … Continue reading How to build a profession: a personal look into Clarke’s Internship for Credit program

Dr. Thom Chesney starts his new experience at Clarke University

On February 26th, Sister Joanne Burrows announced Dr. Thom D. Chesney as the new president of Clarke University. Burrows, who has been the president of Clarke University since 2006, announced she was going to be retiring from her position in July of 2018. Her announcement sparked a nationwide search and concluded with a unanimous vote from the Board of Trustees, electing Chesney as the 16th … Continue reading Dr. Thom Chesney starts his new experience at Clarke University