Speakers

Speaker Date Topic
Central High School Auditorium Tour Nov 20, 2017
Blue Devils New Aud-Come & See
 Blue Devils New Aud-Come & See

Parking:

Parking will be available in the lower lot, located to the south of the building (bordering the band practice field).  Rotarians and guests will enter through the doors on the southeast corner of the Performing Arts Center, located on the Main Street side of the building.

 

Access to Building:

As school will be in session, all Rotarians and guests will be asked to sign in upon entering the building.  Access will be limited to the new addition—the pool area and the Performing Arts Center.

Autumn Phillips-Quad-City Times Nov 27, 2017
Decision Making and Bias in the Press
Decision Making and Bias in the Press

Autumn Phillips is the executive editor of the Quad-City Times and the Muscatine Journal. Before moving to Davenport in 2015, Phillips served as the editor of Lee Enterprises newspapers in Carbondale, Illinois, and Twin Falls, Idaho. She started her journalism career as a reporter in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, and was promoted to her first editor job by the owners of that newspaper when she was 31. She’s been leading newsrooms ever since during an era of incredible change in the industry. She has been a Rotarian for 12 years and a member of this club since arriving in Davenport two years ago.​

Tim Pearson Dec 04, 2017
Friends of Iowa CASA & ICFCRB
President Sr. Joan Lescinski, PhD, CSJ Dec 11, 2017
St. Ambrose Update Today & Future
St. Ambrose Update Today & Future

Joan Lescinski, PhD, CSJ has been the president of St. Ambrose University since 2007. She is the 13th president of St. Ambrose.

As St. Ambrose's leader, Sister Joan is committed to the success of the university, and its faculty, staff and students. A long history of working with private, Catholic institutions has allowed her to work with campus constituencies to enhance the Catholic intellectual tradition at the university.

Randy Brown Jan 29, 2018
Rebound Forward, Rebound from Life’s Most Devastating Losses and Stay in the Game
Rebound Forward, Rebound from Life’s Most Devastating Losses and Stay in the Game

Introduction-Randy Brown

Randy Brown is a national author, keynote speaker, and coach. Randy is a national expert on the topics of networking, leadership, team building, and adversity. In his coaching career he reached the highest level in men's college basketball at the NCAA level.  His 18-year career includes Iowa State, Marquette, Arizona, and Miami of Ohio. Naismith Hall of Famer Lute Olson at the University of Arizona mentored Randy. His book, Rebound Forward, Rebound from Life’s Most Devastating Losses and Stay in the Game, highlights his rise in the college coaching world as well as failure, adversity, and tragedy. He is a role model for resilience in the face of life’s most devastating circumstances. A Fort Dodge native, he has two daughters, Claire and Jane, and lives in Ames, Iowa.

Mayor Frank Klipsch Feb 05, 2018
Davenport State of the City
Davenport State of the City

Details TBD

In-Coming District Governor 6000 Tom Narak Mar 05, 2018
Xicotepec Project
President Steven Bahls Mar 26, 2018
Augustana Update and Future
Augustana Update and Future

Steven Bahls has been president of Augustana College (Illinois) for thirteen years.   Augustana is a liberal arts and sciences college in Rock Island, Illinois.  He has also served as dean of Capital University Law School in Columbus, Ohio, associate dean and professor of University of Montana School of Law and as a practicing lawyer in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  He taught corporate law and published many scholarly articles about corporate governance.  As a law professor, he taught in Canada, Germany, Greece and China.

He has written extensively about higher education and shared governance in Trusteeship, AGB Blog, Washington Post, Chronicle of Higher Education, Huffington Post and Inside Higher Ed.  He is the author of the best-selling book, SHARED GOVERNANCE IN TIMES OF CHANGE: A PRACTICAL GUIDE FOR UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES, published in 2014 by AGB Press.   He wrote much of this book during his recent sabbatical, which he spent in the arctic regions of Canada. 

He is a consultant for the Association of Governing Boards, working with higher education institutions across the United States to improve shared governance in order to create the alignment necessary for outstanding educational outcomes.

He is a graduate of the University of Iowa and earned his J.D. at Northwestern University, where he was Head Executive Editor of the Northwestern University Law Review.

President Bahls is serving on or has served on the boards of several national organizations including the Council of Independent Colleges, National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, Lutheran Education Conference of North America and University of Montana School of Law Board of Visitors.  He is chair of the board of the Putnam Museum and Science Center.  He is also the vice chair of the board of the Federation of Illinois Independent Colleges and Genesis Health Systems.