A Pearl in the Storm: How I Found My Heart in the Middle of the Ocean
September 19, 2013 at 7–9 pm[2h]
Tori Murden McClure is best known as the first woman and first American to row solo and unassisted across the Atlantic Ocean. She was also the first woman and first American to travel overland to the geographic South Pole. McClure has completed major climbs on several continents. She is the President Elect of Spalding University in Louisville, Kentucky (July 1, 2010). She has worked as chaplain of Boston City Hospital, as policy assistant to the Mayor of Louisville, director of a shelter for homeless women, and has worked with the boxer and humanitarian Muhammad Ali. McClure recounts her journey across the Atlantic in her memoir A Pearl in the Storm: How I Found My Heart in the Middle of the Ocean (HarperCollins), finding that what she is looking for lies not in a superhuman show of strength, but rather in embracing what it means to be human.
|Contact||Caitlin Dow ’14 — 651-895-4626|
|Sponsor||Campus Activities Office and the Campus Activities Board|