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ALUMNI EVENTS

June 23, 2008

Picture yourself at Drake during the Iowa State Fair



Alumni and friends are invited to celebrate Drake Day at the Iowa State Fair on Saturday, Aug. 9.

Look for Spike the Bulldog looming 25 feet in the air above Drake's tent on Rock Island Avenue at the Fairgrounds. Help yourself to a free disposable camera (quantities limited) and snap a souvenir picture of your group in one of several "virtual" Drake scenes. Meet Bulldog athletes and take home limited-edition Drake giveaways.

If you're unable to attend on Aug. 9, be sure to visit the Drake display in the William C. Knapp Varied Industries Building throughout the fair, which runs from Aug. 7-17.

Have fun, fun, fun with fellow alumni at the Hollywood
Bowl and Brian Wilson Sept. 13

Great American composer and the
mastermind behind "Pet Sounds," "SMiLE" and countless hits, Beach Boys co-founder Brian
Wilson and his band will perform with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the
Hollywood Bowl on Saturday, Sept. 13. "Be True to Your School" by
joining fellow Drake alumni and friends for this fifth annual Drake night at
the Bowl and fun, informal pre-concert picnic.

 

The Hollywood Bowl is located at
2301 North Highland Ave., just off the Hollywood Freeway. The picnic will
begin at 6 p.m. at the Hollywood Bowl Picnic Area 15 at Highland and Camrose;
bring your own picnic supper and an appetizer or dessert to share. The concert
will begin at 8:30 p.m. Fireworks will follow the show.

Drake has a limited number of center seats in Section N2,
behind the "super seats," available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Tickets are $25 per person. Please place your order as soon as possible and no
later than July 25 by calling Drake’s Office of Alumni and Parent Programs at
800-44-DRAKE, x3147, or e-mailing alumni director Barb Boose at barbara.boose@drake.edu. Your concert
tickets will be mailed to you.

Parking information, maps, park-and-ride options and more
are available online.
Questions? Contact the Alumni Office or local alumni Laurie Woken Manny, BN’82,
at laurie.manny@gmail.com or
661-428-6578, or Jeff Pielet, JO’76, at 661-296-6614. Don’t miss this evening
full of "Good Vibrations!"

All-Journalism, All-Times-Delphic
reunion Oct. 24-25

If you're a Drake journalism
alumnus/na or a former Times-Delphic staff member, your alma mater wants you
to return to campus for a special reunion Friday-Saturday, Oct. 24-25.

On Friday, alumni can enjoy an
open house at the home of Kathleen Richardson, JO'76, GR'01, LW'02,
director of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication; Saturday's
activities will include a complimentary continental breakfast, tours of
Meredith Hall and networking with students, faculty and fellow alumni; lunch
featuring the School of Journalism Alumni of the Year Award; and a party
that evening at the Cub Club at Principal Park.

Invitations will be sent soon. Got
questions about or ideas for the reunion? Contact: Barb Dietrich Boose,
JO'83, GR'90, director of alumni and parent programs, at 515-271-3077 or barbara.boose@drake.edu.

 

Share your Drake memories

Send us your personal snapshots of the Drake moments you
treasured most and we’ll publish them. Participate in the Drake alumni
scrapbook program and help us develop a
lively online record of Drake’s history. Your pictures will be included in an
online photo gallery and may be printed in Drake publications such as Drake Blue
, the University magazine.

What to submit:

  • Prints or
    digital photos (digitals should be 4x6-inch jpgs taken at high resolution).

  • Short
    descriptions of the images and names of folks pictured.

  • A
    self-addressed, stamped envelope if you’d like us to mail back your prints. 

How to send your pictures:

Questions? Contact Calee Himes at 1-800-44-Drake, x3247 oralumni.scrapbook@drake.edu.

The Drake alumni scrapbook program is sponsored by the Drake
University National Alumni Association. By providing Drake your photographs,
you are granting the University permission to use them for various print and
online marketing efforts.

Find
Drake on Facebook, MySpace

If
you're online at either MySpace or Facebook, be sure to add Drake University as
a friend or fan. The new sites will help you stay current with Drake events and
are a great resource for getting in contact with other alumni, current
students, Drake fans and others.

MySpace
users can find Drake at www.myspace.com/drakeuniversity.
The Facebook site can be found simply by searching for Drake University. Make
sure to say hello once you've found us.

Traveling
this summer? Take Drake with you

Next
time you're planning a trip, let Drake know. We'll send you a Drake pennant to
take with you if you promise to send us photos back of you showing your Drake
pride wherever you happen to be in the world.

We'll
post the photos on Drake's MySpace page, www.myspace.com/drakeuniversity, for
everyone to see and possibly include them in a Drake publication. See the Drake
Around the World photos on the MySpace site for examples of the first couple
we've received.

You
need not be going around the world to submit your shots. A trip to Chicago,
Minneapolis, or the local campground are fine, too. Just be sure to display
your Drake pride wherever you go. To get your pennant, contact Drake Writer/Editor Tim Schmitt at 515-271-3273 or tim.schmitt@drake.edu.

Got a blog? Let fellow alumni know

John Stiles, LA’71, an Iowa educator, recently began
teaching in Thailand. He is chronicling his adventures on his blog and invites
fellow alumni to travel with him online.
 

Want to share your blog with fellow Drake alumni? Send the url and a brief
description to Barb Dietrich Boose, JO’83, GR’90, director of alumni and parent
programs, at barbara.boose@drake.edu.