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ALUMNI EVENTS

August 3, 2009
THURSDAY, AUG. 6
Bulldog Club Golf Outing 

Join the Bulldog Club and friends of Drake for a day of golf at Echo Valley Country Club in Norwalk, Iowa.
Registration and lunch will begin at 11:30 a.m. followed by a shotgun start tee time at 1 p.m. Cost is $125 per player (includes: 18 holes of golf with cart, lunch, beverages, registration gift, dinner special program plus hole and door prizes). 

RSVP to Mark Kostek at Mark.kostek@drake.edu or 515-271-2228.


SATURDAY, AUG. 15
Enjoy a picture perfect Drake Day at the Iowa State Fair
Drake Day at the Iowa State Fair will showcase many ways to "Picture Yourself at Drake" on Saturday, Aug. 15. The free festivities will take place from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Drake University tent on Rock Island Avenue just east of the Bill Riley Stage. 

The Drake tent will feature life-size photo cutouts representing different aspects of Drake life as well as a 25-foot-tall Spike the Bulldog. Visitors will be able to put their faces into several "virtual" Drake scenes and snap souvenir photos. Drake-themed disposable cameras will be handed out, but quantities are limited. 
Drake student-athletes and coaches will visit the tent at various times to sign free, limited-edition sports posters. Members from the following teams will make an appearance at the Drake tent:
  • Track and field -- noon to 2 p.m.
  • Volleyball -- 2-3:30 p.m.
  • Women's soccer -- 3-4:30 p.m.
Also at the tent, Drake pharmacy students will conduct heartburn screenings for fairgoers. In true fair fashion, the screenings will include free samples of Prilosec on a stick for those suffering from heartburn after indulging in the fair's vast array of fried foods. 

In addition to Drake Day on Aug. 15, the University will have a display in the William C. Knapp Varied Industries Building throughout the fair, which runs from Aug. 13-23. 

For more information about Drake Day at the Iowa State Fair, contact Rebecca Lee at 515-271-3163 or rebecca.lee@drake.edu.

SATURDAY, AUG. 15 -- ATLANTA
An Afternoon with Drake in Atlanta, 3-5 p.m., 2104 Calverton Lane SW, Atlanta GA

Join Sally Davis, FA’85, GR’86, Larry Moore, Drake leaders and esteemed area alumni for an afternoon of food, wine and conversation. RSVPs are due by Aug. 3 to events.rsvp@drake.edu or 1-800-44-DRAKE x4539.


MONDAY, AUG. 24 -- DES MOINES
Bulldog Club Corn Feed to preview sports seasons 

Reservations are now being accepted for the annual Drake Athletic Department Bulldog Corn Feed, which will be held at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 24, at the Drake Knapp Center, 2601 Forest Ave. 


The event will begin with the Bulldog Club Annual Meeting followed by a dinner at 6:30 p.m. and the program at 7:15 p.m. 


Drake football coach Chris Creighton, basketball coaches Amy Stephens and Mark Phelps and soccer coaches Sean Holmes and Lindsey Horner will preview their respective seasons during the program.


The event, which has been held since 1964, is open to the public.Cost is $25 per person andcan be paid either in advance or at the door. Fans are encouraged to make their reservations by e-mail at jolene.ostbloom@drake.edu or by calling 515-271-3647 no later than Aug. 14.


Parking will be available in the Tennis Center lot at 27th and Court streets. Dress is summer casual.



WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 2
Drake lunch series to spotlight art center director 
 
Jeff Fleming, director of the Des Moines Art Center, will paint a picture of his success and discuss the new downtown John and Mary Pappajohn Sculpture Garden in a talk as part of Drake's fall Let's DU Lunch series on Wednesday, Sept. 2.  

The event, which is open to the public, will be held at All Play, 615 Third St. in downtown Des Moines. Networking begins at 11:30 a.m., followed by lunch and the program at noon.

Fleming was appointed director of the center in the fall of 2005 after serving as acting director, deputy director, senior curator and curator since 1999. In his position, Fleming aims to focus on connecting with diverse communities, presenting challenging art, upgrading the physical facilities and creating a solid financial ground for the center.

Previously, he was chief curator of exhibitions at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in Winston-Salem, N.C. 
Fleming holds a bachelor of fine arts degree from East Carolina University in Greenville, N.C. and a master of fine arts degree from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. 

His numerous exhibition projects have focused on presenting the first one-person museum shows for younger, international artists. These artists include the American artists Tom Sachs, John Currin, Ellen Gallagher, Maya Lin and Tom Friedman, as well as the British artist Cecily Brown, the German artist Christian Jankowski and the Chinese artist Yan Pei Ming. 

Other group exhibition projects have included "Magic Markers: Objects of Transformation"; "Aisle 5"; and "My Reality: Contemporary Art and the Culture of Japanese Animation."

More about Let's DU Lunch

"Let's DU Lunch" will continue on Wednesday, Oct. 7, with a lecture by Mark Phelps, Drake men's head basketball coach and Drake Athletic Director Sandy Hatfield Clubb. Drake alumnus Dan Cosgrove, vice president for Biotech Business Development at Pioneer Hi-Bred, will conclude the fall series on Wednesday, Nov. 4.

Cost is $17 per lunch or $42 for all three luncheons for those who register for the entire series. Reservations are recommended by Aug. 26 due to limited seating. Drake University and the Greater Des Moines Partnership sponsor all luncheons.
For more information or to register for Let's DU Lunch, contact Betty See in the Office of Alumni and Parent Programs at 515-271-2500 or betty.see@drake.edu. 

SATURDAY, SEPT. 12 -- DES MOINES
Breakfast with Spike, 9-11 a.m.

Machine Shed, 11151 Hickman Rd., Urbandale, Iowa


Alumni and their families can take photos with Spike and have the mascot sign autographs. A breakfast buffet will be available for $10 for adults and $5 for kids. 

SATURDAY, SEPT. 12 -- LOS ANGELES
Hollywood Bowl Concert and Picnic
  • Pre-concert picnic, 6 p.m., Area 13 across from the Bowl (closest to parking lot D -- south Fairfield lot -- between Milner and Odin.)

  • Concert by the Los Angeles Philharmonic, 8:30 p.m. with fireworks finale, 2301 N. Highland Ave., (just off the Hollywood Freeway)
Tickets are $30 per person. If you already have concert tickets, please join us for the picnic. Tickets are limited, so RSVP early. (Tickets will be mailed.)

RSVP to the Office of Alumni and Parent Programs at 515-271-2500.
Questions? Contact the Alumni Office or local alumna Laurie Woken Manny, BN’82, at 661-428-6578 or ljatbbk@aol.com, or Brian Harms, AS’89, at 310-829-8429 or bfharms@aol.com.