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Drake to hold informational session for 2010 Uganda seminar

October 12, 2009
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Drake student Juliann Van Liew interacts with one of many Ugandan children Drake students met with last summer.
MEDIA CONTACT: Tory Olson, 515-271-1834, tory.olson@drake.edu

Drake students will have the opportunity to learn more about the next summer seminar in Uganda at an informational session on Thursday, Nov. 12.

The next session will be held from 4:30-5:30 p.m. in room 108 of Aliber Hall, 2847 University Ave.

The course, "Sustainable Development in Uganda," is a three-week, six-credit course that incorporates in-class meetings starting in the spring semester. The next trip to Uganda is tentatively scheduled from May 20-June 10, 2010. 

The seminar qualifies as a business, history and honors class, and fulfills engaged citizen and multicultural course requirements. It will cover topics including human rights, democracy, entrepreneurship, education, tourism, healthcare, business practices and sustainable development. 

The course has been offered at Drake since 2007. Sixteen students participated in the seminar last summer. Read about their experiences online

For more information, please contact:
  • Deb Bishop, deb.bishop@drake.edu, 
  • Glenn McKnight, glenn.mcknight@drake.edu, 
  • Tom Root, tom.root@drake.edu 
  • Jimmy Senteza, jimmy.senteza@drake.edu