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January 4, 2010

Paint the Town Blue: Celebrating Drake in Des Moines

Drake President David and Madeleine Maxwell, the Drake Board of Trustees and the Office of Alumni and Development invite alumni to an evening to celebrate partnership of Drake University and Des Moines.


Reception: 7 p.m., Chamberlain Building, 1312 Locust Street, Des Moines

hors d’ouevres reception, cash bar and live entertainment

Cost: $20 per person; special young alumni rate: $10 per person

RSVP: Wednesday, Jan. 6,  or call 515-271-3147


Complimentary valet parking is available and business/cocktail attire is suggested.



National Alumni Association Board of Directors visit campus, Cowles Library Reading Room, open to all alumni


Bulldog Bash -- Des Moines

Join alumni and fans for a Bulldog Bash before the men's basketball team takes on Creighton at the Knapp Center.

Pre-game party: 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Peggy's on Forest Avenue

Game: 7 p.m. Drake vs. Creighton, Knapp Center


Let's DU Lunch

Let's DU Lunch to feature Metro Waste Authority executive director

Tom Hadden, executive director of Metro Waste Authority, will speak as part of Drake University's "Let's DU Lunch" series on Wednesday, Feb. 3.

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

Hadden has served as executive director of Metro Waste Authority (MWA) since 1996. He spearheaded the development of the first constructed wetland for landfill water  treatment in the United States, expanded hazardous waste collection in 20 central Iowa counties and introduced conservation practices to MWA facilities and other communities.

Under Hadden's direction, MWA has received numerous national awards including Best Landfill of North America, Best Transfer Station in North America as well as the Outstanding Business Integrity Award from the Greater Des Moines Better Business Bureau.

The luncheon costs $17 and reservations are highly recommended by Jan. 27 due to limited seating.

The series will continue with programs on:

  • Feb. 24 -- Judy Bradshaw, chief of police for Des Moines Police Department
  • March 31 -- Greg Edwards, president and CEO of the Greater Des Moines Convention and Visitors Bureau

Drake University and the Greater Des Moines Partnership sponsor the "Let's DU Lunch" series.

For more information or to make reservations, contact the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations at 515-271-2500.


Save the date: "Something Blue" screening event

Screening: 7-10 p.m., The Wit Hotel, 201 N. State St., Chicago

cocktail reception, hosted beer and wine bar and light hors d'oeuvres

Cost: $60 per person

Portions of the documentary-style film "Something Blue" will be screened along with
a brief question and answer session with the Drake alumni who wrote, directed and starred in the production. The film follows a couple through ups and downs as they plan their wedding.  

RSVP information to follow.