ALUMNI EVENTS

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 22 ““ LET’S DU LUNCH

Drake alumni John Walters and Dave Zawilinski will discuss sports journalism as part of Drake University’s fall Let’s DU Lunch series on Wednesday, Sept. 22.

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

Walters, of Des Moines, began his journalism career at KCCI-TV in 1982, where he continued to work after receiving his bachelor’s degree from Drake in 1984. Since 1996, he has served as sports director for ABC5.

Zawilinkski, weekend anchor for ABC5, began working at the station as an intern and sports photographer while attending Drake. He graduated from the University in 2005.

Drake and the Greater Des Moines Partnership sponsor the lunch series. Tickets cost $17 per lunch or $42 for a series package, and reservations are recommended due to limited seating.

For more information or to register for Let’s DU Lunch, contact the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations at 515-271-2500.

FRIDAY, OCT. 15 — CONNECT 2010 ““ CHICAGO, KANSAS CITY, MINNEAPOLIS

Set aside time this fall to network with Drake students in the College of Business and Public Administration. Alumni are invited to meet with the new generation of business professionals in a fast-paced, speed-networking event.

Friday, October 15 ““ 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

ҬӬThe Westin Chicago NorthwestӬ

400 Park BoulevardӬ

Itasca, IL 60143″¨”¨

Overland Park Convention CenterӬ

6000 College BoulevardӬ

Overland Park, KS 66211″¨”¨

Radisson Plaza Hotel Minneapolis

Ҭ35 South 7th StreetӬ

Minneapolis, MN 55402

Please click here for additional information, directions and to RSVP for this event.

FRIDAY, OCT. 15 ““ CONNECT 2010 BULLDOG BASHES ““ CHICAGO, KANSAS CITY, MINNEAPOLIS

Join us after Connect 2010 for a Bulldog Bash””an opportunity to connect with former classmates and alumni in your area. All alumni in the area are welcome to attend, no RSVP necessary.

Friday, October 15, 2010 ““ 4:30 to 7 p.m.”¨”¨

Shula’s No Name Lounge”¨

The Westin Chicago NorthwestӬ

Itasca, IL 60143″¨”¨

Paddy O’Quigleys

Ҭ11851 Roe Avenue

ҬLeawood, KS 66211

ҬӬNewsroomӬ

990 Nicollet Mall

ҬMinneapolis, MN 55403

Please contact Ashley Nichols at ashley.nichols@drake.edu or 515-271-1947 if you have any questions.

SATURDAY, OCT. 16 ““ DRAKE WOMEN’S CONNECTION OF CHICAGO BRUNCH

Every relationship has a beginning and all connections can be traced to a single starting point. For the Drake Women’s Connection, this point is Drake””the relationships begin with you. 

Drake Women’s Connection of Chicago

ҬInaugural Brunch

Saturday, October 16, 2010 ““ 10:30 a.m.

East Bank Club

500 North Kingsbury Street, Chicago

$35 includes brunch and a program Ҭ

$25 for recent graduates (2006-10)

Pat Rizzoli Aguglia, FA’75, GR’81, Global Diversity & Employee Rights Specialist at The Boeing Company, will lead us in our conversation about the power of women’s connections.

The Drake Women’s Connection””a new group bringing Drake women together for networking, mentoring, socializing and sharing information. Don’t miss the opportunity to be part of this special group from the very beginning.

RSVP by Wednesday, October 6 at by clicking here or by calling 515-271-3147. For additional information and directions, visit drake.edu/alumni.

FRIDAY, OCT. 22 – SATURDAY, OCT. 23 — ALL THEATRE REUNION — Des Moines

Alumni who participated in theatre at Drake are invited to return to campus for a two-day reunion on Friday, Oct. 22, and Saturday, Oct. 23.

Graduates who participated in and alumni who majored in theatre will gather Friday for a master class, a welcome reception and a cast party and dinner at the home of Bill “Doc” Coleman, professor emeritus of theatre arts, and composer Linda Robbins Coleman, FA’76.

“Through hundreds of e-mails, telephone calls and Facebook postings, many Drake theatre arts alums say they are planning to attend the reunion,” Bill Coleman said. “Response has been great, including six alumni from my first year at Drake in 1966.”

Saturday will include small group and panel discussions, with opportunities to interact with current theatre students and a reunion reception in Studio 55 of the Harmon Fine Arts Center in the evening.

“Linda and I believe that it will be a memorable weekend, filled with good friends, great memories and valuable networking,” he added. “Join Linda and me, along with other faculty and alumni, in this wonderful weekend of reconnection, rejuvenation and recreation!”

For more information, visit www.drake.edu/alumni or contact John Brown at Ҭjohn.brown@drake.edu or 515-271-3378.

FRIDAY, APRIL 29 – SATURDAY, MAY 1, 2011 — ALL PHARMACY REUNION — Des Moines

The Drake University All Pharmacy Reunion will include a tent event, tours of campus, a reception and continuing education events. For more information, visit www.drake.edu/alumni or contact John Brown at john.brown@drake.edu or 515-271-3378.