Drake keeps track of how its faculty, staff, alumni and students are making an impact in the world. Catch the latest Drake media mentions in the “DU in the News” section, linked off the Drake home page. Highlights* from July:
Monday, July 25: Cleveland Plain-Dealer
Drake University alumna Karen Knowlton retires as executive director of the Cleveland International Piano Competition. Knowlton effected changes that radically enhanced the biennial event's place in the global scheme of piano competition.
Monday, July 25: Daily Inter Lake
Drake University alumnus David Keim is profiled for his commitment to public health dentistry and community service in the Glacier National Park area.
Saturday, July 23: Des Moines Register
Drake student Steven Laugerman is interviewed about owning and operating multiple Tropical Sno stands, a job he began as a 14-year-old, thanks to a loan from his parents.
Thursday, July 21: Boston Globe
Drake alumna Misty Kalkofen began bartending while attending Harvard Divinity School. She's recognized as a leading force in researching and reviving vintage cocktails in Boston and has appeared in the pages of publications such as Bon Appetit and The Wall Street Journal.
Tuesday, July 19: Des Moines Register
Amy Johnson, who earned her master’s degree from Drake University, is the new Waukee Middle School principal. Her husband Kirk Johnson is the new Waukee High School principal.
Monday, July 18: Associated Press
Tom Root, associate professor of finance and business at Drake University, comments on how investors might prepare for a U.S. default on its debt.
Monday, July 18: Des Moines Register
Several Drake University alumni are quoted in this article about initiatives that have helped Des Moines win national recognition for its youth culture. Forbes magazine recently named the metro area the best place in the nation for young professionals.
Saturday, July 9: Des Moines Register
Drake alumnus James O'Malley Boyt is profiled for his longtime work in the advertising and public relations industry and his impact on efforts to revitalize Des Moines' East Village.
*Please note that some links from news outlets expire and may no longer be available.