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At 19, he's a mini-mogul in summer treats game

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.
Des Moines Register

Shaking and stirring her way to the top

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.
Boston Globe

Waukee's newest couple is dedicated to education

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.
Des Moines Register

Party leaders brace for expensive race

Drake University Political Science Professor Dennis Goldford says that republican Steve King has taken on a national profile thanks to frequent appearances on cable news networks. With a former Iowa first lady as King's opponent, a lot of interest will be directed to the 4th District contest.
Sioux City Journal

Des Moines: From agriculture to youth culture

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.
Des Moines Register

With default looming, what investors should do now

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.
Associated Press

Michael Emerson returns to TV lineup this fall

Drake University alumnus Michael Emerson will star this fall in "Person of Interest," which will air on Thursday nights on CBS. Emerson is a two-time Emmy Award-winning actor. He received Drake's Alumni Achievement Award in April.
Tama News

New teachers union chief looks forward to a challenge

Drake University graduate Dora Crane is the newly elected Merced City Teachers Association president. As president, Crane will champion the rights of students and teachers and is looking forward to a good year leading the 500-member group. She has taught for 23 years.
Merced Sun-Star

Workshop On Value Added Producer Grants

The Agricultural Law Center at Drake University in Des Moines is hosting a workshop July 20 for farmers, businesses owners, and those who serve them such as accountants, lawyers, and consultants. The workshop will focus on USDA's Value Added Producer Grant program.
Wallaces Farmer

Robin Jensen joins Florida Opera Theatre

The Florida Opera Theatre appointed Robin Jensen, who earned her master's degree in piano performance from Drake University, to be director of the organization's youth programs.
Orlando Sentinel

Minnesota's budget crisis could help Pawlenty

Drake student Rachel Cutler is interning in Tim Pawlenty's Iowa headquarters, calling state Republicans about the candidate. She is featured in an article about the Presidential candidate.
USA Today

New guide aims to offer real-world success strategies for working man

Drake University alumnus Corey Jahnke shares tips, techniques and anecdotes on professional success in his new book, "We Are Not Here on Rehearsal," compiled from a 20-year pharmacy career. The book aims to share insights on how to add value and find meaning in life and work.
San Francisco Chronicle

Iowans Talk About Fed Government's Debt

Tom Root, Drake associate professor of finance, explains the debt ceiling and the impact on the country should Congress not reach a deal.
KCCI 8

Lifetime Des Moines booster enjoys making his city better place

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.
Des Moines Register

Summer heat produces crop of outdoor shows

A preview of outdoor summer concerts includes the Drake Jazz Faculty Ensemble "Jazz in July" event, happening 6 p.m. July 21 on the Harmon Fine Arts Building courtyard.
Des Moines Register