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eBlue April 2006

Drake grads' pipes make international noise

The singing voices of Drake Fine Arts alumni can be heard in the most prestigious venues across the world - and they take time to visit their alma mater on occasion.
April 30, 2006

This Month@Drake

FRIDAY, MARCH 31 Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibit One, begins March 31 and runs through April 16. Features artwork by Meridith Tenney, Kirby Willis, Joe Klein and Pat Burkhartzmeyer. TUESDAY, APRIL 4 Drake Undergraduate Science Collaborative Institute "Life After Drake" series presents, Albena Ivasenevich, assistant professor at Purdue University and 1996 Drake alumna, delivering a […]
April 30, 2006

Physics Olympics just like regular Olympics, only with lasers

The annual Physics Olympics, hosted by Drake University, did not feature any snowboarders falling on their rumps while showboating or petty infighting among speed skaters. There was, however, competition to put the Nagano games to shame - plus lasers.
April 30, 2006

Drake Stadium reopens with flags, fireworks and free snacks

The Drake Relays will be the backdrop for one of the grandest celebrations in University history on Friday, April 28 as Drake celebrates its 125th anniversary and the re-opening of revitalized Drake Stadium.
April 30, 2006

Alumni activities abound in 2006

Drake's Future Alumni Network (FAN) student organization has put together an 11-member team to participate in the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life April 7-8, 6 p.m. to 6 a.m., at the Drake Fieldhouse.
April 30, 2006

Bulldogs real, artificial rev up Relays

The annual slobber-a-thon known as the Beautiful Bulldog Contest will return to Nollen Plaza in downtown Des Moines at 11 a.m., Monday, April 24. For the 27th year, judges will pick the canine mascot for Drake Relays Festive Week.
April 30, 2006

Discount on new Bulldog apparel comes courtesy of eBlue

Bring a printed copy of this e-mail to University Bookstore for a 10 percent discount on any one item of new Drake athletic or academic logo merchandise. If ordering via telephone or online, mention the eBlue e-mail to receive the discount.
April 30, 2006

Alumna, chemist opens eyes

Drake alumna Albena Ivanisevic, assistant professor of biomedical engineering and chemistry at Purdue University, returns to Drake on Tuesday, April 4, to discuss her groundbreaking research on retinal transplants for age-related macular degeneration
April 30, 2006

New students take the lead

Spring brings a fresh crop of new student leaders to Drake student government. Here's a look at top student officers for 2006-07:
April 30, 2006

Nazi censorship, book burning legacy remembered through exhibit

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum's traveling exhibit "Fighting the Fires of Hate: America and the Nazi Book Burnings" visits Drake University's Cowles Library. The exhibit began March 26 and will run through May 20.
April 30, 2006

Law School symposium examines Supreme Court's role in social change

Legal scholars from across the nation will examine the U.S. Supreme Court's role in social change at the annual Drake Law School Constitutional Law Symposium set for Saturday, April 8, with activities beginning at 8 a.m. in the Constitutional Law Center,
April 30, 2006

Chief prosecutor in Rwandan genocide trials visits alma mater

Stephen Rapp, a former U.S. attorney in Iowa and a 1974 Drake Law School alumnus, is pursuing and prosecuting suspects in the 1994 Rwandan genocide that left 800,000 dead.
April 30, 2006

Architect of new library to give Bucksbaum Lecture April 6

David Chipperfield, architect of the new Des Moines Central Library, will discuss his recent projects when he delivers the Bucksbaum Distinguished Lecture at Drake. The talk, titled "An Evening with David Chipperfield," is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
April 30, 2006

An exclusive tour of the new Drake Stadium for eBlue readers

The new field over Drake Athletic Director Dave Blank's shoulder was raised four feet to be level with the track. The infield is a FieldTurf artificial surface just like the ones used on professional football fields. The field is large enough to accommoda Workers continue tuck-pointing bricks the inside the stadium's historic faƧade facing Forest […]
April 30, 2006

Pair of Drake students net Four Hire! wins

Drake students Brenna Gannon and Benton Hendrix were among the four winning candidates to hear the welcome words "You're hired!" at the conclusion of the Four Hire! competition in Des Moines earlier this month.
April 30, 2006