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eBlue April 2007

Have a blast at a Bulldog Bash

The Drake Alumni Office is seeking alumni worldwide to help organize the annual Bulldog Bashes in their cities. These parties, typically held at pubs and restaurants, are fun, informal ways for Bulldogs to gather and get to know fellow alumni in their area.
April 2, 2007

Iowa speedway specialist carries lecture series across the finish line

Craig Armstrong, vice president and general manager of Iowa Speedway, will conclude Drake’s spring 2007 "Let’s DU Lunch" lecture series with a talk beginning at noon Wednesday, April 4, at the Polk County Convention Complex, 501 Grand Ave.
April 2, 2007

SCHOOL OF EDUCATION NEWS

The School of Education’s special education department is undergoing a renaissance, thanks to generous gifts and increased student enrollment.
April 2, 2007

Huckabee to speak at Drake-IowaPolitics.com lunch April 13

Republican presidential candidate and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee will speak at the next Drake University-IowaPolitics.com Luncheon on Friday, April 13.
April 2, 2007

Costas to give Bucksbaum Lecture at Drake April 19

Bob Costas, an accomplished broadcaster and author of “Fair Ball: A Fan's Case for Baseball," will deliver this spring’s Martin Bucksbaum Distinguished Lecture at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 19.
April 2, 2007

SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM AND MASS COMMUNICATION NEWS

As a junior in high school at Jakarta International School in Jakarta, Indonesia, Piotr Jakubowski devised a calculated list of the top four ad agencies he dreamed of working for someday. Now a junior creative advertising and marketing double major at Drake, he’s well on his way to crossing the second of those agencies off his to-do list.
April 2, 2007

Picture this: a student film festival

Drake students are empowered and equipped to dream big. That’s certainly the case with Drake sophomore Steven Amos who, with brother and Cornell University student Brian Amos, has developed a student film festival that will give student filmmakers from around the world an unparalleled opportunity -- their film, seen by thousands, in more than 50 cities across the country.
April 2, 2007

More SJMC students net top internships

Three junior magazine majors will spend their summers interning at top New York magazines.
April 2, 2007

Drake featured as best value in Kiplinger's Personal Finance

Drake is the only private university in Iowa listed in "The Kiplinger 100: The Best Values in Private Institutions Across the Country." The rankings, based on academic quality and affordability, appear in the current issue of Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine.
April 2, 2007

ATHLETICS NEWS

Director of Athletics Sandy Hatfield Clubb announced recently the naming of Keno Davis as the school’s 24th head men’s basketball coach. Keno succeeds his father, Tom Davis, who has retired as head coach but will remain at Drake as a special assistant to the athletic director.
April 2, 2007

Drake Night at StageWest for 'I Am My Own Wife'

StageWest is holding a Drake University night on Friday, April 6, for the play "I Am My Own Wife" starring Broadway actor Philip Lehl, FA'86. There will be a special discount for members of the Drake community plus a talkback session with Lehl following the show.
April 2, 2007

Entries for Drake Relays 8K, half-marathon races available

Entries are being accepted for the 39th annual Drake Relays On-the-Road 8-kilometer and half-marathon races, which start at 8 a.m. Saturday, April 28.
April 2, 2007

COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES NEWS

Three faculty members from Drake University’s music department are bringing professional chamber music to the Des Moines area with the revival of a generations-old Drake tradition: the Fine Arts Trio.
April 2, 2007

ALUMNI NEWS

While Drake Relays is a great excuse for all Drake alumni and friends to return to campus, it will be an especially special time for reunion classes. Make plans now to return to your University for the fun!
April 2, 2007

New litter of bulldogs leads off Relays festivities

Student artists and Drake First Lady Madeleine Maxwell spent the week before spring break crafting canine masterpieces for the new Bulldog Parade. The bulldogs will be unveiled at the annual Blitz Day Picnic the afternoon of Thursday, April 12, just in time for the 98th running of the Drake Relays.
April 2, 2007