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eBlue April 2009

COLLEGE OF BUSINESS AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION NEWS

Roger K. Brooks, retired CEO and chairman of AmerUs Group, recently received a Community Leadership Award.
April 7, 2009

COLLEGE OF PHARMACY AND HEALTH SCIENCES NEWS

The Iowa Board of Regents has awarded a $60,000 grant from the Grow Iowa Values Fund to Pramod Mahajan, associate professor of pharmaceutical sciences at Drake, for a new laboratory for training and research in pharmacogenomics.
April 7, 2009

LAW SCHOOL NEWS

Just three days after winning the award for best oralist in the annual Iowa Supreme Court Competition on Saturday, Drake law student Erin Grundy again found herself standing before the seven justices of the state's highest court.
April 7, 2009

SCHOOL OF EDUCATION NEWS

An exhibit of art and essays created by troubled adolescents from the Iowa Juvenile Home in Toledo, Iowa, has a permanent home in Drake's School of Education, thanks to the generous support of several donors.
April 7, 2009

SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM AND MASS COMMUNICATION NEWS

Drake recent graduate Alexa Horwart and senior Amy Benes recently were selected to receive Fulbright Grants for the 2009-10 academic year to teach English to students in Indonesia and South Korea, respectively.
April 7, 2009

Drake celebrates 100 years of Relays with special events

With a century of America's Athletic Classic under its belt, Drake will celebrate its rich Relays history with myriad events, including a public gala honoring the 20 Relays Athletes of the Century and the All Greek All Blue Reunion. In addition, the first 100 fans to purchase a 2009 Relays All-Session Package for $85 will […]
April 7, 2009

ATHLETICS NEWS

Johnson, Torrence named overall Athletes of the Century; Drake Relays tickets now on sale; Entries available for Drake Relays 8-K, half-marathon races.
April 7, 2009

MISSION STATEMENT

Drake's mission is to provide an exceptional learning environment that prepares students for meaningful personal lives, professional accomplishments, and responsible global citizenship. The Drake experience is distinguished by collaborative learning among students, faculty, and staff and by the integration of the liberal arts and sciences with professional preparation.
April 7, 2009

ALUMNI EVENTS

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15 -- MPA Luncheon Graduates of Drake's Masters of Public Administration (MPA) program are invited to come back to campus for a special luncheon on Wednesday, April 15. The event will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Parents Hall in Olmsted Center. The keynote speaker will be C. Kenneth Meyer, […]
April 7, 2009

ALUMNI NEWS

Author and alumnus Bill Bryson lifts spirits by sharing his wit and wisdom; Alumnus selected as Obama's next assistant secretary of state for Africa; Drake to honor five outstanding alumni May 16; Drake alumnus plays out rivalry with University of Iowa alumnus on "Lost"; Alumni organize fundraising walk to raise awareness about suicide prevention.
April 7, 2009

CAMPUS NEWS

Joe Lenz named dean of College of Arts and Sciences; Drake's Lon Larson to receive Weaver Medal of Honor; and Mahon.
April 7, 2009

COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES NEWS

A stone from the Mauthausen Concentration Camp -- where Nazis forced prisoners to extract rocks from a quarry with their bare hands -- is on display as Drake musicians rehearse a Holocaust memorial oratorio to be performed on April 19.
April 7, 2009