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eBlue August 2006

Drake Day @ The Iowa State Fair celebrates 125 years in photographs, memories

Thousands of Drake alumni, friends and fans are set to storm the Iowa State Fairgrounds on Saturday, Aug. 12, in celebration of Drake Day @ The Iowa State Fair.
August 31, 2006

Stars align for stellar scholar, scholarship

This fall, Lauren Mattern will study at the school of her dreams, in pursuit of her dream career - and it won't cost her a dime.
August 31, 2006

Carry a tune back to dear ol' Drake

The Drake University Community School of Music is set to begin its 16-week fall session on Aug. 28. DUCSOM offers individual instruction for children and adults at all levels in piano, strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, harp, organ and music theory.
August 31, 2006

Top science professors honored

The Drake University Board of Trustees recently named Ronald Torry, Drake professor of pharmacology, and Maria Bohorquez, Drake associate professor of chemistry, Windsor Professors in Science.
August 31, 2006

Grant keeps science afloat in Iowa schools

In a crowded elementary classroom, elementary school teachers build palm-sized boats from corkboard, aluminum foil, tongue depressors and rubber bands.
August 31, 2006

Other faculty kudos...

Jerry Anderson, the Richard M. and Anita Calkins professor of law at Drake University, received the 2006 Leland S. Forrest Award for outstanding teaching in the Drake Law School.
August 31, 2006

Volcanoes, UFOs and puzzling paradoxes: RaySociety fires up for fall classes

Drake's RaySociety plans a plethora of interesting courses and entertaining social events for fall. Upcoming classes range from a course on understanding volcanic eruptions to a discussion of the UFO enigma.
August 31, 2006

It's a bird, it's a plane... it's Super Lawyer

John F. Gelson, a 1981 Drake University Law School graduate, doesn't change clothes in a phone booth or leap tall buildings in a single bound, but he's twice earned the title of super.
August 31, 2006

The Bard in brief: Friends of Drake Arts present 'Shakespeare (Abridged)'

A trio of Drake faculty and alumni will present all 37 of William Shakespeare's plays - in less than two hours - in performances on Sept. 8 and 9.
August 31, 2006

Career seminars target biz, j-students

Nationwide Foundation recently donated $15,000 to Drake University to support/fund a new Career Seminar Series for business and journalism students. This donation will help to fund Drake's Career Seminar Series.
August 31, 2006

Drake, Hubbell Realty partner on $34-million retail, housing development

Drake University and Hubbell Realty leaders recently announced plans for a $34-million housing and retail development at 30th Street and Carpenter Avenue.
August 31, 2006

Move over Cyclones, Drake invades Ames: CBPA to offer MPA at Mary Greeley

Drake will offer its Master of Public Administration program at Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames, beginning with the 2006 fall semester.
August 31, 2006

Head Start honored by reading group

Reading Is Fundamental Inc., the nation's oldest and largest children's and family literacy nonprofit group, selected Drake University Head Start as a recipient of RIF Program Excellence Honors 2006, an award sponsored by MetLife Foundation.
August 31, 2006

From the editor

Greetings and salutations from the sweat belt (better known as Des Moines, the home of your beloved alma mater, Drake University). Despite the withering summer temperatures squatting over the Midwest this summer, we remained busy Bulldogs on campus and around the nation. Construction is the theme of our summer edition, from a planned student housing […]
August 31, 2006

King crowned director of Anderson Gallery

Heather King has been named the new director of Drake's Anderson Gallery. King received her bachelor's degree in art history and studio art from the University of Iowa in 2004. She previously worked as project manager at the State Historical Museum and as a museum technician at the University of Iowa Museum of Art.
August 31, 2006