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eBlue August 2007

Drake Choir and Chamber Choir to tour northern Iowa, Minnesota next March

If you live in northern Iowa or the Twin Cities area, get ready for a musical marvel: The Drake Choir and Chamber Choir are coming to a venue near you March 12-14, 2008.
August 6, 2007

LAW SCHOOL NEWS

David S. Walker, dean of Drake University Law School and the Dwight D. Opperman distinguished professor of law, has notified the University and the Law School that he will resign as dean at the end of the 2007-08 academic year and return to the faculty.
August 6, 2007

Away from the TV cameras, Drake upholds Iowa Caucus traditions

At 5:30 in the morning, Rachel Geilenfeld was trying hard to remain dry. The tickets for Sunday's nationally televised Republican presidential debate at Drake University were free, but the price paid by the 23-year-old Mitt Romney volunteer was to be buffeted by rain and wind sneaking into an open-air tent.
August 6, 2007

Wedding bells draw Drake alumni

Alumni at South Carolina wedding. When Emily Weaver, assistant director of Alumni and Parent Programs, attended a wedding in South Carolina this summer, she encountered five Drake alumni among the guests. From left: Deborah Helsen, AS'04; Doug Winslow (Weaver’s uncle), JO'73; Weaver; Tom Sharp, BN'73; John Greenfield, BN'73; and Jerry Heston, LA'74.
August 6, 2007

COLLEGE OF PHARMACY AND HEALTH SCIENCES NEWS

Geoffrey Lawton, PH'91, has been designated as one of the 2007 Fellows of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Practitioner Recognition Program.
August 6, 2007

Calendar

MONDAY, AUGUST 6 Iowa Private College Week, August 6-10. Iowa Private College Week is a convenient time to visit any of the 29 Iowa private colleges and universities. Visit three or more campuses during the week and any later application to any member school will be free. TUESDAY, AUGUST 7  National Night Out, 6 to […]
August 6, 2007

CAMPUS NEWS: Drake prepares for large incoming class with flurry of summer activity

In preparation for one of the largest first-year classes in Drake's history, the university is taking major steps to ensure every student an exceptional learning and living environment.
August 6, 2007

ATHLETICS NEWS

Reservations are now being accepted for the annual Drake Athletic Department Corn Feed and Bulldog Auction, which will be held Monday, Aug. 27, at the Drake Knapp Center.
August 6, 2007

ALUMNI NEWS: Young alumni gather in Chicago and Des Moines

Approximately 50 alumni and other guests networked and socialized at Mystic Celt Bar and Grill in Chicago at an event especially for younger grads on July 12.
August 6, 2007

Drake grad covers women at war

Kirsten Holmstedt, JO’85, is the author of a new book that tells the true-life war stories of 12 women in the military.
August 6, 2007

Drake Final Four team honored as one of Iowa's Top 20 sports teams

The Drake men's basketball team recently scored the No. 2 spot on The Des Moines Register's "Iowa's Best," a list of the top 20 sports teams in Iowa's history.
August 6, 2007

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.
August 6, 2007

Book signing for Drake alum set for Aug. 12

Jay Karr, JO'50, author of "Leaving the Home Front," will appear at a book signing and reading from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12, at Borders Books, 4100 University Ave., West Des Moines.
August 6, 2007

Ball, Lichtenberg join Drake football staff; Jeter earns promotion

Randy Ball and Tom Lichtenberg, who have a combined 39 years of collegiate coaching experience, including 25 years as college head coaches, have joined the Drake University football staff. Matt Jeter has been promoted to defensive coordinator.
August 6, 2007

Pharmacy College seeks sponsors for white coat ceremony

Drake's College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences recently introduced what it is hoped will become a tradition with pharmacy alumni and students entering their first year of the professional program after completing two years of pre-pharmacy studies.
August 6, 2007