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eBlue August 2008

ALUMNI NEWS

Drake theatre arts alumni gather 'round Doc; Share your favorite Drake photos and memories; Drake logo license plates available; Drake graduate honored by Baseball Hall of Fame; Alumnus, former trustee Kenneth A. Macke dies; Alumna showcases artwork; Two alumni nominated for Primetime Emmy Awards; and Alumnus explores racial integration in wealthy neighborhoods in the United States.
August 4, 2008

COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES NEWS

Great Ape Trust of Iowa and Drake University are collaborating to bring primate studies to the University's curriculum and to create research opportunities for students and faculty.
August 4, 2008

COLLEGE OF BUSINESS AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION NEWS

Drake alumnus Ronald Olson's Los Angeles law firm Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP recently took first place in the American Lawyer magazine's national elite law firm rankings.
August 4, 2008

LAW SCHOOL NEWS

Instead of joining a law firm after graduation, two agricultural law graduates are moving to South Dakota to spur economic development on the Crow Creek Reservation in the nation's poorest county.
August 4, 2008

SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM AND MASS COMMUNICATIONS NEWS

Three Drake University student-produced publications THiNK, 515 and Drake magazine recently reeled in honors in the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication's 2008 Student Magazine Contest.
August 4, 2008

COLLEGE OF PHARMACY AND HEALTH SCIENCES NEWS

Three Drake professors and a fourth-year pharmacy student recently received awards from the Iowa Pharmacy Association (IPA).
August 4, 2008

SCHOOL OF EDUCATION NEWS

Five participants of the Teacher Quality Project (TQP) graduated from Drake University this May and, in the fall, will return to the classroom as teachers, not students.
August 4, 2008

CAMPUS NEWS

Major construction project to enhance Drake's green space; Enjoy Drake Day at the Iowa State Fair Aug. 9; Drake head football coach to kick off lunch series; Higher Learning Commission extends Drake's accreditation; Chief Justice Roberts to give Opperman Lecture; and Former ambassador to give Bucksbaum Lecture Oct. 5.
August 4, 2008

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 4, 2008

ALUMNI EVENTS

Drake head football coach to kick off lunch series Drake University Head Football Coach Chris Creighton will kick off Drake's fall “Let’s DU Lunch” series on Wednesday Sept. 10. This year's series, which is free and open to the public, will be held at a new location: inPlay, a family entertainment venue and conference center […]
August 4, 2008

ATHLETICS NEWS

Drake trio named to All-American Scholar Women's Golf Team; Martin signs professional contract to play in Ireland; and Bulldog Corn Feed set for Aug. 25.
August 4, 2008

Drake rates in top five nationally in 'Great Colleges to Work For'

Drake University is rated in the top five nationally for institutions of its size in 11 categories in the "Great Colleges to Work For" survey released in today's issue of The Chronicle of Higher Education. The survey results can be viewed online. The 11 categories include Confidence in Leadership, defined as "Leaders have the knowledge, […]
August 4, 2008