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eBlue August 2009

Drake to play key role in observing 50th anniversary of Khrushchev's Iowa visit

The University will host a dinner and public lecture featuring scholar William Taubman and Sergei Khrushchev, son of Nikita Khrushchev.
August 7, 2009

Princeton Review calls Drake a Best in the Midwest college

The University is among 158 institutions selected by Princeton Review as a Best in the Midwest school.
August 3, 2009

Women's basketball announces new assistant coach

Drake officials announced the hiring of former Bulldog women’s basketball standout Linda Sayavongchanh as the new assistant women’s basketball coach.
August 3, 2009

Drake's first lady named a 'Woman of Influence'

Drake University First Lady Madeleine Maxwell has been named to "Women of Influence: Class of 2009" by the Des Moines Business Record.
August 3, 2009

Men's Track and Field program honored for academic success

The Drake men's track and field program has been honored by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association as a 2009 Division I All-Academic Track and Field team.
August 3, 2009

Law students participate in eyewitness ID test

A group of Drake law students helped cast doubt on the reliability of eyewitness identification in an experiment where they misidentified a thief.
August 3, 2009

Alumnus confirmed for State Department post under Obama

Stephen Rapp, LW'74, prosecutor of the United Nations Special Court for Sierra Leone, has been confirmed by the Senate for a key U.S. State Department post.
August 3, 2009

Art professor's latest exhibit spans 80-foot wall in Beijing

Phillip Chen is showcasing a series of prints on an 80-foot wall at Three Shadows Photography Art Centre in Beijing -- China’s premier venue for contemporary photography.
August 3, 2009

Drake ranks highly on leadership, open communication in new national survey

Drake scored in the top 10 in eight categories among medium-sized universities and colleges in the Chronicle of Higher Education's 2009 "Great Colleges to Work For" survey.
August 3, 2009

Drake grad students gain edge with unique workshop on communication, leadership skills

Students in the College of Business and Administration's graduate programs will participate in Leadership Essentials, a workshop conducted by Dardis Communications Inc.
August 3, 2009

First year student's heart defect leads to inspirational video

Mallory McDevitt recently created a documentary based on her and friends' congenital heart defects that will become part of informational materials at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.
August 3, 2009

Pharmacy graduate wins public health award

Erin Frazee was selected for the 2008-2009 Excellence in Public Health Award by the United States Public Heath Service.
August 3, 2009


Mark your calendars for Drake Day at the Iowa State Fair, Let's DU Lunch and the Hollywood Bowl Concert and Picnic, among other events.
August 3, 2009

SuperCamp creates learning opportunities for students ages 12-22

Drake hosted SuperCamp, which helps high school and middle school students engage in experiential exercises, dynamic mental and physical challenges and team problem solving.
August 3, 2009

Drake remembers two pharmacy alumni award winners

This summer, Drake's College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences lost two prominent alumni -- Larry M. Simonsmeier, PH'67, and Alfred F. Viktor, PH'49.
August 3, 2009