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eBlue December 2006

Drake art students bend their creativity for works displayed at the Art Center

Earlier this semester, 10 Drake students from the department of art and design participated in a weeklong workshop, "Organic Bending," instructed by internationally acclaimed artist Shih-Chieh "CJ" Huang. The intensive, hands-on workshop took place Oct. 27 through Nov. 2 in Drake's Studio Arts Hall.
December 31, 2006

IN FOCUS: Kansas City alumni celebrate Drake's 125th birthday

This past October, Kansas City alumni gathered with the Maxwells to celebrate Drake's 125th birthday.
December 31, 2006

Gov. Vilsack shares creative innovations as keynote speaker at Drake conference

Iowa leaders in business, government and health care shared their views on Iowa's future during the Innovation and Leadership Conference at Drake on Friday, Nov. 17. Some 50 area professionals and academics participated as panel members and moderators, and 170 community members attended as participants.
December 31, 2006

Have a blast at a Bulldog Bash

The Drake Alumni Office is seeking alumni worldwide to help organize the annual Bulldog Bashes in their cities. These parties, typically held at pubs and restaurants, are fun, informal ways for Bulldogs to gather and get to know fellow alumni in their area.
December 31, 2006

This Month@Drake

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 6 Drake men's basketball Tip Off Luncheon, 11:30 a.m., Christopher's Restaurant, $11. THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7 Play: "Sunday on the Rocks" by Theresa Rebeck, student-directed by Avian Jangula, 8 p.m., Studio 55, Harmon Fine Arts Center. Admission is free, but reservations are required due to limited seating. Call the Fine Arts Box Office at […]
December 31, 2006

New degree program starts next fall

Drake's College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences recently announced the launch of a new degree program that will allow students to earn a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences. Starting next fall, incoming students can opt to enroll in the new four-year degree program.
December 31, 2006

Save these dates for alumni events

Bulldog Bash 2007, hosted by the Drake Central Iowa Alumni Chapter, Saturday, Jan. 13, 2007, 5-7 p.m., Peggy's Tavern, Des Moines, after the Drake men's basketball game against Illinois State at the Drake Knapp Center.
December 31, 2006

From the editor

Season's greetings from Drake! Chances are good your head is swimming with visions of festive red and green, but we hope you'll take a break from the holiday crunch to work a little blue into your day -- Drake blue, that is. Because this holiday season, we count devoted alumni like you among our most […]
December 31, 2006

Law School Moot Court team places first in regionals

The Drake University Law School National Moot Court team finished first in a field of 14 teams at the regional rounds of the National Moot Court Competition held Nov. 16-18 in Vermillion, S.D. Drake and the second-place team from the University of South Dakota will advance as one of 28 teams to compete at the national finals in New York City from Jan. 29 through Feb. 1, 2007.
December 31, 2006

Food for thought: Let's DU Lunch spring speaker series

Drake University and the Greater Des Moines Partnership have teamed up once again to offer fascinating speakers for the spring 2007 Let's DU Lunch speaker series.
December 31, 2006

Hubbell elected chair of Drake governing board

The distinguished Hubbell name invokes all the hallmarks of a generous family deeply committed to the growth of the community. James W. Hubbell III, chairman of Hubbell Realty Co., continues his family's legacy as the newly elected chair of the Drake University Board of Trustees.
December 31, 2006

Making the dream of being a teacher come true

Val Campero, a single mother of three boys under the age of 8, has always wanted to be a teacher. She's making steady progress toward realizing her dream, thanks to the Teacher Quality Project developed by Drake, the Des Moines Public Schools and Des Moines Area Community College.
December 31, 2006

Wood remembered as a professor who didn't hesitate to profess

Psychology professor Scott Wood, who taught and conducted research at Drake for 36 years, died of cancer Nov. 23 at Kavanagh House. He was 65. "It is difficult to imagine this department operating without Scott Wood," said Steven Faux, chair of the Psychology Department. "We have suffered a great loss."
December 31, 2006

Podcasting and Blogging course evolves with technology

When Todd Evans, professor of electronic media, developed the syllabus for his Podcasting and Blogging course that premiered this fall, he didn't predict the virtual explosion of online video media -- like Google's $1.65 billion acquisition of YouTube, for starters -- that has since transpired.
December 31, 2006

CEO of Citizens Financial Group bestows scholarship

Lawrence K. Fish, JO'66, attributes his alma mater with instilling in him a strong sense of conviction that helped launch his enormously successful career in business. Fish is chairman and CEO of Citizens Financial Group, the nation's eighth largest commercial bank-holding company.
December 31, 2006