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eBlue December 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

Former Drake standout Cundiff joins New Orleans Saints

The Harlan, Iowa, native played four seasons with the Dallas Cowboys and earned the reputation as one of the NFL's top kickoff men with his high, hanging kickoffs that helped the Cowboys hold opponents to a league-low 17.5-yard kickoff return average in 2004.
December 31, 2006

Drake CBPA partners with Chinese university

Drake has further cemented its budding partnership with the Southwest University of Political Science and Law in Chongqing, China, with a new agreement that will make it possible for Southwest University students to earn a Master of Financial Management or a Master of Accounting from Drake's College of Business and Public Administration.
December 31, 2006

Former Relays director earns Lifetime Achievement Award

Bob Ehrhart, former director of Drake Relays, was named recipient of the Howard Schmertz Lifetime Achievement Award during the Awards Breakfast held Dec. 2 in conjunction with the 2006 USA Track and Field Annual Meeting in Indianapolis.
December 31, 2006

Darling exhibition at Cowles sketches murky picture of 20th century politics

This January, Drake's Cowles Library will present a comprehensive exhibition of renowned editorial cartoonist and conservationist J.N. "Ding" Darling's drawings. Darling chronicled society's beat with some 15,000 cartoons that he produced between 1912 and 1962.
December 31, 2006

Wanted: Mentors to join Career bluePrint

Drake's new Career bluePrint lets you mentor Drake students in their career journeys and also advance your own career. The "Be A Mentor" program connects alumni with Drake students with activities including e-mail networking, mock interviews, job shadowing and resume critiquing.
December 31, 2006

Smith leads Office of Alumni and Development

John P. Smith, AS'92, GR'00, has been named the vice president of alumni and development at Drake University. Smith began his Drake career in the admissions office in 1992 and climbed the ranks to the positions of associate director of alumni programs, gift planning officer and major gift officer.
December 31, 2006

Save a life and show your Bulldog pride!

Drake alumni across Iowa are being asked to join the Blood Center of Iowa and alumni of Iowa State University, the University of Iowa and the University of Northern Iowa in a statewide Alumni Blood Drive Challenge.
December 31, 2006

Drake named a 'Best Buy in College Education'

Drake University recently was included in Barron's college guide, "Best Buys in College Education." Colleges are selected to appear in the book based on various criteria, including tuition rates and survey responses by the dean of students and by students.
December 31, 2006