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eBlue December 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

Alumni seek fellow triathletes

Bryan Ptak, JO'96, and Nolan Mitchell, AS'95, are encouraging fellow alumni and friends to join Team Drake and participate in the International Triathlon Union / Hy-Vee World Cup Triathlon to be held in Des Moines on June 17, 2007.
December 31, 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