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eBlue December 2008

ATHLETICS NEWS

Read news about the soccer, football and volleyball programs.
December 1, 2008

Lindsay Whorton selected as Rhodes Scholar

Lindsay Whorton Drake University senior Lindsay Whorton, a former Drake standout basketball player with a perfect academic record, is one of 32 Americans selected as a Rhodes Scholar for 2009. She is Drake's first Rhodes Scholar in 82 years. Whorton, who will graduate in December with majors in English and secondary education, was a guard […]
December 1, 2008

SCHOOL OF EDUCATION NEWS

Lindsay Whorton, a former standout on the Drake women's basketball team, is winning rave reviews as a student teacher in West Des Moines.
December 1, 2008

ALUMNI EVENTS

FRIDAY, JAN. 23, 2009 Greater Chicago Alumni Event, Drake Hotel (Gold Coast Room), 140 E. Walton Place, 6-9 p.m. Join us for hors d'ouevres and an update on the University from President Maxwell. Cost: $25 per person ($10 per person for Young Alumni from the classes of 2004-2008) RSVP: Call 800-44-DRAKE, x3147. SATURDAY, JAN. 24, […]
December 1, 2008

ALUMNI NEWS

Drake alumnus Mark Doty honored with National Book Award for poetry; Three alumni honored at National Philanthropy Day; and Plan to attend men's basketball game watch party Dec. 9.
December 1, 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.  
December 1, 2008

CAMPUS NEWS

Drake student receives national award for academic success and community involvement; Law student wins legislative seat; Drake Mock Trial team takes first place at Harvard Crimson Classic; and Student publication honored with Pacemaker Award.
December 1, 2008

LAW SCHOOL NEWS

The Drake Law School National Moot Court team recently finished second in the regional rounds of the National Moot Court Competition. Drake will advance to the finals for the 16th time since 1990.
December 1, 2008

COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES NEWS

Drake recently celebrated a $1 million gift to the University's jazz program with a concert dedicated to Drake alumnus Fred Turner, retired senior chairman of McDonald's Corp., and his late wife, Patty, a Drake alumna.
December 1, 2008

COLLEGE OF BUSINESS AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION NEWS

Twenty-one CBPA faculty and staff members are teaming together in reading groups to explore leadership and new strategies for teaching students and demonstrating leadership in the workplace.
December 1, 2008

COLLEGE OF PHARMACY AND HEALTH SCIENCES NEWS

Drake pharmacy professor Lon Larson recently shared the insights he has gained while battling cancer with hundreds of students, faculty, staff, alumni and cancer survivors in a lecture titled "Choose Your Attitude."
December 1, 2008

SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM AND MASS COMMUNICATION NEWS

Drake's nationally recognized magazine program will grow even stronger thanks to a $1.5 million gift to establish a faculty chair in magazine journalism from Drake alumna Peggy Fisher and her husband, Larry Stelter.
December 1, 2008