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eBlue December 2010

Honors course provides insight into contemporary Islam

"Islam in the 21st Century" aims to examine the world's second-most popular religion (behind Christianity).
December 9, 2010

ALUMNI EVENTS

Friday, Jan. 14, 2011, 6:30 p.m. -- distinctlyDrake Des Moines -- Temple for Performing Arts -- Des Moines "¨"¨ Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011 -- Let's DU Lunch -- Des Moines  "¨ Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011 -- National Game Watch Party "¨Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011 -- distinctlyDrake Naples Moraya Bay -- Naples, Fla. "¨"¨ Wednesday, March […]
December 7, 2010

A record 140 high school students attend Drake's College Prep Day

The annual event drew a record 140 high school students from the Des Moines area to the Drake campus on Saturday, Nov. 6. "¨"¨
December 7, 2010

Drake English professor receives prize, publication for poetry collection

Jennifer Perrine, assistant professor of English at Drake University, recently was awarded the 2010 Agha Shahid Ali Prize in Poetry for her latest collection of poems, "In the Human Zoo."
December 7, 2010

Jazz students perform at McDonalds Corp. headquarters, new Turner Jazz Center

For the second year in a row, Drake University's Jazz Ensemble One performed at a formal party hosted by Drake alumnus Fred Turner, retired senior chairman of McDonald's Corp.
December 7, 2010

Drake grad receives award for excellence in counseling

When asked why she decided to go into counseling students, Drake alumna Careyanne Wood responded, "I wanted to make a difference."
December 7, 2010

Entrepreneurship Week shows commitment to innovation

Students, alumni and community members joined together on Nov. 18 and 19 for Entrepreneurship Week, a series of events centered on innovation in business.
December 7, 2010

The University expands partnership with Ugandan business school

A delegation of a half dozen educators from Makerere University School of Business in Uganda recently visited Drake for six days to explore opportunities for expanding collaborative programs.
December 7, 2010

Dean Raylene Rospond featured in Des Moines Woman magazine

The magazine, which is published by the Des Moines Register, focuses on Rospond's success in balancing her professional and personal life.
December 7, 2010

Drake's music community remembers accompanist Tom Harvey

Approximately 20 alumni -- some from as far away as Chicago and New York -- participated in his memorial service .
December 7, 2010

Drake Law School wins one of two national law school diversity programs

Drake University Law School is one of two U.S. law schools selected competitively to host a 2011 Summer Regional Institute for the Council on Legal Education Opportunities (CLEO).
December 7, 2010

Journalism students go beyond the newsstand

Senior magazine majors plan to launch Urban Plains, an all-digital lifestyle magazine for the Midwest, on Thursday, Dec. 9.
December 7, 2010

Passionate outpouring of support for distinctlyDrake

Drake has seen a passionate outpouring of support from alumni and friends since the distinctlyDrake campaign was announced Oct. 1.
December 7, 2010

ATHLETICS NEWS

Basketball standouts earn conference honors Drake basketball players from the men's and women's teams have garnered individual conference honors this season.   Drake senior Kristin Turk (Des Moines, Iowa) and freshman Angela Christianson (Alexandria, Minn.) earned Missouri Valley Conference Women's Basketball Player and Newcomer of the Week honors, respectively, for the week of Nov. 29 […]
December 7, 2010

Alumni launching new website

A new website is making it easier for Drake graduates to connect to the University and each other.
December 7, 2010