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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

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

Drake uses historic football game in Tanzania as springboard for valuable partnerships in Mexico

Drake University officials recently visited Mexico to explore academic partnerships in advance of the Global Kilimanjaro Bowl that will pit Drake against a Mexican all-star football team in Tanzania next year.
December 7, 2010

Wanted: Nominations for Drake National Alumni Awards

The Drake University National Alumni Association Board is seeking nominations for the annual Drake University National Alumni Awards, which will be announced at a reception on Thursday, April 28, 2011.
December 7, 2010

Author Daniel Pink shares his insights into what motivates people

Drake students, faculty and staff pack Sheslow Auditorium to learn about true motivation and how it can help us work smarter and live better.
December 7, 2010

Cheer for the Bulldogs during Drake National Game Watch Feb. 5

The Bulldog family is spread from coast to coast -- but no matter where you are, you can take part in the Drake National Game Watch on Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011.
December 7, 2010

Student entrepreneurs succeed in creative communications endeavor

Jon McDonald, founder of Giraffe Creative, works alongside account director and fellow student Jim Davis, and other teammates.
December 7, 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