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eBlue December 2011

D-PREP's first graduating class

A cadre of Des Moines high school students will graduate this spring from a three-year program aimed at increasing their knowledge of the health care field, especially pharmaceutical sciences.
December 21, 2011

Happy Holidays!


December 20, 2011

Production, Participation and Presidential Politics

Drake community engages in political discourse while hosting nationally televised presidential debate After months of intensive planning and preparation, six Republican presidential hopefuls assembled in Sheslow Auditorium to discuss their political convictions. The GOP debate, held earlier this month, engaged Drake students in the American electoral process and brought national attention to the University. Campus […]
December 20, 2011

The year in distinctlyDrake events: Did we see you?

Our distinctlyDrake events celebrate the accomplishments of area alumni who are doing meaningful work in both their professional and personal lives, provide opportunities for them to network and connect with each other and the University, and provide information about how they can impact current and future Drake students. During 2011, the University hosted nine distinctlyDrake […]
December 20, 2011

From the classroom to the courtroom

In late November, Jonathan Kaman successfully applied the knowledge he gained in Drake Law School classrooms to a civil case tried in an Iowa courtroom. “Trying a real case has been an incredibly valuable experience,” says Kaman, a third year law student from Spring Grove, Ill. “This case was particularly interesting and relevant due to […]
December 20, 2011

Drake's Digital Palace

A look inside the University's upgraded electronic media lab   Professors and students are singing high-tech praises for a newly revamped electronic media classroom in Meredith Hall. Meredith’s Room 2, which was originally a photo-processing lab and then a small audio/video editing room, was transformed this summer into what Professor John Lytle calls a “digital […]
December 20, 2011

Old school photo: Men's Basketball

Though April brings track and field events to Drake Stadium that become many Bulldogs’ fondest memories, winter means college basketball at The Knapp Center. And while many of us remember the men’s 2008 trip to the NCAA Tournament, it wasn’t the team’s first time in the national spotlight. In 1969, the men’s basketball team, led […]
December 20, 2011

Passion for Plasma

Alumni connections help a student prepare for a future in physics Instead of spending the summer shoveling rotten soybeans at the grain elevator near his family’s Haven Township, Minn. farm, a Drake alumni connection afforded Mike Meyers, a senior physics and mathematics double major, the opportunity to ponder plasma at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). […]
December 20, 2011

Top dogs in education

Alumni hold leadership roles in majority of Iowa school districts Graduates from Drake University’s education leadership program learn one thing above all: how to be a top dog in education. Drake alumni hold the top position in one-third of Iowa’s 359 school districts: 118 of the state’s superintendents graduated from Drake. In addition, more than […]
December 20, 2011

Alumni Events

Saturday, Jan. 14, 6 p.m. distinctlyDrake Los Angeles Sunday, Jan. 22, (7 p.m. CST) National Game Watch vs. UNI, Various locations nationwide Thursday, Feb. 9, 6 p.m. distinctlyDrake Naples February 17-18, 2012 Choir Reunion and Benefit Concert March 1 – 4, Men’s Basketball Missouri Valley Conference Tournament – Scottrade Center, St. Louis, MO Saturday, April […]
December 20, 2011

Second annual Philanthropy @ Drake Week exceeds giving goal

Students were in the Thanksgiving spirit this November as they celebrated the power of giving back during Philanthropy @ Drake Week. Hosted by the Student Alumni Association, the week is designed to educate students about the impact that philanthropy has on their experience at Drake. Daily activities promote appreciation for the gifts that make the […]
December 20, 2011

National Game Watch

Join alumni from across the nation to cheer the Drake men's basketball team to victory during a Drake National Game Watch on Sunday, Jan. 22. The Bulldogs take on the University of Northern Iowa Panthers in an away game that will air nationally on ESPNU at 7 p.m., Central Standard Time. Wherever you choose to […]
December 19, 2011

Drake Management Review: A wealth of free information

A new publication edited by faculty in the College of Business and Public Administration offers commentary, analysis and research on a wide variety of business and leadership topics. Drake Management Review, a free Web-only journal, launched its first issue in October. The journal, which also includes book reviews, will be published twice each year. Article […]
December 19, 2011

Evidence for Residence

In September, Judge Joel Novak accepted active judge senior status after 32 years on the bench serving Polk County's Fifth Judicial District. Three months later, he moved into his new office in Drake Law School's Neal and Bea Smith Legal Clinic.
November 23, 2011