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eBlue February 2007

LAW SCHOOL NEWS

Law school students and faculty at Drake University are trying to improve Children's Rights in Iowa by trying out a novel idea -- asking foster children themselves what laws need to be changed to better protect them, and then enlisting those foster children to lobby lawmakers to pass that legislation.
February 7, 2007

It’s time to attend your class reunion!

Several Drake classes will reunite this spring to share great memories, make merriment and reconnect with good friends and their alma mater.
February 7, 2007

Black History Month activities unveiled

In recognition of Black History Month, Drake's Coalition of Black Students has organized several special events, free and open to the public, highlighting the history, culture and accomplishments of African-Americans.
February 7, 2007

SCHOOL OF EDUCATION NEWS

The Annual School of Education’s Alumni Awards and Senior Recognition Dinner, to be held Thursday, March 8, pays tribute to three dedicated educators who reach beyond the classroom to benefit the community.
February 7, 2007

Phi Delta Theta Fraternity celebrates 45th anniversary at Drake

Since 1961, nearly 900 Drake men have been initiated into the Iowa Delta chapter of Phi Delta Theta. During the 2007 Drake Relays, the chapter will officially celebrate its 45th year at the University.
February 7, 2007

Vilsack appointed visiting law prof at Drake Law School

Drake Law School announced recently the appointment of former Iowa Gov. and current Democratic presidential candidate Tom Vilsack as visiting distinguished professor of law for the 2007 calendar year.
February 7, 2007

SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM AND MASS COMMUNICATION NEWS

“DRAKELINE WEEKLY” returns to Des Moines-area cable viewers of The College Channel 16 for a 12-program season that launched Thursday, Feb. 1.
February 7, 2007

Save these dates for more alumni events

Upcoming alumni events are planned for Naples, Fla., the Twin Cities, Denver and St. Louis.
February 7, 2007

Drake earns nine awards for communications

Drake was named the Sweepstakes Winner runner-up at the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District VI annual conference in Kansas City, Jan. 21-23.
February 7, 2007

ATHLETICS NEWS

Drake Athletics will recognize four outstanding alumni with the Drake Double D Award Saturday, Feb. 17, at a dinner starting at 4:30 p.m. at the Hotel Savery in Des Moines.
February 7, 2007

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.
February 7, 2007

Peterson predicts hyper-peril and hyper-promise

Erik Peterson’s forecast for the future translates into one of simultaneous "hyper-peril" and "hyper-promise." At his "Seven Revolutions" presentation held on Drake’s campus Thursday, Jan. 18, the implication was loud and clear: Today’s leaders must be willing to adapt their strategies to survive in an ever-evolving world.
February 7, 2007

Maxwell receives Spirit of Drake Award

Drake President David Maxwell was honored last week with the Donald V. Adams Spirit of Drake Award.
February 7, 2007

Fulbright promotes need for global citizenship at Drake visit

World peace promoter Harriet Mayor Fulbright discussed global issues with Drake students over lunch Wed., Jan. 31, in Olmsted Center, and gave an open lecture in Sheslow Auditorium later that evening.
February 7, 2007

'Hoop' it up at Drake Women’s Basketball Alumni Weekend

On March 2-3, Drake will toast its women’s basketball alumni, with particular honors to the 1981-82 team that advanced to the Elite 8.
February 7, 2007