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eBlue February 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

Orangutan expert to open Drake luncheon series Feb. 14

Robert Shumaker, lead scientist and director of orangutan research at Great Ape Trust of Iowa and Drake University fellow, will open Drake’s spring Let’s DU Lunch speaker series Wednesday, Feb. 14.
February 7, 2007

ALUMNI NEWS

The Drake National Alumni Association will honor five alumni for their accomplishments and contributions to Drake and society at the Annual Alumni Awards Dinner on Saturday, May 12, in Parents Hall, Olmsted Center.
February 7, 2007

COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES NEWS

Drake Singing Valentines will profess your love a capella-style by delivering a song and flowers to your beloved’s workplace or home on Wednesday, Feb. 14.
February 7, 2007

Volunteers provide power for Drake's National Alumni Scholarship Program

Nearly 90 Drake alumni and faculty members will increase their workload this month as volunteers for Drake's National Alumni Scholarship Program. They will spend Feb. 10 and 24 interviewing qualified applicants for the University's Alumni and Carpenter scholarships in this prestigious annual competition.
February 7, 2007

COLLEGE OF BUSINESS AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION NEWS

The College of Business & Public Administration showcased career paths in insurance at a special event Feb. 7. The keynote speaker was William R. Berkley, CEO and president of W. R. Berkley Corp., which operates Continental Western in Urbandale.
February 7, 2007

Wanted: Mentors to join Career bluePrint

Drake's new Career bluePrint lets you mentor Drake students in their career journeys and also advance your own career.
February 7, 2007

Documentary on Perry by Drake prof premieres at Drake

The revised and expanded film, "A Little Salsa on the Prairie: The Changing Character of Perry, Iowa," a documentary chronicling the rapid ethnic diversification of the community, premiered at Drake Feb. 6.
February 7, 2007

Entrepreneurship Week USA hits Drake’s campus Feb. 26-March 2

Drake’s campus will be awash in a wave of interdisciplinary entrepreneurship later this month with events coinciding with Entrepreneurship Week USA.
February 7, 2007

Enjoy the Drake Choir in Kansas March 3

The Drake Choir will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 3, at First United Methodist Church, 823 Merchant Street, Emporia, Kan.
February 7, 2007