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eBlue February 2012

Drake University alumni dedicated to Drake, community

The Drake University National Alumni Association Board of Directors selected seven accomplished alumni whose career success and strong ties to the Drake community deserve special recognition. The seven recipients represent alumni from six graduating classes and four colleges on campus. The National Alumni Association has awarded the honors for more than 75 years. Community leaders, […]
February 22, 2012

Alumni: Pin your pride

We’re inviting alumni to “Pin Your Pride” using our new group board on the social network Pinterest. With this board, you can share items and images that spark your Drake pride, whether it’s an old Relays photo or a new blue jacket. Pinterest is a photo sharing website that presents itself as a virtual pin […]
February 22, 2012

An alumna in the Advertising Age

Drake University magazines major Abbey Klaassen, JO’02, is a headline-worthy example of where a Drake education can take you in a decade. In just 10 years, Klaassen has gone from editor of Drake Magazine (fall 2000 issue) to editor at Advertising Age, a global resource for information about advertising, marketing and the media. She oversees […]
February 22, 2012

National Game Watch brings alumni together

Drake alumni showed their pride on Jan. 22 as they cheered on the Bulldogs against intrastate rival UNI as part of a Drake National Game Watch. The second annual National Game Watch event was held in 23 cities across the country and saw a great turnout from loyal Bulldog fans! Be sure to follow Drake […]
February 22, 2012

Old school photo: Drake theatre in the 70s

The Harmon Fine Arts Center—FAC to those who know and love it—turns 40 in 2012, and in 1972 Drake University kicked off a yearlong “Festival of the Arts.” Throughout the year, people filled the $6.1 million building, featuring the 593-seat Hall of the Performing Arts, rehearsal space and a $113,000 pipe organ. Productions included “The […]
February 22, 2012

Cultural connections

On Feb. 13, two delegations from opposite sides of the world met in Old Main's Levitt Hall. Drake University administrators welcomed a delegation of officials from Hebei Province in China, led by Gov. Zhang Qingwei. Drake first welcomed a delegation from Hebei Province — Iowa’s Sister State — in 1987. The relationship between Drake University […]
February 22, 2012

Paul F. Morrison Way symbolizes decades of service

Anyone associated with Drake University knows Paul Morrison — Mr. Drake, as he is also known — is an institution at the school. And now, his dedication and decades of service to Drake are physically immortalized: Forest Avenue between 31st and 25th Streets was named Paul F. Morrison Way on Feb. 22 Several city and […]
February 22, 2012

Drake alumna is role model for responsible global citizenship

From South Africa to Peru, Cammeo Medici, AS’08, has traveled the globe thanks to her education at Drake University. Her next adventure will take her to Colombia, where she will finish her master’s in public health (MPH) through a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship, sponsored by the Waukee Rotary Club. Medici says her connections and learning experiences […]
February 22, 2012

Drake puts Des Moines on the social media map

Through a grassroots effort, students from Drake’s Social Media Strategies class earned Des Moines its own badge on Foursquare, a popular location-based social media app — and it all started with a tweet. The project began when senior Hilary Henak discovered Foursquare’s challenge for users to create the best list of “gotta-see” sites in their […]
February 22, 2012

Drake law students' trip to Cuba is a first

Cuba — a nation few Americans have set foot in since 1960 — played host to a group of 18 students from the Drake University Law School last month. The group, accompanied by Professor Neil Hamilton, director of Drake’s Agricultural Law Center, was the first U.S. legal group to visit Cuba to study agricultural law. […]
February 22, 2012

Nationwide is on our side

When 20 Drake sophomores first met their Nationwide Insurance professional mentors on Jan. 20, it was as much a reunion as it was a meet-and-greet. Now in its fifth year, the mentor/mentee program between the College of Business and Public Administration and Nationwide Insurance employees has allowed Drake business students to make lasting relationships with […]
February 22, 2012

Here to help

Mary Walbridge, PH’74, has made a career of serving needy communities in the United States. From impoverished rural areas to inner cities, she’s sought areas where her work as a pharmacist can have a profound impact. Walbridge’s passion for health care and community service was cultivated at a young age: Her mother, a nurse, worked […]
February 22, 2012

Salsa dancing and Seyfert Galaxies

The list of the 22 projects funded by College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Development Grants this spring reads like a library shelf out of order. Application of Data Visualization Techniques for Studying Seyfert Galaxies. An Iconic Taxonomy of Vegetables and Fruits. Early Life Experience and the Adult Response to Traumatic Stress. It’s quite the […]
February 22, 2012

Best in state

Drake was well represented at the Iowa Newspaper Association Awards and Iowa College Media Association Contest this month, an event honoring the best of journalism in Iowa. The annual meeting was held Feb. 2–3 at the Marriott in downtown Des Moines. The two organizations partner to allow student journalists the chance to network with and […]
February 22, 2012

SOE celebrates outstanding alumni

Faculty, students and alumni will honor exceptional alumni from the Drake University School of Education March 6 at this year’s Believers and Achievers Banquet. The School of Education will host the event in Olmsted Center’s Parents Hall. A reception begins at 6 p.m. and will be followed by dinner and a program. Thomas A. Sletto, […]
February 22, 2012