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eBlue January 2008

Drake Stadium bleachers take on new life

With the renovation of Drake Stadium, the weathered wooden bleachers were replaced with new aluminum seating. Some of the old redwood planks have been recycled through woodworking projects by two Iowans.
December 17, 2007

CALENDAR

THURSDAY, JANUARY 10 •    Chicago Bulldog Bash, 6:30 p.m., Mad River Bar & Grille, 2909 N. Sheffield Ave. TUESDAY, JANUARY 15 •    Central Iowa young alumni gathering, 5:30 p.m., Grand Piano Bistro, 506 East Grand Ave.. Des Moines. FRIDAY, JANUARY 18 •    Phoenix area alumni reception, 6 p.m., dinner 7:15 p.m., Heard Museum, 2301 N. […]
December 17, 2007

Anderson Gallery to feature Central and West African textile collection

Drake University's Anderson Gallery will feature "Woven Traditions: Central and West African Textiles," an exhibition of 40 traditional African textiles from the collection of Drake faculty members Lenore Metrick-Chen and Phillip Chen.
December 17, 2007

Iowa caucuses illuminate the Drake community

From giving interviews to helping set up shots for newscasts to participating in the Iowa caucuses, students, faculty and alumni grabbed a slice of history for Drake University on Jan. 3.
December 17, 2007

ATHLETICS NEWS

The Drake men's basketball team held off Evansville, 71-68, to earn its 11th straight victory and improve its record to 12-1 overall -- the best start ever in school history.
December 17, 2007

Mission Statement

Drake's mission is to provide an exceptional learning environment that prepares students for meaningful personal lives, professional accomplishments, and responsible global citizenship. The Drake experience is distinguished by collaborative learning among students, faculty, and staff and by the integration of the liberal arts and sciences with professional preparation.  
December 17, 2007

Barking his way to Drake

Drake University's 25th head football coach Chris Creighton began recruiting his new staff even before he got to the news conference announcing his position.
December 17, 2007

ALUMNI NEWS

Camaraderie, cuisine, comedy characterize Chicago event; Caldbeck recognized for 'Called to be True Blue' award; Drake alumni explore China's past, present, future; Even Wanda has mentors; Bulldog ambassadors advance diplomacy; Alumnus honored with national sports writing award
December 17, 2007

ALUMNI EVENTS

Phoenix alumni invited to meet Drake leaders Jan. 18; Central Iowa Bulldog Bash Jan. 19; Drake golfers will swing in San Diego Feb. 16; Alumni event in Naples Feb. 21; Hear the Drake beat in Chicago Feb. 24; Have a blast at a Bulldog Bash; and What's in your closet?
December 17, 2007

SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM AND MASS COMMUNICATION NEWS

After 26 years of service to Drake, retired magazine professor Patricia Prijatel is well known for building and shepherding the magazine program, as well as being an extraordinary mentor.
December 17, 2007

LAW SCHOOL NEWS

Visiting distinguished professor of law and former Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack will present an address about health care, titled "Archimedes Had a Point," on Wednesday, Jan. 23. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 4 p.m. in room 213 of Cartwright Hall, 2621 Carpenter Ave.
December 17, 2007

SCHOOL OF EDUCATION NEWS

Most students rely on their friends and family for moral support while they work toward their degrees. When Richard McWilliams graduated from Drake with his Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership last August, part of the credit for his success went to his wife, Nita.
December 17, 2007

COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES NEWS

When she wrote and illustrated the bedtime story "Isabelle Winkle Touches the Moon," Drake alumna Katie Beckman, AS'02, didn't know where the story would end up and what impact it might have.
December 17, 2007

CAMPUS NEWS

The $15 million investment in the renovation of Drake Stadium by Drake University and the Greater Des Moines community continues to produce dividends.
December 17, 2007

COLLEGE OF PHARMACY AND HEALTH SCIENCES NEWS

Students in Drake's College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences will gain leadership and entrepreneurial skills through a two-prong program funded through a new three-year pledge and partnership with Wal-Mart.
December 17, 2007