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eBlue July 2007

ALUMNI NEWS

More than 180 volunteers -- approximately half of them Drake alumni -- practiced the fine art of refreshment at the Des Moines Arts Festival June 29-31.
June 29, 2007

LAW SCHOOL NEWS

A group of internationally renowned scholars and experts convened at Drake University recently to discuss legal issues that stand in the way of advancing renewable energy technology in the United States.
June 29, 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.
June 29, 2007

SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM AND MASS COMMUNICATION NEWS

Up-and-coming journalists from across the nation traveled to Drake University recently for myriad perspectives on political campaign coverage. Drake University's School of Journalism and Mass Communication brought 24 reporters -- each with less than two years' political reporting experience -- to the three-day seminar, which was hosted in partnership with the Poynter Institute, Des Moines Register and Iowa Public Television.
June 29, 2007

'Let's DU Lunch' lineup in place for fall

Drake's "Let's DU Lunch" speaker series continues with a great lineup of stimulating speakers.
June 29, 2007

SCHOOL OF EDUCATION NEWS

Students from Drake University's School of Education are giving away more than 100 free books to young visitors of the Drake Neighborhood Farmers Market this summer as a way of promoting youth literacy and learning.
June 29, 2007

Two presidential debates to be held at Drake in August

All Democratic and Republican presidential candidates have confirmed their attendance at two ABC News and ABC5/WOI-TV live debates that will take place at Drake University in August.
June 29, 2007

ATHLETICS NEWS

Steve Loney, who has 30 years of coaching experience at the pro and collegiate levels, has been named interim head football coach at Drake University.
June 29, 2007

Teach in China program is a success with Drake graduates

With a college degree in one hand and a plane ticket in the other, 21 Drake grads will take off in August to land their first job with the Teach in China program for the 2007-08 academic year. Four graduates registered for a second or third year to fuel their hunger for international experience.
June 29, 2007

Drake hires assistant women's basketball, volleyball coaches

Drake recently announced the hiring of assistant coaches for women's basketball and volleyball. Drake women's volleyball coach Amy Farber Knowles named Erin Hirsch an assistant coach, and Drake Women's Basketball Coach Amy Stephens announced the hiring of Allison Pohlman.
June 29, 2007

Drake students experience wildlife, culture, poverty of Uganda

On a scenic afternoon trek with Drake University students and faculty to Lake Bunyonyi in Uganda, James Akampumuza casually shares his knowledge about the area and its agriculture. Conversationally, the Uganda native and dean of the faculty of commerce at the Makerere University Business School, transforms a beautiful afternoon hike into one of many unparalleled out-of-class learning opportunities for the travelers.
June 29, 2007

Drake joins national effort to cut greenhouse-gas emissions

Drake University President David Maxwell has joined approximately 315 college presidents and chancellors nationwide in pledging to take concrete steps to make their campuses "climate neutral" as soon as possible to help combat global warming.
June 29, 2007

Emmy-winning Drake alum creates ESPN TV series concept

Gary Parker, a 1989 graduate of Drake University, created the concept for a new month-long ESPN television series called "Who's Now," scheduled to premier on "SportsCenter" at 7 p.m. Eastern time Friday, June 29.
June 29, 2007

COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES NEWS

Twenty-three Drake University students are recovering from jet lag and a whirlwind three-week trip to eastern Asia after returning from the Travel Study Seminar in China. The course, titled "The 'Middle Kingdom' in a Global World: Considering Family, Self and Nation in a Changing China," allowed students to experience Chinese history, politics, culture and society first hand.
June 29, 2007

Drake Day at the 2007 Iowa State Fair

STEP right up and feast your eyes on a stunning all-day circus sideshow at Drake Day at the Iowa State Fair, Saturday, Aug. 11.
June 29, 2007