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eBlue June 2007

ALUMNI NEWS

Bulldog Bashes continue around the country and beyond this month. Alumni gathered in Los Angeles; Tampa/Clearwater, FL; San Francisco; Stamford, CT; and Chicago in May, and in central Iowa and Austin, TX, in early June. Bashes continue in Indianapolis on June 6; New York City, June 7; Louisville, KY, June 8; Las Vegas, June 10; Twin Cities, June 14; Boston, June 16; and Portland, OR, June 19. For all the Bash details, visit the alumni Web site, www.drake.edu/alumni, and click on the left-hand link for "Bulldog Bash."
June 4, 2007

COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES NEWS

Drake's College of Arts and Sciences recently celebrated the retirement of three long-time faculty members -- Dean Hoganson and Rodney Rogers, both Drake graduates and professors of biology, and Jon Torgerson, professor of philosophy and religion. Each worked at Drake for more than 30 years and was highly respected by students and colleagues.
June 4, 2007

Spend the summer with fellow alumni in Chicago

If you want to connect with fellow Bulldogs this summer, Chicago is a great place to be.
June 4, 2007

COLLEGE OF PHARMACY AND HEALTH SCIENCES NEWS

Drake has awarded its highest mentorship award, the 2007 Madelyn M. Levitt Mentor of the Year Award, to Lon Larson, PH'71, the Ellis and Nelle Levitt professor of pharmacy administration. Larson also received the award in 1997, making him the only faculty member to have received the award twice.
June 4, 2007

Think blue… drink pink

Los Angeles-area alumni and the Office of Alumni and Parent Programs are offering a great night at the Hollywood Bowl on Sunday, Sept. 16. Reconnect with old friends and meet a few new Drake alumni at a pre-concert picnic, and then enjoy musical magic under the stars in one of the world's largest natural amphitheaters.
June 4, 2007

Drake student, brother launch nationwide films festival

Drake junior Steven Amos and his brother, Brian, a student at Cornell University, have launched a nationwide student films festival that will roll from coast to coast this summer.
June 4, 2007

A Drake tradition – or urban legend?

Did Drake students really "Hubbell," or is that a figment of our collective alumni imagination? Inquiring minds at Drake want to know.
June 4, 2007

COLLEGE OF BUSINESS AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION NEWS

Drake University has awarded its highest teaching award to Stuart Klugman, BN'70, the Principal Financial Group distinguished professor of actuarial science.
June 4, 2007

Pharmacy College seeks sponsors for white coat ceremony

Drake's College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences recently introduced what it is hoped will become a tradition with pharmacy alumni and students entering their first year of the professional program after completing two years of pre-pharmacy studies. Selected alumni and graduating pharmacy students have been invited to sponsor a white coat for an incoming P1 student.
June 4, 2007

Drake alum wins international pharmacy award

Todd A. Lee, a 1997 graduate of Drake's College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, has been named the 2007 recipient of the Bernie J. O'Brien New Investigator Award from the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR).
June 4, 2007

Mark your calendar now for fall events

This fall brings several more exciting alumni events.
June 4, 2007

Drake embraces more than 1,300 new alumni

Drake welcomed a total of more than 1,300 students into the ranks of alumni last month during three ceremonies marking the commencement rites of passage.
June 4, 2007

LAW SCHOOL NEWS

A dozen Drake law students recently trekked around southern Iowa via tour bus with former Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack, Drake visiting distinguished professor of law, and Neil Hamilton, the Dwight D. Opperman distinguished professor of law. The trip was part of a May interim course at Drake University Law School called Rural Lands Rural Livelihoods.
June 4, 2007

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 4, 2007

SCHOOL OF EDUCATION NEWS

With a brand-new Drake diploma from the School of Education in tow, Taylor Corley, ED'07, is on a fast track to help shape the future of America's education system. Passionate about ensuring all children have equal access to a quality education, she aspires someday to work in public policy at the federal government level.
June 4, 2007