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eBlue June 2011

Congratulations, Class of 2011

Drake welcomed more than 1,400 new members to the alumni network on May 14, following the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degree commencement ceremonies held in the Knapp Center.
June 7, 2011

Beyond borders and gridirons

American football crossed a new international border on May 21 when the Drake University Bulldogs and CONADEIP All-Stars from Mexico met on a gridiron painted for the first time on African soil. The Bulldogs triumphed in the game, and worked together with their Mexican counterparts on service projects and summiting Kilimanjaro.
June 7, 2011

Drake's golden club

Alumni from Drake's classes of '41, '51 and '61 gather to celebrate at the 50 Year Club reunion Gold looks especially striking against Drake blue, as graduates from the classes of 1941, 1951 and 1961 can attest. In May, these alumni gathered to reconnect with old friends and reminisce about their Drake University experiences at […]
June 7, 2011

Tennis team MVC champs

Drake men’s tennis team recognized for outstanding season after competing in NCAA tourney The Drake men’s tennis team wrapped-up the 2010-2011 season at the NCAA Tennis Tournament, held in May at the University of Illinois’ Khan Tennis Center. The Bulldogs were pitted against the 17th-rated Fighting Illini. "I thought we competed very well today against […]
June 6, 2011

Schweinefus tees off in NCAA competition

Drake University student Cody Schweinefus fired a final-round 75 at the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Colorado Men's Golf Regional held on May 21. He's the first Drake men's golfer to earn a spot in the regional competition since 2006.
June 6, 2011

Making the grade

Drake softball pitcher earns all-American honors In May, Drake University women's softball team pitcher Brynne Dordel received CoSIDA-Capital One Academic All-American honors, earning second team accolades and becoming Drake softball's first Academic All-American since 2004. Dordel, of Chanhassen, Minn., graduated from the University in May with a degree in accounting. While at Drake, she maintained […]
June 6, 2011

HI 104 gets a makeover

The modernization of Harvey Ingham 104 was first visualized as a component of Drake's 2004-05 Master Plan for science facilities, but implementation required a collective effort to garner financial support for this $966,104 project.
June 6, 2011

Pappajohns extoll service, philanthropy

Drake University recently presented honorary doctorates to philanthropists John and Mary Pappajohn for their extraordinary support of educational opportunities, entrepreneurial development and art initiatives, including the Pappajohn Sculpture Park in downtown Des Moines.
June 6, 2011

And the Madelyn Levitt awards go to...

Drake University presents the 2011 Madelyn Levitt awards to environmental science, chemistry faculty Drake University faculty members Keith Summerville and Gholam Mirafzal received Drake's highest honors for teachers and mentors – the annual Madelyn Levitt Awards – at the University's undergraduate commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 14. The late Madelyn Levitt, longtime Drake trustee and […]
June 6, 2011

Three bright Bulldogs

Fulbright Grants will allow alumni and faculty opportunities to make global impact Drake's 2011 Fulbright recipients are set to create a documentary film in Russia, teach English in Brazil and mentor graduate students at Uganda Martyrs University, among other notable pursuits. This year's two alumni grant recipients and faculty fellow add to the University's success […]
June 6, 2011

DU Good Day FAQ

DU Good Day, set for Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011, is an opportunity to gather with other charitable alums in your area to volunteer together on a local project to fight hunger.
June 6, 2011

Honoring outstanding student teachers

More than one hundred student teachers, mentor teachers, supervisors, faculty, and supportive friends and family attended the 2011 Drake School of Education Mentor Reception held last month in Levitt Hall.
June 6, 2011

Personal branding brunch

More than 65 attendees at the Drake Women's Connection of Chicago brunch learned about the importance of marketing themselves, thanks to a presentation from Barbara Minner Ford, JO'74, principal at Griffin Strategic Advisors, and Mary Edrington, assistant professor of marketing at Drake University.
June 6, 2011

SJMC aces assessment

Drake University's School of Journalism and Mass Communication received plenty of praise from the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC), which recently voted unanimously to reaccredit the school's undergraduate program.
June 6, 2011

The Drake Fund breaks record

The Drake Fund pays for the immediate needs of the University — things like electric bills, library books, scholarships and faculty salaries. Pepper likens The Drake Fund to providing a family with the necessities of living.
June 6, 2011