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eBlue March 2007

LAW SCHOOL NEWS

This spring, the annual Drake Law School Constitutional Law Symposium will tackle a bold topic for debate: Does the U.S. Constitution thwart democracy? The event, titled "Our 'Undemocratic' American Constitution," is set for Saturday, April 7, with activities beginning at 8 a.m. in Cartwright Hall.
March 6, 2007

Meet big Bulldog fans David and Nancy Thompson

Among the most loyal Bulldog fans are David Thompson, PH’63, and Nancy Thompson, who began getting season tickets three years ago when David sold his business, Granville Drugs in Granville, Ill., and became semi-retired.
March 6, 2007

McCormick Tribune awards $50,000 grant to SJMC

The McCormick Tribune Foundation has awarded Drake’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication $50,000 for a Specialized Reporting Institute called "McCormick Tribune Specialized Reporting Institute: Covering the Presidential Nominating Process." Drake will be teaming up with the Poynter Institute, a news media training organization, to present the institute on Drake’s campus June 3-5.
March 6, 2007

SCHOOL OF EDUCATION NEWS

Drake Head Start continues its 30th anniversary, and the program has plenty to celebrate. In 2006, Drake Head Start received a few especially nice birthday presents, racking up literary achievements with awards and grants both locally and nationally.
March 6, 2007

Join Team Drake for the HyVee Triathlon in Des Moines June 17

Bryan Ptak, JO'96; Nolan Mitchell, AS'95; and more than 20 other Drake alumni plan to participate as Team Drake in the International Triathlon Union / Hy-Vee World Cup Triathlon to be held in Des Moines on June 17. Des Moines is only the fourth U.S. city -- in addition to Honolulu, New York and St. Petersburg, Fla. -- to host a World Cup elite triathlon since the competition began.
March 6, 2007

Drake to play key role in transforming language instruction

The Los Angeles-based W.M. Keck Foundation has awarded the Council of Independent Colleges a grant of $360,000 to implement the Network for Effective Language Learning (NELL) in cooperation with Drake.
March 6, 2007

SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM AND MASS COMMUNICATION NEWS

Nationally renowned journalist and author Neenah Ellis, FA'81, will be the featured speaker at the Live! @ the Drake Library Series on Tuesday, March 27. Ellis will share highlights of her career at 7 p.m. in the Cowles Library Reading Room.
March 6, 2007

Drake Alumnae Association to award scholarships

The Scholarship Committee of the Drake Alumnae Association of Des Moines plans to award six scholarships of $1,000 each. The scholarships will be awarded to current Drake students, and awards will be applied toward tuition for the fall 2007 semester.
March 6, 2007

Fine Arts receives $8,000 grant from Prairie Meadows

Drake's School of Fine Arts and Friends of Drake Arts have received an $8,000 grant from Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino through its 2006 Community Betterment Grant Program.
March 6, 2007

ATHLETICS NEWS

Tickets for the 98th running of the Drake Relays, to be held April 26-28, are now on sale at the Drake Athletic Ticket Office.
March 6, 2007

Drake students do good, land concert

Who says there’s no reward for doing good? There is for students of Drake University and other universities, colleges and high schools who can verify that they’ve volunteered 10 or more hours in the past year. The reward: a concert by Australian band Jet on April 11 at the Drake Knapp Center.
March 6, 2007

Student to speak to legislators at Washington, D.C., forum

First-year student Robert J. Johnson has been asked to speak on a panel at a forum titled "Promote Permanent Families: Reform Foster Care Now," which will be held March 12 in Washington, D.C.
March 6, 2007

Former Drake players named to MVC women's basketball All-Centennial team

Six former Drake standouts have been selected to the Missouri Valley Conference Women’s Basketball All-Centennial team, which was determined by an online fan vote (www.mvc100.org), in-arena ballots at the recent MVC tournament in St. Louis and a centennial committee.
March 6, 2007

Drake's Phi Delta Theta Fraternity celebrates 45th anniversary

Since 1961, nearly 900 Drake men have been initiated into the Iowa Delta chapter of Phi Delta Theta. During the 2007 Drake Relays, the chapter will officially celebrate its 45th year at the University.
March 6, 2007

Business recovery expert to speak at Drake lunch series

Travis Thompson, vice president of operations for the Edge Business Continuity Center in Altoona, will discuss business continuity and disaster recovery at Drake’s Let's DU Lunch speaker series at noon Wednesday, March 14.
March 6, 2007