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eBlue March 2007

Drake men's tennis ascends to highest ranking in school history

The Drake men's tennis team has added another milestone to its resume as the Bulldogs ascended to No. 53 in the latest rankings the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) unveiled this week.
March 6, 2007

Drake University Mission

  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.
March 6, 2007

COLLEGE OF BUSINESS AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION NEWS

Actuaries, those number-crunching whizzes who help determine insurance premiums based on the odds of bad things happening, are in high demand these days, because new mathematical models are needed to respond to natural disaster trends and the growing complexity of health care insurance.
March 6, 2007

IN FOCUS: Alumni events abound

Alumni across the nation gather in the name of sports and to reconnect with fellow Bulldogs.
March 6, 2007

This month@Drake

THURSDAY, MARCH 8 "Collisions of Conscience and Professional Responsibility: When Judges, Pharmacists, Lawyers and Doctors Choose Not to Serve," 3 p.m., Cartwright Hall, room 213. Annual School of Education’s Alumni Awards and Senior Recognition Dinner, 6 p.m., Parents Hall, Olmsted Center, . For reservations, contact Tracy Bainter, 515-271-2183, tracy.bainter@drake.edu. Stringfellow Lecture: Ed Fallon, "Politics as […]
March 6, 2007

DUCURS set for March 29

The fourth annual Drake University Conference on Undergraduate Research in the Sciences (DUCURS) will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, March 29, in Parents Hall, Olmsted Center. Rodney Rogers, LA'49, GR'51, professor of biology, will also be honored at a luncheon for his 51 years of service at Drake.
March 6, 2007

ALUMNI NEWS

The spring issue of Drake Blue magazine is scheduled to hit mailboxes in early April. Consider becoming a mentor for students in a rewarding way to give back. Plus, mark your calendars for the 2007 alumni awards dinner.
March 6, 2007

State party chairs to open political luncheon series Friday

Scott Brennan, chair of the Iowa Democratic Party, and Leon Mosley, co-chair of the Iowa Republican Party, will open the new Drake-IowaPolitics.com Luncheon Series. The event will start at 11:30 a.m. Friday, March 9, on Drake’s campus in Levitt Hall, Old Main.
March 6, 2007

COLLEGE OF PHARMACY AND HEALTH SCIENCES NEWS

Schmoozing with legislators isn’t usually on a pharmacy student’s to-do list. But at last month’s annual Iowa Pharmacy Association’s Legislative Day, Drake pharmacy students devoted a day to discussing health care legislation with Iowa state representatives.
March 6, 2007

Have a blast at a Bulldog Bash

The Drake Alumni Office is seeking alumni worldwide to help organize the annual Bulldog Bashes in their cities.
March 6, 2007

StageWest welcomes Drake alumnus in special production

Broadway actor and Des Moines native Philip Lehl, FA'86, will return to Des Moines this month in a special production of Doug Wright's "I Am My Own Wife," winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Tony Award for Best Play in 2004.
March 6, 2007

Fix, PH'85, GR'86, receives national Pharmacist-Of-The-Year Award

The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) has announced that Jennifer Fix, PH'85, GR'86, is the recipient of the 2006 APhA Good Government Pharmacist-of-the-Year Award.
March 6, 2007

It’s time to attend your class reunion!

Several Drake classes will reunite this spring to share great memories, make merriment and reconnect with good friends and their alma mater.
March 6, 2007

Costas to give Bucksbaum Lecture at Drake April 19

Bob Costas, an accomplished broadcaster and author, will deliver this spring’s Martin Bucksbaum Distinguished Lecture at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 19.
March 6, 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