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eBlue March 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

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