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eBlue March 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

2007 Double D Award winners honored

At the Drake Double D Award dinner held Feb. 17, Drake Athletics recognized four outstanding alumni for achievements in their chosen fields of endeavor and/or community service since leaving Drake.
March 6, 2007

Whiskers, wrinkles to dominate Relays beauty contest April 23

Fifty contestants sporting whiskers, wrinkles and wagging tails will compete in the 28th annual Beautiful Bulldog Contest to kick off Drake Relays Festival Week on Monday, April 23, at Nollen Plaza in downtown Des Moines. The winning bulldog will serve as Drake’s mascot for the 98th running of the Drake Relays April 26-28.
March 6, 2007

COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES NEWS

Some 30 faculty members from around the region will convene at Drake for a weekend of elaborate role-playing later this month. Led by College of Arts and Sciences Dean John Burney, this spring’s "Reacting to the Past" regional conference will be held March 23-25 on behalf of a consortium of 35 colleges and universities.
March 6, 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