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eBlue May 2006

Head Start celebrates three decades at Drake

Drake University Head Start kicked off its 30th anniversary festivities earlier this month with a Staff Appreciation Event and an Open House in Parents Hall at Olmsted Center.
May 31, 2006

Drake welcomes more than 1,200 new alumni

More than 1,200 students joined the ranks of Drake alumni during commencement ceremonies this past weekend.
May 31, 2006

RELAYS REWIND: A look at the Drake Relays from all angles

Everybody loves the Drake Relays Parade … and a parade with balloons, well, that's just too much giddiness for words.
May 31, 2006

From the editor

Greetings, Bulldog faithful! It seems fitting that our alma matter is best known for a little track meet called the Drake Relays because life here every spring, from the end of spring break through graduation, is a dead sprint of activity and action. This month's eBlue can only give you a taste of all the […]
May 31, 2006

Three new Levitt professors appointed

The Drake Board of Trustees last week appointed three faculty members to Levitt professorships in recognition of their superior performance.
May 31, 2006

This Month

MONDAY, MAY 29 Memorial Day, classes do not meet. All University offices closed. FRIDAY, JUNE 2 Interim session ends. FRIDAY, JUNE 3 Drake Neighborhood Association Historic Home Tour, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tour begins at 2700 University Ave. Call Marty Schmitt at (515) 255-9523 for tickets. SATURDAY, JUNE 4 Drake Neighborhood Association Historic Home […]
May 31, 2006

Finalists for athletic director visit campus

The top two finalists for the Drake athletic director position visited Drake's campus starting Monday, May 8, Drake President David Maxwell announced.
May 31, 2006

Top teacher pushes students to perfect pitch

Leanne Freeman-Miller, associate professor of voice, is the 2006 winner of the Madelyn Levitt Teacher of the Year award - the high honor awarded to teachers at Drake. The award recognizes the Drake faculty member who best demonstrates excellence in teaching
May 31, 2006

Drake honors outstanding alumni achievements, loyalty

A top adviser to President Bush, as well as the chief of H&R Block and a lawyer who was the first in his family to go to college were among the Drake University alumni the school honored at the Drake National Alumni Association Annual Awards Dinner on Friday, May 12.
May 31, 2006

No. 1 mentor opens gateway to the globe for students

Eleanor E. Zeff, associate professor of political science, is the 2005-2006 winner of the Madelyn M. Levitt Mentor of the Year Award - the highest honor given to mentors at Drake.
May 31, 2006

Drake student magazine makers tops at contest

Drake School of Journalism and Mass Communications students recently earned two first-place honors in the Society of Professional Journalists' Region 7 Mark of Excellence Awards for work in the 2005 calendar year.
May 31, 2006

Trio of Drake grads earn Fulbright offers

Three recent Drake graduates have been offered Fulbright grants to be used for research and teaching assistantships in other nations during the 2006-2007 academic year.
May 31, 2006

Wells Fargo's Horak honored by CBPA

The Drake College of Business and Public Administration awarded its first Community Leadership Award to H. Lynn Horak at last month's Business Days Banquet.
May 31, 2006

New Drake grad has a lot of heart

During the undergraduate commencement on Sunday, Valerie Hoven, JO'06, stood up from a chair walked up a small set of stairs, strode across the stage and received her diploma from Drake.
May 31, 2006

Alumni activities abound this spring

Bulldog Bashes are confirmed or in the works in cities nationwide for this May/June.
May 31, 2006