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eBlue May 2007

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FRIDAY, MAY 11 Pharmacy Hooding Ceremony: 4 p.m., doors open at 3 p.m., Drake Knapp Center. President’s Reception for all graduates and their families, 4:30 to 6 p.m., Parents Hall, Olmsted Center. 50-Year Club Reception and Dinner: 6 p.m. reception, 7 p.m. dinner, The Des Moines Club, 34th floor of the Ruan Center, 666 Grand […]
May 7, 2007

Faculty, students prepare for maiden Uganda travel seminar

Jimmy Senteza, Drake associate professor of finance, knows first-hand the growing pains felt by a developing economy. As a child in Uganda, he witnessed pitfalls of past regimes and has watched the current government’s gradual progress to improve people’s living standards over the last 20-plus years.
May 7, 2007

Save the date for Drake African-American Alumni Reunion

Mark your calendars now for Drake's second African-American Alumni Reunion, coming to campus Sept. 28-30.
May 7, 2007

Professor Miller receives Fulbright Award

Chip Miller, professor of marketing, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to lecture at the University of San Carlos in Cebu, Philippines, from November 2007 to April 2008.
May 7, 2007

COLLEGE OF PHARMACY AND HEALTH SCIENCES NEWS

Pharmacy students, staff and faculty have rallied behind popular professor Lon Larson, PH'71, professor of pharmacy administration, with an outpouring of support since he was diagnosed last fall with a rare, aggressive type of cancer.
May 7, 2007

Seeking young alumni in Central Iowa

If you have graduated in the past seven years, live in central Iowa and are interested in networking with other young alumni, Drake wants to talk to you!
May 7, 2007

New residential/retail complex to be named Drake West Village

The $37 million mixed-use housing and retail complex that Drake and Hubbell Realty Company are developing at 30th Street and Carpenter Avenue will be called Drake West Village, Drake President Maxwell announced recently at a construction kick-off celebration.
May 7, 2007

LAW SCHOOL NEWS

Iowa Gov. Chet Culver recently signed legislation drafted and championed by Drake University law students that mandates visitation rights for siblings split up through the foster care and adoptive placement process in Iowa.
May 7, 2007

FAN students get good view of Drake

Diane Caldbeck, ED'72, Drake’s associate vice president for alumni and development, recently shared information and insights on a campus tour with members of Future Alumni Network (FAN), the University’s student-alumni organization.
May 7, 2007

Record-setting Relays boosted by sunny skies, sell-out crowd

The 98th running of the Drake Relays was blessed with sunny skies, the 42nd consecutive sell-out Saturday session and a slew of Drake Relays records.
May 7, 2007

Law school names first intellectual property law prof

Peter Yu, associate professor of law and the founding director of the nationally ranked Intellectual Property and Communications Law Program at Michigan State University College of Law, has been named the inaugural Kern Family chair in intellectual property law and director of the Intellectual Property Law Center at Drake Law School.
May 7, 2007

Treat yourself to a great Drake trip

Drake is offering alumni and friends several exciting travel opportunities for 2007-08. Consider treating yourself to these fun and affordable ways to see the world!
May 7, 2007

Wrinkly beauty crowned Drake Relays mascot

Riggs, a boisterous 3-year-old bulldog owned by Cordell Miller of Prairie City, Iowa, snagged the crown at the 28th annual Drake Relays Beautiful Bulldog Contest. He won the honor of serving as Drake University’s mascot for the 98th running of the Drake Relays April 26-28 and has captured attention from media worldwide, including Hong Kong, London and locally.
May 7, 2007

SCHOOL OF EDUCATION NEWS

More than 60 years after his service as a Tuskegee Airman, James Bowman, ED'47, GR'49, '75, finally received a long-overdue token of thanks recently.
May 7, 2007

Young Chicago alumni to host get-together July 12

Save the date for the Drake University Chicago Area Young Alumni Celebration! Join the Drake University Classes of 2005, 2006 and new 2007 graduates on Thursday, July 12, at 6:30 p.m. for free food and drinks.
May 7, 2007