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eBlue May 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

Cowles Library launches digital oral history project

Just in time for the influx of alumni and visitors on campus for the Drake Relays, Cowles Library launched a new digital collection, called "What a Time We Had…Women Remember Drake," as part of the Drake Digital Heritage Collection.
May 7, 2007

SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM AND MASS COMMUNICATION NEWS

Senior magazine and news-Internet students in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication joined forces this spring to create THiNK magazine, an environmentally friendly news publication focusing on topics aimed at socially conscious "20-something" Iowans.
May 7, 2007

Drake alum leads refugee hike, seeks pledges

Paul Webering, AS'06, is directing the first Iowa Corridor Hike to Help Refugees, which will raise funds to provide family-sized tents for refugees in Afghanistan and Darfur.
May 7, 2007

ATHLETICS NEWS

This year’s Drake Relays were just the first lap in a five-week sprint that could very well be the busiest stretch in Drake’s 98 years of hosting track meets.
May 7, 2007