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eBlue May 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

Burney named to new associate provost position

John Burney, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, has been appointed to the new position of associate provost for curriculum, faculty development and assessment, Provost Ronald Troyer announced recently.
May 7, 2007

Former Drake kicker signs with Falcons

Former Drake standout kicker Billy Cundiff signed a one-year contract with the Atlanta Falcons Friday.
May 7, 2007

COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES NEWS

Student teams from Drake earned three first-place awards at the recent Midwest Model European Union Simulation in Indianapolis. Accompanied by Eleanor Zeff, associate professor of politics and international relations, 13 Drake students participated in the event, which involved three days of discussions and negotiations with more than 150 students from 11 Midwest universities.
May 7, 2007

ALUMNI NEWS

The classes of 1957, 1947 and 1937 will celebrate milestone reunions during Drake’s Commencement Weekend, May 10-12. Plus, it’s Bulldog Bash season!
May 7, 2007

Drake community to honor 2007 Alumni Award recipients Saturday

Five outstanding alumni will receive awards from the Drake National Alumni Association at the annual Alumni Awards Dinner on Saturday, May 12, in Parents Hall, Olmsted Center. The program, which is open to Drake alumni and friends, will begin with a reception at 6 p.m. followed by dinner and the awards program at 7 p.m.
May 7, 2007

Documentary co-produced by Jody Swilky wins top award at film fest

A documentary written and co-produced by Jody Swilky, professor of English, garnered top honors at the recent Cedar Rapids Independent Film Festival.
May 7, 2007

Coach Tom Davis to attend Windy City Golf Outing June 14

Join fellow Drake alumni, friends and former Drake men’s basketball Coach Tom Davis for the 13th Annual Drake Windy City Golf Outing on Thursday, June 14.
May 7, 2007

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May 7, 2007