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eBlue May 2008

Drake Relays features outstanding athletes and memorable events

Hill, Jones lauded as outstanding performers at Drake Relays; Drake Relays featured event for top pole vaulters; Relays week began with festive parade; Buddy, this year's Beautiful Bulldog, basked in spotlight of contest; Alumni gather at annual Relays party.
May 1, 2008

ATHLETICS NEWS

Men's tennis to compete in NCAA tournament Friday; Phelps named new men's basketball coach; Legislators honor Drake basketball programs at state capitol; and Drake to host NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championship.
May 1, 2008

MISSION STATEMENT

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.
May 1, 2008

ALUMNI EVENTS

Reception, award to honor Boyd Granberg; Six outstanding alumni to be honored at annual awards banquet; Classes of 1938, 1948, 1958 invited to “come home” to Drake, May 16-18; Bulldog Bashes abound this spring; Get swinging for the Windy City Golf Outing, June 19; Volunteer with fellow alumni, friends at the 2008 Des Moines Arts Festival; Have fun, fun, fun with fellow alumni at the Hollywood Bowl and Brian Wilson Sept. 13; and Pharmacy Alumni - Sponsor Scholarships and Have Fun!
May 1, 2008

ALUMNI NEWS

Iowa legislator, alumna Libby Jacobs honored for public service; Enjoy alumni photos online; Find classmates, update your information with blueView; Alumnus’ story featured in "Final Season" on DVD; and Seeking Drake alumni to share their stories.
May 1, 2008

CAMPUS NEWS

Three ceremonies for Drake graduates planned; Prof. Dean Wright honored by Iowa Legislature; Morrow describes Weaver Medal as his greatest professional achievement; Drake and Des Moines National Poetry Festival partner to bring award-winning poet; Drake president announces new environmental initiative; Drake University Chamber Choir touring England; and Bucksbaum Lecture draws crowd of 1,900.
May 1, 2008

COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES NEWS

Kathryn Seckman, a senior at Drake University, has been selected to receive a Fulbright Grant for the 2008-09 academic year to study the role of women in politics in Morocco.
May 1, 2008

COLLEGE OF BUSINESS AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION NEWS

Nearly 50 Drake graduate students, faculty and alumni got a first-hand look at the state of health care around the world during one of professor Kenneth Meyer's public administration courses this spring.
May 1, 2008

COLLEGE OF PHARMACY AND HEALTH SCIENCES NEWS

The Drake team of Seth Housman (P3), Kejal Patel (P3), Kevin Weber (P3) and Jennifer Lose (P2) finished third in the national Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee Competition at the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) annual meeting in San Francisco.
May 1, 2008

LAW SCHOOL NEWS

Five Drake University law students appear to have a bright future as lobbyists and legislators, thanks to the experience they gained in lobbying for children's rights in the Iowa Legislature this session.
May 1, 2008

SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM AND MASS COMMUNICATIONS NEWS

Drake Magazine, a biannual publication produced by students at Drake University, has been recently awarded top prizes by both the Associated Collegiate Press and the Society of Professional Journalists.
May 1, 2008

SCHOOL OF EDUCATION NEWS

Linda Yang, a senior at Drake University, has been selected to receive a Fulbright Scholarship to teach in Hong Kong during the 2008-09 academic year.
May 1, 2008