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eBlue May 2009

COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES NEWS

A group of Drake seniors hope to raise environmental awareness in the Des Moines community with the creation of a wildlife mural along Gray's Lake Park’s Kruidenier Trail.
May 5, 2009

COLLEGE OF BUSINESS AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION NEWS

Nearly 100 Drake students teamed together to volunteer time to read to elementary students and help them get organized.
May 5, 2009

COLLEGE OF PHARMACY AND HEALTH SCIENCES NEWS

Drake recently celebrated the state-of-the-art Donald F. Davidson Pharmacy Practice Laboratory and its generous donors at a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
May 5, 2009

LAW SCHOOL NEWS

The Joan and Lyle Middleton Center for Children's Rights at Drake Law School received the Advocate Award for organizations with fewer than 100 employees at the 2009 Live United Recognition Event.
May 5, 2009

SCHOOL OF EDUCATION NEWS

Drake's School of Education recently won the 2009 Innovator Award from The Iowa Distance Learning Association.
May 5, 2009

SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM AND MASS COMMUNICATION NEWS

Drake journalism students are gaining national attention with a sweep of awards, including honors from the William Randolph Hearst Foundation, the Associated Collegiate Press (ACP) and the Society of Professional Journalists.
May 5, 2009

100th Drake Relays brings myriad events, alumni back home

Nearly 2,000 alumni and friends of Drake gathered at the All Blue All Greek Reunion during Relays weekend. Experience the reunion in an audio slideshow online.  "The reunion was a great collaboration with our alumni and the University," said Blake Campbell, director of Alumni and Parent Programs.  "With more than 1,600 Greek alumni coming back […]
May 5, 2009

ATHLETICS NEWS

The Bulldogs garnered Player of the Year and Coach of the Year accolades for a third consecutive campaign as senior Maor Zirkin (Kibutz Hazor, Israel) and head coach Chase Hodges were honored by their peers.
May 5, 2009

ALUMNI EVENTS

FRIDAY, MAY 15 -- 50 Year Club Reunion (Classes of 1959, 1949 and 1939) Reception, photo, dinner and program, Embassy Club in Des Moines. SATURDAY, MAY 16 50 Year Club at Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony, 10 a.m., Drake Knapp Center. Keynote speakers: Drake President David Maxwell and Jill Swenson, winner of the Oreon E. Scott Award […]
May 5, 2009

ALUMNI NEWS

Alumnus honored for AIDS health care advocacy; Alumnus wins $41,000 on 'Deal or No Deal'; Plan to take Drake Readership Survey, enter prize drawing.
May 5, 2009

CAMPUS NEWS

Board of Trustees gains new chair and new members; Weaver Medal recipient Lon Larson sheds light on living an enjoyable life; Innovative summer camp to return to Drake this summer.
May 5, 2009

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 5, 2009