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eBlue May 2011

Drake community toasts 2011 Alumni Award Winners

A reception held in the Cowles Library Reading Room kicked off the evening, which brought together alumni, faculty, staff, administrators, family, friends and Student Alumni Association members to celebrate the accomplishments of this year's seven award winners.
May 11, 2011

See who turned out for distinctlyDrake Chicago [photos/video]

Chicagoland alumni gathered at the The JW Marriott on April 8 to experience a distinctlyDrake evening in the Windy City.
May 11, 2011

First RAGBRAI College Spirit Day will include Drake

RAGBRAI, in collaboration with the universities of Drake, Iowa, Iowa State and Northern Iowa, will encourage all riders, alumni and fans to celebrate and show their college spirit on Friday, July 29 from Grinnell to Coralville.
May 11, 2011

First ever All-Pharmacy reunion highlights

Pharmacy alumni gathered throughout Relays weekend, rekindling old friendships in a tented area a little more than a shotput distance from the action in Drake Stadium.
May 11, 2011

Turner Jazz Center opening gala celebrates contribution with ceremony, concert

Drake staff, alumni, jazz students and faculty gathered to celebrate the opening of the Patty and Fred Turner Center, the University’s new home for jazz education.
May 11, 2011

Alpha Phi raising funds for alumna spouse of fallen soldier

Drake's Alpha Phi chapter is raising money for the family of Army Staff Sgt. James A. Justice, killed in Afghanistan April 23. His wife, Amanda (Sand) Justice, JO'05, is an alumna.
May 11, 2011

Pappajohns to receive honorary degrees at Commencement

Drake University will celebrate the awarding of 1,485 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees at its 2011 commencement ceremonies. A highlight of the undergraduate ceremony will be the presentation of honorary degrees to Des Moines philanthropists John and Mary Pappajohn.
May 11, 2011

The Maxwells share their expertise at national conferences

Both President David Maxwell and his wife, Maddy, were invited to speak at the annual meeting of the American Council on Education (ACE) this spring in Washington, D.C.
May 11, 2011

SJMC students claim victory in National Association of Broadcasters competition

Drake was one of two universities whose student teams were selected through a nation-wide audition process to compete in “War on the Floor," a technology scavenger hunt and video production competition.
May 11, 2011

Q&A with Chip Miller, 2011 CBPA faculty award winner

Chip Miller, professor of marketing, was a double award-winner at the 2011 College of Business and Public Administration Awards Ceremony in April. We stopped into Miller's office to learn more about the recipient of the David B. Lawrence Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award and the Harry I. Wolk Research Award. Q: What led you to become […]
May 11, 2011

Arts and Sciences student awarded prestigious Goldwater scholarship

Ethan Secor, a junior double major in chemistry and physics, has been selected to receive a Goldwater Foundation Scholarship Award in recognition of his outstanding academic work and ambitious career aspirations.
May 11, 2011

Drake Law Hosts National Mock Trial Finals

Students and alumni benefit from tradition of partnership between the American Mock Trial Association and Drake Law.
May 11, 2011

SOE master's degree alumnae shine in Johnston school district

Yolanda Christiansen and Jeanine Lynch, both currently teaching in the Johnston school district, continue to use tools learned in Drake University School of Education graduate programs to create innovative, forward-looking classrooms.
May 11, 2011

Jack Ellis accepts Weaver Medal of Honor

As part of the ceremony, Ellis delivered the annual Weaver Lecture. His speech, titled "How to Plant a Tree," described the ways in which his grounded rural upbringing shaped his approach to education and career experiences, contributing to his strong work ethic and commitment to philanthropy.
May 11, 2011

Photogallery: Best of 2011 Drake Relays

Click through 90 photos of the action at the 2011 Drake Relays and download your favorites to your desktop.
May 11, 2011