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The Lytles' Legacy

Steven Lytle always knew he’d go to college. He just never imagined that the college would be Drake. "My parents would have seen that I went to school somehow," says Lytle, BN'67, LW'76. "But the only way I could afford a private school was with scholarships from many different donors." With his tuition halved by […]
December 18, 2014

An Unexpected Collaboration

When senior public relations major Kelly Tafoya learned that Drake had been chosen to host a regional conference of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) next spring, she and her classmates knew they couldn’t organize such a monumental event alone. “It was exciting and kind of terrifying,” Tafoya recalls. Luckily, there’s been no […]
December 18, 2014

Remembering Pearl Harbor

Robert Isokane, LA’53, was on a golf course in Honolulu when his life—and, indeed, the world—changed forever. The date was December 7, 1941 and Isokane was 15 years old. The Honolulu native was working as a caddy for an Army lieutenant colonel when the colonel was suddenly called away. Soon Isokane [pronounced e-so-kahn-ay] and a […]
December 18, 2014

Maxwell jams with blues legend

During his celebrated musical career, John Paul Hammond has shared a stage with Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Muddy Waters, Tom Waits, and countless other legendary performers. This month the Grammy Award-winning musician added a lesser-known (at least outside of certain musical circles) bluesman to his list of collaborators: Drake University President David Maxwell. Maxwell celebrated his […]
December 18, 2014

East Meets West

Photo courtesy Hiltrud Schulz/UMass Amherst. Professor, author, scholar, archivist, and founder of the East German Film Archive at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Barton Byg has been pretty busy since graduating from Drake in 1975. Today Byg is the director of the DEFA Library. Named after an East German film studio, the library recently celebrated […]
December 18, 2014

Life-Changing Occupation

Photo: Health Sciences students study in the Ellis Disease Prevention Lab at Drake University. Elizabeth Heiny, AS’11, was volunteering as a caregiver for foster children in Texas when she became concerned about the wellbeing of a five-month-old. The baby boy wasn’t developing on pace and had poor control of his head. That’s when Elizabeth was […]
December 18, 2014

State of the state

Before he sets foot in the marshy wetland, Tom Rosburg, professor of biology, knows what to expect. Beads of sweat drip down his face as he trudges through knee-high wetland muck, 100-degree heat, and oppressive humidity. Then the buzzing begins. Gnats and mosquitos race around his nose and ears, reveling in the sticky air. All […]
November 20, 2014

Making the most of summer

Law student Brooke Yang was plenty busy this summer with two back-to-back internships, including one in Hong Kong for a global law firm.
November 20, 2014

The Long Way Around

Kavilash Chawla, AS’98, is global practitioner-in-residence for Drake’s College of Business and Public Administration. His career path hasn’t taken him in the direction he’d planned while at Drake, but it’s taken him around the world—and he wouldn’t have it any other way, as he writes in the following essay: “The Long Way Around,” by Kavilash […]
November 20, 2014

No Place Like Home

As the smell of fresh baked challah wafts through the air, more than 40 students take their places at rectangular dining tables. A stream of food rolls out of the kitchen while hungry chatter fills the dining room. Gathered around tables, under the Star of David on the mantle, members of Drake Hillel do something […]
October 29, 2014

Intervention

Pneumonia, or infection of the lung(s), can be severely debilitating—even fatal—to those who are at risk. For people living with health issues such as diabetes, a heart condition, or an autoimmune disease, pneumonia can be particularly dangerous. “I think most people don’t think of pneumonia as a life-threatening disease, “ says Nicholas Lehman, assistant professor […]
October 29, 2014

Communication Innovation

After a quick stop at the bustling Times-Delphic office to format a story for the Web, junior Sarah Fulton treks into the depths of Meredith Hall to record a radio spot for 94.1 The Dog. That same evening brings her and her camera in front of Old Main for a photo shoot, then to the […]
October 29, 2014

Welcoming the Class of 2018

What does it mean to be a part of the Bulldog family—to say to the world, “I am Drake?” The University’s Class of 2018 is now wrestling with such big questions this fall as they settle into residence hall life, meet new friends, and expand their world through college coursework. Two days after moving in, […]
September 26, 2014

Accelerating Your Leadership

Drake launches new executive development program that is organized in an interdisciplinary format and designed to meet the needs of a changing workforce.
September 26, 2014

Small Town Law

The facades along Main Street in Belle Plaine, Iowa, showcase the staples of small-town life. An independent pharmacy, a general store, a coffee shop. A single-screen movie theater—its marquee ringed in lightbulbs—and a hair salon—its windowsill filled with mannequins in brightly colored wigs. At one end of the street, in the center of this town […]
September 26, 2014