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eBlue April 2014

New York Times reporter packs Sussman with lecture on Edward Snowden and the NSA

The inaugural Sussman Lecture Series presented by the Harkin Institute for Public Policy and Citizen Engagement filled every chair in Sussman Theater on March 31. Thanks to a generous gift to distinctlyDrake from Richard Sussman, AS’51, and his late wife Lila, the Sussman Lecture Series was endowed for the benefit and support of the Harkin […]
April 16, 2014

What would Lytle do?

From typewriters and vinyl records to live broadcasting and automation, John Lytle, the Ellis and Nelle Levitt Distinguished Professor of Journalism, has seen it all. This spring, after nearly 40 years of teaching, Drake will say goodbye to this esteemed professor at a retirement reception on Saturday, April 26. Lytle came to Drake University in […]
April 16, 2014

Drake Law team succeeds at 64th Annual National Moot Court Competition

Louis Sloven felt it in the pit of his stomach. “It’s like that moment right before the roller coaster reaches its first hill—it’s so nerve-racking.” The 2015 juris doctor candidate recently joined two other Drake University law students to compete in the national finals of the 64th Annual National Moot Court Competition, the oldest and […]
April 16, 2014

Alumna’s experience abroad leads to nonprofit start-up

Even after graduation, alumna Samantha Thomas, AS’10, continues to embrace Drake’s mission. With the start of her nonprofit, Global Arts Therapy, she’s combining a meaningful personal life with professional accomplishments and responsible global citizenship. The travel bug has always been in Thomas. Before she transferred to Drake, she studied abroad in London. While across the […]
April 16, 2014

Philanthropy Week exceeds goal

A $14,000 gift hung in the balance. If 14 percent of undergraduate students could be inspired to contribute a monetary donation during the third annual Philanthropy Week, Drake Trustee Joe Aiello, BN’80, and his wife Leslie, FA’79, agreed to contribute $14,000 for student scholarship support. Challenge accepted. A total of 636 students participated in the […]
April 16, 2014

Tail-waggers and tiaras: The 35th Annual Beautiful Bulldog Contest will kick off Drake Relays

Spring has sprung on Drake’s campus, and that can only mean one thing: Drake Relays is right around the corner, and so is Drake’s beloved Beautiful Bulldog Contest. Think of it as the Westminster Dog Show—with much more doggy drool, celebrity impersonations by pups, elaborate dog/owner costumes, and a pageant exclusively consisting of English bulldogs. […]
April 16, 2014

Drake, Creighton, and Nike team up for inaugural Murphy Cup competition

The CBPA joined forces with Creighton University’s Heider College of Business in February for the first annual Murphy Cup—a student marketing competition. The brainchild of Chris Murphy, JO’79, and a member of Creighton’s board of trustees, this event was about collaboration as much as competition. Rather than universities pitted against each other, six teams comprised […]
April 16, 2014

Global partnerships: Extending beyond alternative spring break trips

For years now, cohorts of students have opted to forgo tropical spring break vacations for service-learning experiences across the globe. But Drake is thinking big picture and cultivating partnerships around the world that extend far beyond a one-week opportunity. Drake’s strategic partnership with Tecnologico de Monterrey (Monterrey Tec) in Guadalajara, Mexico, dates back to 2010, […]
April 16, 2014

Calling All Bulldogs: Drake Relays events for all ages

It’s full speed ahead for the Drake Relays, and it should come as no surprise that the Office of Alumni Relations has packed the week with activities for Drake alumni and friends. From the alumni tent party to community events to downtown street painting, you’ll find yourself with an abundance of opportunities to catch up […]
April 16, 2014

Old School Photo: A Muddy Drake Relays

Recognize those windows? That’s right—it’s Goodwin-Kirk residence hall. This photo shows students participating in the third annual mud volleyball tournament that took place on April 22, 1990. The messy tradition involved filling the residence hall courtyard with mud for both students and faculty members to square off in grimy competition. The tradition took place during […]
April 16, 2014

SOE Alumni Awards Dinner celebrates outstanding educators

The Alumni Awards Dinner, a longstanding tradition for SOE, brings together Drake alumni, students, faculty, and friends to honor remarkable alumni and celebrate the graduating class of 2014.
March 28, 2014