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eBlue August 2013

Debra DeLaet Appointed to Prestigious Faculty Position

Debra DeLaet, professor of politics and international relations, was recently named the Herb and Karen Baum Chair of Ethics and the Professions. This prestigious faculty position guides Drake students in developing a firmly grounded personal commitment to the highest standards of ethics and ethical decision-making "The Baum Chair of Ethics and the Professions is one […]
August 20, 2013

Meet Jerry Gallucci: Drake's First-Ever Diplomat-in-Residence

Jerry Gallucci, retired U.S. foreign service officer and U.N. peacekeeper, packed his bags this summer and moved from Washington, D.C. to Des Moines to serve as Drake’s first diplomat-in-residence. Funding for the new faculty position came from the R.W. and Mary Nelson Institute for Diplomacy and International Affairs. “It’s very rare that you see people […]
August 20, 2013

Travel with Drake: A True Blue Experience in 2014

Travel programs have always been a hit with Drake alumni, but the 2014 trip is expected to blow the others out of the water. Drake staff member Diane (Anagnos) Caldbeck, ED’72, and her husband Bill Caldbeck, BN’70, will lead Drake alumni and friends through the Aegean Sea on a seven-night luxury cruise. Diane, former director […]
August 19, 2013

Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence Will Serve as Visiting Expert, Mentor to Drake Community

A visiting economics expert will help Drake professors teach about emerging economies, sustainable food production, and other topics through an international perspective this year. Benard Musekese Wabukala, a lecturer at Makerere University Business School in Kampala, Uganda, will be a scholar-in-residence at Drake through the fall semester. During his visit, Wabukala will present to students […]
August 16, 2013

Old School Photo: Schmutz, the campus pup

This month’s Old School Photo is from the 1957 yearbook. Schmutz, the campus pup, is pictured with his fellow Drake students in a lecture hall on campus. It’s not unusual to see today’s campus pup, Porterhouse, at campus events or out in the community, but to have him in class? Now, that would be a […]
August 16, 2013

Lend a Hand: DU Good Day 2013

DU Good Day, hosted by the Drake University National Alumni Association, is a national day of service proving that alumni, parents, friends and future Bulldogs can make a difference. In its second year, more than 400 Bulldogs in 13 cities served their communities on September 29, 2012.
August 16, 2013

John August, from Drake to Broadway

John August, JO’92, is one of Drake’s many noteworthy alumni. His screenwriting credits include Go (1999), Titan A.E. (2000), Charlie's Angels (2000), Big Fish (2003), and Frankenweenie (2012). We had the opportunity to chat with him about his time at Drake and his latest adventure: Big Fish, premiering as a musical on Broadway this October. […]
August 16, 2013

CPHS Faculty Make a Difference with Innovative Projects

Nora Stelter, Andrea Kjos and Abebe Mengesha have been putting in long hours in an effort to improve patient care. The College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (CPHS) professors have each recently received national recognition for their innovative projects, earning nearly $50,000 from competitive granting agencies. “These grant awards recognize the achievements that our faculty […]
August 15, 2013

An Unforgettable Summer Experience

It’s no surprise that Drake students stay busy during the summer. Many students stay in Des Moines or return home to complete exciting internships, but a handful of adventurous students committed to service-learning traveled to Africa. Thanks in part to the Slay Fund for Social Justice, Andrew Harkins and James Ley had the opportunity to […]
August 15, 2013

World Leaders on Trial

As a former state prosecutor, Drake Law School Professor Ellen Yee has a keen understanding of the United States criminal justice system. She uses her practical experiences to help students explore the underlying principles of criminal law. But how is justice served in other nations, particularly when the alleged perpetrator is not an average citizen […]
August 13, 2013

Learning by Doing: SOE Cohort Writes Leadership Book

The doctoral cohort studying educational leadership at Drake University’s School of Education (SOE) walked away from their course in advanced leadership feeling more accomplished than ever. Together, and in a very short time frame, the students wrote a comprehensive leadership book that is available for purchase worldwide on “This cohort faced a nearly impossible […]
August 13, 2013

Local Partnership Feeds Success

When the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Iowa (BGCCI) agreed to partner with Drake’s Master of Communication Leadership (M.C.L.) capstone course, they didn’t know what to expect. “Drake has always been a great partner for the Boys & Girls Clubs,” says Cailin Stockdale, director of communication and resource development at BGCCI. “We’ve had excellent […]
August 13, 2013

The Great Outdoors

Drake University, Metro Waste Authority, and Southeast Polk School District all share a passion for providing students with opportunities to engage in environmental science-related activities, which is why they have collaborated to create the Metro Waste and Drake Environmental Learning Center—a project that is nearly seven years in the making. “We are very fortunate to […]
August 13, 2013