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eBlue December 2009

Drake jazz students perform for alumnus's party at McDonald's Corp. headquarters

A group of students in Drake's Jazz Ensemble I performed for an audience of 300 at a birthday party for Fred Turner, LA'55..
December 2, 2009

Alumni give $3 million gift for entrepreneurial leadership center

Bill Buchanan, BN'57, and his wife, Jean, gave a major gift to establish the William M. and Jean M. Buchanan Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership.
December 2, 2009

CPHS offers digital collection of professional pharmacy fraternity composite photos

The College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences' Professional Pharmacy Fraternity Composites Web site offers digital photographs from 1932 to present
December 2, 2009

Curator gives students an insider's look at 'John Adams Unbound' exhibit

Beth Prindle recently gave a behind-the-scenes tour of the founding father's book collection to a group of Drake history students.
December 2, 2009

Law School hosts debate on legislation proposed to address same-sex marriage in Iowa

The debate featured two scholars who addressed questions Iowans should examine after the state Supreme Court approved same-sex marriage.
December 2, 2009

College Cup bid on the line as Bulldogs face Elite Eight matchup at North Carolina

The Bulldogs will face the 2008 national runners-up for the first time in school history in the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament.
December 2, 2009

Drake public relations students get real-world experience promoting new roller derby team

Students are working with Malay Bouaphakeo, JO'05, to promote the Des Moines Derby Dames, a new addition to the Women's Derby Flat Track Association.
December 2, 2009


FRIDAY, JAN. 15    Paint the Town Blue:
Celebrating Drake in Des Moines Chamberlain Building, 1312 Locust Street, Des Moines   Drake President David and Madeleine Maxwell, the Drake Board of Trustees and the Office of Alumni and Development invite alumni to an evening to recognize the University's impact in Des Moines.   Reception: 7 p.m.,
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December 2, 2009

Six Drake players earn first-team All-PFL honors, 14 Bulldogs recognized

A group of Drake football players were recognized and earned first team All-Pioneer Football League playing honors.
December 2, 2009

Alumni enjoy 12-day cruise to 'Best of Mediterranean'

A group of alumni took an Oceana Cruise from Venice to Athens, traveling a total of 1,781 nautical miles.
December 2, 2009

Cundiff scores game-winning kick to earn Raven victory over Steelers

Bill Cundiff kicked a 29-yard field goal with 6:42 left in overtime to solidify the Ravens' 20-17 victory over the Steelers on Nov. 29.
December 2, 2009

Alumna receives global health grant for vaccine research published in immunology journal

Kathryn Knoop (Freel), AS'06, is part of a research team at Emory University that received a $100,000 grant to support innovative global health research.
December 2, 2009

Education students, faculty benefit from new tools, technology

Students and faculty are taking advantage of new technology to create assignments and presentations, conquer everyday tasks and communicate with students and faculty off campus.
December 2, 2009

Drake blue Des Moines Fire Department apparel now available

Proceeds will go to three Des Moines Fire Department stations and the Des Moines Firefighters Welfare Fund.
December 2, 2009

Tickets still available for Drake Madrigal Dinners

The Christmas Madrigal Dinners will be held at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 5, and Sunday, Dec. 6.
December 2, 2009