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eBlue October 2013

Alumni Relations announces 2014 reunions

The 2014 Drake reunion schedule is out and better than ever with new formats that are sure to please Bulldogs of all ages. Year and affinity aside, the Office of Alumni Relations is calling back all alumni to join in reunion festivities during Drake Relays 2014. Whether you graduated three years ago or 33 years […]
October 22, 2013

Tibetan Buddhist Monks visit Drake University

Tibetan Buddhist monks from the Gaden Shartse Monastery in India drew hundreds of visitors to Drake’s campus in September to watch the astounding creation of an intricate mandala formed with millions of grains of colored sand. Organized by The Comparison Project, the monks’ hosted several cultural events throughout their weeklong visit that were free and […]
October 22, 2013

Leadership in the 21st century

As Drake University aims to create the leaders of tomorrow, Bob Johansen—futurist, author, and distinguished fellow at the Institute for the Future (IFTF)—challenged the Drake community to look at leadership from a different lens. Johansen delivered a lecture in Sheslow Auditorium on October 8, discussing the driving forces that are shaping our society and the […]
October 22, 2013

Journalism students explore cutting-edge aerial technology

Drake’s journalism program has taken flight. This fall the E.T. Meredith Center for Magazine Studies at Drake University invested in a remote-controlled aerial drone equipped with two high-definition video cameras. Students in several journalism classes are using the device, which weighs less than one pound and can fly to a maximum altitude of 160 feet, […]
October 22, 2013

Apologies and Stuffed Animals

Despite the hot temperatures and relentless humidity at convocation this fall, administrators, faculty, staff, and students gathered together at Helmick Commons to kick off the school year. The fall convocation was a success thanks in part to Renee Cramer, director and associate professor of law, politics and society, who served as the keynote speaker for […]
October 22, 2013

Alumni House opens its doors

The Drake Alumni House officially opened its doors in January. “Drake alumni have long needed a place to call their own in the heart of campus,” says John Smith, vice president for alumni and development. “The newly established Alumni House will create that place and bring new life to the experience our alumni have when […]
October 22, 2013

An old school tradition

          This month’s Old School Photo was taken from the 1958 yearbook. Drake students traditionally took a day off from classes following a Homecoming football victory. They would march to the capitol on Skip Day, and use the free time to tour the statehouse and city.
October 22, 2013

Larry Katzen, inside Arthur Andersen

“Going to Drake, you learn more than what they tell you in the classroom. You learn about life, and growing up, and becoming independent. Drake taught me a strong lesson—to always do the right thing.” Larry Katzen, BN’67, author and former Drake University Board of Trustees member for more than 20 years, tells all in […]
October 22, 2013

Anderson Gallery, Civil War cartoons from Harper’s Weekly

With the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War upon us, Drake University is offering a unique way to remember the period. Beginning Nov. 7, the Anderson Gallery will feature the exhibit, “Draw Your Weapons, Civil War Cartoons from Harper’s Weekly.” The idea originated with Maura Lyons, associate professor of art history, when she spent […]
October 22, 2013

Incredible women, outstanding leaders

Drake students graduate having learned not only how to thrive as outstanding professionals in their field but also how to be strong leaders in their community. When four individuals were inducted into the Iowa Women’s Hall of Fame on Aug. 24, three were Drake graduates. Mary Louise Chapman, ED’68, Deborah Turner, LW’07, and the late […]
October 17, 2013

Health care in 2014, a roundtable discussion

As the Affordable Care Act begins to take its course, many Americans are left with unanswered questions. In an effort to help educate Iowans on the new program, the Drake College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and Rahul Parsa, Principal Financial Group Distinguished Professor and professor of actuarial science and statistics, hosted a roundtable discussion […]
October 17, 2013

Drake graduate produces new TV show: "The Crazy Ones"

It turns out that art imitates life. A new CBS comedy series, “The Crazy Ones” starring Robin Williams, is based in part on John Montgomery’s real-life experiences during 33 years in advertising. After seven years working in collaboration with creator David E. Kelley, Montgomery, LA’79, experienced his first prime-time television debut as executive producer. The […]
October 17, 2013