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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

Deputy Provost Raylene Rospond resigns after 17 successful years at Drake

Raylene Rospond’s strong work ethic and leadership skills have been invaluable to Drake University since joining the faculty in 1997 as associate professor and associate dean. She quickly advanced in her responsibilities, becoming chair of the pharmacy practice department in 1999. In 2003, she assumed the role of dean of the College of Pharmacy and […]
February 26, 2014

The Drake Chamber Choir tours England

The Drake Chamber Choir spent more than ten days touring England in January, where they sang in some of the country's most prestigious performing venues, including sites in Oxford, Cambridge, Stratford-upon-Avon, London, Ely, Coventry, and Gloucester. In London, the 30-voice ensemble performed at St. Paul's Cathedral and St. Martin-in-the-Fields, where they represented the United States in […]
February 26, 2014

CBPA announces School of Actuarial Science

Building on its reputation as home to one of the top actuarial science programs in the nation, Drake University’s College of Business and Public Administration (CBPA) is introducing the School of Actuarial Science, which will be operative starting in August 2015. The Drake University Board of Trustees approved the CBPA National Advisory Council’s (NAC) recommendation […]
February 26, 2014

New endowed fund provides global experiential learning

Madeline Goebel, a sophomore studying international relations with a focus in African studies, will travel to Yaoundé, Cameroon, off the west coast of Africa this spring to participate in an Independent Study Project through an organization called SIT World Learning. Her research will focus on microfinance in Cameroon. “I have wanted to travel to an […]
February 26, 2014

J-Term on campus

For three weeks in January, Drake students and faculty engaged in intensive focused learning opportunities around the world as part of the University’s second January Term (J-Term). While more than 200 students chose to participate in courses abroad, more than 800 students explored a world of opportunities right here on Drake’s campus. From synthetic biology […]
February 26, 2014

From Drake Bulldog to Chicago Bear

If you were lucky enough to attend a Chicago Bears game at Solider Field this season, you saw firsthand the video editing work of Cameron Good. Good, JO’13, was hired as seasonal video editor for the Chicago Bears in 2013, and his content airs on the video boards during every home game. Working for the […]
February 26, 2014