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eBlue November 2006

East Coast alumni celebrate Drake's 125th birthday

In October alumni in Washington, D.C., and New York City celebrated Drake's 125th birthday with President David Maxwell, Drake First Lady Madeleine Maxwell, College of Arts and Sciences Dean John Burney, Provost Ron Troyer, Vice Provost Wanda Everage and Professor Emeritus of Journalism Bob Woodward.
November 30, 2006

Drake alumni awarded YMCA Service to Youth Award

Alumni Tom Drake, GR'71, and Sheryle Drake, ED'67, were recently honored with the YMCA of Greater Des Moines 2006 Service To Youth Award. The award commends the Drakes for their 34 years and countless volunteer hours to the non-profit organization.
November 30, 2006

A Bright day for Bulldog football

Kandis Bright of Edmonton, Canada, donned her father's Drake University letter sweater from the early 1950s for the late-September dedication of Johnny Bright Field in the renovated Drake Stadium.
November 30, 2006

Strentz honored for ushering the 'sunshine' in

Herb Strentz, professor emeritus of journalism, recently received the 2006 Central Iowa Activist Award in the First Amendment category for his commitment to openness in government and his leadership role at the Freedom of Information Council.
November 30, 2006

Law School's guest speaker puts women's equality issues in perspective

Penelope E. Andrews, professor of law at the City University of New York School of Law, will give a lecture on the South African Constitution and its impact on women's equality vs. traditional cultures on Thursday, Nov. 9, at Drake Law School.
November 30, 2006

Women's hoops picked to win MVC; Men predicted No. 7

Expectations will be at an all-time high surrounding the Drake women's basketball team during the upcoming 2006-07 campaign as the Missouri Valley Conference announced on Oct. 30 that the Bulldogs have been tabbed as the preseason favorite to capture the 2007 MVC crown
November 30, 2006

Ugandan-born CBPA prof takes students to homeland

Ugandan-born Jimmy Senteza, Drake associate professor of finance, is organizing a course, "Sustainable Development in Africa," that involves a 21-day journey to Uganda that will examine globalization from the perspective of a sub-Saharan African country
November 30, 2006

Wanted: Mentors to join Career bluePrint

Drake's new Career bluePrint lets you mentor Drake students in their career journeys and also advance your own career. The "Be A Mentor" program connects alumni with Drake students with activities
November 30, 2006

Conference explores innovation, leadership and Iowa's future

Iowa leaders in economics, government and health care will share their views on innovation, leadership and Iowa's future during an all-day conference on Friday, Nov. 17, at Drake University's Olmsted Center.
November 30, 2006

Alumni get their just desserts

Central Iowa alumni enjoy "Dessert with Drake:" As part of Drake's ongoing 125th birthday celebration, the Office of Alumni and Parent Programs will treat alumni to dessert and other goodies at The Principal Financial Group on Tuesday, Nov. 7
November 30, 2006

Calendar

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4 Drake football vs. Davidson, 1 p.m., Drake Knapp Center. Men's basketball vs. Truman State, 7:05 p.m., Drake Knapp Center. SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 5 Women's basketball vs. Nebraska-Kearney, 2:05 p.m., Drake Knapp Center. Faculty Recital: Andrew Classen, trumpet, 8 p.m., Jordan Stage, Sheslow Auditorium. WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 8 Drake Writers and Critics Series: Judith Roof […]
November 30, 2006

New science classrooms to be cradles of discovery

Drake science students will learn science as scientists practice their disciplines - through the process of experimentation and discovery, thanks to a new set of classrooms in Olin Hall dedicated this fall.
November 30, 2006

Save a life and show your Bulldog pride!

Drake alumni across Iowa are being asked to join with the Blood Center of Iowa and alumni of Iowa State University, the University of Iowa, and the University of Northern Iowa in a statewide Alumni Blood Drive Challenge.
November 30, 2006

From the Editor

The first brisk blows of winter chill may be nipping at our paws here in beautiful Des Moines, Iowa, but things are still red hot at your favorite alma mater, Drake University! From big expectations for our women's basketball team to globe-spanning plans from a biz school professor, the Bulldogs are burning up the town. […]
November 30, 2006

Remember Leonard Good?

Andrew Phelan, biographer and professor of art at the University of Oklahoma, is collecting memories of the late Leonard Good for an upcoming biography. Good, professor emeritus of art at Drake, chaired Drake's art department from 1952 to 1968.
November 30, 2006