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eBlue November 2007

Drake musicians to present 'The Earth Adorned: A Scandinavian Sampler'

'The Earth Adorned: A Scandinavian Sampler' will feature four Drake choruses and the Des Moines Vocal Arts Ensemble in concert conducted by alumna Carol Stewart on Sunday, Nov. 18.
November 5, 2007

Writers and Critics Series to feature Gary Gildner

Prize-winning author and poet Gary Gildner will return to Drake University after 16 years as part of the Drake Writers and Critics series on Tuesday, Nov. 13.
November 5, 2007

Tax-saving opportunity for donors to expire Dec. 31

Looking for a great way to have a powerful impact on Drake and its students? Under the Pension Protection Act of 2006, donors aged 70.5 or older can make outright gifts using IRA funds without tax implications – but only until the end of the 2007 year.
November 5, 2007

Milwaukee game watch Nov. 24

Join fellow Drake alumni, parents and friends in cheering the Drake men's basketball team when the Bulldogs take on the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Panthers on Saturday, Nov. 24, at the US Cellular Arena, downtown Milwaukee.
November 5, 2007

Christie's to auction Stuart Davis' study for Drake mural 'Allée'

A study for the "Allée" mural Stuart Davis designed for Drake's Hubbell Dining Hall will be offered by Christie's during a Nov. 29 auction of "Important American Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture" in New York City's Rockefeller Plaza.
November 5, 2007

Chicago event offers cuisine, comedy, camaraderie Dec. 8

The Drake Chicago Advisory Board has cooked up a wonderful evening of cuisine, comedy and Drake camaraderie for area alumni and friends on Saturday, Dec. 8: We’ll start at 5:30 p.m.
November 5, 2007

COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES NEWS

Some Des Moines high school students got their first taste of live theater last month when Drake students performed the second act of "Nickel and Dimed" at five city high schools. The tour was made possible by an $8,000 grant from Prairie Meadows Race Track and Casino to Friends of Drake Arts.
November 5, 2007

Have a blast at a Bulldog Bash

The Drake Alumni Office is seeking alumni worldwide to help organize annual Bulldog Bashes in their cities. These parties, typically held at pubs and restaurants in May and June, are fun, informal ways for Bulldogs to gather and get to know fellow alumni in their area.
November 5, 2007

COLLEGE OF BUSINESS AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION NEWS

Surrounded by a group of college students, alumnus Larry D. Zimpleman, president and COO of The Principal Financial Group, was more focused on the future of business for students than the lecture he was scheduled to present that night.
November 5, 2007

Alumni invited to submit comments as Drake seeks reaccreditation

Drake is currently seeking comments from the public about the University in preparation for its evaluation by its regional accrediting agency.
November 5, 2007

SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM AND MASS COMMUNICATION NEWS

Drake University student magazines 515 and THiNK won the Associated Collegiate Press' 2007 Pacemaker award for magazine excellence on Oct. 27, at the 2007 National College Media Convention in Washington, D.C.
November 5, 2007

Calendar

WEDNESAY, NOVEMBER 7 • "Let's DU Lunch" with Marsha Ternus, chief justice of Iowa's Supreme Court, networking at 11:30 and luncheon at noon, Polk Country Convention Complex, 501 Grand Ave. THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8 • San Francisco-area reunion, 6:00 p.m., Royal Oak, 2201 Polk Street, San Francisco. • Constitutional Law Distinguished Lecture, "Democracy at War," by Professor Samuel Issacharoff […]
November 5, 2007

Pharmacy grad awarded first Karbeling Leadership Award

The Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (CPHS) recently named Anthony Pudlo, PH'07, as the first recipient of the Karbeling Memorial Leadership Award for his leadership and outstanding contributions to Drake and the pharmacy practice.
November 5, 2007

COLLEGE OF PHARMACY AND HEALTH SCIENCES NEWS

A new Health Sciences major in Drake's College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is proving to be more popular than expected with 50 students enrolled in the 2007-08 academic year.
November 5, 2007

Mission Statement

Drake's mission is to provide an exceptional learning environment that prepares students for meaningful personal lives, professional accomplishments, and responsible global citizenship. The Drake experience is distinguished by collaborative learning among students, faculty, and staff and by the integration of the liberal arts and sciences with professional preparation.
November 5, 2007