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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

Mr. Drake celebrates his 90th birthday at Homecoming

Paul F. Morrison, who watched Jesse Owens compete in the Drake relays in 1935, witnessed Heisman Trophy candidate Johnny Bright get taken out by a brutal, racist hit in 1951, and last year traveled from Florida to Alaska to take in a football game and then a basketball game (along with a dog sled ride), was honored during Homecoming activities this past weekend.
November 5, 2007

LAW SCHOOL NEWS

National Adoption Month will culminate by uniting dozens of children with new families at the seventh annual Adoption Saturday, to be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Polk County Courthouse, 500 Mulberry St.
November 5, 2007

August wins Alumni of the Year award; speaks on digital age

Before Drake University alumnus and screenwriter John August stepped onto his platform on "The Challenge of Writing in a Digital Age," he was awarded the 2007 Alumni of the Year Award from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Thursday, Oct. 5.
November 5, 2007

Drake journalism students gain state-of-the-art media lab

Drake University's School of Journalism and Mass Communication (SJMC) offers more than just the journalism basics -- writing, editing and reporting. On Oct. 5, SJMC unveiled the Kragie Newell Interactive Media Lab that will rocket students right into the new multimedia world.
November 5, 2007

SCHOOL OF EDUCATION NEWS

Future teachers in Professor Shelley Fairbairn’s Educational Psychology course were treated to first-hand perspectives of the struggles homeless children face daily in the classroom. A group of Des Moines area homeless youth visited the graduate class as part of a panel discussion of social justice in education.
November 5, 2007

ALUMNI NEWS: Drake opens new online alumni community, 'blueView'

Drake alumni share a special lifelong connection to the University and to each other. Alumni will soon be able to enjoy an even stronger connection thanks to Drake’s new online alumni community, "blueView."
November 5, 2007

CAMPUS NEWS: Student organization wins Governor's Volunteer Award

Drake University and Iowa State students received the Governor's Volunteer Award for volunteer involvement in The 10,000 Hours Show of Central Iowa (10KCI). The award was presented by Gov. Chet Culver Oct. 5, at the Southeast Polk High School Auditorium in Runnells, Iowa, to honor the student-run organization's service.
November 5, 2007

ATHLETIC NEWS

Drake Bulldogs' senior running back, Scott Phaydavong, was featured in the Oct. 8, 2007, issue of Sports Illustrated in the "Faces in the Crowd" column.
November 5, 2007

San Francisco, here we come!

San Francisco area alumni and friends have two great opportunities to celebrate their Drake affiliation in November. On Thursday, Nov. 8, alumni are invited to gather for happy hour at Royal Oak, 2201 Polk Street, starting at 6:00 p.m.
November 5, 2007

Princeton Review names Drake in 'Best 170 Law Schools'

The Princeton Review recently named Drake University Law School one of the nation's best law schools in the 2008 edition of its "Best 170 Law Schools."
November 5, 2007

Drake picked to finish first in MVC women's basketball preseason poll

For the second consecutive year, the Drake women's basketball team has been tabbed as the preseason favorite to capture the 2008 Missouri Valley Conference crown.
November 5, 2007