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eBlue November 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

Drake law alumni events in Milwaukee, Dallas

Drake Law School alumni can network with each other and Dean David Walker at the following upcoming events. A law alumni luncheon in Milwaukee will be held on Thursday, Nov. 15, at Bacchus, 925 East Wells Street, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
November 5, 2007

'Southern Stories: Two Voices, One Vision'

Local author James Autry and Pulitzer-Prize nominee Clifton Taulbert will headline the fifth annual Community in Diversity Lecture at Drake University, Tuesday, Nov. 13. The two men -- one white (Autry) and one black (Taulbert) -- have written books about their experiences growing up in Mississippi in the '50s and '60s, respectively.
November 5, 2007

Bulldog's record indoor national tennis meet run ends in quarterfinals

Before slightly spraining an ankle, the sixth-seeded Pavic, a senior from Adelaide, Australia, led Somdev Devvarman of Virginia 2-0 in their second set of men’s singles. Devvarman, the tournament’s No. 1 seed, won six of the next seven points to defeat Pavic 6-4 in straight sets.
November 5, 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