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eBlue November 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

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