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eBlue November 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

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