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eBlue November 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

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