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eBlue November 2008

ALUMNI NEWS

Drake grad takes 23rd place in World Series of Poker; Alumnus wins award for research from international chemistry society; WHO Radio personality Van Harden named SJMC Alumnus of the Year; Painting by alumna selected for national traveling art exhibit; School of Education seeks nominations for 2009 Alumni Awards; and Nominate Drake grads for national alumni awards.
October 31, 2008

Saarinen exhibit explores the building of a modern campus at Drake University

Drake University has the distinguished honor of having a campus plan and nine buildings designed by two of the greatest architects of the 20th century. This fall, a comprehensive exhibition sheds light on how those designs by Eliel Saarinen and his son, Eero, reflected Drake's determination to be a modern university that would help propel America into post-World War II leadership.
October 31, 2008

COLLEGE OF BUSINESS AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION NEWS

With nearly 660 more students taking classes taught by Drake's College of Business and Public Administration faculty than in 2004-05, the college recently updated Aliber Hall to provide better facilities and resources for more students.
October 31, 2008

COLLEGE OF PHARMACY AND HEALTH SCIENCES NEWS

Erin Frazee won't be traveling lightly when she journeys to Belize in January as one of Drake's first pharmacy students to do a clinical rotation at the Hillside Health Care International Clinic.
October 31, 2008

LAW SCHOOL NEWS

Cary Fowler, executive director of Global Crop Diversity Trust, planted a seed about the importance of preserving the world's crops with nearly 30 Drake law students during his recent Drake visit.
October 31, 2008

SCHOOL OF EDUCATION NEWS

Deana Horras-Colbert, AS'92, recently received Iowa's 2008 Excellence in Education Award for her work with the alternative program and students at English Valleys High School.
October 31, 2008

SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM AND MASS COMMUNICATION NEWS

Key Iowa journalists gathered at Drake for a National Press Club forum to discuss challenges for the industry including rethinking the business model and gaining new tools to keep quality journalism alive.
October 31, 2008

ALUMNI EVENTS

FRIDAY, NOV. 14 TalkAbout Dinner and Discussion for Urinetown, 6:00 p.m., Levitt Hall. For information or to make reservations send an e-mail to alumni.rsvp@drake.edu SATURDAY, NOV. 15 Drake/Butler Pre-game party, 4:30-6:30 p.m., West End Lounge. Questions? Contact John Brown at john.brown@drake.edu. TUESDAY, NOV. 18 Drake Jazz 1 concert, 7:30 p.m., Performing Arts Hall, Harmon Fine […]
October 31, 2008

ATHLETICS NEWS

Native Iowan named Drake associate athletic director; Drake alumnus Zach Johnson enjoys victory at golf tournaments in Texas, Nevada; Drake men's and women's basketball teams kick off season with victories; and Drake loses two Centennial Football Team members to heart attacks.
October 31, 2008

COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES NEWS

Drake will host "Carnage in the Corn," a stage combat workshop featuring classes including "Groin Shots are Funny" and "Sword vs. Spear," sanctioned by the Society of American Fight Directors.
October 31, 2008

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.
October 31, 2008

CAMPUS NEWS

Drake students help historic mosque recover from flood damage; Library exhibit reveals Morehouse's astronomy legacy still shining at Drake; and Tickets on sale for 19th annual Drake Madrigal Dinners.
October 31, 2008