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eBlue October 2006

Drake footballer scores big for Boys and Girls Club

Stacey Walker, a freshman defensive back on the Drake football team, has been named Boys and Girls Club of America National Youth of the Year.
October 31, 2006

Dogtown to be rockin' for homecomin'

On Saturday, Sept. 30, the Drake Neighborhood will be host to the third annual Dogtown Fest. There will be two stages - an outdoor stage on 24th and University and another all acoustic stage at Mars Café.
October 31, 2006

Drake campus expands worldwide

Drake University has signed new exchange agreements with three universities abroad, creating new options for students. The new exchange agreements are with Fachhochschule Weiner Neustad in Weiner Neustad, Austria; University of Verona in Verona, Italy; and Kwansei Gakuin University in Nishinomiya, Japan.
October 31, 2006

NCAA Track championships coming home to Drake

The $15 million investment in the renovation of Drake Stadium by Drake University and the Greater Des Moines community has produced a quick dividend.
October 31, 2006

Education faculty member to receive award

Robert Stensrud, an associate professor of education at Drake, will receive the Governor's Award from the Iowa Commission of Persons with Disabilities in a ceremony on Friday, Oct. 6.
October 31, 2006

Johnson competes in Ryder Cup, PGA announces gift to Drake

The day before Zach Johnson, BN '98, teed off at the 36th Ryder Cup in Straffan, Ireland on Friday, the PGA of America announced a $100,000 donation to Drake University on his behalf. The donation will help fund the program "Golf: For Business & Life.
October 31, 2006

Student Bar Association raises the national bar for success

The Student Bar Association at Drake University recently won a national award from the American Bar Association/Law Student Division, placing second in the Best SBA Category of the ABA's annual awards.
October 31, 2006

Bucksbaum Lecture gets Ben and Jerry's flavor

Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, the masterminds behind Ben & Jerry's Homemade Inc., are coming to Drake University, ice cream in hand.
October 31, 2006

Law graduate earns ace writer award

Amanda Knief, a 2006 graduate of Drake Law School, received the top prize in the American Bar Association Commission on Domestic Violence 2006 Law Student Writing Contest for the submission of her paper
October 31, 2006

Drake student finds rare turtle population

Hank Vogel, a student in the Drake University Undergraduate Science Institute's summer research program, discovered a new population of rare Blanding's turtles during a survey of reptiles and amphibians at Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt in northeast Polk Country
October 31, 2006

St. Louis TV reporter, Meredith Corp. editor named top alumni

Sandra Soria, executive editor of Country Home magazine, and Sheldon Ripson, news director of KPLR-TV in St. Louis, have been named Alumni of the Year for 2006 by the Drake University School of Journalism and Mass Communication.
October 31, 2006

Education's Moon, Journalism's Woodward honored with Drake Medals

At the fall Faculty and Staff Convocation this month, Drake President David Maxwell awarded Drake Medals of Service to Don Moon, associate professor emeritus of education, and Robert Woodward, professor emeritus of journalism.
October 31, 2006

T-D delivers national award

The Associated Collegiate Press recently recognized Drake University's student newspaper, The Times-Delphic, as one of the nation's top college publications.
October 31, 2006

Drake recognizes community servants, excellent employees

Melissa Weresh, associate professor of legal writing, was awarded the Madelyn M. Levitt Distinguished Community Service Award this fall. Since 2003 she has been a member of the Resource Utilization Committee under the Board of Directors of The Homestead,
October 31, 2006

Student pharmacists' community involvement recognized

The Drake chapter of the Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA) received the Outstanding Community Services Award at the SNPhA National Convention.
October 31, 2006