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eBlue October 2007

Pharmacy alumni network in Kansas City

Roger Wilkie, PH'63, and his wife, Marie, recently hosted a reception in their Leawood, Kansas, home for fellow Drake pharmacy alumni.
October 1, 2007

LAW SCHOOL NEWS

Drake University Law School is one of 13 sites selected to host two Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellows for the 2007-08 academic year. Drake's two fellows were selected from a 20-member class and recently joined the Agricultural Law Center to work on public policy for food and agricultural issues.
October 1, 2007

Nominate a great Drake grad for an alumni award

The Drake National Alumni Association Board is seeking nominations for the 2008 Drake alumni awards, which will be celebrated during the annual Alumni Awards Dinner on Friday, May 16, 2008.
October 1, 2007

Levitt receives national award for public service

Longtime Drake trustee and benefactor Madelyn M. Levitt recently joined the ranks of Vice President Dick Cheney, former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and former First Lady Betty Ford as recipients of the Woodrow Wilson Award for Public Service.
October 1, 2007

ATHLETIC NEWS: Country music star performed at Drake Homecoming

Country music star Keith Anderson performed at Drake University's 2007 Homecoming concert on Wednesday, Oct. 3, at the Drake Knapp Center.
October 1, 2007

A Tale of Two Alumni

Here’s a story of two Drake graduates who were educated at different times and who have very different backgrounds, but who are now working together: Dan Hobson, who earned his master of business administration degree in 1988, and Maggie Buttweiler Blehert, who earned her journalism degree from Drake in 2006.
October 1, 2007

CALENDAR

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4 • College of Arts and Sciences Alumni Day, 10 a.m. • School of Education advisory council meeting, 2-5 p.m., School of Education. • Executive in Residence Lecture – Award-winning screenwriter and Drake graduate John August will discuss journalism and screenwriting at 7 p.m. in Sheslow Auditorium, Old Main. Admission is free. Call 271-2295. • “A Little […]
October 1, 2007

Visiting scholar program brings renowned political scientist to campus

Renowned political scientist Morris P. Fiorina spent two days at Drake last week as part of a national Visiting Scholar Program sponsored by the Phi Beta Kappa Society.
October 1, 2007

An opportunity to support a fellow grad

Angela Day Johnson’s BN’01, senior subcontracts manager with Rockwell Collins residing in Marengo, Iowa, informed Drake that her four-year-old daughter, Rian, was diagnosed with Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia in February 2007.
October 1, 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.
October 1, 2007

Drake's enrollment climbs 4.7 percent; entering class largest since 1981

Drake University enrolled 924 first-year students this fall, which makes the entering class the largest since 1981 when there were 967 freshmen. The 2007-08 entering class is 18 percent larger than last year's class of 781.
October 1, 2007

Scholarship recipients recognized at Alumnae Tea

The Drake Alumnae Association of Des Moines was established in 1920 to keep Drake alumnae and friends in touch with the University. Dues and member contributions support the scholarship fund.
October 1, 2007

New lab to enhance pharmacy students' compounding skills

For Drake University pharmacy students, the transition from college to the professional world will be smoother, thanks to the new state-of-the-art Mayhew Compounding Laboratory, made possible by a $500,000 gift from alumnus Larry Mayhew and his wife, Sandy.
October 1, 2007

Distinguished Georgetown scholar to discuss wealth and inequality at Drake on Oct. 5

Emma Jordan, professor of law at Georgetown University Law Center, will open the 2007-08 con law lecture series at Drake at 2 p.m., Friday, Oct. 5, Drake Law School, Room 213, Cartwright Hall, Carpenter Ave. with a discussion on "Wealth and Inequality: Thinking about Communities and Individualism."
October 1, 2007

Men's basketball schedule features three tournaments

For the second year, the Drake men's basketball team will play in a school record tying three regular-season tournaments to highlight a 30-game schedule for the upcoming 2007-08 season.
October 1, 2007