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eBlue October 2007

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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

Awards presented at Drake's Fall Convocation

Three members of the Drake University staff were awarded Madelyn M. Levitt Awards on Thursday, Sept. 20, at the annual Fall Faculty and Staff Convocation in Sheslow Auditorium in Old Main.
October 1, 2007

Everage named Virgil S. Lagomarcino Laureate by Iowa State

Wanda Everage, LA’72, has been named Virgil S. Lagomarcino Laureate by the Iowa State University College of Human Sciences for outstanding work in the field of education.
October 1, 2007

Alumni Writers Festival features three recent graduates

The Drake University Writers and Critics Series will host the Alumni Writers Festival at 7:30 p.m. Thursday Oct. 11, in the Cowles Library Reading Room.
October 1, 2007

Drake conference to explore issues of new media

A conference on "Legal and Ethical Issues of New Media" will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, in the courtroom of Drake University's Neal and Bea Smith Law Center, 2400 University Ave. The conference, which is free and open to the public, will explore issues raised by social networking, blogs, wikis, vlogs and citizen journalists.
October 1, 2007

CAMPUS NEWS: Kristof illuminated troubles in Darfur for Drake community

New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof brought the terrors of Darfur home to the Drake community in his lecture "Why Troubles in Darfur and Other Parts of the World Matter to Us," on Sept. 25, as part of the annual Martin Bucksbaum Distinguished Lecture series.
October 1, 2007

Women's basketball schedule released; Bulldogs face 29-game ledger

Coming off one of the more memorable campaigns in school history, the 2007-08 Drake women's basketball schedule will feature a formidable 29-game ledger.
October 1, 2007

COLLEGE OF BUSINESS AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION NEWS

Drake University business students have gained a new resource to help them secure internships and professional positions -- the Career and Professional Development Center in Aliber Hall made possible by a partnership with Wells Fargo Bank, led by Drake alumnus Scott Johnson.
October 1, 2007

Scott Memorial Chapel receives architectural award

The restoration of Drake's Oreon E. Scott Memorial Chapel by Substance Architecture has received the 2007 Honor Award for Restoration from the Iowa chapter of the American Institute of Architects.
October 1, 2007

SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM AND MASS COMMUNICATION NEWS

The 'first lady of the press,' Helen Thomas, helped break the gender barrier in journalism and faced challenges as a woman journalist. Yet, she's more concerned about the new challenges confronting today's young high school and college journalists.
October 1, 2007