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eBlue October 2008

ALUMNI NEWS

Drake football alumni make appearance at Homecoming; and Alumni who are financial experts dissect current credit crisis.
October 6, 2008

CAMPUS NEWS

Former ambassador calls for renewed emphasis on diplomacy; Drake community celebrates Habitat for Humanity build with wall-raising ceremony; Plan to attend media panel discussion on 2008 presidential election; Saarinen exhibit explores the building of a modern campus at Drake; Des Moines Register leaders embrace new technology and industry challenges; Free bus rides grow more popular with Drake community; Drake Symphony Orchestra gains new director; and Drake law students volunteer to help veterans at StandDown.
October 6, 2008

COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES NEWS

As part of their First Year Seminar course, nearly 40 Drake students visited Great Ape Trust of Iowa and will apply what they learned at the trust to their writing and class discussions.
October 6, 2008

COLLEGE OF BUSINESS AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION NEWS

Drake alumnus William R. Watson, GR'01, has turned to summer college interns to help enhance Urbandale High School's athletic department and its surrounding community.
October 6, 2008

COLLEGE OF PHARMACY AND HEALTH SCIENCES NEWS

In its second year, Drake University's health sciences major is proving to be more popular with 63 students enrolled in the program this year compared to 47 from the previous year.
October 6, 2008

LAW SCHOOL NEWS

Cathy Lesser Mansfield epitomizes the Renaissance law professor. She's a nationally recognized expert on subprime and predatory lending who wrote an opera, "The Sparks Fly Upward," which will premiere on Nov. 8.
October 6, 2008

SCHOOL OF EDUCATION NEWS

Drake's School of Education recently unveiled a new exhibit of art and essays created by troubled adolescents who reside at the Iowa Juvenile Home.
October 6, 2008

SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM AND MASS COMMUNICATION NEWS

Drake will team with the National Press Club, the world's leading professional organization for journalists, to co-host a panel on the future of journalism featuring key industry leaders on Wednesday, Oct. 29.
October 6, 2008

ATHLETICS NEWS

Drake basketball season tickets on sale; and Former Drake runner 2nd at USA Men's Marathon Championships.
October 6, 2008

Law students see Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. up close and personal

Drake University law students enjoyed the opportunity to interact with and question Chief Justice of the United States John G. Roberts Jr. during his day-long campus visit on Thursday, Oct. 2. View a photo gallery of his visit online. At a breakfast with approximately 70 student leaders at Drake Law School, Roberts answered questions on […]
October 6, 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 6, 2008

ALUMNI EVENTS

JOURNALISM AND TIMES-DELPHIC ALUMNI TO REUNITE OCT. 24-25 Remember the days when you spent more time in Meredith Hall than in your dorm room? Remember the satisfaction of completing an edition of the Times-Delphic, Drake Magazine, a Relays broadcast or a capstone public relations or advertising campaign? If you recall pulling all-nighters to crank out […]
October 6, 2008