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eBlue October 2010

Emmenecker defeats Richman in Man v. Food's battle of Adams

A crowd of people watched the episode air at Jethro's BBQ in Des Moines. Twelve brave souls tried the sandwich challenge -- all failed.
October 7, 2010

Athletic director hosts 'Backyard Discussion' with President Obama

President Barack Obama visited Drake Athletic Director Sandy Hatfield Clubb and her husband, Jeff, at their home in Beaverdale.
October 5, 2010

Purchase a chance to win a Camaro"¨"¨

A drawing for a 2010 blue Chevy Camaro will be held during halftime of the Drake v. Iowa men's basketball game Dec. 18 to benefit Drake Athletics programs.
October 5, 2010

Author Azar Nafisi to give 25th Bucksbaum Lecture at Drake

The author of the national bestseller "Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books" will present the lecture Wednesday, Oct. 27.
October 5, 2010

Basketball court at Knapp Center named in honor of alumnus Ron Pearson

Drake University and Hy-Vee Inc. officials gathered recently at the Knapp Center to celebrate the unveiling of Ron Pearson Court.
October 5, 2010

President Maxwell celebrates successes, emphasizes value of community during Fall Convocation

Maxwell lauded many of the university's successes of the past year at the annual Fall Convocation, an awards ceremony for faculty and staff.
October 5, 2010

Austin named men's tennis coach at Drake

Evan Austin, an assistant coach the last four seasons at Wisconsin, has been named head men's tennis coach at Drake University.
October 5, 2010

Hubbell North renovation creates popular student hangout

A $5 million renovation has transformed vacant, outdated rooms on the north side of Hubbell Dining Hall into a contemporary student hangout offering myriad opportunities for dining, socializing and recreation.
October 5, 2010

Dain Taylor wins College Football Performance Award

Taylor (Highlands Ranch, Colo.) received honorable mention honors as the College Football Performance Award Division I Football Championship Subdivision defensive lineman of the week.
October 5, 2010

Alumnus discovers species of lizard, claims Wyoming Record

Hank Vogel, AS'07, and a team of herpetologists, recently discovered a species of lizard never before found in the state of Wyoming.
October 5, 2010

Drake assistant men's basketball coach recognized among best in nation

Kareen Richardson was recognized by Chicago City/Suburban Hoops Report as one of the "Super Six" assistant basketball coaches in the country.
October 5, 2010

Senior receives scholarship from Actuarial Foundation

Lauren Ford of Kansas City, Kan., is one of 23 students nationwide to receive an Actuarial Diversity Scholarship from The Actuarial Foundation.
October 5, 2010

Drake launches campaign to become national leader in higher education

Drake announced the launch of a $200 million capital campaign designed to propel the University to its place as one of the nation's very best institutions of higher learning. "¨"¨
October 5, 2010

Federal money will fund lab for personalized medicine

Drake's College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences received a federal appropriation of $396,000 to purchase equipment and supplies for the upcoming lab.
October 5, 2010

ALUMNI EVENTS

FRIDAY, OCT. 15 -- CONNECT 2010 "“ CHICAGO, KANSAS CITY, MINNEAPOLIS "¨ Set aside time this fall to network with Drake students in the College of Business and Public Administration. Alumni are invited to meet with the new generation of business professionals in a fast-paced, speed-networking event. "¨"¨ Friday, Oct. 15 00 2 to 4 […]
October 5, 2010