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eBlue September 2007

Drake, KRNT Radio renew broadcast coverage of athletic events

Drake and KRNT Radio in Des Moines have agreed on a three-year contract extension for the station to continue to broadcast Bulldog athletic events.
September 4, 2007

Enjoy an exciting evening with Twin Cities Drake law alumni on Sept. 15

Drake Law School alumni and friends are invited to gather for an exciting evening with Latin jazz genius Nachito Herrera on Saturday, Sept. 15, at the Dakota Jazz Club, 1010 Nicollet, Minneapolis. The evening will begin with a reception at 6:30 p.m., dinner at 7:30 and entertainment at 8. The cost is $25 per person.
September 4, 2007

New York Times columnist to give Bucksbaum Lecture

Nicholas D. Kristof, a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for The New York Times, will deliver this fall's Martin Bucksbaum Distinguished Lecture at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, at Drake University. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, is titled "Why Troubles in Darfur and Other Parts of the World Matter to Us."
September 4, 2007

With pride and purpose, African American alumni to celebrate Drake connections

The Drake University African American Alumni Reunion on Sept. 28-30 invites alumni to return to campus to reconnect with each other, with students, faculty and staff, and with the University.
September 4, 2007

New lecture series to explore America's role in the world

Drake University's Center for Global Citizenship is launching a public lecture series titled "Debating America's Role in the World" in which experts on foreign affairs will discuss a variety of topics including terrorism, the Iraq war and the Middle East, hunger, pandemics, energy and climate change.
September 4, 2007

Drake celebrates Arts and Sciences Alumni Day, Oct. 4

More than 30 alumni of Drake's College of Arts and Sciences will interact with students, meet with the college's National Advisory Council, and learn about Drake today when they return for Arts and Sciences Alumni Day 2007 on Thursday, Oct. 4.
September 4, 2007

COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES NEWS

Although the research sites are located south of Indianapolis, Ind., Drake students are participating in a 10 year study of sustainable forestry in Indiana hardwood ecosystems right here on campus, to help improve the way lumber is harvested.
September 4, 2007

Grad creates Web site for LGBT alumni

Drake graduate Drew Gulley, AS'05, recently created a Web site designed to engage Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered Drake alumni through dialogue and quality programming, while fostering support for Drake and its current LGBT students.
September 4, 2007

COLLEGE OF BUSINESS AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION NEWS

Drake University alumnus Larry Fish, chairman of the America unit of the Royal Bank of Scotland, will lead off this fall's Executive in Residence series in Drake's School of Management and Communication. He will give a public lecture titled "The Service Economy – Does Anyone Remember How to Deliver Service?" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, in Sheslow Auditorium.
September 4, 2007

It's time to plan your reunion!

Class reunion committees are being formed for the 30-year cluster reunion for the Drake classes of 1977, 1978 and 1979, and for the milestone reunions for the classes of 1958, 1948 and 1938.
September 4, 2007

SCHOOL OF EDUCATION NEWS

Drake University Adult Literacy Center helped improve the lives of 100 Des Moines-area residents during the last year. Despite this success, these adults account for less than 0.1 percent of the estimated 90,000 Polk County residents who struggle daily to read signs, job applications, medicine labels and even the screens of ATMs.
September 4, 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.
September 4, 2007

SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM AND MASS COMMUNICATION NEWS

Drake University's School of Journalism and Mass Communication (SJMC) offers more than just the journalism basics -- writing, editing and reporting. With a gift of $150,000 from Liz Newell, JO'69, and Jack Kragie, AS'65, former owners of Integer Group in Des Moines, and an initial $10,000 gift from Meredith Corp., the SJMC has built a state-of-the-art media lab that will rocket Drake students right into the new multimedia world.
September 4, 2007

Drake glows in national spotlight as host of presidential debates

Drake students played an essential role in the staging of two presidential debates in Sheslow Auditorium this August that were viewed live by millions of voters across the country on ABC's "This Week with George Stephanopoulos."
September 4, 2007

CAMPUS NEWS: Art course leads to discovery millions of years in the making

Summer classes usually sound like a chore for most students, but students in Angela Battle's course, Walking: Making Art Out There, would disagree.
September 4, 2007