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eBlue September 2007

Drake moves up in national college rankings

Drake University climbed to fifth in the "Great Schools, Great Prices" rankings and improved its score for academic quality and overall score in the Midwest Master's Universities category of the 2008 edition of "America's Best Colleges," published by U.S. News & World Report magazine.
September 4, 2007

Foote, Zirkin named outstanding athletes at Drake

Drake senior Sarah Foote, who was named the most valuable women's soccer player in the Missouri Valley Conference, and senior Maor Zirkin, who was named the 2007 MVC Tennis Player of the Year, were named co-recipients of the Tim and Jerry Howlett Memorial Award as the school's top athletes for 2006-07 during the annual Drake Corn Feed and Auction Aug. 27.
September 4, 2007

Coach Davis to speak at Drake lunch on Sept. 12

The fall series of Drake University's "Let's DU Lunch" will kick off with a speech by Keno Davis, Drake's new men's basketball coach on Wednesday, Sept. 12.
September 4, 2007

Woodrow Wilson Center to honor Madelyn Levitt on Sept. 19

Longtime Drake trustee and benefactor Madelyn M. Levitt will receive the prestigious Woodrow Wilson Award for Public Service from The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars of the Smithsonian Institution at a dinner on Wednesday, Sept. 19, at the Downtown Marriott.
September 4, 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