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eBlue September 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

LAW SCHOOL NEWS

The Drake University Law School will kick off the 25th anniversary celebration of its Agricultural Law Center with "Rural Lands Rural Livelihoods: Using Land and Natural Resources to Revitalize Rural Iowa," a conference and art show beginning Thursday, Sept. 20.
September 4, 2007

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.
September 4, 2007

In their words...Move in is a family affair for first-year students

First-year students and their families express delight at the $10 million renovations of Crawford and Stalnaker and Morehouse Residence Halls. By next fall, Drake will have renovated all of its residence halls and opened a new development with Hubbell Realty Co. providing apartment-style housing for upper-class students and graduate student on the west side of campus.
September 4, 2007

COLLEGE OF PHARMACY AND HEALTH SCIENCES

For fairgoers whose food choices were sticking it to them at the Iowa State Fair, Drake pharmacy students offered an appropriate remedy: a free heartburn screening -- and a free sample of Prilosec on a stick. During five days of the fair, pharmacy students conducted approximately 90 screenings, handed out hundreds of brochures and talked to a diverse group of both heartburn sufferers and non-sufferers.
September 4, 2007

Calendar

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5 • Drake women's soccer vs. Nebraska, 7 p.m., Drake Stadium. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 • Law School Symposium: "Risk and Responsibility in the 21st Century," 7:30 a.m.-3:45 p.m., Neal and Bea Smith Law Center. • World War I Graphic Posters, Anderson Gallery, Harmon Fine Arts Center, opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. The exhibition will continue […]
September 4, 2007

Lang and Hunley to help first-year students adjust to Drake

Jessica Lang, AS'07, and Rickey Hunley, AS'05 have joined the Vice Provost Office for Student Affairs and Academic Excellence as entering first year advisers (EFR). They will work with entering first-year students and faculty to help students transition to Drake, and to strengthen student and faculty relationships.
September 4, 2007

ATHLETIC NEWS

Cole Ingle threw a 56-yard touchdown pass to Augustine Agyei with 23.2 seconds left to power Drake to the biggest victory in its 22-year history of nonscholarship football Aug. 30, a 27-24 season-opening upset of Illinois State, ranked No. 7 in the Championship Subdivision.
September 4, 2007