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eBlue September 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

ALUMNI NEWS: Kick off a great football season with Drake and fellow alumni

Join the Drake University Alumni Association, the Department of Athletics, and the Bulldog Club this fall for a variety of pre-game gatherings in the NorthPlaza of historic Drake Stadium. And be sure to wear your Drake blue.
September 4, 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