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eBlue September 2009

Drake Day at the Iowa State Fair attracts thousands of fans, alumni

Drake hosted more than 3,000 fans and alumni who stopped by the University's tent at the Iowa State Fair to get free disposable cameras and snap souvenir photos in several "virtual" Drake scenes.
September 8, 2009

Borendame tabbed as next men's tennis coach

Jimmy Borendame, an assistant coach the last five seasons at Virginia Tech, including this past year serving as associate head coach, has been named head men's tennis coach at Drake.
September 8, 2009

Alumnus opens Spartan Strength gym offering tire-hammering workouts

Nick Rouse, BN'02, recently opened a gym that specializes in unconventional workouts, including flipping tires and shaking heavy fire hoses.
September 8, 2009

Relays director inducted into Hall of Fame

Brian Brown recently was inducted into the Athletics Hall of Fame at New Iberia Senior High School, where he was a basketball and track standout.
September 8, 2009

Drake launches new pharmacy student professional travel program

Opportunities for professional development will now be more accessible for pharmacy students, thanks to a new travel fund established as part of the college's White Coat sponsorship program.
September 8, 2009

Drake athletes participate in Meals from the Heartland Cup

Members of the Drake men's soccer team and the women's soccer and volleyball teams took time out from their preseason camp to package meals for the hungry around the world.
September 8, 2009

Lukehart named Drake's executive marketing director

Debra K. Lukehart, assistant vice president of communication and marketing at Augustana College, has been named executive director of marketing and communications at Drake.
September 8, 2009

Fulbright program takes Darcie Vandegrift back to Venezuela

After dreaming of her next visit to Venezuela since age 17, Darcie Vandegrift returned to the country as a Fulbright Scholar for the 2008-09 academic year at University of the Andes.
September 8, 2009

Drake joins in research to improve environmental education

Drake students are surveying a 75-acre environmental protection area as part of an internship and three-way agreement among Drake, Southeast Polk and Metro Waste Authority.
September 8, 2009

Drake offers new business certificate program for managers

A new Certificate in Business Management program at Drake University offers managers an opportunity to update and upgrade their education in six weeks.
September 8, 2009

Drake helps prepare high schoolers for college, pharmacy careers

A group of Des Moines high schoolers visited Drake to explore a possible future at the University and a career in pharmacy through Drake's "Discover Drake, Explore Pharmacy" program.
September 8, 2009

Law School to host New York Times' U.S. Supreme Court journalist

Adam Liptak will present "The Roberts Court in the Obama Era: A Reporter's Reflections" as part of Drake's Constitution Day celebration.
September 8, 2009

Colorful and contradictory Khrushchev examined at Drake lecture

An insightful presentation by Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev's son and biographer William Taubman drew a crowd of 650 to Drake as part of Iowa's 50th anniversary of Khrushchev's visit.
September 8, 2009

New school year brings expansion and support for Drake Head Start

More children will have new learning opportunities, thanks to $694,172 of federal funding in support of Drake Head Start, Iowa’s largest program dedicated to early childhood education.
September 8, 2009

ALUMNI EVENTS

SATURDAY, SEPT. 12 -- DES MOINES  Breakfast with Spike Breakfast: 9-11 a.m.; Machine Shed, 11151 Hickman Rd., Urbandale, Iowa Alumni and their families can take photos with Spike and have the mascot sign autographs. A breakfast buffet will be available for $10 for adults and $5 for kids.  SATURDAY, SEPT. 12 -- LOS ANGELES  Hollywood Bowl […]
September 8, 2009