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eBlue September 2010

Rodney Rogers, beloved biology professor, dies at 83

Rodgers, a 51-year professor emeritus of biology at Drake, is remembered for his dedication to biology and teaching.
August 31, 2010

Taylor named to third Preseason All-American Football Team

Defensive end Dain Taylor will play at the FCS Senior Scout Bowl, a post-season all-star game, in December.
August 31, 2010

Cowles Library gains comprehensive online search tool

Cowles SuperSearch by EBSCO Discovery Service will search across multiple databases, the library's catalog and Drake's institutional repository.
August 31, 2010

Lansing, Webb named recipients of Howlett Award

Recent Drake graduates Olivia Lansing (Dellwood, Minn.) and Garrett Webb (Prairie Village Kan.) were named Drake's top athletes for 2009-10.
August 31, 2010

Drake design exhibit explores impact of food on climate

The exhibit was inspired by research statistics about the relationship between food, fossil fuels and global warming.
August 31, 2010

Drake to play first American football game in Africa

Drake's football team will plan an all-star team from Mexico when it travels to Tanzania from May 17 to May 21.
August 31, 2010

YouTube video captures move-in day for new students

Drake President David Maxwell and staff members took a day to help first-year students move into the residence halls last month.
August 31, 2010

National experts to discuss solutions to fiscal challenges

Four national experts will gather for a panel discussion and questions from the audience on solutions to the large federal deficits and more.
August 31, 2010

PROFESSIONAL SPORTS

Johnson to play in Ryder Cup Professional golfer Zach Johnson, BN'98, will play in the prestigious Ryder Cup game for the second time in his career. Johnson was one of four at-large picks by American team captain Corey Pavin, alongside Tiger Woods, Stewart Cink and Rickie Fowler.  The biennial contest pits 12-man teams from Europe […]
August 31, 2010

ALUMNI EVENTS

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 22 "“ LET'S DU LUNCH Drake alumni John Walters and Dave Zawilinski will discuss sports journalism as part of Drake University's fall Let's DU Lunch series on Wednesday, Sept. 22. The open-to-the-public event will be held at All Play, 615 Third St. in downtown Des Moines. Networking begins at 11:30 a.m., followed by […]
August 31, 2010

Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito to give Opperman Lecture

Samuel A. Alito Jr. will deliver the 12th annual Opperman lecture at Drake.
August 31, 2010

Drake alumna helping research and conservation efforts in Peru

Ashley Anne Wick, AS'06, took her passion for the environment to the Peruvian Amazon rainforest to study insects.
August 31, 2010

Literacy conference inspires educators with latest teaching methods

More than 300 educators got a taste of their own medicine at the 2010 Literacy Leadership Conference on Drake campus.
August 31, 2010

Emmy award-winning "˜Roots' producer, Drake alum, dies at 82

David L. Wolper, who produced the landmark 1977 television series "Roots," studied liberal arts at Drake in 1949.
August 31, 2010

Journalism grad writes for one of Time's 50 Best Websites

Andrea Zimmerman, JO'98, is associate editor for Babble.com, a multifaceted parenting website.
August 31, 2010