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eBlue September 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

Basketball brothers launch clothing company for charity

A clothing line launched by former Drake basketball star Klayton Korver, BS'08, and his brother Kyle, a guard for the Chicago Bulls, is making a difference in cities across the country.
August 31, 2010

Former Drake basketball players signed to professional, international teams

Drake graduates and former teammates Adam Templeton and Josh Young recently signed contracts to play for professional basketball teams outside of the United States.
August 31, 2010

Drake custom license plates now available

Drake University recently launched its custom line of collegiate license plates in the state of Iowa.
August 31, 2010

Thomson named Drake head women's tennis coach

Paul Thomson was head men's and women's coach at Brevard College in Brevard, N.C., the last five seasons.
August 31, 2010

Students create wiki, request photos for Drakepedia building photo archive

Students are looking for personal photos, taken in 1990 or earlier, of current or razed Drake buildings.
August 31, 2010

Men's soccer earns first-ever NSCAA preseason national ranking, predicted to place fourth in MVC poll

The team also earned favorable predictions and honors from TopDrawerSoccer.com and the Missouri Valley Conference.
August 31, 2010

Drake ranks high in quality, undergraduate teaching

U.S. News and World Report magazine again recognized Drake for its reputation for quality and strong undergraduate teaching.
August 31, 2010

Drake picked fourth in Pioneer Football League pre-season poll

Last year, the team posted an 8-3 overall record, including a 6-2 second-place league finish.
August 31, 2010