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Drake Luncheon to Focus on Improving Health Outcomes

The "Let's DU Lunch" Series for October will focus on "An Rx for Improved Health Outcomes," presented by Jon-Scott Johnson, risk manager for the city of Ames, Iowa, and Patty Kumbera, 1989 Drake grad, founder and CEO of Outcomes Pharmaceut
September 26, 2006

Drake University Journalism School Honors Two Alumni

Sandra Soria, executive editor of Country Home magazine, and Sheldon Ripson, news director of KPLR-TV in St. Louis, have been named Alumni of the Year for 2006 by the Drake University School of Journalism and Mass Communication.
September 22, 2006

Drake University Named One of America's Healthiest Workplaces

Drake University recently was honored as one of the top five Iowa employers for excellence in worksite health promotion. The Wellness Council of Iowa awarded Drake its Well Workplace Award at a Sept. 19 luncheon ceremony during the 16th Annual Conference
September 22, 2006

Chill Out with Ben & Jerry at Bucksbaum Lecture Oct. 3

Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, the masterminds behind Ben & Jerry’s Homemade Inc., are coming to Drake University, ice cream in hand.
September 21, 2006

Sample Art from Behind the Scenes at Drake Open House

There's no need for a backstage pass to sample the arts from behind-the-scenes at Drake University during the second annual Friends of Drake Arts Reception and Open House Friday, Sept. 29.
September 20, 2006

Drake Freshman Named Boys Club National Youth of the Year

CONTACT: Mike Mahon, Drake, 515-271-3014,;Brian E. Hill, BGCA, 404-434-7039, WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Stacey Walker, a freshman defensive back on the Drake University football team, has been named Boys and Girls Club of America National Youth of the Year. In addition to the title, Walker, who was honored at a Congressional Breakfast held this […]
September 20, 2006

Drake University Recognizes Excellence, Community Service

Drake University leaders recently presented top awards for faculty, staff and retirees who have demonstrated exemplary service to both Drake and the community.
September 20, 2006

Drake Announces Bulldog Basketball Reading Program

The Drake University men's basketball staff, along with the players, are helping support reading with the new Bulldog Basketball Reading Program.
September 19, 2006

Bowman to Speak on Intelligent Design Instruction in Public Schools

Kristi Bowman, assistant professor of law at Drake University, will give a free public lecture on the creation/evolution teaching debate Friday, Sept. 22.
September 14, 2006

Silenced for Months by Broken Arm, Drake Pianist Dedicates Recital to Doctors Who Helped Her Recover Her Career

There are myriad keys to pianist Rika Uchida’s musical success, but only 88 of them lie on her instrument.
September 12, 2006

Yale Professor to Speak on Constitution Day at Drake

Jack M. Balkin, the Knight professor of constitutional law and the First Amendment at Yale Law School, will speak at Drake University's observance of Constitution Day on Thursday, Sept. 21.
September 12, 2006

Drake's Writers and Critics Series Presents Experimental and Hybrid Fiction Reading

Drake University’s Writers and Critics series kicks off the academic year with an experimental and hybrid fiction reading by Kass Fleisher starting at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20, in the Cowles Library Reading Room, 28th Street and University Ave.
September 12, 2006

Drake Prof. To Discuss Language and Art on Sept. 19

Phillip Chen, associate professor of art and design at Drake University, will discuss the relationship between verbal and visual language when he gives the Luther W. Stalnaker Lecture.
September 12, 2006

Drake University Named One of America's Healthiest Workplaces

Drake University has been selected as one of the top five Iowa employers for excellence in worksite health promotion.
September 12, 2006

Garden Classrooms Breathe New Life Into Schools

At Sunset Elementary School in Oak View, Calif., one classroom is as big as all outdoors.
September 8, 2006