This Month@Drake

TUESDAY, MARCH 7



  • SAI recital, 8 p.m.; the Jordan Stage, Sheslow Auditorium, Old Main


WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8



  • Drake women’s tennis vs. Central College, 4 p.m., Drake Tennis Center
  • Mornings@Drake series presents Shirley Poertner, president of Poertner Consulting Group, who will deliver a talk titled “Crucial Conversation”; 7 a.m. in the upper level of Olmsted Center. Cost is $5, which includes a parking pass and beverage. For more information, contact John Brown at (515) 271-3378.
  • Drake Center for the Humanities Writers and Critics series presents poets Lisa Jarnot and Mark Morris for reading and discussion; 8 p.m. Bulldog Theater, Olmsted Center


THURSDAY, MARCH 9



  • Drake Theatre Arts presents “Wonderful Town,” by Joseph Fields and Jerome Chodorov, music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green; 8 p.m.; Performing Arts Hall, Harmon Fine Arts Center; $6 for adults, $4 for students, seniors and those with Drake IDs.


FRIDAY, MARCH 10



  • State Farm Missouri Valley Women’s Basketball Conference pre-game Drake party, Ebbets Field Restaurant, 1027 E. Walnut St., Springfield, Mo. If Drake’s first game is at 2:30 p.m., the party will start at 1 p.m.; if the first game is at 8:30 p.m., the party will begin at 5 p.m.
  • Drake Science Colloquium Series presents Craig K. Svensson, the Lyle and Sharron Bighley professor in pharmaceutical sciences at the University of Iowa, on “Are Adverse Drug Reactions Unavoidable Therapeutic Misadventures?”; noon to 1 p.m., Bulldog Theater, lower level, Olmsted Center.
  • Drake Theatre Arts presents “Wonderful Town,” by Joseph Fields and Jerome Chodorov, music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green; 8 p.m.; Performing Arts Hall, Harmon Fine Arts Center; $6 for adults, $4 for students, seniors and those with Drake IDs.


SATURDAY, MARCH 11



  • Drake women’s tennis vs. Nebraska-Omaha, 10 a.m., Drake Tennis Center
  • Drake women’s tennis vs. Gustavus Adolphus, 2 p.m., Drake Tennis Center
  • Drake Wind Symphony, Robert Meunier, conductor; 8 p.m., the Jordan Stage, Sheslow Auditorium, Old Main
  • “Wonderful Town” pre-theater dinner and Talkabout presented by director Tony Humrichouser, assistant professor of theatre. Dinner and Talkabout: 6 p.m., Levitt Hall, Old Main. Cost is $20 that includes dinner, talk and production. Call (515) 271-3147 for reservations.
  • Drake Theatre Arts presents “Wonderful Town,” by Joseph Fields and Jerome Chodorov, music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green; 8 p.m.; Performing Arts Hall, Harmon Fine Arts Center; $6 for adults, $4 for students, seniors and those with Drake IDs.


SUNDAY, MARCH 12



  • Drake men’s tennis vs. Gustavus Adophus, 2 p.m., Drake Tennis Center
  • Drake Theatre Arts presents “Wonderful Town,” by Joseph Fields and Jerome Chodorov, music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green; 8 p.m.; Performing Arts Hall, Harmon Fine Arts Center; $6 for adults, $4 for students, seniors and those with Drake IDs.


TUESDAY, MARCH 14



  • Drake Choir and Chamber Choir Pre-Tour Concert, featuring works by Bach, Bruckner, Sweelinck and Walton, Aimee Beckmann-Collier, conductor; 8 p.m., the Jordan Stage, Sheslow Auditorium, Old Main


WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15



  • Drake Jazz Combo; 8 p.m., Mainstay


THURSDAY, MARCH 16



  • Drake Alumni Reception, 6-8 p.m., Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club, Sunset Terrace Room, 851 Gulf Shore Boulevard North, Naples, Fla.; $25 per person.
  • Last day to see the 35th annual Juried Student Art Exhibition at the Anderson Gallery, Harmon Fine Arts Center.


FRIDAY, MARCH 17



  • Drake Alumni Reception, 6-8 p.m., Ritz-Carlton Tower Residence, Tower Social Room, Sarasota, Fla.; $25 per person.


SATURDAY, MARCH 25



  • Drake softball vs. Southern Illinois, noon, Buel Field


SUNDAY, MARCH 26



  • Cowles Library and the U.S. Holocaust Museum present “Fighting the Fires of Hate – America and the Nazi Book Burning,” a traveling exhibit running through May 20. For more information, contact Rod Henshaw at (515) 271-3993 or rod.henshaw@drake.edu.
  • Drake softball vs. Southern Illinois, noon, Buel Field


WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29



  • Drake softball vs. Iowa State, 4 p.m., Buel Field


THURSDAY, MARCH 30



  • Drake Alumni Reception, 6-8 p.m., at the home of Bill Drury, LA’73, LW’77, and Colleen Drury, 5319 East Royal View Drive South, Phoenix, Ariz.
  • An Evening with Sherrill Milnes; 8 p.m., the Jordan Stage, Sheslow Auditorium, Old Main


FRIDAY, MARCH 31



  • Drake women’s tennis vs. Creighton, 4 p.m., Drake Tennis Center
  • Piano recital: Nicholas Roth, assistant professor of piano, 8 p.m., Salisbury House, Des Moines


SATURDAY, APRIL 1



  • Drake softball vs. Missouri State, noon, Buel Field


SUNDAY, APRIL 2



  • Drake softball vs. Missouri State, noon, Buel Field
  • Drake men’s tennis vs. Creighton, 3 p.m., Drake Tennis Center


THURSDAY, APRIL 5



  • Drake softball vs. Creighton, 3 p.m., Buel Field


SATURDAY, APRIL 7



  • Drake women’s tennis vs. Bradley, 4 p.m., Drake Tennis Center