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  • Come to the Drake Alumni/Bulldog Club Tailgate…it’s going to be a “Blue-Out”!

Fire up for Drake football’s season opener! Put on your Drake Blue (EVERBODY looks good in Drake Blue!) and join your fellow Bulldog fans for a tailgate prior to the game against the University of Northern Iowa. We don’t want to get “out-purpled” by the Panther fans.

Drake Bulldogs vs. University of Northern Iowa Panthers
Thursday, August 31, 2006, 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. (kickoff is set for 7:05 p.m.)
Located at the north end of the NEW Drake Stadium!
Adults: $20 per person (includes game ticket and tailgate)
Youth: $12 per person (18 and under; includes game ticket and tailgate)
Bulldog Club Members will be admitted free of charge! (Call 271-DOGS today to join the Bulldog Club)
Make your reservations by calling the Drake Athletic Ticket Office at 515-271-DOGS.

This reception is brought to you by the Drake University Athletic Department, the Bulldog Club, and the Drake University National Alumni Association.

  • Also, be sure to save September 30 for Homecoming 2006!

First, enjoy a tasty pre-game tailgate picnic with all Drake alumni, students and fans on Helmick Commons, 11 am to 1 p.m.; cost is $7 per person. Then we’ll celebrate the historic dedication of Drake Stadium’s Johnny Bright Field, to be named after the best football player in Drake history. Immediately after the dedication, our Bulldogs will take on Morehead State at 1:05 p.m. To RSVP for the tailgate picnic, call the Office of Alumni and Parent Programs, 515-271-2500; for football tickets, call 515-271-DOGS.

  • New Drake Alumni Directories!

The Drake University National Alumni Association is collaborating with PCI: the data company, to create a special 125th Anniversary Edition printed Drake alumni directory. Made available only to alumni, the directory will be a beautifully bound book that will include class year, home and business addresses, phone/fax numbers, and e-mail addresses. The directory will be organized into four sections: alphabetical, class year, geographical, and occupational listings.

PCI representatives are contacting alumni to verify and update the information for your listing and to give you the opportunity to purchase a copy of the directory.

We hope that you will participate in this project and look forward to producing the finished product in May 2007.

  • Travel with your fellow alumni

Imagine exploring exotic, historic and exciting parts of the world with your fellow alumni. You can – thanks to the Drake University National Alumni Association! The cost of these tours includes:

Round-trip air transportation
First-class lodging accommodations
Daily breakfast buffet
Transfers via motor coach
Luggage handling and related tipping
Local government and hotel taxes
Complete pre-flight information
Tour Manager

In 2006, these exclusive educational travel experiences can take you to such locations as Tuscany on Sept. 14-22. For more information on this tour, please click here. Or tour the French Riviera Oct. 14-22. View information on this excursion by clicking here.

We also have tours in the works for 2007 and will post details soon.

For more information, call the Alumni Office, 515-271-2500.